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Know your opposition: Cardiff

PUBLISHED: October 21, 2022


The DHL Stormers are in Cardiff this week as they end their three-week tour at the famous Cardiff Arms Park.

Havinh come away from a rain-soaked Swansea last week with a draw, the DHL Stormers stayed in Wales as they prepare to face Cardiff at 20h35 (SA time) on Saturday.

Cardiff is a team with a rich history, having been originally founded in 1876. They are currently 8th on the overal Vodacom United Rugby Championship standings, with three wins from their five matches this season.

Two of those wins have come in their last two games with victories in the Welsh derbies against Scarlets and Dragons, so they take some winning momentum into this match at home.

They are currently third in the league in defenders beaten, with 91 tackles evaded so far. They are also currently ranked the best defence, with flank Thomas Young having made more tackles than any other player with 78.

Cardiff boast Welsh internationals such as Taulupe Faletau, Josh Navidi, Josh Adams, Liam Williams and Rhys Priestland in their squad.

They will be looking to make it a third successive victory and continue their climb up the standings when they host the third-placed DHL Stormers on Saturday.