Fleck impressed with Stormers attack

Date published: April 19 2016

Despite losing to the Lions at the weekend, Stormers coach Robbie Fleck is impressed with the improvement in his side's attacking play.

Fleck feels his side have improved on attack, although he emphasised that there's still room for improvement. 

"The attitude which we inculcate in training sessions is starting to pay off in matches," he told Netwerk24.

"We are still not where we should be in terms of offloading in contact, but we're already faring better than previous seasons."

The try scored by Siya Kolisi is an example of how much the Stormers' attack has improved. Nizaam Carr, Juan de Jongh and Nic Groom all handled the ball in the build-up and Kolisi beat Elton Jantjies with an outrageous side-step before crossing for a deserved five-pointer.

Groom feels the way that try was constructed was very significant.

"In the build-up to that match we spoke about taking advantage of the space around the fringes of the rucks," he explained.

"Nemo saw that and ran through it. Juan did very well to get the ball to me and Siya's communication was good. The real magic though was the fininshing.

"I don't think we would have scored such a try a few seasons ago. We gain courage from the fact that we scored that try despite being under pressure and it meant that we in the match until the end."