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Founded in 1997, the Cape Town Stormers were promoted to Super Rugby competition until 1998, where they finished in a respectable ninth position. The Stormers have gone on to reach the finals on three occasions, but are yet to claim their first title.
After a finals appearance the previous season, the wheels fell off the Stormers’ wagon in 2018. Just six wins saw the club tie the Bulls for last place in the South African conference – a major disappointment.
With barely concealed coaching feuds still considered unresolved, it’s hard to see the Stormers improving greatly in 2019.
Coach: Robbie Fleck
Captain: Siya Kolisi
2018 finish: 1st Africa 1 conference, 2nd South African group, 3rd overall
Stormers 2019 Super Rugby squad
Siya Kolisi (c), Kwenzo Blose, Neethling Fouche, Steven Kitshoff, Michael Kumbirai, Wilco Louw, Frans Malherbe, Lee-Marvin Mazibuko, Alistair Vermaak, Bongi Mbonambi, Scarra Ntubeni, Chad Solomon, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Eben Etzebeth, Salmaan Moerat, JD Schickerling, Ernst van Rhyn, Chris van Zyl, Johan du Toit, Chris Massyn, Sikhumbuzo Notshe, Cobus Wiese, Nama Xaba, Juarno Augustus, Jaco Coetzee, Kobus van Dyk, Paul de Wet, Herschel Jantjies, Justin Phillips, Jano Vermaak, Jean-Luc du Plessis, Joshua Stander, Damian Willemse, Damian de Allende, Daniel du Plessis, JJ Engelbrecht, Dan Kriel, Ruhan Nel, EW Viljoen, Dillyn Leyds, Sergeal Petersen, Duncan Saal, Seabelo Senatla, Edwill van der Merwe, Craig Barry, SP Marais.