Stormers utility back Dylan des Fountain says he will have no problems slotting in at right wing against the Highlanders on Saturday.
Ashfak Mohamed writes in the Cape Times that Des Fountain is likely to replace injured star Tonderai Chavhanga, who has a hamstring injury and will be out for at least four weeks.
Des Fountain, who is recognised as an outside centre, did play several matches for the Stormers at wing last season.
“I did play five games at wing for the Stormers last year,” he told the Cape Times on Tuesday after practice in Durbanville.
“It isn’t my No 1 position, but I’m not uncomfortable playing there. I do prefer the centre berth, but wherever I can help the team is great. You just have to use your opportunity whenever you get a chance to play.”
Des Fountain’s season was hampered by the concussion he suffered during the Stormers’ win over the Reds in Brisbane. He found it tough having to fly home from the tour, but now that he is set to start on Saturday, he is excited about playing again.
“I got concussion during the Reds game and had to fly back before we played the Blues. It is great to get an opportunity again. I hope to fill Tonderai’s shoes well on Saturday,” he said.
“I would’ve started at centre against the Blues, so it was a great disappointment for me. But you always do get another opportunity, so now I have to make full use of it.”
Des Fountain said that the Stormers are not underestimating the Highlanders, even though the men from Otago are languishing in 12th position on the log. “It is a very important game for us and we cannot afford to let such a game slip past us. We don’t want to get ahead of ourselves,” he said.Tweet