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Taute return prompts backline shuffle


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Stormers, Super Rugby on 25 Feb 2014 at 14:40
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The Stormers have named an arguably stronger lineup than the one that capitulated in Johannesburg, for Saturday’s first home Vodacom Super Rugby game, against the Hurricanes at Newlands.

Schalk Burger, Manuel Carizza and Siya Kolisi, all of whom left the field during the Ellis Park debacle, have been cleared of their respective injuries, meaning an unchanged pack (and a shot at redemption for the forwards, who were simply outclassed by their no-name opposition on Saturday evening).

It’s at the back, though, that things have changed – and rather substantially. Jaco Taute has recovered from his latest knee complaint and will finally start in the number 15 jersey, prompting a shift to left wing for Gio Aplon. Kobus van Wyk retains his spot on the right, but Damian de Allende, who wore 11 against the Lions, now shifts to his favoured inside center position, meaning a move one spot further out for captain Jean de Villiers.

Michael van der Spuy, the unlucky man to don the 13 shirt last time around, is out in the cold and has not even warranted a bench spot.

DHL Stormers: 15 Jaco Taute, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Jean de Villiers (captain), 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Gio Aplon, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Schalk Burger, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 Manuel Carizza, 4 Rynhardt Elstadt, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Steven Kitshoff.
Replacements: 16 Deon Fourie, 17 Oliver Kebble, 18 Pat Cilliers, 19 Michael Rhodes, 20 Nizaam Carr, 21 Nic Groom, 22 Kurt Coleman, 23 Ryno Eksteen.



33 Comments

  • If you look at the names in that pack you cannot understand how they were that shit…

    But if you take moment you will find one.

    ALL BRAWN – NO BRAIN. It never wins against quality opposition…Balance of the two does

  • Comment 1, posted at 25.02.14 14:53:31 by pienaar111 Reply
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  • And of course the way they are coached is even worse…the brain that is there (Burger, Kolisi) gets told to play mind numbing 1 dimensional rugby!!!

  • Comment 2, posted at 25.02.14 14:55:29 by pienaar111 Reply
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  • Good side on paper but they will have to show a lot more guts and determination if they are going to win. The Canes are not a bad side at all.

  • Comment 3, posted at 25.02.14 15:01:57 by SheldonK Reply
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  • I’m not picking the Stormers on LMS, that’s for fkin sure.

    Not sure who I am picking…. maybe the Cheetahs

  • Comment 4, posted at 25.02.14 15:09:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • Schalk Burger :sad:

  • Comment 5, posted at 25.02.14 15:13:58 by Spies66 Reply

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  • @Spies66 (Comment 5) : not a fan?

  • Comment 6, posted at 25.02.14 15:33:24 by robdylan Reply
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  • Shuffling the deck just confuses the issue even more. Questionable whether Taute will make any difference at FB, but lets wait and see. An improved performance by the forwards is the only thing that will help them.

  • Comment 7, posted at 25.02.14 15:33:43 by Caratacus Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) :

    maybe Lions .. not sure how long this run will last …

  • Comment 8, posted at 25.02.14 15:50:09 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Question for the guys who watched the full Stormers Lions game. Were the Stormers more awful than the Lions were good?

    I only saw periodic parts of the game but whenever I took a look the Stormers were camped in the Lions half/22 turning down penalty after penalty and persisting with dreadfully slow and predictable 1 man pick n drives.

  • Comment 9, posted at 25.02.14 15:51:09 by gregkaos Reply
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  • @gregkaos (Comment 9) : I can’t really answer that…. Sky stopped streaming after half time so I couldn’t keep watching on my tablet. The kids had the TV.

  • Comment 10, posted at 25.02.14 15:59:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : When does LMS close for picks? I couldnt make mine last week.

  • Comment 11, posted at 25.02.14 16:03:09 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @gregkaos (Comment 9) : Bit of both to be honest. Lions pressured the Stormers into mistakes. The lions didnt create too much from there own ball but did cause havoc in broken play. The Stormers were quite predictable and made a lot of handling erros and gave away a lot of penalties at ruck time. So there wasnt anything too special from the Lions apart from Boschoff’s kicking ability but Stormers were always playing catchup and they didnt seem to really have much fight in them.

  • Comment 12, posted at 25.02.14 16:09:11 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 11) : 6am Friday morning

  • Comment 13, posted at 25.02.14 16:18:33 by robdylan Reply
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  • I’m glad to see Burgers leaving the field was not too serious, but there is nothing fantastic about this Stormers team

  • Comment 14, posted at 25.02.14 16:31:34 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • I think Coetzee has taken them as far as what he can, they need someone new to take them to the next level, same as Cheetahs

  • Comment 15, posted at 25.02.14 16:35:37 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • @pierre_mackie (Comment 15) : Robbie Deans would have been a good choice esp considering the divided Stormers / Crusaders supporters there. ;-)

  • Comment 16, posted at 25.02.14 17:03:54 by gregkaos Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 12) : Cheers. Thought that was the case. Just checked the Vodacom stats and those handling errors are quite bad. Stormers 15 Lions 2.

  • Comment 17, posted at 25.02.14 17:07:31 by gregkaos Reply
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  • Must be a miracle as I’m sure there was a story about him possibly nlt playing again? Glad he’s okay.

  • Comment 18, posted at 25.02.14 22:30:13 by JD Reply
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  • @pierre_mackie (Comment 15) : Cheethas needs a Sharks lilke makeover!!!!

  • Comment 19, posted at 25.02.14 22:33:02 by JD Reply
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  • That’s a better looking team but I think the Canes will be up for it this weekend. More so than against us.
    NZ teams in general seem to enjoy playing in CT.

  • Comment 20, posted at 26.02.14 08:49:32 by John Galt Reply

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  • @gregkaos (Comment 9) : we’ll the lions were decent but nothing flashy from them.If the sharks played like the stormers did about every one would have asked the coach to leave . If I may use tennis term the stormers would have lost 6-0 not because the lions had many winners but the stormers made way too many unforced errors.

  • Comment 21, posted at 26.02.14 09:04:13 by BR Reply
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  • @gregkaos (Comment 17) : almost half of that handling errors were in the lions 22m, just an awful day at the office for the stormers

  • Comment 22, posted at 26.02.14 09:05:57 by BR Reply
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  • @John Galt (Comment 20) : And we all know the reason for that

  • Comment 23, posted at 26.02.14 09:07:18 by BR Reply
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  • @pierre_mackie (Comment 15) : Not just Alister Coetzee but in fact his entire coaching staff have been a little ponderous. Robbie Fleck has innovated bugger-all with the vast amount of backline talent at his disposal. It seems that the game-plan is to simply wait for Aplon or De Jong to make a clean break.

  • Comment 24, posted at 26.02.14 09:41:59 by The Great Couch Shark Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : Speaking of LMS, I see there’s a large scale massacre after some of the weekend’s upsets. You know strange things are happening in SA rugby when it’s a safer bet to bank on a Waratahs’ win.

  • Comment 25, posted at 26.02.14 09:55:22 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 25) : good thing I went with 2 lifelines this year

  • Comment 26, posted at 26.02.14 10:12:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 26) : Indeed :mrgreen:

  • Comment 27, posted at 26.02.14 10:16:51 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) : Thanks.

  • Comment 28, posted at 26.02.14 11:20:12 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 25) : Waratahs were my banker, didnt help much because when I wanted to pick them the game had closed. I like making late picks and thankfully Super Brus accommodates me with this. hint, hint mr administrator.

  • Comment 29, posted at 26.02.14 11:22:33 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 29) : you can’t make your pick after the first game has kicked off… I would think this is very obvious

  • Comment 30, posted at 26.02.14 11:29:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 29) : I would also think that the tie-break rule favouring early picks would have convinced you that you’re not onto a winning strategy there :)

  • Comment 31, posted at 26.02.14 11:30:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 30) : Of course thats obvious but last weekends first game kicked off at 8.30. I got my Bru picks in at about 8.10, after noticing that LMS was closed.

  • Comment 32, posted at 26.02.14 12:09:17 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 31) : What tie break rule?… :oops: :mrgreen: Maybe I should actually go and read the rules for a change.

    What I did notice when I tried to make a pick was that there were a lot of other people that also had not made their picks.

  • Comment 33, posted at 26.02.14 12:11:31 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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