Stormers scrumhalf Paul De Wet says that the weekend’s big derby match against the Blue Bulls comes at a good time for his side who are ready and waiting for the in-form Pretoria side.

The Stormers have not quite got going this season with too many errors besetting their game. But De Wet says the margins are fine and once everything clicks their opponents will be in trouble.

Speaking to the media ahead of Saturday’s clash De Wet said: “Sometimes people do not see that if that one pass stuck, it would’ve meant points for us. The players are aware, though, that we have to be a little bit sharper.

“Everyone also has to take that responsibility to make better decisions. We see things on the field, but it’s just the detail we have to get right individually. We are aware of it as a team.

“As soon as more of those things fall our way, things will improve.

“The flow is getting better. More of our games have been in wetter conditions overseas.”

The Cape side beat European Champions La Rochelle last time out and although it was a somewhat lucky victory, De Wet says the result will nevertheless give John Dobson’s charges a big confidence boost.

“To get a victory against such a strong, good team gives you confidence. Everyone also knows what we have to improve on. A lot of hard work lies ahead as well.

“The guys are positive, and we want to rectify what we have been doing wrong.

“I’ve been very happy to play, and grateful for the game time I’ve received in those wet conditions. It’s a different type of game. To come from four degrees to playing in 30 is a big change.

“You play a different game. Hopefully, we can kick less this weekend and run more with the ball,” he said.