# Stormers

Last week
19th March 2023 - 25th March 2023
'It was good to see two proper teams go at it, it had a bit of everything'
Leo Cullen and John Dobson give their thoughts on Friday’s URC clash between Leinster and the Stormers.
# Rugby
Leinster secure top spot in URC table after thrilling draw with Stormers in RDS
Leinster were 17-5 down at half-time but rallied back after the break.
# one versus two
Leinster secure top spot in URC table after thrilling draw with Stormers
Leinster were 17-5 down at half-time but rallied back after the break.
# Explainer
All to play for as provinces head into final rounds of URC regular season
All four Irish teams are back in URC action this weekend.
# Dobbo
'They had a choice. Every one of them said, 'No, we want to come to Leinster''
Stormers head coach John Dobson is one of the most interesting characters in the game.
This year
# another boost
Ulster swat understrength Stormers aside for first back-to-back wins since November
First tries in Ulster jerseys for Ben Moxham and Jeff Toomaga-Allen led Dan McFarland’s side to victory.
# Team news
Alan O'Connor to lead Ulster again for Stormers challenge
Northern province could go third with a win.
# Home and Away
South African sides to play in Europe if they earn 'home' Champions Cup semis
The Sharks have won three from three so far, while the Bulls and Stormers have impressed too.
Last year
# Physicality
'It's not always size... We need to stop being the nice Connacht Irish boys'
Dewald Senekal wants to see his players bringing more of an edge to their game.
# Bouncing Back
Riding out the Storm - Connacht need to bounce back in South Africa this afternoon
Andy Friend’s team take on the URC’s defending champions in Stellenbosch.
# key men
Connacht bolstered by returns of Hansen, Bealham, Butler and Prendergast
Ireland centre Bundee Aki has been included on the bench.
# Champs
Stormers come from behind to beat their South African rivals and claim inaugural URC title
Stormers beat the Bulls 18-13 in Cape Town to win the URC final.
# roos almighty
Roos completes clean sweep as he's voted URC Players' Player of the Season
The 22-year-old had already been voted Fans’ Player of the Season and the league’s best young player.
# unit
Stormers eight Evan Roos voted URC Fans' Player of the Season
The 22-year-old made more successful carries and beat more defenders than any other player during the regular season.
# URC semi-final
Stormers strike late to break Ulster hearts in URC semi-final
The Stormers are set to host an all-South African URC final.
# Centre of Excellence
Middle class: James Hume's rise has made Andy Farrell sit up and take notice
The Ulster centre has rapidly developed into one of Ireland’s best young players – but Ulster need him at his best today.
# opportunity knocks
This can be the day Ulster lose their nearly men tag and storm their way into a final
Dan McFarland’s team take on Stormers today in the URC semi-final with the winners set to host the Bulls in next week’s decider
# Skin In the Game
‘These South African teams are not yet the polished sides of the past’
Bobby Skinstad believes the best is still to come from South Africa’s URC franchises.
# revenge mission
Stormers beat Edinburgh to set up semi-final date with Ulster and former captain Vermuelen
Ulster seek revenge after being controversially beaten by the South African side in the regular URC season.
# Eye of the storm
Bonus point defeat means Leinster could have home advantage throughout the URC play-offs
Leo Cullen’s side lost 20-13 to the Stormers but they are six points clear of their nearest rivals in the race to finish top in the URC.
# Table Toppers
All eyes on Frawley at 10 but Leinster's pack must lead charge in Cape Town
Leo Cullen has rotated his side again as Leinster look for a big win against the Stormers.
# reinforcements
'We call them our bouncers' - Friend praises impact of Connacht bench in Stormers win
It’s the second week in a row Connacht have come from ten points adrift to secure victory.
All time
# Suspension
Stormers lock hit with eight-match ban after incident in game against Munster
The incident occurred during Munster’s 34-18 win over the Stormers last Saturday night.
# hotshot
'I never thought I would play in Thomond Park. It was just awesome'
21-year-old Evan Roos is a major prospect for South African rugby.
# Munster
Munster to go through official channels after allegation Niall Scannell received a bite
Munster beat Stormers at Thomond Park tonight.
# Stormin'
Munster survive the Storm to blow South Africans away with second-half powerplay
Munster defeated the Stormers 34-18 at Thomond Park tonight.
# Drivers
'This is their team' - Casey and Coombes lead the way for Munster progress
Johann van Graan’s side host the Stormers at Thomond Park tonight.
# Team news
Munster name Keith Earls at outside centre for first time since 2018
Johann van Graan has made four changes to his team to face the Stormers.
# final audition
Conan among the tries as Lions finish Test build-up with win over Stormers
Tadhg Beirne also impressed as the tourists racked up a 49-3 victory.
British and Irish Lions storm past the Stormers
The Lions were way too strong for the Stormers in their final warm-up game before the Test series begins.
# audition
Lions get final chance to earn Test spots in Cape Town clash with Stormers
South Africa A face the Bulls this afternoon with the first Lions Test now just a week away.
# Up and Running
'He can have a huge role' - Lions delighted to have Robbie Henshaw back
The Leinster and Ireland centre is back from injury tomorrow against the Stormers.
# Team news
Henshaw returns for the Lions as Gatland includes Alun Wyn Jones on bench
Stuart Hogg captains the team from 15, while Marcus Smith starts against the Stormers.
# Expansion
Lancaster would welcome 'positive addition' of South African sides to Pro16
The Lions, Bulls, Stormers, and Sharks could join the competition from 2021 onwards.
# Derbies
SA Rugby announces new seven-team 'Super Rugby Unlocked' competition
The Cheetahs, Pumas, and Griquas have joined the four existing Super Rugby sides.
World Cup winner Pieter-Steph du Toit withdraws contract termination notice
The 27-year-old is staying with the Stormers and Western Province.
# Surprise switch
Wales legend Roberts joins Super Rugby side Stormers
The 33-year-old centre has left Bath with immediate effect.
# Bull by the horns
Erasmus to work with Bulls as Springbok coaches assist Super Rugby sides
‘We believe this is an approach that can work for South African rugby in its broadest sense.’
# Super Rugby
Crusaders seal 7-try win over Chiefs in Super Rugby opener
Ronan O’Gara saw his new side score seven tries to get start their Super Rugby season with a hard-fought win over the Chiefs.
# sweet as
This length-of-the-pitch try from the Chiefs needs to be seen again and again
The New Zealand side lost out to the Stormers yesterday.