Stormers lose Willemse for Hong Kong trip

    2018-05-13 12:52

    Cape Town -  A 25-man Stormers squad left Cape Town on Sunday morning for an historic first trip to Hong Kong, where they will face the Sunwolves on Saturday.

    Flyhalf Damian Willemse is not in the squad because he will meet up with the SA U-20 camp ahead of this year's Junior World Championships, which start at the end of May. 

    Coach Robbie Fleck has still managed to name an experienced squad for the one-match tour, which will see them take on the hosts at the Mong Kok Stadium in a match that kicks off at 07:15 (SA time) on Saturday.

    Following their 15-9 defeat against the Chiefs at Newlands on Saturday, the Stormers will be looking to return to winning ways away from home.

    While it will be the first-ever Super Rugby game in Hong Kong, the Stormers will be out to maintain their unbeaten run against the Sunwolves, since they joined the competition in 2016.

    Fleck said that his squad is excited to be the first group to represent the Stormers in Hong Kong.

    “This is another first for the Stormers and something that all of the players and management are really looking forward to. Our matches against the Sunwolves in Singapore have been tough encounters, so we know that we are in for a real test once again,” he said.

    Stormers touring squad:

    Read News24’s Comments Policy


    Friday, 31 January 2020
    • Blues v Chiefs, Eden Park 08:05
    • Brumbies v Reds, GIO Stadium 10:15
    • Sharks v Bulls, Jonsson Kings Park Stadium 19:10
    Saturday, 01 February 2020
    • Sunwolves v Rebels, Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium 05:45
    • Crusaders v Waratahs, Trafalgar Park 08:05
    • Stormers v Hurricanes, Cape Town 15:05
    • Jaguares v Lions, Estadio Jose Amalfitani 23:40
    Friday, 07 February 2020
    • Highlanders v Sharks, Forsyth Barr Stadium 08:05
    • Brumbies v Rebels, GIO Stadium 10:15


    No results are available


    Rank Team P W Pts
    • Bulls (Q)
    • Jaguares (wc)
    • Lions
    • Sharks
    • Stormers

    Opinion Poll

    How will the Springboks fare at this year's Rugby World Cup in Japan?

    Can you name the top Super Rugby tryscorers of all-time?

    There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.