Edinburgh coach Mike Blair says the Stormers are severe contenders to say the Vodacom United Rugby Championship title, reviews DYLAN JACK.
The Stormers spoiled Blair’s plans for the quarter-final after they beat Edinburgh 28-17 at Cape City Stadium on Saturday with a show-stopping show of attacking rugby within the early levels of the second half.
The Capetonians will now host Ulster – with former Stormers captain Duane Vermeulen among the many Irish’s ranks – within the semi-finals.
“They string issues collectively and after they do, I don’t assume there’s a extra harmful crew when it comes to people,” Blair stated after the Cape City quarter-final. “After they spark up and it connects, they will beat anybody.”
The 85-cap former Scotland scrumhalf stated the South African groups have been a massively optimistic addition to the competitors.
“I feel they’ve been good for the event. It’s added an additional layer of high quality and only a completely different problem,” stated Blair.
“Popping out right here straight after the Six Nations was actually troublesome. Three of our starters weren’t accessible to play in opposition to the Sharks, however we beat them away from house. Some issues went proper for us on that day and it was nice for us.
“Enjoying in opposition to the Lions, what a terrific problem. Enjoying at altitude there and it was one other shut recreation.
“Every South African crew brings a unique high quality and a unique problem so it’s good for the competitors. It doesn’t make it any simpler although.”
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