The Boland Cavaliers gave the Stormers plenty to ponder as they beat them 29-24 in a pre-season friendly in Wellington on Saturday.
It may have been a young and experimental Stormers side, which showed plenty of guts, but it would not have been the way coach Allister Coetzee would have wanted to end the pre-season.
Seasoned Boland flyhalf Elgar Watts will join the Cheetahs at the end of November for the 2013 season. Initially the Cheetahs hoped to have Sias Ebersohn released to the Cheetahs after the Super Rugby season, but new Force coach Foley wasn’t amenable to such an arrangement. Hence the Cheetahs will have Johan Goosen, Elgar Watts and Francois Brummer as the flyhalves to choose from, with Willie le Roux, and Riaan Smit able to slot in at flyhalf in an emergency.
Stormers (28) 45 / Boland (7) 14 (Final Score)
The Stormers and Boland Cavaliers did battle in a Super Rugby warm-up match for the Stormers at 15:45 SA Time.
This was the live match discussion Article.
The match was broadcast LIVE on SuperSport 6 & on CSN on TV in SA.
Baby Boks flyhalf Johan Goosen has been handed his first start for the Cheetahs, as the side prepare for their trip to face the Leopards in Potchefstroom.