It’s been a hard but doubtlessly promising season so far for the Stormers, who sit down fourth in South African convention, ahead only of the Jaguares.
They started the season with a humbling forty-three defeat at the fingers of the Bulls, before displaying signs of life, taking place a three-in shape win streak towards the Lions, Sharks and Jaguares. From there they embarked on a excursion of New Zealand, pushing both the Hurricanes and Blues near, no matter the Blues padding out the score line later in that game.
Robbie Fleck’s aspect already boast promising fly-1/2/full-back Damian Willemse, however with the franchise tending to opt for him within the 15 jersey to date this season, they could be inside the market for some other flexible playmaker if reports from South Africa are to be believed.
According to Rapport, the Cape Town-based crew are in talks with Sharks prospect Curwin Bosch.
Bosch, 21, has already gathered masses of Super Rugby enjoy with the Sharks, as well as making appearances for the Springboks. He became a graduate of the South African U20 facet in 2017 and changed into one of the gamers nominated for the World Rugby Junior Player of the Year in 2016.
After bursting onto the Super Rugby scene more than one years in the past, Bosch has struggled to keep that early momentum and presently doesn’t have a gap in the Sharks XV locked down, something that can pave the manner to a move to the Stormers and a reunion with former U20 teammate Willemse.
With Willemse being predominately used at full-back, the Stormers’ contemporary beginning fly-half of is Jean-Luc du Plessis, a function struggle that could take a look at and probably convey the quality out of both du Plessis and Bosch.
Should he prefer to make the move west, the Sharks could be left with a dilemma in their personal at fly-half of, together with his teammate Robert du Preez confirmed as leaving at the give up of the season, with the 25-12 months-vintage becoming a member of up with Sale Sharks within the Gallagher Premiership.
Watch: Sharks instruct Robert du Preez talks to the click after the loss to the Bulls