Stormers - a brief rugby history
Colours: Jersey: Royal Blue with White stripes Shorts: Royal Blue with White stripes Socks: Royal Blue with White tops
Home Ground: Newlands, Capetown
President: Thelo Wakefield
CEO: Rob Wagner
Website: www.the stormers.com
The most appearances is by Andries Bekker & Jean de Villiers (105).
The most points scored is by Peter Grant (866).
The most tries scored is by Breyton Paulse (35).
The Stormers were formed in 1996. The current franchise represents the South African Rugby Regions of Western Cape, Cape Winelands & West Coast.
In 2017 they play 7 home games against the Bulls, Jaguares, Cheetahs, Chiefs, Lions, Blues & Sumwolves. They will play 8 away games against the Kings, Sunwolves, Crusaders, Highlanders, Hurricanes, Sharks, Cheetahs & Bulls.
The head coach is Robbie Fleck. The assistant coaches are Paul Feeny, Paul Treu, Vlok Cilliers & Russell Winter.
Previous head coaches were Allister Coetzee, Raasie Erasmus, Piet Kleynhans, Gert Smal, Alan Solomons, Kobus van der Merwe & Alan Zondagh.
In 21 years they have had 7 coaches & used 239 players.
The 2017 captain is Siya Kolisi.
The squad is: Juarno Augustus, Nizaam Carr, Jaco Coetzee, Kurt Coleman, Damian de Allende, Juan de Jongh, Jan de Klerk, Stephan de Wit, Daniel du Plessis, Jean-Luc du Plessis, Robert du Preez, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Dewaldt Duvenage, Rynhardt Elstadt, Eben Etzebeth, Martin Ferreira, JC Janse van Rensburg, Huw Jones, Oliver Kebble, Eduan Keyter, Cheslin Kolbe, Dan Kriel, Dillyn Leyds, Wilco Louw, Frans Malherbe, Godlen Masimla, Bongi Mbonombi, Khany Ngoukana, Sikhumbuzo Notshe, Scarra Ntubeni, Justin Phillips, Ramone Samuels, J D Schickerling, Seabelo Senotle, J P Smith, Chad Solomon, Brandon Thomson, Kobus van Dyk, Jurie van Vuren, Chris van Zyl, Alastair Vermaak, Jano Vermaak, E W Viljoen, Damian Willemse, Leolin Zas.
They finished in 3rd position at the end of the 2016 round-robin stages, losing in a quater final.
They have finished in the top 6 of the round-robin stages of the Super competition 9 times out of 21 years.
Their worst finish was 11th out of 12 in 1996.
In the play-offs they have featured once in a final in a 2010 loss to the Bulls.
Their average finishing position is 6.38
They are 7th on the New Zealand TAB fixed odds to win the competition @ NZ$14.00.
On Centre bet (Aus) they are picked 7th @ A$19.00.