RUGBY NEWS - The phrase “fun and games” is probably a good way to describe what has been happening off the field at Western Province recently, but when it was applied by Stormers coach Robbie Fleck in looking ahead at SuperHero Sunday he had a different idea in mind.
The Stormers will open their 2019 Vodacom Super Rugby campaign against the Bulls, who just happen to be their opponents in Sunday’s double header friendly at Cape Town Stadium. With a match between them set for less than two weeks later, it is going to be interesting to see just how much the respective teams are prepared to show.
“Ja, obviously it’s going to be a bit of fun and games in the game against the Bulls at the weekend,” said Fleck.
“I’d like to think that the Bulls will put out a strong team, which will be good, but that means that tactically it will be fun and games as you obviously don’t want to show all your cards against a team you are playing two weeks later.”
It seems a bit odd that the two teams that will be pitting themselves against each other in the real deal of the first match of the Super Rugby season were drawn to play one another, but Fleck has no complaints about that.
“It wasn’t something we asked for, it was just the luck of the draw, but we are pleased to be playing the Bulls as we expect them to be a tough team to play against this year. So it will be a good hit out against them.”