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    Stormers on right track - Smal

    2015-06-22 10:03

    Cape Town - Despite the Stormers’ heavy home defeat to the Brumbies, Western Province Director of Rugby Gert Smal believes the union is on the right track.

    The Stormers were beaten 39-19 by the Brumbies in a Super Rugby qualifier at Newlands this past weekend.

    It was a disappointing result after the Stormers had earned a home playoff courtesy of winning the South African conference.

    But they were outclassed by a Brumbies outfit by six tries to one.

    “The Stormers were widely written off before this year’s Super Rugby tournament, but eventually rose above the other South African teams. However, it’s important that we think bigger,” Smal told Netwerk24.

    “We’re already busy with the process of looking at how we can improve so we can eventually win the Super Rugby competition.

    “We have heaps of players with talent to take us forward. If need be, then we’ll have a look at strengthening certain positions (with outside signings).

    “We’ve also worked hard behind the scenes these last few months to get our structures at schools level as strong as possible.”

    Tactical kicking, lineouts and defence are areas of the game where the Stormers need to improve, according to Smal.



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