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Rassie puts a stop to CJ rumour

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Stormers, Super 14 on 22 Jan 2009 at 17:11

Vodacom Stormers head coach Rassie Erasmus today put a stop to rumours and reports that he was interested in luring former Cheetahs prop CJ van der Linde to the Stormers camp.

The Stormers website reports that the question of depth was discussed at the team’s weekly press conference at their training venue in Bellville on Wednesday, where Erasmus admitted that with injuries being part of the game, one’s depth could easily be depleted. “I’m fairly happy with our depth, but things can go wrong,” said Erasmus, referring to tightheads’ Brok Harris and JC Kritzinger both going down with injuries in a single training session.

“Brok’s possibly a long term one – he’s foot is in a boot cast and he could be out for up to 10 weeks,” explained Erasmus. “JC is less serious, it’s just a knee niggle, he should be fine.”

Following this news, the media were quick to jump on the rumour of CJ van der Linde’s potential move to Cape Town, but Erasmus was having none of it.

“We’ve got Brian, Brok and JC, where would CJ play?” said Erasmus, prompting one of the journo’s to chirp: “In the starting line-up?” Erasmus shot back: “May be for another coach,” abruptly ending the line of questioning.

The Vodacom Stormers squad for the 2009 Super 14 will be announced on 6 February.


  • Why would he want CJ anyway? He can’t play flank can he?

  • Comment 1, posted at 22.01.09 17:13:04 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
  • I don’t think Rassie likes props. :roll:

  • Comment 2, posted at 22.01.09 17:14:53 by McLovin Reply
    McLovinAssistant coach
  • I wish we neva had Brok.JC will be a good prop in a few years.Guthro will tell you he aint half bad now :wink:

  • Comment 3, posted at 22.01.09 17:19:27 by PJLD Reply
    Clayton(PJLD)Team captain
  • Cj has now been linked to just about every possible franchise… I wonder when his current employers are going to start getting gatvol

  • Comment 4, posted at 22.01.09 17:58:37 by robdylan Reply
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    robdylanHead Coach
  • @PJLD (Comment 3) : Steenkamp is soft.

  • Comment 5, posted at 22.01.09 18:02:04 by robdylan Reply
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    robdylanHead Coach
  • that is true,but to he is a ‘seasoned campaigner’ and JC at 19yrs gave him a lesson at Loftus.

  • Comment 6, posted at 22.01.09 19:16:10 by PJLD Reply
    Clayton(PJLD)Team captain
  • @PJLD (Comment 6) : eddie andrews is also a seasoned campaigner. And also soft as fresh putty :-)

  • Comment 7, posted at 22.01.09 19:36:09 by robdylan Reply
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