Winger Leolin Zas scored three tries in the Stormers’ 40-15 win against the SWD Eagles in George on Saturday.
The first hit out of the Stormers’ pre-season programme was a success as far as try-scoring was concerned. The Cape franchise started the match slowly, scoring two tries to finish the half 14-0 ahead. After the break, however, they added four more tries to their tally.
Coach Robbie Fleck took a 30-man squad to George. Wholesale changes were made at half-time, as Fleck sought to give most of the players game time.
Stormers – Tries: Leolin Zas (3), Kurt Coleman, Nizaam Carr, Khanyo Ncgukana. Conversions: Coleman (2), Robert du Preez (3).
SWD Eagles – Tries: Gershwin Muller, Christo du Plessis. Conversion: Hansie Graaf. Penalty: Leegan Moos
Stormers squad – Nizaam Carr, Kurt Coleman, Jan de Klerk, Jean-Luc du Plessis, Robert du Preez, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Rynhardt Elstadt, Huw Jones, Oliver Kebble, Jean Kleyn, Frans Malherbe, Golden Masimla, Bongi Mbonambi, Sikhumbuzo Notshe, Khanyo Ncgukana, Justin Phillips, JD Schickerling, Louis Schreuder, Sti Sithole, JP Smith, Jaco Taute, Brandon Thompson, Kobus van Wyk, JC Janse van Rensburg, Jurie van Vuuren, Alistair Vermaak, Jano Vermaak, Jacques Vermeulen, Michael Willemse, Leolin Zas
SWD Eagles – 15 Leegan Moos, 14 Clint Wagman, 13 Daniel Roberts, 12 Martin du Toit, 11 Charles Radebe, 10 Hansie Graaf, 9 Mzo Dyantyi (c), 8 Christo du Plessis, 7 Davon Raubenheimer, 6 Wayne Khan, 5 Grant le Roux, 4 Peet vd Walt, 3 Dean Hopp, 2 Kurt Haupt, 1 Lyle Delo.
Subs: Mark Pretorius, Johan Steyn, Brianton Booysen, Dillon Snell, Devron Jansen, Creswin Josephs, Juandre Digue, Fizel Fredericks, Marco Kruger, Hentzwill Pedro, Buran Parks, Jaquin Jansen, Gershwin Muller, Wilnet Engelbrecht, Francois Kepm.