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Stormers focused on Blues match - Ntubeni

Stormers focused on Blues match - Ntubeni

DHL Western Province Stormers hooker, Scarra Ntubeni, has said that his team has finished celebrating their victory over the Vodacom Blue Bulls and are focusing on their next Super Rugby match against the Blues at the Newlands Stadium on Saturday.

The Stormers had an impressive29-17 win over the Bullsat Loftus Versfeld last weekend.

Ntubeni said that the team can't focus too much on past results as the Blues will present a new and different kind of challenge.

"We are really proud of the way the boys performed in Pretoria. We did the job and got the result against a tough Bulls side," Ntubeni said.

"However, we've already moved on from that win as we focus on our next challenge.

"The Blues bring something different to the field. Their unpredictability on attack forces us to be sharp on defence. If we don't contain them, they will punish us.”

"We're excited to play our first Super Rugby game at Newlands this season. I can't wait to get in front of the crowd and get the victory for them."

Stormers coach, Allister Coetzee selected his team for the upcoming match, having named young lock, Jurie van Vuuren, in the second row, which has been his only change to the starting line-up. 

15. Cheslin Kolbe, 14. Johnny Kotze, 13. Juan de Jongh, 12. Damian de Allende, 11. Dillyn Leyds, 10. Demetri Catrakilis, 9. Nic Groom, 8. Duane Vermeulen (captain), 7. Michael Rhodes, 6. Rynhardt Elstadt, 5. Ruan Botha, 4. Jurie van Vuuren, 3. Vincent Koch, 2. Scarra Ntubeni, 1. Steven Kitshoff

16. Bongi Mbonambi, 17. Oli Kebble, 18. Wilco Louw, 19. Siya Kolisi, 20. Nizaam Carr, 21. Louis Schreuder, 22. Kurt Coleman, 23. Huw Jones


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