Last season ever at Newlands: ‘We’ve got 7 Springboks and a new playing style'
Ag shame! It’s going to be a long season for you! [upon hearing Moloto is a Shark]John Dobson, head coach - Stormers
The 2020 rugby season – the last one ever at iconic Newlands - kicks off on 1 February.
The Stormers started their pre-season in Ravensmead with “Varsity Day”, playing against university teams, in front of a great crowd.
They play a warmup game against the Sharks in Soweto (“SuperHero Sunday”) on Saturday.
Refilwe Moloto interviewed Stormers coach John Dobson and his scrumhalf Herschel Jantjies and flyhalf Damian Willemse.
They spoke a bit about the upcoming season and the Stormers team campaign – “Get Cape Town Smiling” – which focuses on rewarding fans for their loyalty.
We have a new head coach. There’s a fresh energy in the squad and I’m looking forward to the game model that we’re trying to implement this year…Herschel Jantjies, scrumhalf - Stormers
The Springboks who did so well… they’ve bought in… Siya… the way he’s bought in, all these guys, we had to make a team. We can’t just have these superstars, you know. We had to flatten the team, but still, use their enthusiasm and what they did in winning the World Cup.John Dobson, head coach - Stormers
It’s our last season at Newlands! We’ve got seven guys who just won a World Cup. We’ve got some exciting changes in how we want to play… We’re playing on the 1st of February against an All Black-laden team with World Cup-winning Springboks…John Dobson, head coach - Stormers
“Get Cape Town Smiling” … there’s so much bad news… Our fans [the demographics] have changed… We need to reach out… let’s run hills in Bo-Kaap, let’s go do a session in Delft… It’s just been brilliant!John Dobson, head coach - Stormers
We’re excited about the move to Cape Town Stadium…Damian Willemse, flyhalf - Stormers
Listen to the interview in the audio below.
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