The Stormers’ performance against Griquas was a much-improved effort to the ones we saw against the Lions, the Pumas and Bulls.
They looked better on attack as they created good opportunities, rounded some of them off nicely and finally got that fluidity they had been missing until the trip to Kimberley.
Also, they didn’t leak a single try – which is a big positive seeing as their defence was a major shortcoming in their 39-6 defeat at Loftus.
While the Stormers’ display against Griquas would certainly have boosted their confidence ahead of their meeting with the Cheetahs at Newlands on Saturday, the main goal this week should be to build on what they did in their fourth game and also to fill in the blanks in the areas where they weren’t at 100%.
There were also some big individual contributions against Griquas, and there’s no doubt that they will want to take that form to Newlands as well.
So, here are three players who starred at the weekend and can play a big role against the Cheetahs – who will be a much bigger challenge than the last opponents – as well.