The turmoiled Stormers have again left spectators puzzled with their special Superhero jerseys.
Last week in Pretoria the Stormers failed to turn up in their special edition Marvel strip in the 40-3 hammering at the hands of the Bulls. This week they lasted just 40-minutes.
— Ashfak Mohamed (@ashfakmohamed) February 23, 2019
The Stormers bizarre decision to ditch their ‘Thor’ edition jerseys at halftime was the result of a jersey clash with the Lions own Marvel ‘Spiderman’ edition, but lead to the side making a comeback and ultimately scoring an 85th-minute try to steal the match.
Jerseys too similar… public called it at launch. Is SARU stupid or just incompetent? #STOvLIO
— Old Egg Rugby (@TheOldEgg) February 23, 2019
The win for the Cape side will relieve some of the pressure building on former Springbok coach Robbie Fleck, who has many pundits are calling for his sacking after an abysmal run as coach of the side.
Lions coach Swys de Bruin said he was glad for Fleck’s sake to see the Stormers get the result.
“Congratulations to Robbie and his team for fighting right to the end there in the 84th minute.
“I’m glad for Fleckie. I spoke to him before the game and there was a lot of pressure on him. For his sake, I’m glad.”
The Lions themselves will be under pressure after failing to put away the lowly Stormers in what was a dire game in front of dwindling numbers in the Cape.
Official attendance at Newlands for #STOvLIO: 14,831.
That is worse than the opening game against the Jaguares last year.
— Jon Cardinelli (@jon_cardinelli) February 23, 2019
The match was not without controversy as many fans questioned the impartialness of the referee, former Stormer Egon Seconds, who made a number of interesting calls which extended the match well into extra time.
— Marco le Roux (@MarcoleRoux) February 23, 2019
— Sports Fanatic (@Sport_Fanatical) February 23, 2019
I'm glad Nick Mallet has pointed out the ridiculously poor officiating. The fans deserve better. The players deserve better. The game deserves better.
— Moses Rudende (@rudende) February 23, 2019
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