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Central to the cause: Stormers’ midfielder ‘bleeds blue and ...


Central to the cause: Stormers’ midfielder ‘bleeds blue and white’

Stormers coach Dobson lauds prized Springbok Damian Willemse after dramatic semifinal win

Sports reporter

Stormers coach John Dobson heaped lavish praise on inside centre Damian Willemse after his team’s tension-filled and dramatic last-gasp United Rugby Championship (URC) semifinal win over Ulster in Cape Town on Saturday. 

They will meet the Bulls in next Saturday’s final at Cape Town Stadium after beating Ulster 17-15.

The Stormers left it late‚ scoring the winning try through Warrick Gelant well after the siren had sounded, with the visitors leading 15-10. However, the Gelant try allowed Manie Libbok to line up the conversion and the flyhalf‚ who was probably the second worst performer on the day after referee Mike Adamson‚ converted just inside the right hand upright. It sent the 30‚000-plus crowd‚ who had been beseeching their team in the final quarter‚ into rapture...

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