Stormers coach John Dobson says he will make hooker Scarra Ntubeni eat a tub of margarine and pay R11 000 for kicking the ball in their match against Edinburgh last Saturday.
The Stormers snapped their losing run in the United Rugby Championship with a 20-20 draw against the Scottish team.
Dobson, though, rued what could have been and believes his team got a bit impatient in the encounter and that they should have kept ball in hand more.
When asked about hooker Scarra Ntubeni kicking a grubber on attack at one stage of the match, Dobson joked dat hy sal moet uithaal en wys.
The coach says: “I’m going to make him eat a tub of margarine and pay R11 000. Our message to the team was to keep patient and to keep attacking. There will be consequences for Scarra, as well as he played.”
Jokes aside, Dobson also feels they could have kept ball in hand at the end of the match, instead of flyhalf Tim Swiel going for the drop goal, which he missed as they ended with a share of the spoils rather than claiming their first win in the tournament.
Dobson says: “I don’t think we should have gone for the drop goal, we already made 20 metres up the field. We should have kept playing and going for the try and hopefully we got the penalty. I think we got a bit impatient towards the end.”
The Capetonians now turn their attention to Newport’s Dragons, who they face in their final match of the tour on Friday night.With the Stormers second from bottom, Dobson says they will go all out for the win.
He says: “Hypothecially, if we get five points [against the Dragons], eight from the tour would be the the equivalent of two wins which would have been our goal [at the start of the season].
“So there is obviously a lot of pressure on us heading into the match.”