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Stormers flank Siya Kolisi, MyPlayers
Stormers flank Siya Kolisi, MyPlayers

Sam Cane lauds Siya Kolisi’s rise in form

Chiefs and All Blacks flank Sam Cane has hailed the form of Stormers counterpart Siya Kolisi ahead of their Super Rugby quarter-final meeting, saying he “plays a lot like a Kiwi”.

The pair clash at Newlands on Saturday, with the Stormers having won 34-26 at the same ground earlier this year.

Looking ahead to the match, Cane admits to being impressed with Kolisi this season and knows his side must limit his impact.

“He is a South African loose forward that plays a lot more like a Kiwi‚” Cane told TimesLIVE website. “He’s got good footwork‚ a great skill-set‚ and is very physical too.

“I’m not sure if he has bulked up in the past few years. I first swapped a Test jersey with him four years ago. We always make an effort to chat after the game. We’ve got a good relationship.”

Judging from recent Stormers performances it promises to be a frantic game at Newlands this weekend as both sides like to play at a pace, which should create another thriller between the sides.

However, despite winning their last three matches, the Stormers go into the clash with a poor record in playoff games.

In eight Super Rugby playoff matches, the Capetonians have been on the winning side only once.

They were also hammered 60-21 by the Chiefs in last year’s quarter-finals at Newlands.

Saturday’s clash is scheduled for 17:00.

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