Scrumhalf Bolla Conradie was so overcome with joy at scoring the first try against the Cats on Saturday that he kissed captain De Wet Barry on the cheek - opening the "Pretty Boy Stormers" to more ridicule from their up-country rivals.
Despite the nature of contact sport rugby's close encounters, kissing is rare and much more synonymous with soccer players and their over-the-top celebrations.
Former Springbok and WP flank Rob Louw couldn't help chuckling and said it could have repercussions for the Stormers this season: "You know what they say about the Cape boys; it can only get worse now," he quipped on television in reference to the "Pretty Boy" tag the team were labelled with in the days when image-conscious players such as Bob Skinstad, Percy Montgomery and Breyton Paulse played for the side.
Bolla, however, had amnesia about the kiss and said it was only on arrival back in Cape Town on Sunday, when his four-year-old son Conwell asked him about the love tap, that he became aware of it.
"I honestly don't remember it and neither does De Wet, who said nothing to me about it after the game.
"Pagey (Barry) and I have come a long way, with WP, the Stormers and the Boks. It was such a happy feeling going over to score our first try in this year's Super 14, that's all," he said. [/b]
If they do that on the field, I wonder what they do in the changeroom? :toss: