Coach Andy Friend has dismissed the in-form Stormers’ chances of upsetting Connacht in inclement weather at Galway Greyhound Stadium on Saturday.
The Capetonians head to Ireland buoyed by three wins in the home leg of their Vodacom United Rugby Championship campaign.
But Friend, who is sweating the availability of forward Leva Fifita following his controversial send-off against the Scarlets this past weekend, believes the Stormers have had it too good in the sunny and dry conditions in SA.
“In terms of the Stormers, I see the weather over there. It is nice and warm. It’s not windy and pissing rain,” the prickly Aussie told the Independent. “And they’ll come here and it will be.
“And that is an advantage to us because we are used to it. And we’re back to full crowds, which is brilliant.
“It’s about your on-field performance. If we don’t front up and we’re not mentally and physically in the right space, it doesn’t matter whether you are home or away or playing in [sic] the moon, you’re not going to win.”