With pre-season preparations in full swing Stormers head coach Robbie Fleck are look to take Stormers rugby in a new direction this year building there own history with the predominantly young players in his squad.
The squad just came back from there camp at Wilderness and are excited to take on the new season with and exciting bunch of players eager to make there mark in Super Rugby this year. The Stormers coaching staff is also new to there responsibility within the setup and plenty of supporters eyes are on them to see how they go with the team.
Fleck pointed out to the media in Cape Town at there first training session that with a new team and new management it allows them to change things and starting with their own culture within the team. The coach wants to keep things simple as that is the way he finds his feet in his new role. He pointed out that he want to coach without fear and a change of mindset.
Although being successful the last few years in Super Rugby, the Stormers only manage to reach one final and got knocked out a couple of times in the play-offs. They have been criticise of being a boring team over the years who cannot score tries and depended only on defences to win matches.
Fleck believes that to achieve the ultimate goal you need to be humble and work hard but also have some fun while you doing it, it is a culture he wants to bring to the players because at the end it is still something you need to enjoy above all. The coach acknowledge that they are open to learn from the best whether it is cultural learning or technical learning, but said that they have there own ideas on how to take things forward for the team and the franchise.
The only way the coach see them to improve throughout the year is to get better in every week they are together and be fearless as a coach and on the field.
The Stormers will face the Bulls in Round 1 of the 2016 Super Rugby season at DHL Newlands in Cape Town
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