Stormers mentor Dobson praises diamond Dayimani after starring in Bulls win

Hacjivah Dayimani on the Stormers charge. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images)

  • The Stormers coach hailed Hacjivah Dayimani’s excellence in their 19-17 win over the Bulls on Saturday.
  • Dayimani was voted man of the match despite being shown a yellow card for a late tackle.
  • Dobson is happy with how his team has balanced their attack and defense.

Stormers coach John Dobson has praised Hacjivah Dayimani’s increased work rate and abrasiveness as the Stormers head into the bye week filled with happiness.

Dayimani didn’t finish the Stormers’ 19-17 win over the Bulls on Saturday due to being booked for a high tackle on Kurt-Lee Arendse.

However, he was voted man of the match and scored the only try for the Stormers, but one that secured the Stormers fifth place overall and top of the South African conference.

Dobson had no problem with referee Frank Murphy’s decision to give Dayimani a yellow card, but was pleased with the loose striker’s outing.

“He’s been exceptional and when he’s played three of those local derbies we have how much work he does,” Dobson said.

“He has a powerful history and it’s hard to believe he’s 23. We know what he brings in attack, but he also covers a lot of ground, but I have no qualms understanding what’s to him. come.”

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Stunning performances from flyhalf Manie Libbok and utility fullback Damian Willemse backed up the Stormers’ ninth win of the season.

The Stormers forwards also made a big change, with Dobson saying they were slightly slow with offensive breakdowns.

“A department where I think we were poor was in the offensive breakdown. I think we gave away at least three penalties there,” Dobson said.

“There were glimpses of our intent and the game didn’t end as a massive showdown, so we didn’t get what we wanted in terms of flow.

“I know how good Damian was at 12, but with Warrick Gelant out I think he was exceptional and also we don’t practice drop goals.

“There was an air of authority about Manie and I thought he was perfect with his kicking game, it was a really mature performance from Manie.”

One of the most improved aspects of the Stormers’ game is their attacking play, with the 9/10/15 center out being crucial, as well as the kicking pursuit in which the wingers excel from their kicking game. foot.

Dobson said he was happy with how they balanced their game to meet the different needs of the game.

“We developed our offense well and nobody liked the lockdown and the same could be said for the Bulls,” Dobson said.

“I’m happy with the way we’ve developed our game and our improved kicking game has created opportunities for us to counter very well.

“I’m happy with our balance at the moment.”

Chester T. Johnson