The DHL Stormers used the Varsity Day in Florida Park for their first outing as they prepare for the 2020 Vodacom Super Rugby
The whole squad got a good workout according to DHL Stormers Page
It was an extended 28-man squad that was tested in four 20-minute games in front of a vibrant and enthusiastic crowd on Saturday.
They came up against Maties, UCT, CPUT and DHL WP XV made up from local club players and all these teams put up a great fight on the day.
The first outing for the Stormers was against CPUT and they won that game 10-5. Sihle Niezula got on the scoreboard early with Erasmus at the end of a maul for the second try.
CPUT scored their try agains the run of play and were good on the counter-attack.
Against the DHL WP XV we saw five tries in the 20 minuets with the local club players giving everything to beat the Stormers 15-10.
Tries came form scrumhalf Deon Carstens and centre Cornel Smit for the Stormers and for the DHL WP XV Sinethemba Mapaqa from Hamiltons, Jayden Hanlso from Tygerberg and No.8 Joel Paarwater from UWC all crossing got over the line.
It was another close one against UCT which the Stormers manage to win 5-0.
UCT tested the Stormers defence all and only a break from van Reenen set up a good field position for Erasmus to get over from another maul.
Against Maties the Stormers got ahead with a try form Leolin Zas that got an intercept.
Maties got one back but the Stormers controlled the final minutes and Moore crashed over to get the win 10-5.
DHL Stormers Varsity Day results:
Maties 15-10 CPUT
DHL Stormers 10-5 CPUT
DHL WP XV 15-10 DHL Stormers
UCT 15-5 DHL WP XV
Maties 10-5 UCT
DHL WP XV 25-0 Maties
DHL WP XV 0-0 CPUT
UCT 15-0 CPUT
DHL Stormers 5-0 UCT
DHL Stormers 10-5 Maties