According to Die Burger newspaper, the Stormers are keen to convince one of their former stars, flanker Francois Louw, to return to them from Bath in the UK, in order to ease their current back row injury crises.
The Cape side has lost virtually all of their experienced Super Rugby loose forwards to injury so far this year, with Schalk Burger, Duane Vermeulen and Nick Koster all currently battling knee problems. Young players like Siya Kolisi and Nizaam Carr have stepped up well to date, but one does get the feeling that the Stormers are starting to get a little desperate, with previously uncapped Varsity Cup players like Don Armand now being called up to play Super Rugby.
The irony is that Louw himself is in the latter stages of recovery from a knee injury, but should apparently be fit to play soon. Whether the Stormers will actually manage to get him back – and if so, whether it will be in time to have an impact on their campaign – remains to be seen.Tweet