The DHL Stormers put on a showcase of attacking rugby against the Scarlets in Stellenbosch to cruise to a second successive bonus-point win on Saturday.
New signing Ben Loader grabbed a try on his first start for the Stormers as they put the Scarlets to the sword to earn a 52-7 victory.
A first DHL Stormers try for Ben Loader. Many more to come.
— DHL Stormers (@THESTORMERS) October 28, 2023
Ben Loader unleashes Max Verstappen’s gas to score his first @TheStormers try 🏎️⚡️💨
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There was a first-half brace for loose forward Marcel Theunissen as John Dobson’s side opened up a 31-7 lead at half-time.
Courtnall Skosan grabbed a try on debut, after receiving a wonderfully-weighted pass from Loader in the second half, to bring up the half-century for the hosts.
The win sees the Stormers continue their excellent start to the season, after coming away from Johannesburg with a bonus-point win over the Lions.
There was, however, a downside to the victory at the Danie Craven, as veteran centre Ruhan Nel had to be stretchered off in the first half after making a tackle, in what could be a significant injury blow for last season’s finalists.
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