| ‘I grew up here’ – John Dobson enthuses over Stormers in lead-up to Championship finale

Stormers players celebrate. (Photo: Gallo Images)

Stormers players celebrate. (Photo: Gallo Images)

  • The Stormers continue their preparations for the United Rugby Championship final against the Bulls this Saturday.
  • Head coach John Dobson candidly spoke about squaring up against Bulls director of rugby Jake White.
  • Dobson expressed his deep affection for the coaching he does, saying this is his biggest coaching week yet.

As the build-up to the United Rugby Championship reaches fever pitch, Stormers head coach John Dobson impressed upon reporters on Wednesday just how much the team, and the province means to him.

Elevated to the head coach vacancy in 2020, Dobson has now overseen a successful Stormers team in inter-continental competition for the first time since 2010.

He has, over the past few weeks, ginned up newfound support for the Stormers. Said support was no more evident than when fans were left furious and frustrated that they could not book tickets for the final to be held in the Mother City.

Competition dispenser TicketPro detonated at the volume of traffic generated by fans looking for tickets.

After tickets went live on Tuesday midday, they spent much of Wednesday ploughing through furious emails. They handed out some tickets, but some were left in the lurch.

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