Stormers coach John Dobson believes his team is ready for the attack threat from Edinburgh’s evolving team in their United Rugby Championship (URC) quarter-final match at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.
In their regular season game at the start of the campaign, understrength Stormers, missing for their Bok stars, received a brilliant award. 20-each draw on their first tour abroad, and while the Edinburgh team has not changed much since then, Dobson said they had a game plan.
“I think Edinburgh are a very similar team to the one we played against in October last year, but we have a lot of changes from what we put out then,” Dobson explained.
“But there are more handballs playing rugby in Edinburgh than in the last few years. They have some real x-factor and a kit that supports themselves. They have evolved from a more defensive league game to an offensive game. ”
Fully fit squad
The Stormers will be happy to have a fit squad to choose from for the crucial winning game, with scrumhalf Herschel Jantjies and hook Scarra Ntubeni back in the mix after injury and center Rikus Pretorius recovering from concussion symptoms.
“Rikus is back with us, so thank God we have a clean life that is great, especially after a game like ours against the Scarlets,” Dobson said.
“Herschel is 100 percent fine, he will start on Saturday. It’s in a great space. “
With a full-steel team the Stormers should be confident of a win over a tough Edinburgh team, with the great winning run to continue.
They have lost just one game so far this year, against Connacht in Ireland, having won 11 games and drawn one since they started again in January, including their last eight games in a row. win.
It will take a huge effort from Edinburgh if they are to disrupt the hosts this weekend.
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