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More injury trouble for Stormers

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Stormers, Super 14 on 29 Apr 2008 at 06:44

It seems the adage it doesn’t rain it pours is applicable to the Vodacom Stormers and their injury situation these days.

The Stormers’ Official website reports that barely two days after the news of a premature end to flank Schalk Burger’s Super 14 season due to a knee injury the Cape side has suffered another setback.

On Monday in-form hooker Tiaan Liebenberg has been ruled out for the rest of the Super 14 tournament, also due to a knee injury.

The good news, however, was that flyhalf Tony Brown’s rib injury was not serious. He was back on the training field in Durbanville on Monday and will be considered for Saturday’s game against the Brumbies at Newlands.

“Tony is okay and he trained today,” coach Rassie Erasmus said after the training session. “But Tiaan suffered a knee ligament injury on Saturday and he will be out for a considerable period of time.”

When asked whether the hooker – who was the Man of the Match in the victory over the Highlanders at Newlands the past Saturday – would see Super 14 action again this season, Erasmus answered in the negative.

Liebenberg was a revelation for the Stormers at the start of the season, forcing Erasmus to keep the exciting Schalk Brits on the substitutes’ bench. The former Griquas hooker, however, had to return home early from the overseas leg of the Stormers’ campaign.

Brits took his starting chances with glee with some startling performances, making it difficult for Liebenberg to get a look in again. The coach opted to start with Liebenberg on Saturday and he again showed just how valuable he was to the Stormers cause.

The two hookers incidentally scored the team’s two tries.

The promising Vodacom WP reserve hooker Deon Fourie trained with the Stormers on Monday.

“He’s been in the system the whole time. He’s been with us at our pre-season training camp in the Wilderness and he knows all the calls and all the plays.

“There are no problems there,” explained Erasmus why he preferred the youngster to the more experienced Hanyani Shimange.


  • These guys have the easier run in to the end of the season, (or so everybody is trying to tell us) but this ie YET another major injury for them.

    How many can they take?

  • Comment 1, posted at 29.04.08 07:10:26 by KSA Shark © (FJ!ELN!) Reply
    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
  • No more please!

  • Comment 2, posted at 29.04.08 07:26:00 by Clayton Reply
    Clayton(PJLD)Team captain
  • Hey Clayton how was the long week?

  • Comment 3, posted at 29.04.08 07:30:55 by KSA Shark © (FJ!ELN!) Reply

    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
  • Wasnt too bad, just upset because im supposed to have today off but my sorry ass got called in today

  • Comment 4, posted at 29.04.08 07:32:40 by Clayton Reply
    Clayton(PJLD)Team captain
  • day off?????????????

    WTF :shock: :shock: so you would have a ONE day week this week? or have you taken Wednesday off as well? :wink:

  • Comment 5, posted at 29.04.08 07:34:46 by KSA Shark © (FJ!ELN!) Reply

    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
  • Oh and BTW, please switch off when you leave today.

    I keep thinking you are signed into MSN :wink:

  • Comment 6, posted at 29.04.08 07:35:50 by KSA Shark © (FJ!ELN!) Reply

    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
  • LOL sorry about that dude,worked till 2:30am Sunday morning and just didnt have the krag to still worry about that.

  • Comment 7, posted at 29.04.08 07:43:44 by Clayton Reply
    Clayton(PJLD)Team captain
  • :lol:

  • Comment 8, posted at 29.04.08 07:47:50 by KSA Shark © (FJ!ELN!) Reply

    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
  • “worked till 2:30am Sunday”
    Comment 7 of 8, posted at 29.04.08 07:43:44 by Clayton

    WORK – what happens after a Stormers victory, aka AFTERPARTY. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 9, posted at 29.04.08 09:29:00 by Salmonoid Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld
    Salmonoid the SubtleAssistant coach
  • lol i wish

  • Comment 10, posted at 29.04.08 09:42:55 by Clayton Reply
    Clayton(PJLD)Team captain

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