Stormers on right track - Smal
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
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
“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.