- The Stormers begin their United Rugby Championship title defence this weekend against Connacht in Stellenbosch.
- Last season’s top try-scorer Leolin Zas and centre Ruhan Nel are unavailable for selection due to injuries.
- Assistant coach Dawie Snyman said the team is ready to face the pressure of being champions head-on.
Defending United Rugby Championship (URC) champions the Stormers will commence their 2src22/23 season without the services of influential wing Leolin Zas and outside centre Ruhan Nel.
Zas, the competition’s top-try scorer last season, injured his ankle in his team’s semi-final clash against Ulster in June, while Nel took a “shot to the neck” during a pre-season game, Stormers assistant coach Dawie
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