Following the conclusion of the Rainbow Cup SA this past weekend, we ask our readers to select their backline player of the tournament.
Stormers head coach John Dobson has admitted they were ‘caught by surprise’ by the Sharks’ announcement of signing Bongi Mbonambi, but says they did everything to keep the Springbok hooker.
SARugbymag.co.za picks a team of players who stuck their hands up during the fifth and penultimate round of the Rainbow Cup SA this past weekend.
Exciting wing Edwill van der Merwe has reportedly agreed to join the Lions from the Stormers later this year.
Edwill van der Merwe has been a standout player for the Stormers so far this season. Check out his turn of pace against Antoine Dupont’s France at the 2016 World Rugby U20 Championship.
Edwill van der Merwe showed a Cheslin Kolbe-esque ability to evade defenders in the first of his two tries against the Sharks in Durban on Saturday.
Edwill van der Merwe was instrumental in helping the Stormers to victory over the Lions this past weekend, scoring a brilliant solo try and setting up another with an incredible offload.
Stormers coach John Dobson says he will be looking to give more opportunities to his fringe backline players when the season does resume.
Stormers duo and former Varsity Cup players Edwill van der Merwe and Herschel Jantjies featured in the first episode of the 2020 edition of the Tour.
Edwill van der Merwe will make his first start for Western Province in their opening Currie Cup match against the Bulls at Newlands on Saturday.