In sweltering heat at PPC Park Riebeek West, 2 DHL Stormers Squad teams took on the Maties and then UCT respectively.
After a tough first half Team 1 ran out 38 -19 winners, whilst Team 2 managed 8 tries against UCT posting a 52-3 final score.
Both matches formed part of the DHL Stormers squad’s pre-season preparation phase for this year’s Super Rugby competition and the coaching staff had the opportunity to look at a number of youngsters in the group.
“A number of youngsters really put their hands up. It’s great to see some of the depth coming through” said head coach Allister Coetzee. “I was also really pleased with the guys conditioning. Despite the heat we were good at the collision and our strength and power showed. It was pleasing to see some of the technical and tactical things we have been working on, put into practice. All round I was happy with the outing.”
Around 3000 people came out to watch the games. “The support was amazing for so early in the season. We really appreciate it – a big thank you to the Faithful and to Alan Zondagh and his crew for all the arrangements” added the coach.
Next up is another game against Maties and then the Neo Africa Tri Series against the Sharks and Lions. A Newlands based fixture against partners Boland will mark the last warm up game before the season kicks off against the Lions on 26 February.