Jonathan Mokuena
3 minute read
11 Jun 2022
8:01 am

Newlands forgotten, the Stormers have thrived in a new, modern environment

Jonathan Mokuena

If John Dobson's team beat Ulster on Saturday they will progress to an unlikely but deserved URC final.

Deon Fourie, who has a key role to play in the URC semifinal against Ulster, and his teammates have thrived in their new home, the Cape Town Stadium. Picture: Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images

Remember how so many fans and former players moaned about the move away from Newlands? Well, just look at what the Stormers have done by playing out of a modern stadium with world class facilities. Sure, we all loved Newlands and understood the history and everything that goes with an old stadium, but it was time to move on and how well the Stormers have done in their new home. Has this move perhaps played a part in John Dobson’s team turning their URC campaign around and finishing second on the points table? I think it might well have played...