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Brits backs Stormers’ set-piece


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Stormers, Super 14 on 19 Feb 2009 at 07:29
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Schalk Brits says the Stormers’ lack of set-piece dominance in the Super 14 is nothing more than a perception and he believes they’ve made steady progress in this department.

Ebrahim Moerat writes for Rugby 365 that their tight five, particularly the scrummaging, has for long been labelled as the soft underbelly with Saracens’ Eddie Jones also slamming the Stormers’ scrum after their recent Super 14 pre-season warm-up.

However, Brits is adamant that that their ‘weak’ scrum is nothing more than a perception and he stressed that they have improved in this facet of their play.

“We feel great when we’re out on the field and I think our [weak scrum] is just a perception.” Brits told rugby365.com during a break in training at the High Performance Centre in Bellville.

“It does not help to keep talking about it. We can only try and do better on the field but people will always have their own opinions about it.”

The Stormers also lost a couple of line-outs in crucial areas against the Sharks but Brits is not too concerned about this phase ahead of their clash against Reds or the remainder of the tournament for that matter.

“We lost a few line-outs because of bad throw-ins and there was a bit of miscommunication between hooker and locks,” Brits explained.

“But we have discussed these mistakes and hopefully it won’t happen again.

“At this stage of the season it does take time to get these things right, no matter how much you’ve trained it in the pre-season.”

Stormers coach Rassie Erasmus also believes there is nothing wrong with the set-pieces and he highlighted the statistics from the Sharks encounter.

“What’s interesting about these perceptions is that against the Sharks we had five scrums and won all our ball and they had 10 scrums and won all their ball,” Erasmus said.

“We also won 68 percent of our line-outs and they won 40 percent of their ball, so who was the best in the set-phases?”

“That’s why we can’t work with perceptions we have to work with the facts and try and to improve on that.”

While both the Stormers and the Reds suffered first round losses, Erasmus is mindful of the perception of the Reds being one of the weaker outfits in this year’s Super 14.

“We can’t go into this game on the perception that the Reds are a weak side,” he said.

“They have a great backline and some very good game-breakers in guys like [Digby] Ioane and Quade Cooper.

“They also have five or six current Wallabies in their squad and if that means they are a weak side then that perception of the Reds is also wrong.”



60 Comments

  • Bwhahahahahahaa

  • Comment 1, posted at 19.02.09 07:30:17 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • You tell them Schalk!!! :roll:

    At least we’ve got Schalk Ferreira and Brok Harris to fall back on… great depth at prop if you ask me… :???: :sad:

  • Comment 2, posted at 19.02.09 07:44:33 by wpw Reply
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  • Jeez i wouldn’t worry about the scrums, it was the Lineouts that were shocking :shock: Much like last season – with the same culprit – Britz himself. And when you have Bekker haning about you should be 98% certain of your ball.

    Shut it Schalk and learn to do the basics

  • Comment 3, posted at 19.02.09 08:51:38 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • I wish they’d give Deon Fourie a decent run in the side.

  • Comment 4, posted at 19.02.09 09:00:28 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 4) : +1 Agree – He actually looked like a hooker as opposed to a back lost between a couple of heavies…well medium to light heavies :lol:

  • Comment 5, posted at 19.02.09 09:04:14 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 5) : That laatie is strong and fast!Loved the way he nailed Saracens flyhalf on the warmup game.

  • Comment 6, posted at 19.02.09 09:17:08 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • Line-out’s: Stormers won 11 of their 16 line-outs (69%). In comparison, the Sharks won only two of their five line-outs (40%).

    Scrums: The Sharks won 9 from their 10 put-ins, and conceded 1 penalty. The Stormers won 5 of their 6 scrums also conceding 1 penalty.

    Defence: The Stormers scored an 82% success rate defensively, missing 25 of their 121 tackles. The Sharks missed 30 of their 95 tackles.

    Ball in hand: The Sharks forwards ran with the ball 45 times, compared to the Stormers forwards taking it up 30 times.
    Advantage line: Both teams were 35% successful in their attempts to cross the advantage line with the ball in hand.

    If the Stormers have problems at the line-outs – the Sharks are in shit!

  • Comment 7, posted at 19.02.09 09:21:10 by MorneN Reply
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  • Seeing you Friday Morras?

  • Comment 8, posted at 19.02.09 09:24:18 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • Yup, will be there dude.

  • Comment 9, posted at 19.02.09 09:24:52 by MorneN Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 7) :

    That is true we are in kak at LOs. I have mentioned before that we are no better thsan 3rd in the country at LO ability.

    The LO is but one SMALL part of the tight 5 play though.

    Is there a “ruck/maul won” stat somewhere?

  • Comment 10, posted at 19.02.09 09:28:36 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • No nor ruck maul stat I can get my hands on, only turn overs conceded which the Sharks only did 3 and Stormers conceded 5.

  • Comment 11, posted at 19.02.09 09:34:29 by MorneN Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 11) : Whose Stats? – off the top of my head i can think of at least 6 occasions in the first half alone – we conceded our own ball at the LO’s – Even still 69% is shoddy LO stat

  • Comment 12, posted at 19.02.09 10:01:07 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 3) : yeah – it’s easy to find bekker… just aim 8cm above the head of the tallest opposition lock :)

  • Comment 13, posted at 19.02.09 10:20:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • I rate their set piece as average.

  • Comment 14, posted at 19.02.09 10:25:20 by McLovin Reply

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  • rugby365.com Prediction: While the Reds have the ability to pull of some upsets in this year’s Super 14 they are most likely to achieve it in Brisbane. The Stormers should comfortably get a bonus point win by more than 15 points against the talented but inexperienced Reds.

  • Comment 15, posted at 19.02.09 10:43:45 by McLovin Reply

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  • Perception…
    Well they might win their ball but they still do it going backwards…
    And it is not very clean attacking ball….

  • Comment 16, posted at 19.02.09 13:43:23 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Waars die Stormer manne? Anyone watch the cricket last night. First time in my life I saw the Super Over. Quite a experiense!

    Was thinking to attend the Rooi Vleis match but decided rather to stay at home and maybe throw some cans at the TV.

  • Comment 17, posted at 19.02.09 16:11:27 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • @PaarlBok (Comment 17) : THE CRICKET WAS INSANE

  • Comment 18, posted at 19.02.09 16:28:45 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @PaarlBok (Comment 17) :

    No…is there cricket on ????

  • Comment 19, posted at 19.02.09 16:43:00 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @PaarlBok (Comment 17) : That’s not cricket.

  • Comment 20, posted at 19.02.09 16:47:05 by klempie Reply

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  • PJLD, how’s the running going?

  • Comment 21, posted at 19.02.09 16:48:10 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 21) : its going well hey,but have a strange pain in my calf today.Im supposed to log some road today.

  • Comment 22, posted at 19.02.09 17:01:31 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 22) : I am down to 8 mins for the 1.8. But I am running in the gym now cos I am working offsite. So idealised treadmill situation. Another week of that and I’ll start notching it up to 3.6.

  • Comment 23, posted at 19.02.09 17:04:11 by klempie Reply

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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 22) : Môre is nog ‘n dag né? :wink:

  • Comment 24, posted at 19.02.09 17:14:37 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 23) :

    I am up to 7 min 37 sec in 2…

  • Comment 25, posted at 19.02.09 17:24:58 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 23) :

    Cool. :cool:

    I did a 19:12 for the 4km last night.

  • Comment 26, posted at 19.02.09 17:41:02 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 25) : I thought you weren’t running with us… :???:

  • Comment 27, posted at 19.02.09 18:59:54 by klempie Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 26) : Nice. Do you treadmill it?

  • Comment 28, posted at 19.02.09 19:00:35 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 28) :

    Nope. Asphalt (tar) and about 1km of compacted sand.

  • Comment 29, posted at 19.02.09 19:02:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 29) : I think Hmmmm is talking kak. What do you think?

  • Comment 30, posted at 19.02.09 19:07:55 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 30) :

    No Hmmm is clever, he says “2….” He ain’t said 2 what. :smile: So he MAY be playing with us

    But 7:37 over 2ks gives him a 3:48 average which is quite easy for someone who is in good shape (not excellent shape)so it is quite possible.

  • Comment 31, posted at 19.02.09 19:12:17 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 31) : Whatever man. 3:48 in good shape?

  • Comment 32, posted at 19.02.09 19:17:42 by klempie Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 29) : Is it flat? I would imagine in Saudi it would be.

  • Comment 33, posted at 19.02.09 19:19:26 by klempie Reply

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  • Right I am off to the gym.

  • Comment 34, posted at 19.02.09 19:26:54 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 33) :

    Yip the biggest hill is a ramp with an elevation of about 1m and about 3m long to bypass a set of stairs. :lol:

  • Comment 35, posted at 19.02.09 19:30:22 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 32) :

    Mate i ran sub 4min for a long time in my life and i wasn’t NEAR top shape. average, maybe slightly above average.

  • Comment 36, posted at 19.02.09 19:31:34 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 34) :

    good luck. enjoy.

  • Comment 37, posted at 19.02.09 19:35:27 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Finally a Facebook cause that is worth joining. :razz:

    Stop little children from being forced to watch the Bulls!

    http://apps.facebook.com/causes/139378/48384128?m=ac75a943.

  • Comment 38, posted at 19.02.09 19:44:53 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Is is not just the scrums, they should worry about the line-outs

  • Comment 39, posted at 19.02.09 20:09:12 by Debs Reply

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  • 7:57. :cool:

  • Comment 40, posted at 19.02.09 20:47:36 by klempie Reply

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  • Well done klempie! U are however still far off from Hmmm’s best time. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 41, posted at 19.02.09 20:59:39 by wpw Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 40) :

    Cool. Stuff.

  • Comment 42, posted at 19.02.09 21:04:24 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 41) : And what about you boy? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 43, posted at 19.02.09 21:41:06 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 43) :

    He is waiting for his wife to come home so she can tie his shoe laces. :razz: :wink:

  • Comment 44, posted at 19.02.09 21:50:30 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 44) : Yeh! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 45, posted at 19.02.09 21:52:46 by klempie Reply

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  • Bliksem! :evil:

  • Comment 46, posted at 20.02.09 05:22:38 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 46) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 47, posted at 20.02.09 07:17:07 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 21) : Ended up running 21kays last night :mrgreen:

  • Comment 48, posted at 20.02.09 08:12:53 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 48) :

    Eina. How you feeling this am? Or should I say, How are you gonna feel tomorrow? :lol:

  • Comment 49, posted at 20.02.09 08:15:16 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 49) : Fine today,fearing tomorrow :!:

  • Comment 50, posted at 20.02.09 08:23:33 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • I had KFC last night!!! :shock: :roll:

  • Comment 51, posted at 20.02.09 08:35:32 by wpw Reply
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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 50) :

    :smile:

    @wpw (Comment 51) :
    21 pieces or 21 kgs :oops:

    Ek is skerp vandag. :oops:

  • Comment 52, posted at 20.02.09 08:43:23 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 52) :

    Was actually a twister meal… :???:

  • Comment 53, posted at 20.02.09 08:53:22 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 53) : :wink: :smile:

  • Comment 54, posted at 20.02.09 08:55:17 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 52) : I cant remember how that tastes

  • Comment 55, posted at 20.02.09 09:04:48 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 48) :

    Can everyone stop talking in code please? WTH is a kay?

  • Comment 56, posted at 20.02.09 14:53:21 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 56) :

    you not serious??? :shock:

  • Comment 57, posted at 20.02.09 15:06:39 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 57) : Well the normal meaning is km. But we all know PJLD did not run 21 kms.

  • Comment 58, posted at 20.02.09 15:12:02 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 58) :

    So you calling him a liar??? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 59, posted at 20.02.09 15:32:06 by wpw Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 58) : Oh ye of little faith!

  • Comment 60, posted at 20.02.09 15:58:39 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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