John Dobson Concerned With Lack Of Depth At Flyhalf


DHL Stormers head coach, John Donson was excited by the error-ridden performance of Springbok flyhalf Manie Libbok against the Cell C Sharks on Saturday, however, he also stressed during a post-match conference that the DHL Stormers need to develop quality depth at flyhalf.

It was not Libbok's best performance of the season, however, he contributed 19 points, including a great opportunistic try. Libbok was also instrumental in the opening try of the match against the Cell C Sharks but would like to forget the missed line kicks as well as that knock-on while crossing the Cell C Sharks' tryline.

“The original plan was to rest Manie for this game, but then Jean-Luc du Plessis went off against Ulster and we had to call him in again,”

“We are going to give him a bit of a break now, I think," Dobson said.

“We do need to build more depth there. We can’t keep relying on him every time. He did make mistakes today, but jeepers, he makes things happen. That’s important in rugby. It would probably be safer with a robotic 10, but for the good of the game that we want to play, Manie’s the guy."

“I am excited about what Jean-Luc and Kade can do. They all play a similar sort of game. Manie is fantastic at opening things up. That first try set the tone of the game. That was a Stormers' try. That’s who we are. He was instrumental in that.”