Stormers return to the DHL Stadium after pitch replacement

After a very long break of rugby matches at the DHL Stadium, the DHL Stormers will be back in action for the first time in their home ground in Cape Town this year when they welcome La Rochelle in the Champions Cup on Saturday. 

Stormers played their opening home United Rugby Championship matches at the Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch.

Gina Woodburn, CEO of the DHL Stadium, said she anticipates a world-class showdown out in the Cape and is expecting staunch Stormers supporters to come out in numbers to rally behind the team.


“We are expecting a large crowd on the day, it is the first time the DHL Stormers will be playing at the stadium post the Rugby World Cup,” Woodburn said.

“With the return of the team’s Springbok players, it promises to be a world-class rugby showcase. We are delighted to welcome the DHL Stormers back home.

“We look forward to welcoming the DHL Stormers back for the 2023/4 season. With our pitch replacement process successfully completed, we’re looking forward to a busy and exciting season ahead.”

Heartwarming Stormers’ song

On Wednesday, the Stormers players released a heartwarming song ahead of the clash at home against two-time defending champions, with prop Sazi Sandi at the forefront leading the Impi yamaStormers gwijo (Stormers song)

“We can’t wait to have you doing your thing in the stands on Saturday for our first game at the DHL Stadium this season,” reads a Stormers post on X.

The DHL Stormers will be playing four Summer Sundowner games at the DHL Stadium this month and in January.


After their battle against La Rochelle, the Capetonians will host England-based outfit Sale Sharks in the Champions Cup on January 13.

In between the two fixtures, they will be confronting Vodacom Bulls and Hollywoodbets Shark in the Vodacom United Rugby Championship derbies.

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