10 Jumper for Leyds not so bad idea


The Stormers are back in action this week after a week off coming back from a disappointing tour in New Zealand.

The one thing the Stormers have going for them this week at least is that they are back at home and hopefully the supporters will come in to see them take on the Blues on Friday.

Coach robbie Fleck is sitting with yet another fly-half crises and it seems it is something the Stormers have been sitting with every season for the last couple of years.

This year Fleck had already used Du Plessis, Du Preez, Coleman, Thomson  and Willemse at the pivot number ten jumper and now it seems like Leyds maybe the man wearing the jersey on Friday Night.


Fleck said Leyds, who played at fly-half in high school, is one of three players who could wear the Stormers’ number 10 jersey against the Blues.

We’ve got Dillyn, we’ve recalled Brandon Thomson from the Currie Cup side and we’ve got Joe Pietersen, who’s been training with us,” Fleck told IOL. “Unfortunately Damian will only be able to join us for the last three games. Hopefully Jean-Luc gets a game for the Supersport (Rugby Challenge) side in two or three weeks’ time. Thommo was over in Glasgow for a large part of this campaign and he’s played the last couple of games for Dobbo (Western Province Currie Cup coach John Dobson), so it’s quite an easy transition for him to come into this side.”

Leyds played at fly-half for the Stormers when Du Preez was forced off the field against the Hurricanes and he has been training from time to time in that position this year in the training sessions. He knows the calls and moves and he is a brilliant talent which coudl easily fits into that role if really needed.

Dillyn has done the job on tour and there’s a good chance we’ll play him there,” he added. “He’s been with us the longest and he’s been running the show. He knows the patterns, our structures and our systems the best. And I’d say so does Joe, he’s been training with us for three of four months.”

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  1. Leyds’ positional play on the wing has been woeful this season, his tactical kicking non-existent and he’s a rotating door… pull the other one… can you imagine what the Blues centres/wings would do to his channel. I’d start with Joe Pietersen and all his experience without a second thought.

  2. Hell you guys are pessimists! Leyds impressed in an under fire Stormers side in NZ and had pundits over here asking where we have been hiding him? He gives 110% and went looking for the ball and action – not his fault he is stuck out on the wing when there have been so many injuries to the centres this year. Good luck to him against the Blues on Saturday.

    If he does well at flyhalf on Saturday, I have to ask when last did we have a guy who could play in these 2 very different positions?