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The Stormers hosted the Dragons at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Gqeberha. (Photo by Michael Sheehan/Gallo Images)
The Stormers hosted the Dragons at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Gqeberha. (Photo by Michael Sheehan/Gallo Images)

Rucking with Rob Houwing

Could some of South Africa's major franchises make more imaginative use of secondary venues for their scheduling of first-class matches?

The answer seems a lot closer to "yes" after the Stormers were almost bizarrely the best-supported side domestically in the United Rugby Championship at the weekend ... despite temporarily playing some 750 kilometres from their more conventional home, at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium against the Dragons.

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