Stormers shut out Maties

A Stormers XV kept Stellenbosch scoreless in a warm-up match at Coetzenburg on Saturday.

Coach Allister Coetzee targeted this fixture as an opportunity to trial fringe players. Apart from the 17 points for, he will pleased that his charges kept Maties scoreless.

Tythan Adams scored the Stormers first try, and Elgar Watts’ conversion ensured they went to the break with a 7-0 lead. Adams scored his second in the next 40, while Michael van der Spuy also got on the scorecard.

‘Conditions were not easy with the wind and the Maties offered tough opposition,’ said Coetzee. ‘We got the answers we were looking for, with some players impressing.

‘All in all though, it is great to be giving players the vital game time they need in preparation for the season ahead.’

The Stormers will play the Lions next Friday in the first fixture of the pre-season Tri-series.