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Stormers go with Grant


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Stormers, Super 14 on 11 Feb 2010 at 11:47
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Despite Willem de Waal coming through last weekend’s warmup game against Boland, Stormers coach Allister Coetzee has opted to start with Peter Grant at flyhalf for this weekend’s opener against the Lions in Joburg.

Juan de Jongh, impressive in the recent Neo-Africa Tri Series, retains the number 12 jersey and will partner Jacque Fourie in an exciting midfield. Ricky Januarie will be on the bench, with Dewald Duvenage preferred as a starting scrumhalf option. In a somewhat surprising move, last year’s Baby Bok flyhalf Lionel Cronje has been picked on the bench, with de Waal not in the squad at all.

The side, in fact, shows no changes at all to the unit that downed the Sharks two weeks ago, with captain Schalk Burger passed fit to lead in the number 6 jersey. De Kok Steenkamp continues to be preferred to Anton van Zyl  in the second row. The young lock will be making his Super 14 debut.

Stormers team:

15 Joe Pietersen, 14 Gio Aplon, 13 Jaque Fourie, 12 Juan de Jongh, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Peter Grant, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Francois Louw, 6 Schalk Burger (capt), 5 Andries Bekker, 4 De Kock Steenkamp, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Tiaan Liebenberg, 1 Wicus Blaauw.
Subs: 16 Deon Fourie, 17 JC Kritzinger, 18 Anton van Zyl, 19 Pieter Louw, 20 Ricky Januarie, 21 Lionel Cronje, 22 Sireli Naqelevuki



30 Comments

  • Thank heavens, De Waal looked horrible against Boland.
    Getting so excited!

  • Comment 1, posted at 11.02.10 11:49:51 by molly Reply
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  • Lets go Stormers Lets go!! :cool:

  • Comment 2, posted at 11.02.10 11:57:30 by wpw Reply
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  • Sharks team to be anounced Saturday at 17:30…between then and kick-off 3 more changes will me made…ie. if we wanna know the make up of the Sharks team, watch the game… :grin:

  • Comment 3, posted at 11.02.10 12:15:00 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 3) : :)

  • Comment 4, posted at 11.02.10 12:21:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • i look forward to seeing the emergence of Lionel Cronje to lead that backline. After seeing the Lions team selected i have Stormers by 8…..

    But very nervous.

  • Comment 5, posted at 11.02.10 12:28:34 by grant10 Reply

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  • Stormers team looking good. Bulls looking deadly as usual. But local derbies, eish u never know which way they’ll go… Will 2010 see Snor’s wish for 3 SA sides in the semi-finals come true? I can believe it.

  • Comment 6, posted at 11.02.10 12:33:07 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 3) : :|

  • Comment 7, posted at 11.02.10 12:36:13 by Charlie Reply

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  • I hate the first weekend of superbru, one never can tell what will happen.

    Take the Lions, if there is ever a team to blindside you this year, that’s the team, way to easy to not take them serious.

  • Comment 8, posted at 11.02.10 12:43:05 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : Ma’ boyeeee, you’ve made my day… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 9, posted at 11.02.10 13:07:04 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • No Ricky Mac D ?? I thought he did so well for the Ospreys?

  • Comment 10, posted at 11.02.10 13:14:09 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 9) : glad you’re happy, dude :)

  • Comment 11, posted at 11.02.10 13:14:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • I think the Lions without Buys` scrumming should get hammered.

    Then again, first round . . . you just don`t know.

  • Comment 12, posted at 11.02.10 13:17:14 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • I will sit down tonight and make a few predictions. Not gonna be easy.

  • Comment 13, posted at 11.02.10 13:21:41 by Farlington Reply

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  • Hey Sharksworld, I like the changes happening around here, very impressive.

  • Comment 14, posted at 11.02.10 14:09:37 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 14) : we aim to please :)

  • Comment 15, posted at 11.02.10 14:18:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 15) : Why your pic has a cup and a police badge and two vet sterre? Hope that cup is coming home this year though… ;-)

  • Comment 16, posted at 11.02.10 14:35:58 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 16) : hover your cursor over them :)

  • Comment 17, posted at 11.02.10 14:37:33 by robdylan Reply
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  • Cool site changes, every i look Beast is shaving his neck. :razz:

  • Comment 18, posted at 11.02.10 14:41:34 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 17) : Personally, i think my awe-inspiring match reports should upgrade me at least to a currie-cup player.. ;-)

  • Comment 19, posted at 11.02.10 14:48:13 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @CapeShark (Comment 19) : you already have a little “author” icon. Post some more and you’ll get there in no time :)

  • Comment 20, posted at 11.02.10 14:50:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 17) : What?! you won the whole thing or just your group?

  • Comment 21, posted at 11.02.10 14:51:37 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • WTF?????
    http://www.sharksrugby.co.za/news/general/100211/Steve_Meyer_Retires :shock:

  • Comment 22, posted at 11.02.10 15:02:21 by CapeShark Reply
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  • Oh man, this is getting me seriously down… :sad:

  • Comment 23, posted at 11.02.10 15:03:33 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @CapeShark (Comment 23) : goodness me. That’s sudden!

  • Comment 24, posted at 11.02.10 15:10:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 21) : the Sharksworld pool

  • Comment 25, posted at 11.02.10 15:11:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • @CapeShark (Comment 22) : That would not be cool. Surely thats a mistake, must be some other Meyer

  • Comment 26, posted at 11.02.10 15:11:38 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 26) : No it’s on the sharksrugby website, I don’t want to speculate so i won’t, but it’s shoddy timing to hand in your resignation!

  • Comment 27, posted at 11.02.10 15:13:46 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @CapeShark (Comment 27) : especially after all the effort in getting him here. Maybe he got injured again or something. Either way, has to be something big to make it so sudden.

  • Comment 28, posted at 11.02.10 15:15:08 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 28) : Bums me out, i thought he had a lot of promise, and i don’t think Monty has the goods for Super 14. But i guess now, we have no choice…

  • Comment 29, posted at 11.02.10 15:17:24 by CapeShark Reply
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  • I blame it on Straeuli…dunno why, might have forced him into a kamp staaldraad porno or something…kotch man, this is not good!

  • Comment 30, posted at 11.02.10 15:57:19 by FireTheLooser Reply

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