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Koster, Fatafehi to wing it against Boland?


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Stormers, Super 14 on 28 Jan 2009 at 07:15
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Tongan rugby player Alipate Fatafehi could get another opportunity to prove his worth for the Stormers in Saturday’s friendly fixture against Boland in Wellington.

Stephen Nell writes for Die Burger that Fatafehi and Nick Koster could start as the wings for the Stormers.

Schalk Burger has recovered fully from an ankle injury and may play on the flank.

While the Stormers won’t be at full strength, it will certainly not be a complete second string taking the field.

Fatafehi’s future in the Cape may be determined by his performance on Saturday.

However, he struggled to make the grade in New Zealand with Otago.

His coach at Otago, Steve Martin, said he would have to improve his handling and defence to cut it at Super14 level.

“His strength is his speed, which is quite quick over 40m. He tends to take some time to get up to speed as he has quite long legs, but is fast once underway. He has a very long punt and is very difficult to tackle because of his size,” said Martin.

“He has had trouble with handling at times in his game and also his tackling. If he can improve these two areas, he may be able to play Super14 rugby.”

Fatafehi played only 14 games for Otago in his spell with them and scored four tries. All his games were on the wing.

“He is equally adept at centre or fullback,” said Martin.



30 Comments

  • I wonder if I should attend this game… :roll:

  • Comment 1, posted at 28.01.09 07:52:52 by wpw Reply
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  • That brah had one tackle to make while he was on the field and he dodged it like the plague.

  • Comment 2, posted at 28.01.09 08:48:50 by PJLD Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 2) :

    Really??? :shock:

  • Comment 3, posted at 28.01.09 08:50:53 by wpw Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 2) :

    I read that in your report. Was that the only tackle he had to make?

    Send him home now then. On the otherhand, When Kalie came out he was also pretty kak and he has become one of the WP favourite sons I would say.

  • Comment 4, posted at 28.01.09 08:58:15 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • pretty adept at fullback? And he can’t tackle? Should read inept, perhaps? :-)

  • Comment 5, posted at 28.01.09 09:09:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 4) : the one and only

  • Comment 6, posted at 28.01.09 09:25:18 by PJLD Reply
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  • Well we’ve got Joe Pietersen too!!! :neutral:

  • Comment 7, posted at 28.01.09 09:28:12 by wpw Reply
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  • Joe is a good fullback and he played out of his skin on Sunday…at fullback.

  • Comment 8, posted at 28.01.09 09:33:02 by PJLD Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 2) : @KSA Shark © (Comment 4) : @robdylan (Comment 5) : His defence was one of the main reasons he didn’t make the cut at Otago. Steve Martin, Otago coach, said in ‘Die Burger’ that his tackling & handling is not up to Super 14 standard.

  • Comment 9, posted at 28.01.09 10:38:33 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 9) : He must join a touch rugby team :roll:

  • Comment 10, posted at 28.01.09 10:50:29 by Charlie Reply

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  • One islander is enough, we need to keep these places open for locals.

  • Comment 11, posted at 28.01.09 11:10:46 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • http://www.touchrugby.co.za

  • Comment 12, posted at 28.01.09 11:15:28 by PJLD Reply
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  • According to Keo:

    15 Percy Montgomery, 14 Nick Koster, 13 Dylan des Fountain, 12 Morgan Newman, 11 Alipate Fatafehi, 10 Joe Pietersen, 9 Dewaldt Duvenhage, 8 Luke Watson, 7 Pieter Louw, 6 Boetie Brits, 5 AJ Venter, 4 George Earle, 3 Brian Mujati, 2 Deon Fourie, 1 JD Moller.

  • Comment 13, posted at 28.01.09 13:07:49 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 13) : With the rest of the squad on the bench.

  • Comment 14, posted at 28.01.09 13:08:17 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 13) :

    When will they realize that Joe Pietersen is NOT a flyhalf? :evil:

  • Comment 15, posted at 28.01.09 13:11:25 by wpw Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 13) : WTF is Boetie Brits?

  • Comment 16, posted at 28.01.09 13:19:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 16) :

    please don’t tell me it is Schalk Brits!!! :shock:

  • Comment 17, posted at 28.01.09 13:20:59 by wpw Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 16) : No idea. :lol:

  • Comment 18, posted at 28.01.09 13:22:19 by McLovin Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 16) : Conrad Johannes Brits. From Maties. SA under 19.

  • Comment 19, posted at 28.01.09 14:25:41 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 13) :

    Maybe he’s a prop turned flank as part or Rassie’s S14 strategy. :roll:

    No wait rassie will be turning Flanks into props as part of his strategy, won’t he?

    Ag I don’t know.

  • Comment 20, posted at 28.01.09 14:30:14 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 20) : Strategy is change hookers into loosies and loosies into wings. :mrgreen: :wink:

    Props are not part of his plan. :roll:

  • Comment 21, posted at 28.01.09 14:34:20 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 21) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 22, posted at 28.01.09 14:37:27 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 19) : ok… interesting. Never seen him called “Boetie” before, Just Conraad.

  • Comment 23, posted at 28.01.09 15:01:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • Midlands club Alcester thought they had earned a place in rugby union’s record books when they recorded a 194-3 win over Coventry Saracens last weekend.

    But the scoreline – a record winning margin for an English league game – has been wiped from the records after a ruling from local officials.

    Coventry Saracens were handicapped by having only eight players, and formed scrums with just three men.

    However, rules insist scrums have a minimum of five players per side.

  • Comment 24, posted at 28.01.09 15:09:25 by McLovin Reply

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  • Despite the 191-point margin of victory, Alcester would have had some way to go to beat the world record for a game of union.

    This stands at 350-0 and came in 1984 when tries were worth only four points rather than five, with French club Lavardac beating their third division opponents Vergt 350-0 with 66 tries.

    To be fair to Vergt, the match was actually a very Gallic form of protest with the players making no effort to defend in order to register their unhappiness at the suspension of several players. :roll:

  • Comment 25, posted at 28.01.09 15:10:22 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 24) : How did they still get 3???

  • Comment 26, posted at 28.01.09 15:10:35 by PJLD Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 26) : No idea..

  • Comment 27, posted at 28.01.09 15:11:53 by McLovin Reply

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  • @PJLD (Comment 26) : Numbers in the lineout? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 28, posted at 28.01.09 15:52:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • If he cannot tackle…why will he as at home at centre…a centre should be able to tackle no matter how good his other skills are…else he cannot be centre….

  • Comment 29, posted at 28.01.09 17:17:56 by Hmmm Reply

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  • That is why Nonu was moved to wing from centre…same problem…and there is nothing wrong with Nonu’s running and handling skills…

  • Comment 30, posted at 28.01.09 17:18:56 by Hmmm Reply

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