Stormers coach John Dobson lauds his artists and streetfighters

Stormers coach John Dobson lauds his artists and streetfighters

Stormers head coach John Dobson described his team as a combination of artists and streetfighters ahead of their URC grand final against Munster on Saturday.

The Cape Town franchise has continued where they left off from the inaugural URC last season, marching on to another home final in fine style.

The Stormers have defended doggedly when needed and also produced some thrilling tries from deep. Even in their last two knockout games, the men in blue put 33-plus points on their opposition. This makes Dobson a very happy coach¦

"It is exactly what these guys are: artists in the way they can fashion tries and create attacking opportunities, but the toughest of streetfighters," he told

"They will go into any alley and gutter and do what is necessary to survive. And they can turn on the magician switch on a minute later and score from 80 metres with the most sublime awareness of space, support runners and accuracy in execution."

The Stormers have beaten every single team in the URC since its inception, except for one: Munster. The teams have faced each other twice, once in 2021 in Limerick and again in Cape Town in April, with the Irish giants emerging victorious on both occasions.

But the Stormers are on a roll and seem unstoppable in Fortress Cape Town. For the third fixture in a row, they will run out to a soldout crowd.

"The reward has been there for us as a coaching and management team because of the efforts of these players and their reward was that the Stadium sold out in two hours and 26 minutes," continued Dobson.

"It showed how much the local supporters want to be at the Stadium on Saturday and how they want to turn that stadium into a sea of blue.

"The support gives me goosebumps, but the players also provide the goosebumps in their dedication and desire to consistently perform for themselves and their support base, which, for me, is unrivaled."