Stormers assistant coach Dawie Snyman believes new signing Manie Libbok is good value for money.
The Capetonians signed the 24-year-old former Bulls pivot from the Sharks at the start of the United Rugby Championship.
And three games into their URC campaign, Snyman says he is happy with what he has seen to date.
As they prepare to end their first European tour against Newport Dragons tomorrow night, Snyman says the Stormers brought in Libbok to spice up their attacking game plan.
He explains: “It’s why we got Manie – you look at players you play against… it was never nice to play against Manie because you knew he’s got X-factor. He’s got the ability to find space in different ways – he can find it through passing, running himself or kicking. He’s already shown that he can kick with both feet.
“Some more time for him in the saddle is gonna be great for him and for the team just to get that cohesion.”
His attacking game – on display when he ran off Scarra Ntbeni and then stepped a Munster defender before offloading for big pal Warrick Gelant to score against Munster two weeks back – is why he was roped in.
But Libbok wants to be a complete flyhalf.
He says: “I pride myself on working hard on all skill sets. I’m a running flyhalf, but I also work hard on my kicking as well. I pride myself on being a complete flyhalf.”
Of hunting their first win in Wales tomorrow, Libbok adds: “A win will give us a lot of confidence… so it’s crucial for us to win on Friday.”
The Stormers will announce their team for the clash today.