Last week, the Stormers dished out a flurry of games against the Exeter Chiefs in the Champions Cup. Now they hope to give their season another adrenaline injection when they face Munster in a United Rugby Championship match in Cape Town.
Although the Cape team is second on the official HRC standings with 61 points, Ulster is breathing down its neck. A good performance against Munster will therefore make the road to a home quarter-final much easier.
“It’s nice to welcome Munster here in Cape Town. We will do everything to defend our good record on our home ground and make our fans proud,” said Paul de Wet.
According to the scrumhalf, the Stormers will not simply deviate from his attacking master plan.
“We will always try to create opportunities for ourselves and score tries. However, this is something we can only do when we enjoy good possession.”
Without the ball plundering skills of a Deon Fourie – who will be on the crutch list for a while – the Stormers struggled to gain possession against Exeter.
Fortunately, Evan Roos is once again ready to provide the necessary spark after he has sufficiently recovered from his knee injury.
“It is always good news when an injured player can make his appearance on the field again. After all, the team needs depth in every position.”
However, De Wet knows that Munster will not be cannon fodder in Cape Town, even if the home team has already won a number of games in a row at the DHL Stadium.
“Munster is one of the top teams in the tournament and they have a few international players in their squad who provide a lot of experience.”
However, the Irish club lost badly against the Sharks earlier and they conceded seven tries in Durban.
The match starts at 18:15 on Saturday and the action will be broadcast live on SuperSport.
Munster Tour Group:
Voorspelers: Dave Kilcoyne, Josh Wycherley, Jeremy Loughman, Mark Donnelly, Diarmuid Barron, Scott Buckley, Danny Sheahan, Stephen Archer, Keynan Knox, Jean Kleyn, RG Snyman, Fineen Wycherley, Edwin Edogbo, Gavin Coombes, Alex Kendellen, Jack O’Sullivan, Jack O’Donoghue en Peter O’Mahoney.
Agterspelers: Craig Casey, Conor Murray, Jack Oliver, Joey Carbery, Jack Crowley, Ben Healy, Malakai Fekitoa, Antoine Frisch, Shane Daly, Keith Earls, Calvin Nash, Rory Scannell en Mike Haley.
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