Sun 28 Mar 2021 | 09:16

Stormers spoiled for choice at flyhalf?

Stormers spoiled for choice at flyhalf?
Sun 28 Mar 2021 | 09:16
Stormers spoiled for choice at flyhalf?
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REACTION: The Stormers have had their fair share of problems with the flyhalf position over the years, but that could all change soon with some exciting youngsters coming through.

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In Kade Wolhuter (19) and Abner van Reenen (22), the Stormers have two flyhalves that could go on to do big things for the team.

Wolhuter produced some solid and eye-catching performances in the Stormers’ first three preparation series matches before Van Reenen starred in Saturday’s 44-12 win over the Lions at Cape Town Stadium.

The Stormers also have Damian Willemse and Tim Swiel in the squad for that No.10 position as well.

“I must say I am very happy for Abner. He had a good week and I think the guys around him supported him well,” said Stormers coach Dawie Snyman.

“Damian [Willemse] worked hard with him throughout the week and it’s always nice when we give a young player an opportunity and he uses it and produces a performance like he did today [Saturday].

Snyman added: “He played against Elton Jantjies and did well and I can say the same about Kade against the Bulls at Loftus with the performance he delivered.

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“It’s players that are still young. If there is a bit more pressure in bigger matches then they will be tested, so we must make sure we work hard to improve their performance.

“But it’s not totally going to be about them. It is also going to be about the players around them and how they will make their job easier.”

Building depth

Snyman said he is pleased with the depth of his squad after the preparation series.

“It’s probably the one thing that we are most happy about. To see how our depth is doing and also the areas of the game that we wanted to fix.

“There were some great signs again today. If you look at where we are at the moment, the preparation series has been brilliant for us,” the coach added.

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