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Stormers prop comes out of retirement


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Stormers, Super Rugby on 24 Nov 2011 at 14:08
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27-year-old Stormers prop Schalk Ferreira, who gave up on the game two years ago after a serious neck injury, has been cleared to return to rugby.

The 111 kg prop, who was routinely used all over the front row a few years back, with varying degrees of success, will now apparently be looked at only as a loosehead, according to Stormers coach Alister Coetzee, who confirmed that Ferreira was back in training with the squad. Ferreira accumulated 45 WP caps and 14 Stormers appearances before his retirement in 2009.

Meanwhile, former Sharks prop Deon Carstens has yet to arrive in Cape Town – he’s joining the Stormers from UK club Saracens.



36 Comments

  • ok… let me be the first to ask… Stormers? SERIOUSLY?

  • Comment 1, posted at 24.11.11 14:09:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • Is Carstens a loan deal or permanent? And to be honest i dont remember this oke Ferreira…he must have gone backwards like the rest of his tight 5 two years ago.

  • Comment 2, posted at 24.11.11 14:13:50 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 2) : I’ll tell you one thing for sure… there are DEFINITELY club props in Durban who are better than this guy :)

  • Comment 3, posted at 24.11.11 14:18:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : Hahaha i hope u talking about Ferreira not Carstens? I thought when the Sharks gave him the big send off he said he was going to play overseas to end his career?

  • Comment 4, posted at 24.11.11 14:20:07 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 2) : Carstens deal is permanent… 2 years, I think

  • Comment 5, posted at 24.11.11 14:21:26 by robdylan Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 4) : yes, I meant Ferreira… Speen is an awesome prop.

  • Comment 6, posted at 24.11.11 14:23:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • OH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Comment 7, posted at 24.11.11 14:24:31 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • Schalk Ferreira is Rassies lovechild.He seriously sees something nobody else does, yes he is an absolute warrior in the gym but then again so is Pierre Spies.

  • Comment 8, posted at 24.11.11 14:26:05 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • And Stormers have enough loosheads.Get a tighthead.

  • Comment 9, posted at 24.11.11 14:26:32 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 9) : all the stormers heads are loose you ment ;-)

  • Comment 10, posted at 24.11.11 14:31:02 by Franshark Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : Is there a gold mine under newlands we dont know about? Cos he must be getting a fair amount and add that to what Habana,DeVilliers,Fourie,Burger are getting…

  • Comment 11, posted at 24.11.11 14:35:24 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 11) : The DHL deal wasn’t exactly similar to what Toyota gave the Cheetahs.

  • Comment 12, posted at 24.11.11 14:39:25 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • I dont know this Ferreira oke either :???: But then again he doesnt sound ‘worth knowing’ :twisted:

  • Comment 13, posted at 24.11.11 14:46:54 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Suppose he was the lesser Schalk. Burger, Brits, Ferreira.

  • Comment 14, posted at 24.11.11 14:48:24 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 12) : I suppose u hav gotta get sum cash to have that yellow mess on the jersey

  • Comment 15, posted at 24.11.11 14:51:05 by SheldonK Reply

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  • What a pleasant change to read the words “comes out of retirement” and not have it associated with the Sharks :shock:

  • Comment 16, posted at 24.11.11 14:58:56 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 16) : The guy is 27…Sharks wont have a look at him for another 5years at least

  • Comment 17, posted at 24.11.11 15:02:40 by SheldonK Reply

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  • Ferreira doesn’t really have that typical “I’m a frontrow player” build.

    He looks like a prop that’s taken too many spinning classes at the gym and stayed away from carbohydrates.

  • Comment 18, posted at 24.11.11 15:10:00 by beet Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 17) : On fire today :grin:

  • Comment 19, posted at 24.11.11 15:17:22 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 18) : he’s the dude with the crazy pitch-black 80s hair, right?

  • Comment 20, posted at 24.11.11 15:24:47 by robdylan Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 18) : Yeah – closest guy I can compare him to build-wise is Chadwick… difference being Chadwick is a monster in the scrums, whereas Ferreira is, to be kind, not a monster in the scrums.

  • Comment 21, posted at 24.11.11 15:25:50 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 21) : Ja but Dale has that unmistakable frontrow look about him coupled with a just begging someone to knock the ball on type attitude. Old Schalk’s body language has “ref please call advantage over so that we don’t have to scrum!” written all over it. :mrgreen:

    He sort of reminds me of the old Brumbies prop Nic Henderson in terms of build.

  • Comment 22, posted at 24.11.11 15:33:51 by beet Reply
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  • Expecting Ginga Kitshoff and Malherbe to be our front run fatties in 2012.

  • Comment 23, posted at 24.11.11 15:57:14 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • @beet (Comment 22) : Beet you lot havent been nice in that Kearsney Festival 2012. Playing Grey Bloem, Affies and Selbourne in 5 days is going to be a epic battle for Paarl Gym.

  • Comment 24, posted at 24.11.11 15:59:09 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 21) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 25, posted at 24.11.11 16:06:53 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @PaarlBok (Comment 24) : But Oom when you play in the Western Cape Premier Division and have fixtures vs Outeniqua, Oakdale and Drostdy as well as Wildeklawer thrown in, it’s a tough season every season for Gimmies.

    Is your laatjie still a 100% hockey man or is there a bit of hope for rugby in his future?

  • Comment 26, posted at 24.11.11 16:07:29 by beet Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 26) : Nah Hokkie Boet, he play cricket aswell. He plays from Dec11-17 for Boland Indoors in the PSi Indoor Nationals.

    To small for rugby and will next year stop cricket aswell. Once they get to U14 (High School) they have to specialise.

  • Comment 27, posted at 24.11.11 16:11:19 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 25) : Hello Kleitie! Goed om jou te sien!

  • Comment 28, posted at 24.11.11 16:12:15 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • @beet (Comment 26) : Boet Grey Bloem & Affies is something totally different to what Drosdy Donkeys can compare to. Usually we play Grey Bloem at Wilde Klawer and would have like to see our lot play some of the top Natal sides.

  • Comment 29, posted at 24.11.11 16:19:18 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • Schalk Ferreira was hond kak before his injury, I don’t expect him to be much better now.

  • Comment 30, posted at 25.11.11 07:04:22 by Loosehead Reply

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  • @Loosehead (Comment 30) : Well he is well rested now so he might be better… :)

  • Comment 31, posted at 25.11.11 08:43:19 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @PaarlBok (Comment 28) : Howsit Jan. Keep well bud.

  • Comment 32, posted at 25.11.11 09:31:50 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 32) : Ja Bru, summer arrived!

  • Comment 33, posted at 25.11.11 09:34:31 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • @PaarlBok (Comment 33) : I thought it was always summer in Paarl :smile:

  • Comment 34, posted at 25.11.11 09:48:21 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 34) : :lol: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 35, posted at 25.11.11 10:48:06 by wpw Reply
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  • Bit unfair some of these comments.

    I remember him being a star and captaining SA U-19 to the World Champs (a long time ago now though), before constant injuries made it difficult for him.

    I’m not expecting much, but you can’t ever have enough props, can you? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 36, posted at 25.11.11 13:02:51 by hendrikp Reply

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