The return this week of former Stormers flyhalf Peter Grant from Japan may have left tighthead prop Brok Harris’ dream of filling the number 10 jersey in tatters.
The Stormers had been working hard in the pre-season on perfecting their trademark backline “strategy” of ignoring the fact that they have the best centres in the country and instead ensuring that all quality backline ball is given immediately to one of their props standing in the first receiver position whose task it is then to do one of the following:
a) take it on the crash before needlessly coughing up the pill,
b) do the “hard yards” by immediately falling to their knees, or
c) impersonate a “deer in the headlights”.
Word from the training ground is that Brok had spent most of his 2010 salary on a collection of Johnny Wilkinson “the art of flyhalf play” DVDs. News that pending his fitness, Peter Grant will be ushered straight into the starting line up must come as a disappointment to the big fellow Brok who was looking to make the no 10 jersey all his own. Rest assured though, whenever the big men are needed at the breakdown, Brok will be found popping up in the backline to “show those backs a thing or two.”