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
Website: www.the stormers.com
The Stormers were formed in 1996. The current franchise represents the South African Rugby Regions of Western Cape, Cape Winelands & West Coast.
The 2019 head coach is Robbie Fleck. The assistant coaches are Paul Feeny, Paul Treu & Russell Winter.
The 2019 squad is:
Forwards: Juarno Augustus; Jaco Coetzee; Johan du Toit; Pieter-Steph du Toit; Eben Etzebeth; Neethling Fouche; Corne Fourie; Steven Kitshoff; Siya Kolisi (C); Michael Kumbirai; Wilco Louw; Frans Malherbe; Chris Massyn; Lee-Marvin Mazibuko; Bongi Mbonambi; Salmann Moerat; Sikhumbuzo Notshe; Scarra Ntubeni; Kivenzo Rlose; Ramone Samuels; JD Schickerling; Chad Solomon; Kobus van Dyk; Ernst van Rhyn; Chris van Zyl; Ali Vermaak; Cobus Wiese; Nama Xaba.
Backs: Craig Barry; Damian de Allende; Paul de Wet; Dan du Plessis; Jean-Luc du Plessis; JJ Engelbrecht; Herschel Jantjies; Dan Kriel; Dillyn Leyds; SP Marais; Ruhan Nel; Sergeal Petersen; Justin Phillips; Duncan Saal; Seabelo Senatia; Joshua Stander; Edwil van der Merwe; Jano Vermaak; E W Viljoen; Damian Willemse.
They play 8 Home games against: Lions; Jaquares; Brumbies; Bulls; Crusaders; Highlanders; Sunwolves; Sharks.
They play 8 Away games against: Bulls; Sharks; Hurricanes; Blues; Reds; Rebels; Jaquares; Lions.
They finished in 11th position at the end of the 2018 round-robin stages.
They have finished in the top 6 of the round-robin stages of the Super competition 10 times out of 23 years.
In the play-offs they have featured once in a final in a 2010 loss to the Bulls.
Their average finishing position is 6.43
They are 9th= on the New Zealand TAB fixed odds to win the competition @ NZ$34.00