Richard Ferguson

Full strength Stormers for Lions


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Lions, Original Content, Stormers on 26 Jan 2011 at 15:36
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The DHL Stormers are not taking the Neo Africa Tri Series lightly as a near full strength team has been announced to face the Lione on Friday.

In what is a very experienced backline, the only player that truly stands out is young Gary van Aswegen, who has been selected at flyhalf in the absence of first choice Peter Grant who is stuck in Japan playing for the Kobe Steelers for the next three weeks at least.

De Jongh and de Villiers make for a formidable centre combination for a team that will hope to build on their 2010 efforts and reach another set of playoffs in Super Rugby.

Another player that may seem to be out of place is flanker Rynardt Elstadt, who forms part of a super back three with Duane Vermeulen and Captain Schalk Burger.

Brok Harris, Tiaan Liebenberg and newcomer CJ van de Linde will form a front row that will be keen to prove they have what it takes to dominate opposition.

Stormers Team:

Conrad Jantjes, Gio Aplon, Juan de Jongh, Jean de Villiers, Bryan Habana, Gary van Aswegen, Ricky Januarie, Duane Vermeulen, Rynardt Elstadt, Schalk Burger (capt), Andries Bekker, De Kock Steenkamp, Brok Harris, Tiaan Liebenberg and CJ Van de Linde.



31 Comments

  • Rynaardt Elstadt – a name that sticks in my mind for all the wrong reasons of being the ultimate thug in last years Vodacom Cup game againt the Pampas 15. Even poor Robbie Kempson was gobsmacked with what he got away with. Anyway its a new year, lets hope he has grown a bit.

  • Comment 1, posted at 26.01.11 15:49:41 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • quite a lineup that

  • Comment 2, posted at 26.01.11 15:49:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • Of course they’re taking this seriously – its the first trophy of the season!

  • Comment 3, posted at 26.01.11 15:51:20 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • They are risking almost every first team player in this outing..

    I really hope this will not come back to bite them in the arse..

  • Comment 4, posted at 26.01.11 15:53:37 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Just saw Tank Lanning tweeting that Anton v Zyl dislocated his shoulder and will be out for 6 weeks.

  • Comment 5, posted at 26.01.11 16:00:21 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 3) : and the one they are most likely to win! :twisted:

  • Comment 6, posted at 26.01.11 16:01:13 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 5) : oh man!

  • Comment 7, posted at 26.01.11 16:19:27 by robdylan Reply
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  • Gary van Aswegen. I love it! I can’t stand the Stormers, but have plenty of time for v Aswegen. I hope he has a blinder.

  • Comment 8, posted at 26.01.11 16:20:47 by beet Reply
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  • Wonder who the Ref might be for friday night?

  • Comment 9, posted at 26.01.11 16:20:59 by Original Champion Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 8) : Thought he was injured or was that mind games on the part of Allister?

  • Comment 10, posted at 26.01.11 16:21:50 by Original Champion Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 3) : And probably the only one as well.

  • Comment 11, posted at 26.01.11 16:46:23 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Original Champion (Comment 10) : I had no idea he was suppose to be injured. Mindgames at this stage of the season seem pointless tho’. I do think that the flyhalf saga is so important to resolve that this selection is an indication that Gary vA will be the pivot in both games and when their SR season kicks off.

  • Comment 12, posted at 26.01.11 16:57:56 by beet Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 6) : @KSA Shark © (Comment 11) :

    See you boys at the business end of the season…

  • Comment 13, posted at 26.01.11 17:20:33 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 5) :

    That is a seriously kak injury because it never heals properly.

  • Comment 14, posted at 26.01.11 17:21:38 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 4) : I don’t. :twisted:

  • Comment 15, posted at 26.01.11 17:22:21 by klempie Reply

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  • I wonder if they plan to play a mainly 2nd string team in the next game :?:

  • Comment 16, posted at 26.01.11 17:36:41 by beet Reply
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  • It must be added that 28 player squads will be played with.

    So expect a completely second string team after half time.

  • Comment 17, posted at 26.01.11 18:07:23 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 12) : I don`t really care, at this stage I just need to see some rugby. Come On Friday Night!!

  • Comment 18, posted at 26.01.11 18:14:15 by Original Champion Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 17) :
    That’s true. Just saw the bench, it’s like the who’s who of WP junior rugby.
    Replacements: 16 Siyabonga Ntubeni, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Frans Malherbe, 19 Wimpie Van Der Walt, 20 Quinn Roux, 21 Pieter Louw, 22 Siya Kolisi, 23 Louis Schreuder, 24 Elgar Watts, 25 Johann Sadie, 26 Tim Whitehead, 27 JJ Engelbrecht, 28 Danie Poolman.

  • Comment 19, posted at 26.01.11 18:23:38 by beet Reply
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  • @Original Champion (Comment 18) : I’m reading ur comment and thinking that I won’t be surprised to one day find out that you are the founder of the” RA” – Rugby Anonymous – a rehab organisation developed from ur own experiences to help fellow supporters get thru the offseason :smile:

  • Comment 20, posted at 26.01.11 18:28:34 by beet Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 20) : :mrgreen: Don`t give me any ideas!

  • Comment 21, posted at 26.01.11 18:35:19 by Original Champion Reply
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  • Allister on radio clip ” Anton van Zyl will be out for 5 weeks, hopefully a little less er but definately 5 weeks ” . . .

    So it`s 5 weeks then? :?:

  • Comment 22, posted at 27.01.11 07:36:46 by Original Champion Reply
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  • What happened to Flow? Has he gone to Bath already?

  • Comment 23, posted at 27.01.11 07:47:13 by Mocho Reply

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  • @Mocho (Comment 23) : Flo, Fourie, Van Zyl and Duvenage are injured. I’d like to know where Nick Koster is

  • Comment 24, posted at 27.01.11 07:53:56 by beet Reply
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  • The Stormers and the Sharks to top the conference. When a team loses 2 finals, that hunger can only drive them forward.

  • Comment 25, posted at 27.01.11 08:01:24 by Mocho Reply

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  • @beet (Comment 24) :

    Koster is also injured from what I hear..

  • Comment 26, posted at 27.01.11 08:42:59 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 26) : How many senior rugby matches has Koster actually played?? I can’t remember seeing more than about 3!! Is a pity I think he has a lot of potential.

  • Comment 27, posted at 27.01.11 08:53:25 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 24) : and juan de jong ?

  • Comment 28, posted at 27.01.11 09:39:41 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 28) : de Jongh is playing if that is what you asked.

  • Comment 29, posted at 27.01.11 09:53:47 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Wonder if they’ll be using the new & improved official jersey?

    And will we see any photos?

  • Comment 30, posted at 27.01.11 11:17:24 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 29) :

    sorry miss read ..

  • Comment 31, posted at 27.01.11 11:43:49 by Zibbie Reply
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