As the temperature touched 38C and Cape Town sweltered, the Vodacom Stormers continued their preparation for the 2010 Vodacom Super 14 campaign at the High Performance Centre in Bellville.
New recruits on view included Boks Bryan Habana and Jaque Fourie as well as national U21 flyhalf Lionel Cronje and speedster Fabian Juries.
Having had to cancel a planned training camp in Mossel Bay due to the severe water restrictions in place, the squad is using the week both from a conditioning and team-building viewpoint, with a number of fun events planned like yesterdays trip to Sahara Park Newlands to support the Proteas.
The Vodacom Stormers will play 3 warm-up games against the Force on 23 January, The Sharks on 29 January (both at Newlands) and then Boland at the Cape Town Stadium on 6 February.
The Vodacom Stormers also take on neighbours the Nashua Cape Cobras in their annual 20/20 fun cricket challenge at Sahara Park Newlands on 17 January.