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Rassie planning for Super 14


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Stormers, Super 14 on 24 Jun 2008 at 22:57

Stormers coach Rassie Erasmus is already getting the building blocks in place for the team’s 2009 Super 14 campaign.

Stephen Nell writes in Die Burger that Erasmus intends launching a fierce onslaught on the title that was won by New Zealand’s Crusaders this year.

The former Springbok loose forward will take a look during the next few weeks at which additional talent there may be in the Currie Cup competition.

He wants to add depth to the Stormers’ pool in certain positions by contracting players from outside the Western Province.

“We were fifth in the Super 14 this year. Our goal should be to reach the semi-finals next year, because from there one can win the competition,” Erasmus said this week.

“It was tough for me to take ownership this year because I was appointed only late last year.

“If the Stormers don’t do well next season it may be said, with justification, that the coaching, contracting or the training camp is to blame. There won’t be any excuses.”

The Stormers face a five-match overseas tour next year and Erasmus wants to make use of the lessons he has learnt.

“I know from experience what kind of problems can one expect and I don’t want to make the same mistakes,” the former Cheetahs coach said.

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“You also want the conditioning of players who stay at home to remain at Super 14 level.”

Erasmus is taking an active interest in the WP Currie Cup campaign and remains in touch with WP coach Allister Coetzee.

“We have similar ideas about the game and we make sure there is continuity in how we do things in the Currie Cup and Super 14 competitions,” he explained.

“I am in the process of contracting the right players. Club players must also feel they stand a chance. The ideal is to have two senior players in each of the 15 positions, as well as a junior who will come through to challenge them.

“I feel one should have 36 to 40 seniors players on contract. Sometimes provinces have up to 60 contracted players. There may be 15 on smaller contracts but the problem is that they take up the money of five or six top players.”

The Stormers coach wants to ensure that in next year’s Super 14 season he won’t have to put inexperienced players into difficult situations when injury problems arise.

In the past season, he had to field a loose-forward trio of Pieter Myburgh, Francois Louw and Robbie Diack against the Crusaders when Schalk Burger was suspended and Luke Watson had the flu.

Erasmus is also working with club coaches. One of his long-term plans is to draw up a rankings list of WP coaches.

“We should know, for example, who is next in line to coach teams at age-group levels. There should be a hierarchy.

“If there is a need at any club, we should be able to make someone available to assist them with certain aspects of the game.”



72 Comments

  • Rassie look like a man on a mission. The right one that is. :cool:

    Hope he visit Wellington SA today. All the Boland & WP schoolboy laaities from U13 to Cravenweek team in action. Hope he took his tjekbook with him.

  • Comment 1, posted at 25.06.08 09:18:39 by PaarlBok Reply
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    He doesn’t need to take his tjekbook wiff him…

    Boland will always be a feeder union to us. :roll:

  • Comment 2, posted at 25.06.08 10:04:32 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 2) : He he

  • Comment 3, posted at 25.06.08 10:10:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • I reckon the Stormers will be a force to be reckoned with in the next S14

  • Comment 4, posted at 25.06.08 11:17:30 by Ollie Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 2) : And the Bulls

  • Comment 5, posted at 25.06.08 11:23:09 by PJLD Reply
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  • Think Rassie is onto a winning horse here.

    If there is one side in SA Rugby that has consistently under-performed since the turn of the century its the WP/Stormers.

    An immense amount of talented players, all that is needed is a decent organised coach to take it through.

    Reckon Cape Town is the perfect place for Rassie at the moment and he’s a good fit there.

    I’ve been super-critical of him in the past for trying to stage manage games but at the moment I’m very chuffed with him and he has made me eat my words.

  • Comment 6, posted at 25.06.08 11:29:20 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • Rassie for president. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 7, posted at 25.06.08 11:31:56 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • Bulls and Stormers both have the sadistic tour next year.

  • Comment 8, posted at 25.06.08 11:33:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 8) :

    But stormers travel well… ;-)

  • Comment 9, posted at 25.06.08 11:35:08 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 9) : we’ll see… I’ll keep my “I told you so’s” handy, just in case

  • Comment 10, posted at 25.06.08 12:00:09 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 2) :
    Broer I dont know if you had a look at the WP & Boland Craven Week sides. Is basically Gimmies (WP) vs Schoonspruit (Boland). Schoonspruit is a BEE kind of school in Malmesbury and beating every single oppo in front of them. They dont even have their own rugby fields and have to use WesBank Rugby Club ones. Sure a lot of talent in that side. Once Craven Week starts your usual poachers , like the Sharks (Straulie)will stand in rows to get hold of our talent.

  • Comment 11, posted at 25.06.08 12:03:24 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • @PaarlBok (Comment 11) : nobody likes him… doesn’t matter how much money he has ;)

  • Comment 12, posted at 25.06.08 12:37:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • Good day all. RD…why is there a penguin in the picture?

  • Comment 13, posted at 25.06.08 12:44:21 by klempie Reply

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  • Wait I remember! lol :lol:

  • Comment 14, posted at 25.06.08 12:44:55 by klempie Reply

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  • hamchutney

  • Comment 15, posted at 25.06.08 12:50:34 by klempie Reply

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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 9) : Lucky they do because they are useless everywhere else especially at Newlands…. :wink:

  • Comment 16, posted at 25.06.08 12:54:46 by Ragged Reply

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  • It’s funny lol. If you Google hamchutney, it comes up with all sharks links lol. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 17, posted at 25.06.08 13:00:16 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 17) : I’m glad SOMEONE finally gets the significance of the penguin ;)

  • Comment 18, posted at 25.06.08 13:03:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 18) : I’d like to think I made some sort of significant contribution to the penguin cause…although MJ certainly deserves the greatest accolades.

  • Comment 19, posted at 25.06.08 13:05:53 by klempie Reply

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  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 7) :

    Mbeki said he wont step down…

  • Comment 20, posted at 25.06.08 13:11:16 by Hmmm Reply

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  • I see the Kavaliers are making a strong case for the season after topping the log after the first round. Kavaliers v Sharks at Wellington for the final. Remember where you heard it first…

  • Comment 21, posted at 25.06.08 13:11:27 by klempie Reply

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  • #16

    When last has your team won anything??? :roll:

  • Comment 22, posted at 25.06.08 13:18:40 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 22) : Can say the same for Province….

  • Comment 23, posted at 25.06.08 13:39:17 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 23) :

    Klempie are you a Sharks supporter?

  • Comment 24, posted at 25.06.08 13:50:41 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 22) : When last did the Stormers beat the Sharks ? or when last did WP win the CC? What is more I was talking about winning at home…. don’t change the goalposts.

  • Comment 25, posted at 25.06.08 13:53:43 by Ragged Reply

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  • @Dive Pass (Comment 24) :

    Off Course he is!!! :grin:

    Hi Rags…can you believe..its a year since Ice Cube (not Block…LOL) was born! :wink:

  • Comment 26, posted at 25.06.08 13:57:25 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • Can anybody tel me why Rassie isn’t coachinh WP in the Currie Cup.Was he only contracted for the Super 14 and if so why? Surely there would be better continuity if he also coaches WP

  • Comment 27, posted at 25.06.08 14:01:54 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Dive Pass (Comment 24) : I am DivePass…I’m also an OW PADI diver… :razz:

  • Comment 28, posted at 25.06.08 14:05:20 by klempie Reply

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  • @I’ce (TKMITFM) (Comment 26) : Happy Birthday Cube!

  • Comment 29, posted at 25.06.08 14:06:01 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 29) :

    :lol: Thanks..!

  • Comment 30, posted at 25.06.08 14:12:09 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 28) :

    No I’m Dive Pass, your Klempie – who may or may not be OW PADI diver depending on your memory…. ;)

  • Comment 31, posted at 25.06.08 14:19:55 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 27) : S14 coach and director of rugby sort of position while the currie cup is running.

  • Comment 32, posted at 25.06.08 14:20:16 by PJLD Reply
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  • @Dive Pass (Comment 31) : Die een is snaaks ne Ice? You a DM DP?

  • Comment 33, posted at 25.06.08 14:22:50 by klempie Reply

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    I’m not the one being windgat here…

  • Comment 34, posted at 25.06.08 14:23:21 by wpw Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 32) :

    The Currie cup has really mean devalued as a competition (until the Sharks win it again and I can review by opinion)….also I think Rassie has been tasked with a similar task to that of Meyer at the Bulls put all the support, player and coaching structures together (the director position which Mallet didn’t do)

  • Comment 35, posted at 25.06.08 14:25:17 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 34) : @wpw (Comment 34) : windgat…another fantastic Afrikaans word. I love Afrikaans. :smile:

  • Comment 36, posted at 25.06.08 14:29:24 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 33) :

    DM = Delusional Man? ;) No I am not a diver WPW

  • Comment 37, posted at 25.06.08 14:31:50 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 29) : it’s Rory Kockott’s birthday too

  • Comment 38, posted at 25.06.08 14:34:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 22) :

    Who is his team?

  • Comment 39, posted at 25.06.08 14:34:28 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 38) :

    I said so – on anower fread…. :wink:

  • Comment 40, posted at 25.06.08 14:36:29 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • Hmmm

    The Sharks…

  • Comment 41, posted at 25.06.08 14:37:23 by wpw Reply
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  • @Dive Pass (Comment 37) : Hmmmm…what’s with the Dive Pa….ohhhhh Dive Pass…very clever.

  • Comment 42, posted at 25.06.08 14:38:04 by klempie Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 39) :

    The only teams who have won anything the last 5/6 years are the Cheetahs and Bulls in the CC and S14 and the LIONS won the VC a few times…

    No other team has won any trophy….Double U P is the closest with the CC in 2000…and the Griekwas won the VC in the early 2000′s too (smashed the LIONS in the finals)…

    Sharks last won anything in 1996…and the strange thing is they reached more semi’s and finals than the other teams…

  • Comment 43, posted at 25.06.08 14:40:01 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 42) :

    Well you either a diver or you scuba…so I can see where you going but don’t really “catch” the joke…

  • Comment 44, posted at 25.06.08 14:41:55 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 38) : Does that take the average team age to like 22 now? :razz:

  • Comment 45, posted at 25.06.08 14:42:36 by klempie Reply

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    Sharks last won anything in 1996…and the strange thing is they reached more semi’s and finals than the other teams…
    Comment 43, posted at 25.06.08 14:40:01 by Hmmm

    What is the term used for teams who make finals but can’t seem to win when it matters??? :roll:

  • Comment 46, posted at 25.06.08 14:42:59 by wpw Reply
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  • @Hmmm (Comment 44) : Dive Pass…as in what scrummies do from the base of the scrum/ruck to get the ball away to number 10.

  • Comment 47, posted at 25.06.08 14:43:56 by klempie Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 41) :

    Well then he is the last one to talk…the Griekwas have had their name on a trophy twice since the Sharks/Natal Sharks/Wildebeest last won anything….(unfortunately I had to go into the older names as that is what they were called when they still last won)…

  • Comment 48, posted at 25.06.08 14:44:00 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 46) :

    More importantly what’s the term for a team that can’t make the finals?

  • Comment 49, posted at 25.06.08 14:44:38 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 46) : While we may be the biggest chokers is does show that we are the most consistent in terms of good performances….it’s a decent enough consolation for me.

  • Comment 50, posted at 25.06.08 14:45:38 by klempie Reply

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    Please rephrase the question… :roll:

  • Comment 51, posted at 25.06.08 14:47:24 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 46) :

    Cough Cough Cough – chokers

  • Comment 52, posted at 25.06.08 14:48:48 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Ag klempie…

    I’m really not in the mood for fighting… i always try to get along with most supporters… even the dodgy Bulls supporters :cool:

  • Comment 53, posted at 25.06.08 14:49:38 by wpw Reply
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  • @Dive Pass (Comment 49) :

    Who you talking about….every other team has won a trophy since 2000…even Griekwas have!??!

  • Comment 54, posted at 25.06.08 14:51:08 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 53) :

    You have never tried to get along with me….jou ronde liegbek

  • Comment 55, posted at 25.06.08 14:52:14 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 51) :

    Ya you’re right there is no term to describe Stormers/WP inability to make the finals in the last half dozen years….

  • Comment 56, posted at 25.06.08 14:53:13 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 47) :

    So where does PADI come in…
    And only to the fly half? I’ve seen dive passes made to an inside and outside centre/fullback and even a wing….

  • Comment 57, posted at 25.06.08 14:53:51 by Hmmm Reply

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    Sorry dude but i aint ‘into guys’ :cool:

  • Comment 58, posted at 25.06.08 15:15:41 by wpw Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 32) : @Dive Pass (Comment 35) : Thanks for informing the uninformed :wink:

  • Comment 59, posted at 25.06.08 15:17:25 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 58) :

    Or are guys just not into you!??!

  • Comment 60, posted at 25.06.08 15:53:05 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Dive Pass (Comment 35) :
    Think you are a bit unfair on Mallet there Boet. Myself hink he did a good job setting up the WP Academy in Stellenbosch. Not bad for WP U19s to win it on their first year.

    Think you can give Fester the flak for the Stormers & WP failure. Mallet did some great things in his time at the WP and the admins sure chase him away.

  • Comment 61, posted at 25.06.08 15:56:05 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • @PaarlBok (Comment 61) :

    I will defer to your much greater knowledge of Western Cape rugby…just got the impression he failed in player procurement, retention of talent and putting in place coaching structures??

  • Comment 62, posted at 25.06.08 16:01:15 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 57) : Ja ja…I was just trying to simplify it for you…. :razz:

  • Comment 63, posted at 25.06.08 16:09:08 by klempie Reply

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    He warned the board about Fester’s appointment. They ignored him and look what happened.

    He got fired even though the U19′s and U21′s won their respective competitions.

  • Comment 64, posted at 25.06.08 16:11:03 by wpw Reply
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  • @Hmmm (Comment 57) : Professional Association of Diving Instructors

  • Comment 65, posted at 25.06.08 16:11:26 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 65) :

    Hello Klempie!!!! :grin:

  • Comment 66, posted at 25.06.08 16:13:48 by Nessa Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 63) :

    Not needed….

  • Comment 67, posted at 25.06.08 16:31:11 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 65) :

    I know what it is….I am a PDAI Open Water Diver…

  • Comment 68, posted at 25.06.08 16:32:39 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 68) : Then why’d you ask what PADI means?

  • Comment 69, posted at 25.06.08 17:22:08 by klempie Reply

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  • @Nessa (Comment 66) : Hi Ness…if you’re still here.

  • Comment 70, posted at 25.06.08 17:22:28 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 69) :

    Neva asked what PADI means!??!

  • Comment 71, posted at 25.06.08 17:23:44 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 71) : Post 57: “So where does PADI come in…”

  • Comment 72, posted at 25.06.08 17:55:57 by klempie Reply

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