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Cilliers starts at loosehead


Written by Wesley Weber (wpw)

Posted in :Original Content, Stormers, Super Rugby on 27 Mar 2013 at 10:58
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Allister Coetzee has named his side for their Vodacom Super Rugby clash against the Crusaders at DHL Newlands on Saturday evening.

Pat Cilliers starts at loosehead prop and comes in for the suspended Steven Kitshoff in a move that could be described as very risky considering the strength of the Saders scrum.

Another change in the front row sees Deon Fourie start at hooker for the injured Tiaan Liebenberg, which means Lions loanee Martin Bezuidenhout will start on the bench.

A move that should please most Stormers supporters sees experienced Brok Harris take up his place on the bench which means Coetzee has decided to finally unleash his secret weapon for this crucial fixture.

The free running Harris can slot in either side of the scrum but it is his ability in the backline that will cause much confusion amongst the Crusaders backs. :twisted:

The DHL Stormers team is as follows:

15. Joe Pietersen
14. Gio Aplon
13. Juan de Jongh
12. Jean de Villiers (captain)
11. Gerhard van den Heever
10. Elton Jantjies
9. Dewaldt Duvenage
8. Duane Vermeulen (vice-captain)
7. Rynhardt Elstadt
6. Siya Kolisi
5. Andries Bekker
4. De Kock Steenkamp
3. Frans Malherbe
2. Deon Fourie
1. Pat Cilliers

Bench:
16. Martin Bezuidenhout
17. Brok Harris
18. Don Armand
19. Nizaam Carr
20. Nic Groom
21. Damian de Allende
22. Jaco Taute



19 Comments

  • Let’s go Stormers let’s go!! :cool:

  • Comment 1, posted at 27.03.13 11:08:14 by wpw Reply
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  • “The free running Harris can slot in either side of the scrum but it is his ability in the backline that will cause much confusion amongst the Crusaders backs” :lol: You are a funny guy Weasel !

    I won’t count the Stormers out, but the lack of physicality in the front row and backline will be a major hurdle.

  • Comment 2, posted at 27.03.13 11:09:49 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 2) :

    I try! :mrgreen:

    Just saw an interesting stat from their game against the Kings.

    ‘All but 1 of the Crusaders 7 tries against Kings scored by forwards, and 3 of the 9 tries scored in this game came from rolling mauls!’

  • Comment 3, posted at 27.03.13 11:13:15 by wpw Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 2) : @wpw (Comment 3) :

    Funny guy, but seriously that front row looks very weak without Tiaan and Kitshoff. Deon doesn’t scrum well and playing Pat out of position against Franks and Crockett? The Stormers better try and keep scrums to a minimum of anders gaan hulle afkak!

    Crusaders by 3!

  • Comment 4, posted at 27.03.13 11:25:19 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 4) :

    Come to think of it the Stormers will also have to avoid line-outs because Deon Fourie can’t throw for shit! :twisted:

  • Comment 5, posted at 27.03.13 11:30:17 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Brok, probably the most underrated flyhalf in SA.

  • Comment 6, posted at 27.03.13 11:43:29 by McLovin Reply

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  • Hopefully Taute has got his ballast sorted this week. Must’ve been off balance last week, hence kicks going directly into touch.

  • Comment 7, posted at 27.03.13 11:45:57 by McLovin Reply

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  • I’m worried about Gio, all those knocks to the mellon can’t be good for one.

  • Comment 8, posted at 27.03.13 11:48:39 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 7) : I heard it cost them in the region of 2 bar to get him for the season…oops :twisted:

  • Comment 9, posted at 27.03.13 11:50:10 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 6) :

    Brok the Rock!! Legend amongst the brokebacks!

  • Comment 10, posted at 27.03.13 11:52:05 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @West Indies Cricket Board (Comment 9) : Still early days. A kick on the nuts like he got will rattle any man. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 11, posted at 27.03.13 11:54:22 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 10) : Legend amongst everyone. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 12, posted at 27.03.13 11:55:50 by McLovin Reply

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  • How there isn’t a ‘Make Brock a Bok’ facebook campaign is beyond me. ;-) :twisted:

  • Comment 13, posted at 27.03.13 11:57:52 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 12) :

    In your dreams! :twisted:

  • Comment 14, posted at 27.03.13 11:57:59 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 13) : :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 15, posted at 27.03.13 11:59:18 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Poor call leaving Taute out the starting 15. He should be at 15.

    Given how anonymous de Jongh was last weekend, de Allende should be tried at 13. He should never have been displaced to the bench in the first place given the form he showed in his last Stormers start.

  • Comment 16, posted at 27.03.13 12:01:06 by Saffex Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 11) : lol. I hear you

  • Comment 17, posted at 27.03.13 12:26:28 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
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  • Let see – counting for the Crusaders:
    1. Fourie at hooker – negates the Stormers line-out and scrum
    2. Home away from home
    3. Their record in Cape Town

    Against:
    1. No Carter, Read, McCaw
    2. Fourie at the breakdown
    3. Someone made fire under Bekker’s backside.
    4. The secret weapon on the bench – the best prophalf in the world

    So should be fairly evenly matched

  • Comment 18, posted at 27.03.13 12:47:14 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Rob no article on the ex Royal Marine killed at the Sharks game? Granted its not exactly rugby news.

  • Comment 19, posted at 27.03.13 20:12:24 by Seth101 Reply
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