The Brumbies say they can’t wait to play at Newlands on Saturday when they take on the Stormers in a crucial Super 14 match.
Ashfak Mohamed, Cape Times.
Brumbies coach Laurie Fisher said his team were looking forward to a spectacle at Newlands. Another big crowd is expected as the Stormers continue their charge toward the Super 14 semifinals.
“We have all the basics of a good game. The Stormers also play with a lot of enthusiasm. With a full house at Newlands, it is an enormous challenge for us,” he said.
“Newlands is a fantastic ground, made better by a close to full house this week. It is a wonderful ground. We are always excited to play there. It is a tremendous experience.”
Brumbies captain Stirling Mortlock , said: “It has been fantastic in Cape Town so far. There has been great weather and it is a really beautiful place to visit,” he said.
It is not surprising the Brumbies love being in Cape Town, as the Australian side have not lost to the Stormers since 1998, when they took a 34-3 beating at Newlands.
The Brumbies have won three and drawn one match against the Stormers at Newlands since 2000, with the 15-15 draw coming in 2006.
But flank George Smith said the Brumbies’ excellent record at Newlands did not mean they can just expect to win again on Saturday. “It is more about us playing some good football and executing our plays. We hope to play well against the Stormers at game time,” he said.Tweet