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Now Stormers do want Ollie


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Stormers, Super 14 on 12 May 2008 at 14:13

The drawn match against the Waratahs has left the Vodacom Stormers under no doubt that they could benefit from the services of Ollie le Roux – even if it is just for the final Vodacom Super 14 league match against the Lions in Johannesburg on Saturday.
The news that Le Roux, who has been playing his rugby in Ireland, may be available to the Stormers broke last week.

Gavin Rich writes on Superrugby that Stormers coach Rassie Erasmus denied it, saying that Le Roux was a long time friend and he was coming to Cape Town just to catch up as a friend.

However, it has now been confirmed by team management that Erasmus and Le Roux will meet on Monday, and the possibility of Le Roux playing would be discussed.

It is unclear whether Le Roux would be available for a semifinal as per the tournament conditions, which apparently prohibit players from appearing in the playoffs if they have not played a minimum number of Super 14 games.

It was abundantly clear in the Waratahs game that the Stormers desperately need to move their first-choice tighthead prop Brian Mujati back to his preferred position, and Le Roux’s arrival will make this possible.

The Stormers scrum was close to disintegration at times on Saturday, and this is going to be a crucial phase against the Lions, who were in a resurgent mood against the Chiefs this past weekend.

Without good scrum ball it is almost impossible to launch, and it was one of the reasons why the Waratahs appeared to be the team doing all the playing in the tight struggle at a wet Newlands.



61 Comments

  • They would be stupid not to include him at loosehead. Heinke van der Merwe is licking his lips at the prospect of shoving Harris’s head right up his ass.

  • Comment 1, posted at 12.05.08 14:36:38 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • mmm, funny how Ollie was ridiculed before he went to Ireland, now he is being touted as the Stormers’ front row answer?

    Bwahahaha, he is 35, still barely lasts 80min & wasn’t even a regular starter for Leinster!

  • Comment 2, posted at 12.05.08 14:49:01 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • Question: “Why did vdMerwe not replace Breek Harris?”

  • Comment 3, posted at 12.05.08 14:51:19 by Cru-El (BABVA) Reply

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  • vd Merwe? Which vd Merwe?

  • Comment 4, posted at 12.05.08 14:55:24 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • THE PROP think it’s Schalk. He replaced Mujati

  • Comment 5, posted at 12.05.08 15:06:47 by Cru-El (BABVA) Reply

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  • Quinny right now id be alot more comfortable with Ollie there,honestly think he is a prick but hes a shyteload better than fokc harris.

  • Comment 6, posted at 12.05.08 15:07:31 by Slayton Caville Reply
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  • or is it Ferreira?

  • Comment 7, posted at 12.05.08 15:07:58 by Cru-El (BABVA) Reply

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  • Ferrera cru

  • Comment 8, posted at 12.05.08 15:09:00 by Slayton Caville Reply
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  • Ferreira… he’s a flanker trying to play prop.

    This is the problem… the Stormers actually needed to bring in 3 good props, not just one.

  • Comment 9, posted at 12.05.08 15:10:09 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • In fact, I’m pretty sure I wrote about this a while ago. Bringing in Fondse and Mujati turned the FIRST CHOICE tight five into a competent unit, but didn’t change the fact that the same bunch of softies are still the only backup available

  • Comment 10, posted at 12.05.08 15:11:04 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • Thanx Slaytie,
    Howcome Rassie didn’t replace Harris? :sad: :mad:

  • Comment 11, posted at 12.05.08 15:11:12 by Cru-El (BABVA) Reply

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  • Ollie vs Heinke, sorry my money is on the latter.

    What’s the story with Andries Human? Why is he not in the mix?
    Surely there must be a couple of Maties props?

  • Comment 12, posted at 12.05.08 15:13:04 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • There’s been talk that Rassie and Human had a falling out

  • Comment 13, posted at 12.05.08 15:13:59 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • And why do I believe it (wrt Human & Erasmus). Look Rassie is a very good coach, but I don’t trust him. Why lie about Ollie last weekend when we all knew it was not the case, & all his bluffing in the past?
    Ollie was released from Leinster a little earlier as he had apparently “signed” for a union back in SA… now he happens to be “visiting” there?

    Pfff, the smoke & mirrors coming from Rassie’s chambers gets most annoying.

  • Comment 14, posted at 12.05.08 15:18:44 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • Also talk that Human hates the stormers with all his heart.
    PaarlBok should have some info on that, Cru, i dunno bru,like rob said Shcalk F is a looseforward prancing around as a prop.

  • Comment 15, posted at 12.05.08 15:19:34 by Slayton Caville Reply
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  • You guys really, really need to get some proper beef in before the Currie Cup. Failing that, it’s time to throw a youngster like Blaauw straight in and see how he does.

    Or maybe Kallie Woekie could play prop?

  • Comment 16, posted at 12.05.08 15:21:20 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • Well Kallie does usual amble around at props pace half the time,bit tall no?

  • Comment 17, posted at 12.05.08 15:27:58 by Slayton Caville Reply
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  • just ship in Vinnie. 100% muscle & pure Stormer :mrgreen:

  • Comment 18, posted at 12.05.08 15:29:35 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • Say what you like about Ollie, the man has been a damned fine servant to SA Rugby and is one fo the most experienced front-rowers in world rugby.

    He’s also pretty much won every comp there is to win, barring s14 of course.

    He is a lot better player than he gets credit for.

  • Comment 19, posted at 12.05.08 15:30:13 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • lol Quinny.

  • Comment 20, posted at 12.05.08 15:31:17 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • what no boxing gloves :shock: ?

  • Comment 21, posted at 12.05.08 15:32:24 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • Pity he’s such a po£s…

  • Comment 22, posted at 12.05.08 16:01:16 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • Nah Quinny, I know if I’m pencilled in at tighthead you’ll be packing down right next to me… :wink:

  • Comment 23, posted at 12.05.08 16:01:49 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • Who would that be Robert?

  • Comment 24, posted at 12.05.08 16:02:07 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • lol, you trying to say I’d teach Schalk a thing about hooking?

  • Comment 25, posted at 12.05.08 16:09:32 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • If the shoe fits… :razz:

  • Comment 26, posted at 12.05.08 16:11:45 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • 24 – Andre Henri le Roux

  • Comment 27, posted at 12.05.08 16:13:14 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • :shock:

    never :!:

  • Comment 28, posted at 12.05.08 16:13:15 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • Maybe he’ll call Loffie Eloff on Friday and tell him what the Stormers gameplan is…

  • Comment 29, posted at 12.05.08 16:23:07 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • I see the frog is holding talks with Toulouse. Wonder what is means for Monsieur Carter…surely Toulouse can’t afford all of Messrs Carter, Michalak, Skrela & du Toit….
    OR
    what happens if Gaffie gets sent back this way…?

  • Comment 30, posted at 12.05.08 16:28:10 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • Quin – Carter looks set to go to Toulon

  • Comment 31, posted at 12.05.08 16:39:03 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • :roll:

    What a lack of ambition wrt Toulon…shows that Carters’s just in it to spruce up his pension fund.

    Same money as at Toulouse, the only difference being that Toulon will play Euro Challenge… & they will struggle next season with or without Carter.

    Very disappointing, would like to see him play Heineken Cup.
    Though talk was that he was undecided. Maybe the frog has decided to get in there first, so that Toulouse need not pursue Carter any more.

  • Comment 32, posted at 12.05.08 16:42:22 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • by “the frog” I assume you mean Monsieur Michalak?

  • Comment 33, posted at 12.05.08 16:45:12 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • the frog = our worst french import

  • Comment 34, posted at 12.05.08 16:48:21 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • D’accord

  • Comment 35, posted at 12.05.08 16:50:38 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • lol, where’d ya get your french from?

  • Comment 36, posted at 12.05.08 16:51:44 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • PS: you should have replied with bien sur!

  • Comment 37, posted at 12.05.08 16:52:13 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • @Le Requinny: It is pidgin of the worst kind… bits and pieces I’ve picked up along the way

  • Comment 38, posted at 12.05.08 16:54:49 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • Ja I’ll give my vote for Ollie, even if it means for 40 minutes. We have a lot of young props tho but they will struggle against Heinke.

    Maybe I am wrong (like the Louw one) but thought Bray penalise our scrum wrongly on saturday. The Tah fattie keep on pressing on the ground before he bind and never got penalise for that. Then Bray first penalise Mujatsi after the first scrum, and then he start his shite with Harris on the other side.

    The Lions fatties will be a much bigger ask then the Aus lot and we just cant do without a experiense campaigner like Ollie.

    Think Human and Rassie may have some differences for not being available from the start.

  • Comment 39, posted at 12.05.08 16:56:53 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • @PaarlBok: I reckon Mujati and BJ Botha are about the only tightheads in the country that would stand any chance of holding Heinke right now

  • Comment 40, posted at 12.05.08 17:00:15 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • Cant differ with you Rob. Thats why we need Ollie or whoever on the LH side but thankfully Rassie is such a good coach , he’ll know what to do and will have all his plans nicely together.

  • Comment 41, posted at 12.05.08 17:03:28 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • BTW, guys… you should now have a “Reply” button that you can use to make it more obvious which comment you’re answering. Thanks to Roy over at Keo for the tip.

  • Comment 42, posted at 12.05.08 17:07:47 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Sharks Forever!): oh boy, you’ve just given the likes of Vinnie & co a loaded gun…

  • Comment 43, posted at 12.05.08 17:10:21 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • Sweet,beats copying and pasting comments.

    Shotto Royo

  • Comment 44, posted at 12.05.08 17:14:05 by Slayton Caville Reply
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  • @Slayton Caville: Who’s Royo?

    @Le Requinny: Vinnie is a loaded gun… not much you can do in mitigation ;)

  • Comment 45, posted at 12.05.08 17:16:30 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Sharks Forever!): Saw that Robd….nice feature must say…

  • Comment 46, posted at 12.05.08 17:22:33 by Hmmm Reply

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  • It just takes a lil longer to send the message though!?!

  • Comment 47, posted at 12.05.08 17:23:25 by Hmmm Reply

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  • And maybe you can add the comment number you replying to…

    Like “@robdylan (Sharks Forever!) 42:”

  • Comment 48, posted at 12.05.08 17:24:41 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm: That’s actually not a bad idea… lemme see

  • Comment 49, posted at 12.05.08 17:27:19 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • Plus the cursor disappears to nowhere and you have to click on the text box again…not sure how easy that change might be…

  • Comment 50, posted at 12.05.08 17:29:50 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm: Alas, that is less easy to fix :)

  • Comment 51, posted at 12.05.08 17:33:44 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • LoL

    Though I’d mention it as I have twice already forgotten bout taht and the whole screen refreshes with no effect…

  • Comment 52, posted at 12.05.08 17:53:37 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 52) : Is it better now?

  • Comment 53, posted at 12.05.08 18:03:54 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • Awesome…

    (For some reason my reply button was not active)…

  • Comment 54, posted at 12.05.08 18:07:43 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 54) : You mean the Red X?

    Ok, will need to change that

  • Comment 55, posted at 12.05.08 18:10:05 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • ugh – this site looks kak in Internet Explorer. Well, I mean it looks a lot better in FireFox… that’ll teach me not to test in the most popular browser, anyway ;)

    We’ll need to make do with the arrow picture for now.

  • Comment 56, posted at 12.05.08 18:12:52 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • Yeh…but I see it is a left point arrow (back arrow) now…so it is kool…[email protected]robdylan (Sharks Forever!) (Comment 55) :

  • Comment 57, posted at 12.05.08 18:13:20 by Hmmm Reply

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  • LoL
    Have firefox at home…will check it there…LoL

  • Comment 58, posted at 12.05.08 18:14:09 by Hmmm Reply

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  • ok – out of here for a bit.

    Worked hard enough for one day ;)

  • Comment 59, posted at 12.05.08 18:14:22 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • Cheers robd…

  • Comment 60, posted at 12.05.08 18:15:44 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 60) : Cheers

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