Stormers hooker Joseph Dweba was caught in controversy

Stormers hooker Joseph Dweba. Photo: Gallo Images.

Stormers coach defends Dweba’s fighting words aimed at Munster

The Stormers have had to put out fires in the wake of Joseph Dweba’s ‘we gonna f*ck them up’ comments aimed at Munster.

Stormers hooker Joseph Dweba was caught in controversy

Stormers hooker Joseph Dweba. Photo: Gallo Images.

Stormers assistant coach Rito Hlungwani is adamant that outspoken hooker Joseph Dweba will back up his choice words — aimed at Munster — on the field in the final on Saturday.

Dweba caused somewhat of a furore on social media when a Stormers celebration video was circulated online in which he was captured saying ‘we gonna f*ck them up’.

The celebration video in question was after Munster had stunned Leinster in the URC semi-final, which meant the Stormers would host the Grand Final in Cape Town.

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But while everyone in the Stormers camp seemed to be happy and jovial about the title-deciding match taking place in Cape Town in front of their home crowd, Dweba had a go at the opponents they would say by shouting his choice words, aimed at Munster, directly into the camera.

The Stormers and Springbok hooker has since faced severe backlash from the north, particularly in the Irish media, about his comments which many feel were disrespectful.

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STORMERS DEFEND JOSEPH DWEBA

During a press conference on Monday, an Irish journalist asked Hlungwani if Dweba had been taken to task about his utterings and if he had been warned about his conduct.

But Hlungwani played down the incidents, suggesting that what Dweba said wasn’t a big deal, while adding that the Stormers team as a whole has the outmost respect Munster.

“Joseph is a very passionate rugby player. He has a bit of a mouth on him, but he is one guy who usually backs up his words,” Hlungwani said.

“Saying what he said, it wasn’t something that was meant to go out to the public. It’s not necessarily his fault.”

“If there is one guy who I would back to back up his own words, it’s Joseph.

“It’s not something that we’ve had a long chat about,” the Stormers assistant coach explained. “At the end of the day, we respect Munster. They are the only team we haven’t beaten in the URC. They are coming here with a strong squad. So it’s a team we really respect.”

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Stormers boss John Dobson celebrates having the final back in Cape Town. Photo: Video screenshot.