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Injury concerns for Coetzee


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Stormers, Super Rugby on 24 Feb 2014 at 11:21
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As if it wasn’t bad enough losing their opener against the Lions, to the tune of 10-34, the Stormers will need to assess the fitness of three key players ahead of Friday’s fixture against the Hurricanes at Newlands.

The biggest cause for concern, according to coach Alister Coetzee, is the rib injury sustained by Argentine lock import Manuel Carizza. Brought in to replace the Japan-bound Andries Bekker, the big Puma is a key player in an area where the Stormers’ depth is thin and with De Kock Steenkamp also on the injury list, Coetzee will be hoping for some good news.

Also in doubt for the Canes clash are Schalk Burger and Siya Kolisi, who picked up groin and shoulder injuries respectively against the Lions.



25 Comments

  • Oh… concerns for ALISTAIR Coetzee. Whew! Had me worried there for a second.

  • Comment 1, posted at 24.02.14 11:47:08 by gregkaos Reply
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  • They have a problem at lock – but I would play Grobler and Elstadt at lock for the time being.

    Burger and Kolisi was so poor this past weekend – the replacement could be Fourie and Rhodes without weakening the team. I think that a recovery is very likely this coming weekend – provided Coetzee does not stuff up the selections again.

  • Comment 2, posted at 24.02.14 11:53:38 by Michael Reply

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  • @gregkaos (Comment 1) : Alister.

  • Comment 3, posted at 24.02.14 11:54:20 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Michael (Comment 2) : senior players resting on laurels in the Stormers camp?

  • Comment 4, posted at 24.02.14 11:54:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : Sorry! In my defense I was recovering from a minor panic attack at the time of writing. ;-)

  • Comment 5, posted at 24.02.14 12:04:38 by gregkaos Reply
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  • @gregkaos (Comment 1) : Another misleading headline that gets the heart pounding. How does he do it? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 6, posted at 24.02.14 12:08:35 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Didnt watch this game – sounds like the Stormers were absolutely awful.

  • Comment 7, posted at 24.02.14 12:43:08 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 7) : Bit of both really. The Stormers were bad but the Lions also played out their skins. The Stormers were visibly shell-shocked after 20 min.

  • Comment 8, posted at 24.02.14 12:58:24 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Rhodes should start at lock, Carizza was average. Fourie or Carr could start at flank although I would choose Fourie.

  • Comment 9, posted at 24.02.14 14:08:34 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 7) : Lucky you

  • Comment 10, posted at 24.02.14 14:08:51 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 8) :

    Nothing quite like a saffa with a point to prove, eh?

  • Comment 11, posted at 24.02.14 14:09:05 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 8) : Carizza made the defensive error that allowed the first try, Aplon looked to be napping at the back

  • Comment 12, posted at 24.02.14 14:15:12 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 12) : Well, yesterday when I was at the teller at Pick & Pay I noticed that Aplon is on the cover of the new Huisgenoot, so I can understand him resting on his laurels; clearly he has made the big time, so what does he have to prove!

  • Comment 13, posted at 24.02.14 14:23:04 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 7) : The Lions defense was a thing of beauty though. I think most teams would have struggled against it. Whitely looked to be omnipresent at times. Just not sure whether the Lions can keep that up for an entire Super Rugby season?

  • Comment 14, posted at 24.02.14 14:53:41 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 14) : Don’t whant to be a party pooper, I am really happy the Lions are doing so well. I just hope this streak carries on for just one more week but that next week it will be cut short by a romping Sharks display :twisted:

  • Comment 15, posted at 24.02.14 14:57:29 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Culling Song (Comment 13) : :mrgreen: :lol:

  • Comment 16, posted at 24.02.14 14:57:37 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Aplon’s head is already on the plane to Grenoble.

  • Comment 17, posted at 24.02.14 14:59:11 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 15) : I couldn’t agree more :mrgreen:

  • Comment 18, posted at 24.02.14 15:04:01 by vanmartin Reply
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  • That Argentinian lock was useless………why are they not playing Ruan Botha?

  • Comment 19, posted at 24.02.14 15:07:49 by Saffex Reply

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  • @Culling Song (Comment 13) : The dude is getting old, time to pad upthat retirement fund

  • Comment 20, posted at 24.02.14 16:04:19 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Saffex (Comment 19) : Rhodes could also have started

  • Comment 21, posted at 24.02.14 16:04:36 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Saffex (Comment 19) : Yep yep, if he had to be scored he would get a 2

  • Comment 22, posted at 24.02.14 16:05:01 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Saffex (Comment 19) : No, no, no, there is a youtube clip where he makes a massive hit on someone. Truely, there was a link to the clip on the Stormers website when his signing was announced.

  • Comment 23, posted at 24.02.14 16:22:43 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Michael (Comment 2) : If Burger was at any other union, he would be on the reserve bench until he could prove that he is back to his pre-illness best. But the man is a mythical being in the western cape, so they go and make him Vice Captain. Go figure… :roll:

  • Comment 24, posted at 24.02.14 19:56:41 by The Great Couch Shark Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 13) : And he was also in an Outsurance sponsor ad before Sewende Laan, so that’s some serious celebrity clout there :smile: In all seriousness, he’s an amazing player, and was absolutely electric last year. Probably just a bit rusty…

  • Comment 25, posted at 24.02.14 20:07:48 by The Great Couch Shark Reply
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