Munster beat the Stormers 10-3 on a wet and cold Thomond Park in Limerick on Saturday night.
The Capetians gave a solid performance especially in the second half, but they just couldn’t get the hang of it.
It was still the Stormers’ third defeat in five games, but coach John Dobson believes there is still reason to be optimistic.
The visitors waved the scepter in the scrum, while Evan Roos twice in the last 40 minutes of the game just failed to complete his three-point runs.
“If we had scored a try, a final score of 10 each would have been a fairer result. It is difficult to win in Limerick and Munster are systematically firing on all pistons again. So I’m happy with the performance, but disappointed that we couldn’t control the result,” said Dobson.
He is particularly pleased with the Stormers’ fight back in the second half.
“Tactically, we were not outplayed by a Northern Hemisphere team and this is something positive that we can definitely build on.”
“The performance gives me so much hope for the team. I am proud of the players and excited about what they can still achieve on the playing field.”
The Stormers are currently ninth in the official United Rugby Championship standings with 12 points after five games.
Munster: Three: Edwin Edogbo. Goal kick: Jack Crowley. Penalty: Crowley.
Stormers: Penalty kick: Sacha Feinberg-Mngomezulu.