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Stormers too strong for Hurricanes


Written by Clayton Saville (Clayton(PJLD))

Posted in :Admin, Original Content, Stormers, Super 14 on 15 Mar 2010 at 10:42

On Saturday 13 March 2010 the Vodacom Stormers stuffed a sweaty sock into the mouths of those who chose to criticise their progress through the S14 so far.

The talk leading up to this fixture was that the All Black laden Hurricanes were going to blow the Stormers away in their own backyard using their much vaunted pack , their physical strike runners and the large support base they enjoy in the cape.

The talk from the cape side was just that they had done nothing yet this season and they are working on their weaknesses.

They continued this “radio silence” by ditching the usual loud traffic escort and replacing it with 2 vehicles of the cape “ghost squad” arriving in silence at Newlands looking very composed and focused and not paying any attention to the jeers of the hordes of all black/ hurricanes supporting folks suffering from a sever case of identity crisis.

The Newlands faithful were not be outdone and pitched up in their droves to support the Stormers who have looked all season as if they were on the brink of something special, entire families arrived clad in Stormers gear, individuals in body paint ran around hyping the crowd and Stormers flags were flying proud.

At kick off time the air of expectation was almost unbearable and the crowd of 44 350 burst into applause as the teams took to the field and from the kickoff it was all Stormers as they set about taking the Hurricanes apart in all aspects of the game, beating them both physically and tactically.

The Stormers defence again showed that they are not to be messed with in this years competition putting in massive hit and employing the 2 on 1 tackle to good effect.Somebody must have sat Andries Bekker down and told him that if he wants to keep his sideburns and neon boots this season he is going to have to add physicality to his game, the big man must be really fond of those items as he has really put in hit after bone crunching hit at the tackles and rucks silencing many critics, myself included.

As well as winning most of the collisions it appears as many players have taken to offloading in the tackle or least looking to make the offload before going to ground, Andries Bekker, Francois Louw and even the props could all be seen checking for options at the tackle and of course  Sireli Naqelivuki and Joe Pietersons tries came from offloads and good support running , Sireli and Joes tries almost mirror images of each other with just the finishers swapping roles.

The Hurricanes became very frustrated at the way the game was developing and handbags started being flung around at regular intervals with Rodney So’oialo always involved, not sure how he escaped being cautioned by the ref as he was a serial offender.

Sireli Naqelivuki, the villian of last years CC semi final defeat to the  Bulls at Loftus has set about reclaiming the form of 2006 that made him the darling of Newlands, the Fijian appears to have had a change of attitude and work ethic and is full of running and looking for work.He also put Corey Jane to sleep and out of rugby for two weeks after running through the Hurricanes 15.Two good performances in a row resulted in a man of the match award for the Fijian sailor.

The Hurricanes managed to work a try in the 68th minutes as well as the 80th, being the first team to get two tries past the Stormers this season but the game was over as a contest well before then, with the bonus point already having being sown up and Jaque Fourie having scored a 5th for the Cape side.

The final score on the night was 37-13

Try scorers : Stormers Joe Pieterson, Sireli Naqelivui, Duane Vermuelen, Brok Harris and Jaque Fouries

Hurricanes David Smith and Tyson Keats

Attendance : 43 350



53 Comments

  • It is hard to criticise any part of the Stormers game currently.

  • Comment 1, posted at 15.03.10 10:57:21 by Morné Reply
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  • wow… that’s a fail and a half for the Canes… letting Brok score a try :)

  • Comment 2, posted at 15.03.10 11:05:47 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 1) :

    I hear you predicted a Hurricanes win. Shame on you Morne!! :lol:

  • Comment 3, posted at 15.03.10 11:08:41 by wpw Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) :

    That is Brock ‘Future Springbok’ Harris to you Robbo!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 4, posted at 15.03.10 11:09:48 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 4) : :razz: :twisted:

  • Comment 5, posted at 15.03.10 11:15:07 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 5) : well done cost me a point on Sb but thats ok

  • Comment 6, posted at 15.03.10 11:35:53 by Charmaine Reply

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  • Wow – finally got to watch this game yesterday…glad i did. Gave me hope for SA rugby….Yes the Bulls are probably stronger on attack – but their defense has holes in all over the show. i think the Stormers are adjusting to the “new interpretations” of the law better than anyone else with out compromising the spirit of Rugby Union. Because, seriously, these try fests are beginning to piss me off. When news reports start saying “only 3 tries scored”…you gotta wonder is it rugby anymore?

  • Comment 7, posted at 15.03.10 11:48:39 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Great crowd size :!:

  • Comment 8, posted at 15.03.10 11:48:53 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 8) : Yes sir, and not inflated at all.It was full and loud!

  • Comment 9, posted at 15.03.10 11:53:00 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 4) : I know, I know :)

  • Comment 10, posted at 15.03.10 12:22:28 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 1) : @wpw (Comment 3) : @provincejoulekkading (Comment 5) : Congrats to the Stormers. I think they are probably the most balanced of the SA teams. They defend fantastically well and manage to attack effectively as well. I said on another tread that I would love to see a Bulls Stormers game now to see how good the Stormers defence really is. The Bulls are leaking a lot of tries and might just get unstuck against a good defensive unit like the Stormers. A pleasure to watch them play and I hope for a Stormers Bulls final at Newlands

  • Comment 11, posted at 15.03.10 12:28:46 by Pokkel Reply
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  • and I got 6/6 on Superbru this weekend…thanks Stormers

  • Comment 12, posted at 15.03.10 12:34:21 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 12) : me too :)

  • Comment 13, posted at 15.03.10 12:39:20 by robdylan Reply
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  • I tell you what, Matthew Proudfoot has made a HUGE difference to our forward pack since his arrival. :shock: :cool:

  • Comment 14, posted at 15.03.10 12:46:43 by wpw Reply
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  • Need to make my LMS pick for the weekend. Still have my lifeline!! WHOOP WHOOP!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 15, posted at 15.03.10 12:48:18 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 15) : I also still have my lifeline and I’m wondering if I shouldn’t chance the Sharks this weekend :roll: …….maybe not :roll:

  • Comment 16, posted at 15.03.10 12:56:53 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 16) : this weekend is a toughie. I’m going with the Tahs because they surely cannot lose to the Force, Aussie derby or no…

  • Comment 17, posted at 15.03.10 12:58:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 17) : So few people left with a lifeline I don’t think I should take unnessasary chances this weekend.

  • Comment 18, posted at 15.03.10 13:04:48 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 14) : The talk in the newlands corridors is that the bokke did wp a huge favour by taking gary gold, he really couldnt do anything at WP.

  • Comment 19, posted at 15.03.10 13:28:58 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 19) : does he need an assistant? :)

  • Comment 20, posted at 15.03.10 13:36:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • Stormers, WP, Ikeys and Maties kook!

  • Comment 21, posted at 16.03.10 11:57:18 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • @PaarlBok (Comment 21) :
    and even the cheerleaders have upped their game. :grin:

  • Comment 22, posted at 16.03.10 12:01:02 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 22) :
    :shock:

  • Comment 23, posted at 16.03.10 12:24:28 by wpw Reply
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  • @PaarlBok (Comment 21) : OOM! :!:

  • Comment 24, posted at 16.03.10 12:38:05 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 23) : They were in the boardroom on Saturday after the game, very very stripper esque, but then again, who is complaining.

  • Comment 25, posted at 16.03.10 12:38:58 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 23) :
    To each his own. :razz:
    I like them.

  • Comment 26, posted at 16.03.10 12:41:08 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 23) :
    Hey what happened to your original comment?
    Probeer jy met my kop smokkel?

  • Comment 27, posted at 16.03.10 12:43:37 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 27) : Dai man is op tik

  • Comment 28, posted at 16.03.10 12:45:08 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 27) : Wat het die donner getik?…ons wil ook weet. :evil:

  • Comment 29, posted at 16.03.10 12:48:23 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 29) : He typed slut, then got shy :razz:

  • Comment 30, posted at 16.03.10 12:53:57 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 29) :
    He repeated what he read on Voldy, that someone over there thought the Stormers cheerleaders looked “not prim and propper” (my wording)

  • Comment 31, posted at 16.03.10 12:54:31 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Reminds me of being at school, my one friends mother always said another friends sexy sister dressed like a hussy.

  • Comment 32, posted at 16.03.10 13:01:43 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 30) :

    You lieg!! I keel you!! :twisted:

  • Comment 33, posted at 16.03.10 13:09:08 by wpw Reply
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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 24) : Ja ek was daar saterdag, beste vibe wat ek nog op Nuweland ervaar het en gaan saterdag weer.

  • Comment 34, posted at 16.03.10 13:13:11 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • Wat dink julle manne van Duvenhagetjie se spel. Hel hy speel darem skitterende rugby op die oomblik. du Jongh ook. Het darem gelike to hy Nunu se enkels elke keer onder sy gat uit tekkel.

  • Comment 35, posted at 16.03.10 13:15:26 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • @PaarlBok (Comment 35) : Honestly not the biggest Duvenhage fan but he has been playing well, i have to agree.

  • Comment 36, posted at 16.03.10 13:17:00 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @PaarlBok (Comment 35) :

    PB

    Duvenage was actually very good.
    Mechanic gaan sukkel om weer innie span te kom.
    Hy was sommer baie average toe hy opkom!!

    De Jongh was brilliant op defense!! Daai laaitie kan tekkel!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 37, posted at 16.03.10 13:19:04 by wpw Reply
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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 36) :

    Claytie

    What do you think of Hoffman as a flyhalf?? Is he not playing scrummie for Maties?? :roll:

  • Comment 38, posted at 16.03.10 13:21:04 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 38) : Dont get where the idea came from.

  • Comment 39, posted at 16.03.10 13:25:11 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 36) : i got storm by 10 and thats against hubbys team don’t let me loose my SB please go and talk to the guys they just have to win, but they know that already aahhh :smile: ;-)

  • Comment 40, posted at 16.03.10 13:29:52 by Charmaine Reply

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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 39) :

    I think it must be AC and Rassie who seem hellbent on moving him to 10.

    He was decent in 2006/7 when Fester was coach.

    I think it might be becos we have decent scrummies at the moment but not as many options at 10.

  • Comment 41, posted at 16.03.10 13:32:58 by wpw Reply
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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 39) :
    Coming from the Stormers and WP coaches. I read somewhere the Maties coach also dont like to play the Galpil in 10 but will do it to help his career.

    Dewaldt has always been a special player and good to see him playing to his potential. His service behind the base is just quick silver and he have some very good handspeed and distribution skills. He and Conrad are also very good place kickers aswell.

    Told Rob Louw on saturday to think Dewaldt could not made the WP Cravenweek side behind Siegelaar and had to go the Boland route. Just show you to keep on working hard no matter the selectors picking.

  • Comment 42, posted at 16.03.10 13:37:10 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • You know what I like about Sharksworld….we’ve got an article on the Stormers, we’ve got an article on the Lions, but of the blou Nulle and the Tjietas I have never seen one (dis)grace my screen here.

    Thank you so much. :grin:

  • Comment 43, posted at 16.03.10 13:39:20 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 41) : Yep see Marnus Hugo plays for Griquas and we still have Schreuder coming through the ranks.

  • Comment 44, posted at 16.03.10 13:39:20 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 41) : There are a million scrumhalves in CT at the moment who can play senior rugger true, but if you looking for a 10 give Lionel Cronje some game time, draft Rosslee , Mallet and the Maties 10 into the system and work with them.

  • Comment 45, posted at 16.03.10 13:39:32 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 43) : Sorry Boet, so whats the problem then?

  • Comment 46, posted at 16.03.10 13:40:40 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 45) : Coenie van Wyk also in Griqua colours and Vissie playing 15 for WP vodacom. Myself like Vissie’s type, remind me a lot of Lems kind of 10.

  • Comment 47, posted at 16.03.10 13:42:34 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 43) : well maybe true who do you support cheets bull or sharksssss :?:

  • Comment 48, posted at 16.03.10 13:42:46 by Charmaine Reply

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  • @PaarlBok (Comment 46) : :razz:

  • Comment 49, posted at 16.03.10 13:43:24 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @PaarlBok (Comment 47) : Forgot about van Wyk, sorry uncle, your knowledge of all the players to come through the ranks is awesome.

  • Comment 50, posted at 16.03.10 13:45:12 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @PaarlBok (Comment 42) :

    Where in the world is Siegelaar now?? :roll:

  • Comment 51, posted at 16.03.10 13:53:21 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 51) : He went to the Lions didn’t he?Definitely did not rate him, how he kept Paul Delport out of the WP team is beyond me.Dustin Jinka is in the VC squad now which is cool, they could only ignore him for so long.

  • Comment 52, posted at 16.03.10 13:56:38 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 52) : Yep he is on the Lions contracted list, probably playing Vodacom for them.

  • Comment 53, posted at 16.03.10 16:11:16 by PaarlBok Reply

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