Wednesday, May 26, 2010
The Stormers have surprised everyone this season by reaching the finals of the Super 14 with a brand of rugby that involves serious attention to detail on defence, and a fifteen man game when on attack. This is a short clip that exemplifies the latter approach.
They face the Bulls in the final on Saturday in Soweto, having named an unchanged side from the one that beat the Waratahs in the semifinal in Cape Town a few days ago.
Packing down in the front row will be Brok Harris, who at times this season has shown that hes more than just an ox who does the hard work up front come the set pieces.
Thats been a trademark of the Stormers play this year, in that theyve scored tries from all over the park with numbers one to fifteen getting involved to the point that weve seen props give scoring passes, and loose forwards combine out wide as if theyre midfield veterans.
Theres even been a 6ft10 giant galloping around as though hes a wing, such is the confidence in the side. Theyll be truly tested against the Bulls though, playing them away from home in what will probably be a far tighter contest.
This short clip from earlier in the season is a pretty funny example of just how much confidence the players have out there on the park, and how the game has changed over the years.
Whether hes been secretly practising at training or its natural ability, prop Brok Harris shows us that its not only backs who can impress with the boot when called upon.