Stormers hungry for consolation win

A previous Bulls-Stormers game
A previous Bulls-Stormers game

Turning out in their final game of the 2013 Super Rugby season may seem like a formality, but departing winger Bryan Habana says the Stormers will play their hearts out against the title-chasing Bulls at Newlands on Saturday.

Habana, who leaves for big-spending French outfit Toulon at the end of the campaign, did not believe the Bulls’ log aspirations would weigh heavily on the Cape players’ minds.

“This Saturday is not about trying to spoil the Bulls’ party,” Habana said.

“It is about the (Stormers) players getting some pride back for the supporters.

“There is a lot of pride at stake for the Stormers and for me personally. I feel disappointed that I haven’t contributed enough to see us get into the playoff stages.”

The late kick-off slot means the Stormers, in seventh place and out of the running for the playoffs, could have a say in the final outcome of the log, with the Bulls eager to remain in top spot overall after the last game of the regular season.

Bulls coach Frans Ludeke knew his charges had a mountain to climb at Newlands.

“We are up against an opponent we know. It is always very physical and there are no easy metres to be gained,” Ludeke said. – Sapa