Saracens serious about Vodacom Stormers’ warm-up

Written by Clayton Saville (Clayton(PJLD))

Posted in :Stormers, Super 14 on 14 Jan 2009 at 11:43
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Sunday 25 January 2009 (16h00), will see Newlands Rugby Stadium host a Northern/Southern hemisphere clash between the Vodacom Stormers and Saracens.

Saracens, currently coached by former Australian and 2007 Springbok technical advisor Eddie Jones, are currently participating in the Guinness Premiership and European Challenge Cup and will arrive in Cape Town following their fixture against Mont de Marsan in France. Saracens will tour with a full strength squad, with the exception of injured athletes and players competing in the 2009 Six Nations Championship. The Saracens squad currently includes ex Stormers stalwart Cobus Visagie, South Africans Wikus Van Heerden and Brad Barritt and talents like Chris Jack, Glen Jackson and Andy Farrell.

“We are treating the tour as an important part of our preparation for the final stages of the 2008/2009 European season,” said Saracens coach Eddie Jones. “The Vodacom Super 14 is an incredibly demanding competition and the Vodacom Stormers an extremely competitive team, with a lot of internationals and an astute coaching team. Despite it being pre-season, I expect them to be hungry, fit, and prepared.”

“Saracens is a class team with some awesome international talent and a fantastic coach,” said Vodacom Stormers Head Coach Rassie Erasmus. “Playing a side well into their season and at the top of their game provides us with valuable match preparation for the rigours of this year’s Vodacom Super 14.”

The fixture will, subject to scheduling arrangements, be the first in an annual series of fixtures between the two sides, to be played in January/February of each year.


Vodacom Stormers vs. Saracens

Newlands Rugby Stadium

Sunday 25 January

16h00 – Kickoff

14h00 – Vodacom Cup friendly – Vodacom WP vs. SWD Eagles

13h30 – Gates open

TICKETS: (Season tickets are NOT valid)

R50 (Incl. Vat) – Reserved Seating

R25 (Incl Vat) – Standing

On sale from 20 January ONLY from the Newlands Rugby Stadium Box Office

09h00 – 16h00 – Tuesday – Friday

09h00 – 13h00 – Saturday 24 January

09h00 – 17h00 – Sunday 25 January


  • 50 bucks for a bunch of pale faces from the NH….Come on – How about a freebie? You cash sucking bastards ! :evil:

  • Comment 1, posted at 14.01.09 11:59:12 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
    Worcestershire SauceCurrie Cup player
  • I hope JDV tackles Barritt into the ground!!! :twisted:

    That’s if Barritt manages to make the 22 of course. :lol:

  • Comment 2, posted at 14.01.09 12:16:52 by wpw Reply
    wpwAssistant coach
  • @wpw (Comment 2) : :lol: :lol: Watchit Wes

  • Comment 3, posted at 14.01.09 12:19:46 by PJLD Reply
    Clayton(PJLD)Team captain
  • @wpw (Comment 2) :

    That comment is like flying past an US Aircraft Carrier with an Al Qaeda logo on your plane.

  • Comment 4, posted at 14.01.09 12:27:07 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
  • This should be a good gauge of NH v SH strength.

    Neither team can make a Semi-Final in their respective competitions so they should be evenly matched. :razz:

  • Comment 5, posted at 14.01.09 12:38:14 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
  • @wpw (Comment 2) : Are going to Newlands :twisted:

  • Comment 6, posted at 14.01.09 14:07:02 by Charlie Reply

    CharlieSuper Rugby player
  • @Charlie (Comment 6) : ek dink soe…

    gat djy uitstiek??? vra maar vir PLJD, ek stiek altyd uit… :oops:

  • Comment 7, posted at 14.01.09 14:43:27 by wpw Reply
    wpwAssistant coach
  • I don’t see what Saracens stand to gain from this exercise.

  • Comment 8, posted at 14.01.09 15:38:50 by McLovin Reply

    McLovinAssistant coach
  • @wpw (Comment 7) : Ja ek en my groot Stormers vrind gan da wies, ma ek wiet nie soe lekka van jou nie, jy pitch mos nooit, so called faithful WP & Stormers fan… :roll:

  • Comment 9, posted at 14.01.09 16:01:00 by Charlie Reply

    CharlieSuper Rugby player
  • @McLovin (Comment 8) : Testing themselves against a light five :roll:

  • Comment 10, posted at 14.01.09 16:01:46 by Charlie Reply

    CharlieSuper Rugby player
  • @wpw (Comment 7) : BTW, jy wiet sieke wat “gedink gedoen” nou toe maak ‘n slag ‘n change man… :evil:

  • Comment 11, posted at 14.01.09 16:03:15 by Charlie Reply

    CharlieSuper Rugby player
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 4) : LMAO

  • Comment 12, posted at 14.01.09 17:33:21 by billy Reply

    billyVodacom Cup player
  • Rob I managed to sny 20 sekonde van my tyd af. Wasn’t fun though. :oops:

  • Comment 13, posted at 14.01.09 18:20:14 by klempie Reply

    klempieTeam captain
  • @klempie (Comment 13) : nice work. I went for a run and pulled something sore in my knee around the 5k mark…. Had to stop and walk after that

  • Comment 14, posted at 14.01.09 19:09:01 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach

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