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Stormers won't 'reinvent the wheel' in Limerick

SPOTLIGHT: The Stormers will not be making drastic changes to their game ahead of their big United Rugby Championship Round Five match against Munster in Limerick on Saturday.


The Capetonians are heading into the repeat of last season’s Final after back-to-back defeats on tour with questions around their decision-making on the field being the main discussion point.

After the disappointing three-point loss to Benetton last weekend, hooker Scarra Ntubeni said it will be important for his team to stay focused on what they can control in terms of their own performance against Munster this weekend.

“We need to get back on the horse and once we get some wins behind our backs the confidence will grow, and then winning becomes a habit,” said Ntubeni.

“Losing two games in a row is tough but I don’t think we need to reinvent the wheel and just execute better and everyone be on the same page.

“This is when we need guys to step up and take leadership roles – know your job, do your job.”

Ntubeni highlights this weekend’s challenge as an opportunity for the forwards to show that they can mix it with the best packs in the URC.


“We’re going to be playing some internationals this weekend, especially in the forward pack.

“We’re really proud as forwards, and we’ve let ourselves down a bit lately,” he said.

“We’ve tried over the past few seasons to be one of the better packs, and there’s a lot of pressure on us to pull through for the backs.”

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Meanwhile, with 96 Stormers caps to his name, the amiable hooker is set to join an elite club, which currently features just 10 players.

He was in action for the first time this season on Saturday, when he played the first 50 minutes of the clash with Benetton in Treviso and says that he enjoyed the challenge.

“I hadn’t played in about seven weeks and it was good to get back on the park. I was really happy to start and I played about 50 minutes and felt I could still go on,” he said.


Stormers won't 'reinvent the wheel' in Limerick

Stormers won't 'reinvent the wheel' in Limerick

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