Richard Ferguson

Stormers team to face Lions


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Lions, Original Content, Stormers on 24 Jan 2012 at 13:29
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The DHL Stormers team to face the Lions in the DHL Pre-Season Series on Friday night has been announced, with Schalk Burger captaining the side from the 6 jersey. The team sees quite a few changes from the one that faced Boland in the friendly last week.

The backline sees a number of changes, with the man of the match Bolla Conradie falling out of the match 26 altogether. He is replaced by Louis Schrueder and will partner Gary van Aswegen in the halfbacks. The expected first choice centre combination of Jean de Villiers and Juan de Jongh get a run, whilst back three of Habana, Aplon and Pieterson ooze pace.

The loose trio of Burger, Kolisi and Koster will make for some exciting vieing as Kolisi and Koster will hope to make enough of an impact to secure a few SupeRugby starts this season.

The match kicks off at 19h00 and will not be televised. There will be a highlights reel made though, and this will presumably hit our screens at some point.

1. Steven Kitshoff
2. Deon Fourie
3. Brok Harris
4. Eben Etzebeth
5. De Kock Steenkamp
6. Schalk Burger (C)
7. Siya Kolisi
8. Nick Koster
9. Louis Schrueder
10. Gary van Aswegen
11. Bryan Habana
12. Jean de Villiers
13. Juan de Jongh
14. Gio Aplon
15. Joe Pietersen

Reserves

16. Tiaan Liebenberg
17. Deon Carstens
18. Frans Malherbe
19. Don Armand
20. Reuben Johannes
21. Nizaam Carr
22. Nic Groom
23. Burton Francis
24. Marcel Brache
25. Gerhard van den Heever
26. Danie Poolman

Referee: Jaco Peyper



22 Comments

  • Who’s Marcel Brache? Can’t remember seeing that name before?

  • Comment 1, posted at 24.01.12 13:44:18 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 1) :

    he played a few game @ center in the currie cup

  • Comment 2, posted at 24.01.12 13:49:29 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Leeus vs. Stormers: Jaco Taute; Deon van Rensburg, Lionel Mapoe, Doppies la Grange, Michael Kilian; Butch James, Michael Bondesio; Warren Whiteley, Josh Strauss ©, Derrick Minnie, Franco van der Merwe,roodt, Pat Cilliers, Bandise Maku, JC Janse van Rensburg. Reserwes: Callie Visagie, Jacobie Adriaanse, Caylib Oosthuizen, Stephan Greeff, Ruan Botha, Whestley Moolman/Rudy Paige, Andries Coetzee, Dylan des Fountain, James Kamana.

    Staatmakers soos CJ van der Linde, Wikus van Heerden, Michael Rhodes, Elton Jantjies en Alwyn Hollenbach, wat almal in die eindstryd begin het, is weens beserings nie oorweeg nie.

    Ross Cronjé en Waylon Murray ook tans beseer. Callie Visagie kry ook kans bo Martin Bezuidenhout

  • Comment 3, posted at 24.01.12 13:50:08 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 1) : @Zibbie (Comment 2) : Wasn`t he fullback for UCT ?

  • Comment 4, posted at 24.01.12 13:51:15 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 4) :
    yea apparently he plays Fullback , wing and center . from UCT

  • Comment 5, posted at 24.01.12 13:54:33 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 3) : What are the Lions still doing with James Kamana? Do you rate him Zibbie?

  • Comment 6, posted at 24.01.12 14:03:22 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 6) : no you have me . i think he is ok as an impact player .. Taute is MUCH better then him . We can even use Killian at FB if needed

  • Comment 7, posted at 24.01.12 14:12:05 by Zibbie Reply
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  • not such a great team at all. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 8, posted at 24.01.12 14:28:45 by pete69 Reply

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  • Both teams look good, would be an interesting match

  • Comment 9, posted at 24.01.12 14:32:19 by Mutley Reply

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  • Good to see Mapoe back for the Lions and Van Aswegen back for the Stormers

  • Comment 10, posted at 24.01.12 14:33:05 by Mutley Reply

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  • Why dont they telivies these games, i dont understand the 2011 Super15 converence winner vs the 2011 CC campion??????? WPRU probebly wants to much money for the rights

  • Comment 11, posted at 24.01.12 14:35:40 by Mutley Reply

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  • At least they have a proper prop on the bench… And an extra from The Mask of Zorro… Don ARMAND!!

    Lots of pace but no real big hitters in the backline…

    I see Waylon Murray’s injury career continues at the Lions… I really feel for the guy, he’s on his way to taking the “Man of Glass” trophy away from Andre Pretorius…

  • Comment 12, posted at 24.01.12 14:57:52 by The Quirk Reply
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  • @Mutley (Comment 11) : It’s a good point you make, especially after they televised the Stormers warm up against Boland…

  • Comment 13, posted at 24.01.12 15:03:25 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 3) : It will be interesting to find out how Callie Visagie goes in this game and for that matter Don Armand as well.

  • Comment 14, posted at 24.01.12 15:13:08 by beet Reply

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  • @Zibbie (Comment 7) : Doppies is the one I`m worried about.
    He`ll be fine in this little warm up lap, but making him vice captain is a mistake in my book.
    Surely Hollenbach will be first choice at 12? Where do you go with your vice captain then?

  • Comment 15, posted at 24.01.12 15:17:19 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 15) : Doppies is often used at 13 if I recall correctly.

  • Comment 16, posted at 24.01.12 15:26:07 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 15) : @vanmartin (Comment 16) :

    Hollenbach is injured atm . But i recon the starting 12/13 will be doppies and Hollenbach .

    Doppies was officially appointed as vice captain

  • Comment 17, posted at 24.01.12 15:29:23 by Zibbie Reply
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  • May the best team win :roll:

  • Comment 18, posted at 24.01.12 15:33:51 by chaz Reply

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  • I agree with naming Doppies as vice u can’t play Hollenbach/Mapoe combo

  • Comment 19, posted at 24.01.12 16:31:50 by Mutley Reply

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  • Stormers team is a mixture of exciting talent and kak. Good back 5 but will they get ANY ball to them? What’s up with the Greek? Does he not crack the nod?

  • Comment 20, posted at 24.01.12 16:35:49 by Villie Reply
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  • @Mutley (Comment 19) : My Point exactly. . .

  • Comment 21, posted at 25.01.12 08:38:29 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Draw!!! Draw!!! Draw!!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 22, posted at 25.01.12 08:53:57 by JarsonX Reply
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