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Stormers team bolstered by Springboks


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Stormers, Super Rugby on 28 Apr 2011 at 10:13
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Stormers coach Allister Coetzee has made a few changes to his Stormers team that face the Sharks at Newlands this weekend. The biggest news from the announcement is that Peter Grant is still an uncertainty to start and has been given until Friday to prove his fitness.

Lionel Cronje has been bracketed in along with Grant and will start the game should Grant not be able to recover in time. In this case, Kurt Coleman will come onto the bench.

The side is bolstered by the return of two Springbok backline players in Bryan Habana and Jean de Villiers, who replace Danie Poolman and Juan de Jongh respectively.

Another returnee from injury is Rynhardt Elstadt, who has been in amazing form so far this season and replaces De Kock Steenkamp in the four jersey.

Stormers: 15. Conrad Jantjes, 14. Gio Aplon, 13. Jaque Fourie, 12. Jean de Villiers, 11. Bryan Habana, 10. Peter Grant/Lionel Cronje, 9. Dewaldt Duvenage, 8. Duane Vermeulen, 7. Francois Louw, 6. Schalk Burger (Captain), 5. Andries Bekker, 4. Rynhardt Elstadt, 3. CJ van der Linde, 2. Deon Fourie, 1. Wicus Blaauw

Replacements: 16. Ethienne Reynecke, 17. Brok Harris, 18. De Kock Steenkamp, 19. Nick Koster, 20. Ricky Januarie, 21. Juan de Jongh, 22. Lionel Cronje/Kurt Coleman



37 Comments

  • Bring it on Stormers…GO SHARKS !!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 1, posted at 28.04.11 10:17:04 by Charlie Reply
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  • Sharks are favourites!! Pass it on… :twisted:

  • Comment 2, posted at 28.04.11 10:19:14 by wpw Reply
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  • Surely the Stormers must be favourites with Bok Stars like Habana and JdV not to mention Ricky on the bench. Great team :smile:

  • Comment 3, posted at 28.04.11 10:19:23 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • Glad they will be at full strength: will be great game.

    @wpw (Comment 2) :
    I’m disappointed that you, John Daniels Jr and the rest of the WP girls aren’t posting more WP/ Stormers articles. Get with it!

  • Comment 4, posted at 28.04.11 10:21:53 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 4) :

    This team was announced yesterday and all the WP guys here don’t even bother to announce their team..

    Must be a little scared?!

  • Comment 5, posted at 28.04.11 10:27:07 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 5) : Maybe they want to go with the surprise effect?

  • Comment 6, posted at 28.04.11 10:29:03 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 6) :

    Could be some weird and wonderful tactic..

    Good luck to them..

  • Comment 7, posted at 28.04.11 10:31:39 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Grant is defenitely out according to news24.com…

  • Comment 8, posted at 28.04.11 10:32:29 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 8) : A reversal of fortunes on the cards? :twisted:

  • Comment 9, posted at 28.04.11 10:33:18 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Charlie (Comment 8) :

    Interesting.. I will follow up on that.. thanx..

  • Comment 10, posted at 28.04.11 10:35:19 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 9) : ;-)

  • Comment 11, posted at 28.04.11 10:35:47 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 10) : :smile:

  • Comment 12, posted at 28.04.11 10:36:21 by Charlie Reply

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  • With Grant out and Habana back we have a good chance, as long as Habana doesnt make this his comeback game…. :roll:

  • Comment 13, posted at 28.04.11 10:37:53 by Caratacus Reply

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  • @Caratacus (Comment 13) : :twisted:

  • Comment 14, posted at 28.04.11 10:39:29 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Caratacus (Comment 13) :

    Habana is close to having a blinder, I feel it in my Weetbix!

  • Comment 15, posted at 28.04.11 10:39:30 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 15) : :lol:

  • Comment 16, posted at 28.04.11 10:39:48 by Charlie Reply

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  • This team was released yesterday, wonder why the Sharks wait so long to release their team sheet.

  • Comment 17, posted at 28.04.11 10:45:29 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 17) : Me 2… :roll:

  • Comment 18, posted at 28.04.11 10:51:25 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 18) : Some mind games are in effect! :)

  • Comment 19, posted at 28.04.11 10:53:08 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 19) : With the fans or opposition ? :twisted:

  • Comment 20, posted at 28.04.11 11:06:33 by Charlie Reply

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  • CJ van der Linde… Bryan Habana… Culling Song likes!

  • Comment 21, posted at 28.04.11 11:10:15 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Charlie (Comment 20) : Both

  • Comment 22, posted at 28.04.11 11:10:31 by Ben Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 4) :

    The owner of the site made it VERY clear who his target market is.

    The site is called SHARKSworld after all. :roll:

    (arent we always reminded of this fact) :mrgreen:

  • Comment 23, posted at 28.04.11 11:18:34 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 23) : That hasn’t stopped you in the past.

  • Comment 24, posted at 28.04.11 11:26:41 by war1 Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 21) : I like the new avatar! :cool:
    No need to to scratch your eyes out, we should take the Stormers on Saturday!

  • Comment 25, posted at 28.04.11 11:40:23 by Pokkel Reply
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  • I’m really looking forward to this game! I’m nearly as excited as I was before the CC final and we all know what happened then!

  • Comment 26, posted at 28.04.11 11:42:54 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 25) : I’m worried because we’ll probably be watching the game together…

  • Comment 27, posted at 28.04.11 11:43:22 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 27) : and while babalas…..I hope you’ve bought your wine for tomorrow night! I have a nice surprise lined up for the cheese and wine.:twisted: ;-)

  • Comment 28, posted at 28.04.11 11:46:34 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 28) : Is the party tomorrow!? :shock: Got my dates mixed up, which means we probably won’t watch the Sharks game together… Sharks to take it by 25 then!

  • Comment 29, posted at 28.04.11 11:54:50 by Culling Song Reply
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  • You would probably not even want to speak to me on Saturday! :twisted: Anyway I would never arrange my wife’s birthday party on the same day as such an important game because that would just end me up in the divorce court! :oops:

  • Comment 30, posted at 28.04.11 12:05:57 by Pokkel Reply
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  • From the official Sharks website:

    1. Tendai Mtawarira
    2. John Smit (Captain)
    3. Jannie du Plessis
    4. Steven Sykes
    5. Ross Skeate
    6. Keegan Daniel
    7. Willem Alberts
    8. Ryan Kankowski
    9. Charl McLeod
    10. Patrick Lambie
    11. JP Pietersen
    12. Meyer Bosman
    13. Stefan Terblanche
    14. Odwa Ndungane
    15. Louis Ludik

    Replacements
    16. Bismarck du Plessis
    17. Eugene van Staden
    18. Alistair Hargreaves
    19. Jean Deysel
    20. Conrad Hoffmann
    21. Adrian Jacobs
    22. Lwazi Mvovo

  • Comment 31, posted at 28.04.11 12:06:42 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 31) : No surprise…just hoping Adi get’s a 25 – 30min run…

  • Comment 32, posted at 28.04.11 12:08:47 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Culling Song (Comment 31) : No real surprises. I would have preferred Mostert in that setup!

    Great bench though! I think the likes of Bissie, Eugene, Deysel, Adi and Mvovo should all make a huge impact. Let’s hope Plum gives them each a good 25 – 30 minutes at the end!

  • Comment 33, posted at 28.04.11 12:12:22 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 33) : I too would have like Mostert in the setup, but I can sort of see the logic in his ommision – lending him to the Sharks XV bolsters their chances, and we do have Deysel to bring on the pain in the second half.

    Really glad to see Smit getting another start.

    Still completely, utterly, comprehensively, totally, thoroughly befuddled, perplexed, amazed, confounded and outraged by Adi’s continued absence from the starting line-up though.

  • Comment 34, posted at 28.04.11 12:20:23 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 34) : :lol:

  • Comment 35, posted at 28.04.11 12:21:18 by Charlie Reply

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  • Damn but thats a freakin strong bench!! :shock:

    Especially with the DEYSELnator there!! :twisted:

  • Comment 36, posted at 28.04.11 12:40:46 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 36) : :lol:

  • Comment 37, posted at 28.04.11 12:43:47 by Charlie Reply

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