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Saracens can help with Stormers’ puzzle


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Stormers, Super 14 on 21 Jan 2009 at 08:47
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The make-up of the Stormers loose trio for this year’s Super 14 has “definitely not” been decided yet, so Sunday’s warm-up clash with English club Saracens at Newlands could provide coach Rassie Erasmus with some answers in that regard.

The Cape Times reports that Erasmus will have the luxury of calling upon several quality loose forwards this year, with former Cheetahs star Duanne Vermeulen’s arrival in the Cape creating much conjecture around who would fill up the three loose-forward spots.

Erasmus also has Springboks Schalk Burger and Luke Watson available, while Francois Louw was a consistent performer during last year’s competition. “We have definitely not decided yet on who will make up the loose trio for the Super 14,” Stormers assistant coach Gary Gold told the Cape Times yesterday.

“Duanne has joined us and is in the mix like the other guys. He is able to play in all three positions in the loose trio. I won’t say that Luke is only a No 8. He has all the skills to play in any loose-trio position.

“It doesn’t matter really what number there is on the jersey for guys like Luke and Duanne.”

Another loose forward, 19-year-old Nick Koster, will be considered at wing in the Super 14. Gold said that Koster’s switch in position will allow Erasmus to at least keep him involved. “We have a lot of seasoned campaigners there, so it would have meant us having several injuries for Nick to play,” he said.

“But he is a talented player and we want him to be involved. He was also a 100m and 200m record-holder at school, so he is quick enough. We have Tondie (Chavhanga) and Sireli (Naqelevuki) there, with Wylie as back-up. Nick will cover us.”

Gold said that he has been highly impressed with Hilton Lobberts’s efforts at training during the pre-season.

“Hiltie has been fantastic. He is working hard, has a wonderful attitude and is very fit,” he said. “He has also been frighteningly physical, which is always a good thing. But he needs more time to settle at lock.”

Tighthead prop Brian Mujati, who is nursing a shoulder injury, is still in doubt, although Gold said he did complete a scrumming session yesterday.

Meanwhile, Saracens director of rugby Eddie Jones on Tuesday included former Bok and Stormers tighthead Cobus Visagie in the starting line-up.

Former Bok flank Wikus van Heerden will also start, while ex-Sharks star Brad Barritt will play at inside centre. The Stormers name their team on Wednesday.

Saracens Team
Chris Wyles, Kameli Ratuvou, Ben Jacobs, Brad Barritt, Richard Haughton, Glen Jackson, Justin Marshall, Ben Skirving, Wikus Van Heerden, Chris Jack (capt), Tom Ryder, Hugh Vyvyan, Cobus Visagie, Andy Kyriacou, Nick Lloyd.
Bench (from): Don Barrell, Matt Cairns, Kris Chesney, Andy Farrell, Cencus Johnston, Jordan Mitchell, Rodd Penney, Gordon Ross, Dave Seymour, Hayden Smith, Kevin Sorrell, Harry Spencer, Edd Thrower, Alex Walker, Mickey Wilson.



72 Comments

  • Im there like a bear!

  • Comment 1, posted at 21.01.09 08:54:24 by PJLD Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 1) :

    keep a look out for the Saracens Fullback, Chris Wyles. Awesome 7s players, would love to see how he does in 15s

  • Comment 2, posted at 21.01.09 08:56:10 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Lovechild vs JdV should be a good contest to watch as well.

  • Comment 3, posted at 21.01.09 08:56:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 3) : What contest :?:

  • Comment 4, posted at 21.01.09 09:01:41 by PJLD Reply
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  • Tondie, Hiltie, Lukie, Schalkie – Stormertjies

  • Comment 5, posted at 21.01.09 09:03:05 by Salmonoid Reply

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  • “But he (Hiltie) needs more time to settle at lock”

    Cool, first year he will spend learning the laws of the game, second year he might play.

    As for the loosies – no brainer.

    Schalk
    Louw
    Vermeulen

  • Comment 6, posted at 21.01.09 09:26:30 by MorneN Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 6) : is Francois Louw really all that good?

  • Comment 7, posted at 21.01.09 09:37:00 by robdylan Reply
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  • I will be wearing my ‘I Love Luke’ t shirt at the game…

    You can’t miss, it has puke all over it. :roll:

  • Comment 8, posted at 21.01.09 09:38:53 by wpw Reply
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  • hey – Brad is starting! :beam with pride:

  • Comment 9, posted at 21.01.09 09:42:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 7) :

    Very underrated player in my view.

    Jacques Botes like.

    Keep an eye on him.

  • Comment 10, posted at 21.01.09 09:43:59 by MorneN Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 6) :

    Koster? or are you with rassie on the conversion to wing?

  • Comment 11, posted at 21.01.09 09:48:01 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @MorneN (Comment 10) : ok – will watch him. Nephew of Louis Pickard, apparently.

    I’m kinda with KSA… reckon they should stop buggering around, play Schalk 6, Duane 7 and Koster 8

  • Comment 12, posted at 21.01.09 09:49:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 10) : He is still a lightie – he will get his chance – especially later in the year when the Boks disappear

  • Comment 13, posted at 21.01.09 09:49:47 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 12) : Sorry but the kid is over hyped as per a certain Bulls player with a cough cough ‘lung problem’ – There are people ahead of him in the queue.

  • Comment 14, posted at 21.01.09 09:51:18 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • Luke’s playing! :cool: Is this getting broadcast time?

  • Comment 15, posted at 21.01.09 09:52:56 by klempie Reply

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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 14) : That Koster i am referring to.

  • Comment 16, posted at 21.01.09 09:59:34 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • ‘Another loose forward, 19-year-old Nick Koster, will be considered at wing in the Super 14.’

    Now that Koster’s position is sorted all Rassie needs to do is decide between Luke and Louw.

    Duanne is a MUST imho.

  • Comment 17, posted at 21.01.09 10:01:56 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 17) : No brainer – Louw….

    Luke needs to do hard time on the bench. Until his contract runs out. Then he can go to his destiny of leading the new EC franchise to the bottom of the table for the rest of his life.

  • Comment 18, posted at 21.01.09 10:07:04 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 4) : @wpw (Comment 17) : Do you guys have tickets for the game :?:

  • Comment 19, posted at 21.01.09 10:10:01 by Charlie Reply

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  • Not a big fan of puzzles. More than 20 pieces and I steer clear. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 20, posted at 21.01.09 10:16:31 by McLovin Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 11) :

    No not at all.

    Loosie and thats it.

    He is not physically ready apparently so I simply won’t pick him.

  • Comment 21, posted at 21.01.09 10:20:39 by MorneN Reply
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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 14) :

    He is still young, but good enough in my view. Bright future for him I reckon.

    More excited about him than Koster.

  • Comment 22, posted at 21.01.09 10:21:38 by MorneN Reply
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  • @Charlie (Comment 19) :

    Nope.

  • Comment 23, posted at 21.01.09 10:25:27 by wpw Reply
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  • @Charlie (Comment 19) : I didn’t purchase Charles, i smokkeled.

  • Comment 24, posted at 21.01.09 10:33:06 by PJLD Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 22) : Agreed. He’s got some mongrel in him.

  • Comment 25, posted at 21.01.09 10:34:52 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 24) :

    I wont be there as I have to go to the airport, but my Boet will be there.

  • Comment 26, posted at 21.01.09 10:36:46 by MorneN Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 24) : Like a true stormer

  • Comment 27, posted at 21.01.09 10:38:08 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 26) : Just say you don’t gran me!Its ok!

    Me and him can down a few ales after the game.

  • Comment 28, posted at 21.01.09 10:40:34 by PJLD Reply
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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 27) : Fully

  • Comment 29, posted at 21.01.09 10:40:49 by PJLD Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 28) :

    Will be there for the Sharks game…

  • Comment 30, posted at 21.01.09 10:43:00 by MorneN Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 30) : I won’t :oops:

  • Comment 31, posted at 21.01.09 10:47:56 by PJLD Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 31) :

    You suck.

  • Comment 32, posted at 21.01.09 10:58:10 by MorneN Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 30) :
    I’ll keep some kleenex for you to dry your eyes.

  • Comment 33, posted at 21.01.09 10:59:28 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 33) :

    Haha, and I will organise a taxi for you after you drown your sorrows under the main stand after the game.

  • Comment 34, posted at 21.01.09 11:02:04 by MorneN Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 34) :
    The only sorrows I will have to drown will be the knowledge that you Stormpies will spend the next week avoiding SW and so curtail my fun.

    Its ok – I’ll let you cry on my shoulder – I owe you for the tickets last year. :lol:

  • Comment 35, posted at 21.01.09 11:07:24 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 32) : I hate Feb 14

  • Comment 36, posted at 21.01.09 11:09:40 by PJLD Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 35) :

    Frans Steyn at 12 and refusing to select John at 2 and captain?

    From the Stormers I thank you in advance for the favour!

  • Comment 37, posted at 21.01.09 11:10:27 by MorneN Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 35) :

    And what a nice pair of broad muscular shoulders!!! :wink:

  • Comment 38, posted at 21.01.09 11:11:00 by wpw Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 37) :
    When you race your woman, dont you give her a lead?

    From the Sharks, I thank you in advance for the 5 points.

    @wpw (Comment 38) :
    Um, thanks. :shock:

  • Comment 39, posted at 21.01.09 11:17:29 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 39) :

    When you race your woman, dont you give her a lead?

    I dont believe in foreplay.

  • Comment 40, posted at 21.01.09 11:18:53 by MorneN Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 24) : Any luck that 4 me from your side :?: :cry:

  • Comment 41, posted at 21.01.09 11:24:48 by Charlie Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 23) : Soe that means dat jy nie ga uitstiek nie :roll:

  • Comment 42, posted at 21.01.09 11:27:31 by Charlie Reply

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  • @MorneN (Comment 40) :
    :lol:

    @Charlie (Comment 42) :
    See you there Charlie!

  • Comment 43, posted at 21.01.09 11:34:52 by Big Fish Reply
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  • 23/24 sleep to go.

  • Comment 44, posted at 21.01.09 11:35:55 by McLovin Reply

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  • Anyone chilling in GreenPoint this evening

    Hamilton 7s are having a practice match against the Springbok 7s squad at Hamilton RFC on 21 January 2009 at 19h00. Hammies are using this as a practice match for the Cape Town Tens and the Springbok 7s are using the practice match for their forthcoming 7s tournaments

    Should be interesting to watch and interesting for the guys who are going to be playing.

  • Comment 45, posted at 21.01.09 11:38:06 by PJLD Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 43) : Where did you get tickets buddy :?: :cry:

  • Comment 46, posted at 21.01.09 11:38:26 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 46) : Buy them at Newland dude.

  • Comment 47, posted at 21.01.09 11:40:28 by PJLD Reply
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  • @Charlie (Comment 46) :
    Tickets for Sharks match?

    Only going on sale tomorrow.

  • Comment 48, posted at 21.01.09 11:40:52 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 47) : I know, but I am too far away… :cry:

  • Comment 49, posted at 21.01.09 11:43:10 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 49) : Fish mos live just there :wink:

  • Comment 50, posted at 21.01.09 11:46:07 by PJLD Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 50) : Nah it’s ok, see tickets are on sale @ Computicket :mrgreen:

  • Comment 51, posted at 21.01.09 11:50:40 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 48) : vs Sarries, change of schedule dude I can now join you @ the Sharks vs Stormers game :mrgreen:

  • Comment 52, posted at 21.01.09 11:51:43 by Charlie Reply

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  • @PJLD (Comment 45) :
    Bok 7s seem to need the practice – saw a show wher they were klapped by the Puma 7s team – Puma in this case being the Mpumalanga variety.

  • Comment 53, posted at 21.01.09 11:52:50 by Salmonoid Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 52) :
    COOL!

    Planning on pitching there with a group – including a few feminine subjects.

  • Comment 54, posted at 21.01.09 12:04:50 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 54) : Nice of you to include some of the gay community. :wink:

  • Comment 55, posted at 21.01.09 12:09:48 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 55) :
    How could I possibly stop Stormers fans attending at Newlands anyway? :razz:

  • Comment 56, posted at 21.01.09 12:14:56 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 56) : hehehe :mrgreen:

  • Comment 57, posted at 21.01.09 12:16:22 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 54) : I will also have a crew with me, according to latest info bookings for the match will now start on Monday 26th jan ’09 and not 2morrow, I will just try and find out the correct info :wink:

  • Comment 58, posted at 21.01.09 12:16:29 by Charlie Reply

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  • PJLD after Sundays game….

    http://www.flashpointsocialmedia.com/reddit/Arrested.png

    Anon Shark fan (recently had a child) trying on his new fan gear

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2149/1906171670_4aa12c3a2f_m.jpg

  • Comment 59, posted at 21.01.09 12:16:52 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 56) : Fish, you going to Newlands on Sunday :?:

  • Comment 60, posted at 21.01.09 12:19:58 by Charlie Reply

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  • Too much time on your hands Sauce

  • Comment 61, posted at 21.01.09 12:20:11 by PJLD Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 61) : Nah way busy – just find i feel better when i get paid for procrastination as opposed to work :lol:

  • Comment 62, posted at 21.01.09 12:21:25 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • hehe its 12:26 and maaaybe its time i get started on this day.

  • Comment 63, posted at 21.01.09 12:27:05 by PJLD Reply
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  • Stormers – 15 Percy Montgomery, 14 Tonderai Chavhanga, 13 Gcobani Bobo, 12 Jean de Villiers (c), 11 Sireli Naqelevuki, 10 Peter Grant, 9 Ricky Januarie, 8 Luke Watson, 7 Duane Vermeulen, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Andries Bekker, 4 Adriaan Fondse, 3 Brian Mujati, 2 Schalk Brits, 1 JD Moller.
    Subs: Deon Fourie, JC Kritzinger/ Schalk Ferreira, Wicus Blaauw, Hilton Lobberts, AJ Venter/ George Earle, Pieter Louw, Bolla Conradie, Joe Pietersen, Dylan des Fountain, Alipate Fatafehi, Nick Koster.

  • Comment 64, posted at 21.01.09 12:29:19 by McLovin Reply

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  • According to Keo, Burger is injured.

  • Comment 65, posted at 21.01.09 12:29:45 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 60) :
    Nah – not interested.

    @PJLD (Comment 63) :
    I am in Joburg today for a meeting which went MUCH better than expected, so now sitting around doing sweet blow-all till my ride to the hotel arrives at 14:00.

    Basically, my work day ended at 11:00.

    Unfortunately, I have loads of prep readings for my class that I would much rather be doing now.

  • Comment 66, posted at 21.01.09 12:32:56 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 66) : Oh, still deciding, by friend Quin would luv to go :mrgreen:

  • Comment 67, posted at 21.01.09 12:39:51 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 67) :
    Hahaha! I remember him – he was so sad that day.

    Maybe we can get tickets in the same area again?

  • Comment 68, posted at 21.01.09 12:44:12 by Big Fish Reply
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  • That Stormers run on side look pretty much the same old same. The bench cleary have to play them in the squad.

  • Comment 69, posted at 21.01.09 13:17:10 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 58) :

    HQ – TICKET INFO

    Pre-season Friendly: Vodacom Stormers vs Saracens, Sunday 25 January 2009 at Newlands Rugby Stadium. Kick-off 4pm Newlands Box Office (Boundary Rd, Newlands) from Tuesday 20 January 2009. Tues – Fri: 9am – 4pm, Sat: 9am- 1pm, Sun: 9am – 5pm
    Tickets will be on sale through Computicket, Shoprite Checkers and Checkers Hyper Stores as from Wednesday 21 January. http://www.computicket.com / 083 915 8000
    Prices: All Seating (reserved): R50, Standing R25
    Season Tickets NOT VALID

    Boland vs Vodacom Stormers, Saturday 31 January 2009 at Boland Stadium in Wellington. Kick-off 6pm
    Ticket information to be announced.

    2009 Vodacom Super 14:

    Tickets for the first four league matches (vs Sharks, vs Reds, vs Blues, vs Lions) of the 2009 Vodacom Super 14 will go on sale to the public on 26 January 2009. Tickets for the remaining two fixtures after the team’s overseas tour (vs Chiefs and vs Western Force) will go on sale to the public on 30 March 2009. Prices and purchase points are detailed below.

  • Comment 70, posted at 21.01.09 13:31:31 by Charlie Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 55) : Well it is Cape Town. :???:

  • Comment 71, posted at 21.01.09 13:42:20 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 71) : Yip. Free love and all that.

  • Comment 72, posted at 21.01.09 14:05:55 by McLovin Reply

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