The Stormers have taken a significant step towards hosting a United Rugby Championship (URC) quarter-final, beating Glasgow Warriors 32-7 at Cape Town Stadium on Friday night.
AS IT HAPPENED | Stormers 32-7 Glasgow
Damian Willemse and Manie Libbok, once more, were key for the hosts while there was also a hugely impactful second-half performance from Warrick Gelant off the bench.
The Stormers scored four tries, securing the all-important bonus point.
It was far from polished for the Stormers – their lineouts did not function accurately and there were too many missed tackles – but this was another showing of this side’s attacking arsenal and their ability to hurt sides from anywhere.
Glasgow, starting the match with no less than 1src internationals in their run-on 15, move down one spot to fourth on the combined log while the Stormers are up to second, even if that could be short-lived with Munster (2nd) and Ulster (5th) in action later on Friday.
More importantly, though, the Stormers are now surely genuine URC title contenders, stringing together a total of seven straight wins at home.
Regardless of what happens this weekend with the Sharks, Bulls and Lions all in action on Saturday, the Stormers will be the highest placed South African side in the competition with two rounds of group stage fixtures remaining.
…. to be continued
Read full article at the Original Source
Copyright for syndicated content belongs to the linked Source : News24 – https://www.news24.com/sport/Rugby/UnitedRugbyChampionship/stormers-go-marching-into-urc-top-four-as-willemse-gelant-spark-another-comfortable-win-20220422