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Coetzee still hunts new winger

The Stormers coach is still looking for a new wing ahead of the Super Rugby campaign.

The Stormers are still on the lookout for a new wing after departures and injuries have left them light in the position. Picture: AFP.

CAPE TOWN - Stormers coach Allister Coetzee is still looking to recruit a wing ahead of the new Super Rugby campaign.

The Stormers have been left very thin in the wing department following the departure of Bryan Habana and Gerhard van den Heever last season, while youngster Cheslin Kolbe has been ruled out for several games with a knee injury.

Speaking ahead of Saturday's preseason friendly against the Bulls in Polokwane, Coetzee says he would be tempted to play centre Damian de Allende on the wing if need be.

"He has been considered to play there, although we aren't too keen on doing it. But if the situation required it, and we wanted our best players on the field, we would have to consider him as an option. He knows he's one of our best centres, but all the players will tell you that they will play where the team needs them to play."

Coetzee says he needs to bring in a new recruit, but is undecided on whether it will be an internal or external appointment.

"We're still looking from outside, and that process is still ongoing. We have no name as yet, but there are a few options we are looking at. To be honest I prefer to look locally first at the options we have in our system."