Richard Ferguson

Super Rugby 2012 – Force (3) vs Stormers (17) F/T


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Stormers, Super Rugby on 28 Apr 2012 at 10:00
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The second of only three matches this Saturday, and it is a big one in terms of the South African conference, where the Stormers could make it three wins from their four week tour. The Force though, are at home and will target a weakened Stormers outfit, thanks largely to unfortunate injuries.

Force captain David Pocock has seen his name in the media a lot this week, with rumours rife that he will join the Brumbies next season, as his contract is up at the end of the season, and with the Force future looking uncertain following Richard Graham’s movements. We will have to wait and see exactly what the effect of the coach’s movements is on the team who is yet to fire like they did a few seasons ago.

The Stormers’ confidence will be high after a good victory over the Reds last weekend, but have lost a few members to injury, and will start with an even more inexperienced loose trio than in previous weeks. Nizaam Carr joins Elstadt and Kolisi in a loose trio of 22 year olds, whil the captaincy goes to Andries Bekker in the absence of Schalk Burger and Jean de Villiers. A win today will put the Stormers in a very good position, as all their remaining matches are in South Africa, where they have been dominant so far this season.

Western Force: 1. Pek Cowan,2. Nathan Charles,3. Salesi Ma’afu,4. Toby Lynn,5. Nathan Sharpe,6. Matt Hodgson,7. David Pocock (Captain),8. Ben McCalman,9. Brett Sheehan,10. David Harvey,11. Napolioni Nalaga,12. Winston Stanley,13. Nick Cummins,14. Rory Sidey,15. Alfie Mafi

Reserves:16. Elvis Taione,17. Salesi Manu,18. Phoenix Battye,19. Richard Brown,20. Josh Holmes,21. Ben Seymour,22. Samu Wara

Stormers: 15. Joe Pietersen ,14. Gerhard van den Heever ,13. Bryan Habana,12. Juan de Jongh ,11. Danie Poolman,10. Peter Grant (VC),9. Dewaldt Duvenage,8. Nizaam Carr ,7. Rynhardt Elstadt,6. Siya Kolisi,5. Andries Bekker (C) ,4. De Kock Steenkamp ,3. Frans Malherbe ,2. Tiaan Liebenberg,1. Steven Kitshoff

Reserves: 16. Scarra Ntubeni,17. Brok Harris,18. Don Armand,19. Deon Fourie ,20. Louis Schreuder,21. Burton Francis,22. JP du Plessis

Referee: Jaco Peyper
Assistant Ref 1:James Leckie
Assistant Ref 2:Damien Mitchelmore
TMO: Steve Leszczynski



28 Comments

  • Go Stormers!

  • Comment 1, posted at 28.04.12 11:03:00 by Ben Reply
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  • Here`s hoping Joe Pietersen takes all the shots at goal !! :twisted:

  • Comment 2, posted at 28.04.12 11:38:46 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • In the news. Sounds like Genia will be playing for the Force next year along with Pocock who extended his contract.

  • Comment 3, posted at 28.04.12 11:39:25 by Ben Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 3) : While they`ve got the cheque book out lets forward MB and MJ`s CV`s to them. . .
    We`ll pay them a transfer fee! :twisted:

  • Comment 4, posted at 28.04.12 11:44:56 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 4) : I don’t even want to think about the Sharks this weekend. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 5, posted at 28.04.12 11:53:42 by Ben Reply

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  • Force 3 – 0 Stormers

    17 mins

  • Comment 6, posted at 28.04.12 11:59:36 by Ben Reply

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  • 3 – 0
    17mins

  • Comment 7, posted at 28.04.12 11:59:39 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 5) : I agree :twisted: We need some time away from stressfull situations aswell.

  • Comment 8, posted at 28.04.12 12:01:56 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Intercept try. Habana

  • Comment 9, posted at 28.04.12 12:03:15 by Ben Reply

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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 2) : Got Grant and Pieterson, so I dont care :mrgreen:

  • Comment 10, posted at 28.04.12 12:03:18 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Force 3 – 7 Stormers

    22 mins

  • Comment 11, posted at 28.04.12 12:04:38 by Ben Reply

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  • Half Time

    Force 3 – 7 Stormers

  • Comment 12, posted at 28.04.12 12:27:32 by Ben Reply

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  • The Stormers are being pushed off at ruck time too many times…it’s like they have lost ALL their physicality with the replacements in the team…

    They need Vermeulen and Burger back…

  • Comment 13, posted at 28.04.12 12:27:40 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Raining very hard. Pretty sloppy game so far.

  • Comment 14, posted at 28.04.12 12:28:18 by Ben Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 13) : You forgot Etzebeth.

  • Comment 15, posted at 28.04.12 12:29:11 by Ben Reply

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  • Very interesting. Habana’s try should not have been awarded. He dove too early and lost the ball before going over the line. Ref was too far behind and awarded the try. Habana with his stupid glory boy stunts. :roll:

  • Comment 16, posted at 28.04.12 12:34:55 by Ben Reply

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  • 2nd half under way.

  • Comment 17, posted at 28.04.12 12:38:52 by Ben Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 15) :

    Yip…

    Kolisi / Carr / Steenkamp playing all at once puts the team in worse off position…

    Makes the team easy to bully…

  • Comment 18, posted at 28.04.12 12:41:45 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Try time Stromers. Peter Grant dives over.

  • Comment 19, posted at 28.04.12 12:47:19 by Ben Reply

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  • Grant converts.

    Force 3 – 17 Stormers

    51 mins

  • Comment 20, posted at 28.04.12 12:49:06 by Ben Reply

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  • Grant is my Capo for the round :cool:

  • Comment 21, posted at 28.04.12 12:57:01 by JarsonX Reply
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  • It is almost a relief NOT having the Sharks play this weekend. They cannot lose. My heart is spared.

    I hope the Sharks are busy spending their ‘time off’ being coached and drilled to make up for the complete lack we have seen in the first half of the season…

    Somehow I have little faith that the remainder of the season will turn out any better… :cry:

    Apologies for the pessimism, but I’m watching the Stormers about to knock up their 3rd win of their tour. I still haven’t got used to the Stormers doing better than the Sharks in Super rugby.

  • Comment 22, posted at 28.04.12 13:01:29 by siorc Reply

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  • Around 10mins remaining.

  • Comment 23, posted at 28.04.12 13:13:18 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Force 3 – 17 Stormers

    76 mins

  • Comment 24, posted at 28.04.12 13:20:40 by Ben Reply

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  • FULL TIME

    Force 3 – 17 Stormers

  • Comment 25, posted at 28.04.12 13:25:16 by Ben Reply

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  • Another boring game it seems :roll:

  • Comment 26, posted at 28.04.12 13:27:50 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Thank you Stormers for keeping me alive in LMS.

  • Comment 27, posted at 28.04.12 13:54:45 by lostfish Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 26) : The conditions were awful.

  • Comment 28, posted at 28.04.12 13:55:13 by lostfish Reply
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