Rudolph Jacobs
Rugby Journalist
1 minute read
5 Jul 2014
1:00 pm

Stormers follow own agenda

Rudolph Jacobs

While the Bulls are clutching at straws to keep their slim play-off hopes alive, the Stormers are going into today's Super Rugby north-south derby at Newlands with their own agenda.

FILE PICTURE: Allister Coetzee Head coach during the Absa Currie Cup final match between DHL Western Province and The Sharks at DHL Newlands on October 26, 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa. Picture: Luke Walker/Gallo Images.

Not only do the Capetonians stand a chance of overtaking the Bulls on the log, they are gunning for their fourth straight win, and are still smarting from the earlier 28-12 loss at Loftus.

“Matches between the Stormers and the Bulls are always hard-fought and memorable encounters,” said Stormers coach Allister Coetzee, right.

“Both teams have come off a break and both sides have had players playing for the Springboks, but you don’t have to ask any player twice to get himself up for a game of this nature.”

Bulls coach Frans Ludeke believes they should keep the faith by still dreaming about that play-off spot.

The Bulls have, however, failed to win away from home this year and will need a big game from new Bok pivot Handre Pollard.

“It is a massive challenge. Making the play-offs was one of our clear targets, and we need a very positive performance at Newlands to make it happen,” said Ludeke.

Kick-off: 5.05pm.