Clayton(PJLD)

New Year Same Problems


Written by Clayton Saville (Clayton(PJLD))

Posted in :Original Content, Stormers, Super Rugby on 2 Feb 2015 at 10:52
Tagged with : , , , ,

The DHL Stormers ran out 39 31 victors over the Toyota Cheetahs on Friday in a Super Rugby warmup match and while Allister Coetzee is happy with the way his team upped the intensity from their previous game he must be wondering what kind of horrible person he was in a past life as he had 3 players starting player leave the field with injury concerns

Locks Manuel Carizza and Eben Etzebeth both left the field in the first half, the former was clutching his shoulder while Etzebeth took a blow to the chest. Both players were sent for scans today(Monday) but word from the Stormers camp is that Etzebeth would likely miss the season opener against the Bulls at Loftus.

The bruising lock was ruled out of last seasons campaign after injuring his ankle at a lineout, if he is indeed ruled out that would force the coaches to once again pick number7 flank Michael Rhodes at lock as Ruan Botha and Gerbrandt Grobler are still out of action.

Tall winger Kobus van Wyk sustained a calf injury and was replaced by EW Viljoen who then sustained a blow to the head, van Wyk will also be sent for scans.

On the positive front Coetzee declared himself happy with the performances of Vincent Koch, Nic Groom and Louis Schruder. The coach believes that Groom is really maturing and making better decisions while Shreuder looks to have shaken off the two step pass habit



26 Comments

  • Really bad luck. But none sound like season-ending.

  • Comment 1, posted at 02.02.15 11:19:25 by Big Fish Reply
    Author
    Big FishAssistant coach
     
  • @Big Fish (Comment 1) : I really hope for them and the Bokke it’s not to bad and that Etzebeth will be ready to play way before the world cup.

  • Comment 2, posted at 02.02.15 11:25:29 by JD Reply
    Friend of SharksworldCompetition Winner Administrator
    JDAssistant coach
     
  • Yeah I agree. Add bad a tin as we’ve had with injuries in the last few seasons, they’ve had it worse!

  • Comment 3, posted at 02.02.15 11:27:28 by Big Fish Reply
    Author
    Big FishAssistant coach
     
  • Claytie, do you think the injuries (past and current) may be a problem with conditioning at the Stormers or more along the line of a series of unfortunate events?

  • Comment 4, posted at 02.02.15 11:47:29 by vanmartin Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Author
    vanmartinAssistant coach
     
  • @vanmartin (Comment 4) : Good question Van, I think they performed an investigation into the matter last year and as far as I know the staff are still on board.

    Has to just be seriously bad luck.

  • Comment 5, posted at 02.02.15 11:58:52 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
    Administrator
    Clayton(PJLD)Team captain
     
  • Might want to look at the amount of impact the guys take per game given the game plan they employ.

  • Comment 6, posted at 02.02.15 12:03:28 by Big Fish Reply
    Author
    Big FishAssistant coach
     
  • @vanmartin (Comment 4) : @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 5) : I think it’s just a case of Eben being soft…

  • Comment 7, posted at 02.02.15 12:18:18 by Culling Song Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Author
    Culling SongTeam captain
     
  • @Culling Song (Comment 7) : All brute and no strength :twisted:

  • Comment 8, posted at 02.02.15 12:43:44 by FireTheLooser Reply

    Assistant coach
     
  • :mrgreen:

  • Comment 9, posted at 02.02.15 12:58:05 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
    Administrator
    Clayton(PJLD)Team captain
     
  • @Culling Song (Comment 7) : Stormers should sell that softie to the Sharks. I wouldn’t welcome that at all, no sir! :razz:

  • Comment 10, posted at 02.02.15 13:09:06 by vanmartin Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Author
    vanmartinAssistant coach
     
  • @vanmartin (Comment 10) : Playing with 6 members of the Bok pack at provincial level will do his game the world of good… I also don’t want him at the Sharks, but would bear it for the greater good…

  • Comment 11, posted at 02.02.15 13:21:27 by Culling Song Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Author
    Culling SongTeam captain
     
  • @vanmartin (Comment 10) : The biggest hurdle to the Sharks acquiring Eben would be that we would have to put up with Saffex’s whining about how the Sharks have once again failed to develop one of their own youngsters, and also failed to give Tyler Fisher an opportunity

  • Comment 12, posted at 02.02.15 14:02:32 by Culling Song Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Author
    Culling SongTeam captain
     
  • @vanmartin (Comment 4) :

    I’d be surprised if that was the case.

    I dont think conditioning would make much of a difference tbh – Eben is in pretty decent shape, just seems to get tad unlucky.
    No conditioning in the world would protect against an injury like Jeans knee.

  • Comment 13, posted at 02.02.15 14:14:02 by VinChainSaw Reply
    Author
    VinChainSawTeam captain
     
  • @Culling Song (Comment 11) : hahaha me to!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 14, posted at 02.02.15 14:57:17 by JD Reply
    Friend of SharksworldCompetition Winner Administrator
    JDAssistant coach
     
  • @Culling Song (Comment 12) : no we would not!!!!!!!! He’s gone like last months pay!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 15, posted at 02.02.15 14:59:27 by JD Reply
    Friend of SharksworldCompetition Winner Administrator
    JDAssistant coach
     
  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 13) : ja must say I don’t know of many teams doing conditioning to help a player take a knee to the chest. :twisted: :razz:

  • Comment 16, posted at 02.02.15 15:01:26 by JD Reply
    Friend of SharksworldCompetition Winner Administrator
    JDAssistant coach
     
  • @Culling Song (Comment 12) : :mrgreen:

    @VinChainSaw (Comment 13) : I was questioning the Stormers’ injury situation in general more than I was specifically referring to Eben (and purely because I’m not familiar with the Stormers coaching setup at all). Eben strikes me as the kind of guy who exited the womb ready to play a full length rugby match. :)

  • Comment 17, posted at 02.02.15 15:05:48 by vanmartin Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Author
    vanmartinAssistant coach
     
  • @vanmartin (Comment 17) :

    It’s a fair questions I think. I do, however think it’s too easy to make the jump of “many injuries = poor technique or poor coaching”. Sometime it’s just really sh!tty luck and every side goes through it from time to time.

    What I have noticed, however, is how many players of late come back from injury simply to get injured again.
    Perhaps its related to the speed og the game (theyre not 100% up to speed) menaing theyre hitting a collision slightly later than usual, or getting their head/shoulder/led in the wrong place or falling slightly skew on a leg and ending up getting injured again.

  • Comment 18, posted at 02.02.15 19:37:41 by VinChainSaw Reply
    Author
    VinChainSawTeam captain
     
  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 18) : I agree and add to that the mental aspect of an injury which in my view dors not get dealy with properly

  • Comment 19, posted at 02.02.15 20:06:51 by benji Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld
    Team captain
     
  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 18) : I personally think players get rushed back into big competitions like Super rugby whilst their bodies are not ready. In the old days players would play a couple of club games before being recalled to the provincial team but now with professionalism players must perform and can’t be risked in club games so they have no way (other than practice sessions) to get back up to “speed”.

  • Comment 20, posted at 02.02.15 23:28:01 by JD Reply
    Friend of SharksworldCompetition Winner Administrator
    JDAssistant coach
     
  • @Culling Song (Comment 12) : You forgot to mention Peet & Jandre Marais, Kockott and Lindeque

  • Comment 21, posted at 03.02.15 22:46:13 by Saffex Reply

    SaffexCurrie Cup player
     
  • Updates on the injury front: http://www.iol.co.za/sport/rugby/etzebeth-sidelined-for-four-weeks-1.1812877#.VNGsVdsaL6A
    - Etzebeth out for 4 weeks
    - Carriza out for 3 weeks (so both not available for the opening two rounds of Super Rugby…big blow for the Stormers!)
    - van Wyk out for 10 days

  • Comment 22, posted at 04.02.15 07:27:05 by pastorshark Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Administrator
    pastorsharkCoach
     
  • I hope the Sharks get through their warmup injury free!

  • Comment 23, posted at 04.02.15 07:27:46 by pastorshark Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Administrator
    pastorsharkCoach
     
  • Etzebeth has just not been the same since he ran into Bismarck in the opening minutes of that semi final at Newlands.

  • Comment 24, posted at 04.02.15 09:33:06 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld
    Salmonoid the SubtleAssistant coach
     
  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 24) :
    Classic!

  • Comment 25, posted at 04.02.15 11:22:35 by Big Fish Reply
    Author
    Big FishAssistant coach
     
  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 24) : :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 26, posted at 04.02.15 12:35:35 by pastorshark Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Administrator
    pastorsharkCoach
     

Add Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.