Stormers dismiss De Villiers’ claims

Stormers head coach Kobus van der Merwe has rejected Peter de Villiers’ accusations of Stormers thuggery on the weekend.

Speaking to from the team’s camp in Swellendam, Van der Merwe barely dignified De Villiers’ comments with a response.

“I don’t think those remarks are even worth commenting on,” Van der Merwe said. “Suffice to say that anybody at the game could have made their own conclusions.”

Van der Merwe and the squad return to Cape Town on Wednesday evening, with the next two days primarily an exercise in team building.

“The camp’s main function is a bit of span gees. We’re trying to build stronger relationships, and hopefully the guys will have bonded by the end of the camp. There will be a rugby component, we have a training session tomorrow, but the main focus is on building morale in the squad.”