Stransky unsure about struggling Stormers

Former Springbok Joel Stransky is not sure the Stormers can improve in time for Saturday’s clash.

The Stormers will be looking to get their season back on track after defeat at Loftus

CAPE TOWN - Rugby World Cup winner Joel Stransky is not sure the Stormers can improve enough to leave King's Park with a victory on Saturday.

The Cape-side head to Durban after a humbling 25 - 17 defeat to the Bulls at Loftus in Pretoria.

Stransky does not think the Stormers can turn their fortunes around in time for the fixture against the Sharks.

"There's probably not much Allister Coetzee and his team could take out of the game at Loftus. The line-outs were poor, the scrums were poor and the kick off reception was poor. The three basic elements for the forwards weren't there.

"In a week, they had so much to do. I think you can show some good signs in a week, but I'm not sure in the leaps and bounds that they would need to improve in order to beat the Sharks" Stransky said.

The former Springbok also suggests that Joe Pietersen should take over the kicking duties ahead of a struggling Elton Jantjies.

"For me it's a no brainer, it should be Joe Pietersen [doing the kicking]. He's a great kicker of the ball. He came on and his first touch was a conversion from the touchline which he nailed straight through the middle of the uprights".

Coetzee indicated that Jantjies will remain the number one goal kicker.

But after missing four penalties on Saturday, Stransky suggests this might not be the correct course of action.