The Vodacom Stormers squad resumed training on Wednesday after a two-week break over Christmas and New Year.
With their first game of the year only 17 days away, a friendly match against the Bulls at Newlands on Saturday 21 January, the team is gearing up for the Vodacom Super 14 season, now only five weeks away.
“The players have been working hard in their off season on strength and conditioning, and now we begin again with on-field and skills sessions,” said Vodacom Stormers Head Coach Kobus Van Der Merwe. “The season starts earlier this year, however I am happy with the preparations done before the break and the athletes are looking keen and sharp.”
The Vodacom Stormers play two warm up matches before kicking off their Vodacom Super 14 campaign in Johannesburg on February 11 against the Cats.
The first will be against the Bulls on Sat 21 January at Newlands (time tbc) and the second preparation game is against the new South African franchise, the Southern Spiers, on Saturday 28 January at Boland Stadium (time tbc).