Stormers coach prepares his team for Lions

Coetzee says their win against the Blues has tied them up for the Lions who pose a different challenge.

FILE: Stormers Coach Allister Coetzee. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Stormers coach Allister Coetzee wants improvement from his team as they prepare to face the Lions in their next Super Rugby match.

The Cape side have won two in two to the surprise of many as the victories came against the Bulls and the Blues.

This is a vast contrast to last season as they lost their two opening matches.

Coetzee says their win against the Blues has tied them up nicely for the Lions who pose a different challenge.

"We know what to expect from the Lions but it's also a side that will ask a lot of questions wide-wide and direct and so on you know. But we've got to improve, I know the areas I'm pleased with from the game today. I think could have been rewarded more."

Coetzee says they have a few areas they need to focus on getting right this week.

"The breakdown we will have to sort out. The Lions are also very tough on the ball and on the ground. And then execution, that's another one. We had them under caution the first half, we had continued going and passing and turning the ball over."

Captain Duane Vermuelen says they aren't at their best but winning is important.

"We just want to play winning rugby, so it doesn't matter how we get our win but if we win that's positive. So it's good for the guys and it's good for the team morale. So hopefully we can work from that and build on that for the next coming game."