Recording five wins, one loss and a draw in their seven matches, head coach Nollis Marais’ men, who are currently in second position in Africa 1, are just one point adrift from the Cape franchise.
Captain Adriaan Strauss has been instrumental for the Pretoria side each week, putting in stellar performances both in the set-piece and general play.
“We’re process-driven,” Strauss told Sport24 after their 41-22 win over a struggling Reds side.
“We know we’re not yet where we want to be as a team but a win is a win in Super Rugby and we’ll take that any day. We wanted a bonus point there at the end (against the Reds) so we’ll always chase those standards and always try and get better.
“We’ll always try and play the perfect game. We’ll take it game by game.”
Marais has put to rest all speculations that they are aiming to replace the Stormers in pole position ahead of an Australian tour that will see them face the Force, Brumbies and Waratahs.