Built on the famous rugby legacy of Western Province dating back to 1883, the Stormers bring an exciting mix of history, a passionate fan base, and a current crop of Rugby World Cup-winning Springboks to the Vodacom United Rugby Championship.
City and Country: Cape Town, South Africa.
PRO Rugby Titles: None. Best finish of second in Pro14 Rainbow Cup SA Conference in 2021.
Quick Shoutout Facts: Holders of a record 34 Carling Currie Cup titles. Made one Vodacom Super Rugby final in 2010 and lost. Made four Vodacom Super Rugby semi-finals.
The “They Did What?” Award: The DHL Stormers were the first South African team to win back-to-back South African Conferences in Vodacom Super Rugby (2011 and 2012) since the start of this format of the competition.
Say My Name: Dropping the names of either Schalk Burger, Percy Montgomery, Breyton Paulse and Bobby Skinstad will get you plenty of DHL Stormers street cred.
Coach: John Dobson.
Captain: Steven Kitshoff
Stadium: Cape Town Stadium.
Built on the famous rugby legacy of Western Province dating back to 1883, the Stormers bring an exciting mix of history, a passionate fan base, and a current crop of Rugby World Cup-winning Springboks to the Vodacom United Rugby Championship. Their roots in South African rugby run deep as one of the oldest rugby unions in the country. For many years they were a powerhouse of South African rugby, and still hold the record for the most titles in the Carling Currie Cup, the premier domestic competition, of 34. Schalk Burger, Bryan Habana, Siya Kolisi, Jean de Villiers, Percy Montgomery, Eben Etzebeth, Corné Krige, Breyton Paulse, James Small and Duane Vermeulen are just some of the Springbok greats to have played for the Stormers.
If you want to sound like a local: Grab yourself a Gatsby before heading to a Stormers match. A Gatsby is a submarine sandwich traditionally filled with French fries and sauces. It’s hugely popular amongst the blue-blooded Stormers fans.
What you didn’t know: Their iconic old stadium Newlands hosted its first rugby match as far back as 1890.