Match Preview | DHL Stormers | Sunday 8 January
Five from five sitting in sixth against reigning champions in second, Sunday’s clash is set to be a battle.
This will be the first time DHL Stormers have visited Scotstoun to take on the Warriors on their home turf. The last time the sides met was in April 2022 and Stormers came out on top.
Stormers are sure to be bringing the energy and dynamic play to the field on Sunday. The South African team have been strong and consistent in their set pieces and will be looking to continue that on Sunday. The league’s top scorer, Manie Libbok will be playing, having scored 100 points in the this season alone.
Glasgow Warriors are coming into the first game of 2023 off the back of winning the 1872 Cup. Skipper Kyle Steyn will lead the team out to the roar of the Warrior Nation at Scotstoun. The winning form of late, means the Warriors will be keen to carry on the momentum into Sunday’s fixture.
Assistant Coach Nigel is keen, that the squad don’t get to comfortable on this winning run and that they keep pushing forward. “The Stormers are so different from all the teams we play against” he said.
“Not only are they the reigning champions, but they defend in a way which is different. They bring an unbelievable amount of line speed. It’s almost reckless and you really need to earn the right to find the space.”
Should the Warriors get five points and other results go their way, it could see the team move into the top four.
Special thanks to Scotstoun Primary School who filmed this week’s team announcement video. The video will be shown on the big screen and pupils from the school will form the Guard of Honour for the players on Sunday.
Referee: Andrew Brace, Assistant Referee 1: Jonny Perriam, Assistant Referee 2: Ross Mabon, Television Match Official: Mark Patton.
There are still tickets available for Sunday’s game and can be bought here