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Stormers keen to seal chances against the Blues

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Thursday, March 15, 2018    Getty Images

Facing the Blues at Newlands on Sunday (NZT), Stormers utility back Dillyn Leyds said the game represented a chance to show what they had learned from their Australasian tour, especially in relation to turning opportunities into points.

He told the Cape Times: "We've reviewed each of our games and we've seen that it's maybe just that final pass or the ball not going to hand. For us it's a big positive being able to create opportunities. We're putting teams under good pressure, so now it's just that final pass or that last ball that should go to hand so that we can get the points."

The backline had collectively said they had not been as effective as they wanted in their early games, although they felt at times they had looked effective.

"We're very confident in what we have to do and sometimes we don't get the width on attack that we want to, but we're working on it. And hopefully we can perform a full 80 minutes on attack and things will go our way," he said.

"For us, it's the perfect time [against the Blues] to see what we're capable of as well," he said.

The Stormers' forwards had learned they couldn't under-estimate New Zealand sides in the scrummaging contest.

While they hadn't seen too much to fear in the Blues' effort up front against the Lions, they needed to be wary of them in Cape Town.

"At Super Rugby level I don't think there's ever an easy team to scrum against. You learn every weekend, and the Lions were under a bit of pressure from the Blues, but they applied some good pressure as well. So it's going to be a tough battle this weekend," he said.

But while they feel confident about their scrum they couldn't say the same about their lineout.

"Our scrum is one of our strengths, but it [the lineout] is something that we have to work at consistently. I thing we have a good scrum culture. We're paying more attention to our lineouts because we have to be good in both," he said.