The Stormers will also hope to profit more from their potent scrum in the final. While they may be relishing coming to grips with the Bulls in that department, their perceived superiority may be neutralised by a surface Dobson called “horrendous” after their semifinal.
Cape Town Stadium's turf struggles to hold under the weight of the heavy men, while Ulster's players early in the semifinal had difficulty staying on their feet.
When they did, the visitors looked a composed, well drilled unit and looked destined to topple the hosts in the shadow of Table Mountain.
The Stormers, however, made a late impression on the scoreboard and on Ulster's coach Dan McFarland, who believes the Cape side has what it takes to be the inaugural URC champions.
“Definitely. The final is here next week. They're at home, the Bulls are sitting in Belfast wishing they didn't have to travel. They are going to have to travel back now.
“They definitely can. They are both pretty well-rounded teams. It will be an exciting final,” said McFarland.
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