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Stormers to face Eagles in George


Written by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie)

Posted in :Original Content, Stormers, Super Rugby on 20 Jan 2018 at 12:43
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The DHL Stormers will face the SWD Eagles in a pre-season warm-up match ahead of their 2018 Super Rugby campaign at Outeniqua Park in George later this afternoon.

The game starts at 3pm.

SWD Eagles:

15 Leighton Eksteen 14 Marlo Weich 13 Kirsten Heyns 12 Tyler Fisher 11 Adi Jacobs 10 Robbie Petzer (v/c) 9 Dillin Snel 8 Fabian Booysen 7 Freginald Africa 6 Janneman Stander (C) 5 Cornell Hess 4 Wiehan Hay 3 Basil Short 2 Jacques Vermaak 1 Teunis Nieuwoudt

Reserves:

16 Reinhardt Stears 17 Lux Koza 18 Vuks Sofisa 19 Ruben Schoeman 20 Anton Smit 21 Wayne Wilschut 21 Johan Steyn 22 Aiden Joseph 23 Divan Nel 24 Lyle Delo 25 Christo du Plessis 26 Francois Kemp 27 Logon Vorster 28 Ganfried May 29 Kyle Hans 30 Brad Wanies 31 Denver Prins

DHL Stormers:

15 Sergeal Petersen 14 Raymond Rhule 13 Sarel Marais 12 Damian De Allende 11 Sihle Njezula 10 George Whitehead 9 Paul De Wet 8 Juarno Augustus 7 Jacobus Wiese 6 Stephan De Wit 5 Christopher Van Zyl 4 Salmaan Moerat 3 Carlu Sadie 2 Chad Solomon 1 Alistair Vermaak

Reserves:

16 Dean Muir 17 Jakobus Janse Van Rensburg 18 Caylib Oosthuizen 19 Ruben De Villiers 20 Eduard Zandberg 21 Luke Stringer 22 Jacobus Van Dyk 23 Herschelle Jantjies 24 Joshua Stander 25 Christian Ambadiang 26 Rikus Pretorius 27 Daniel Kriel 28 Ramone Samuels 29 Wikus Groenewald 30 Abraham (Jaco) Coetzee



59 Comments

  • Anyone keen for updates :lol:

  • Comment 1, posted at 20.01.18 14:43:07 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Must be still working with combinations – no usual guys like Vermaak, Carr, Kolisi …

  • Comment 2, posted at 20.01.18 14:43:20 by Julesgr8ter Reply
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  • @pierre_mackie (Comment 1) : Yes please

  • Comment 3, posted at 20.01.18 14:44:51 by Julesgr8ter Reply
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  • @Julesgr8ter (Comment 2) : they all here but not playing

  • Comment 4, posted at 20.01.18 14:54:47 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Game is underway

  • Comment 5, posted at 20.01.18 15:05:03 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • SP Marais over for the first try

  • Comment 6, posted at 20.01.18 15:08:56 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Converted by George Whitehead, 7 – 0

  • Comment 7, posted at 20.01.18 15:09:41 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • STO up 14 – 0, doing most of the playing, SWD with very little ball atm

  • Comment 8, posted at 20.01.18 15:17:48 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • SP playing 13, looks like he bulked up slightly, will have plenty attacking options with Rhule and peterson outside him

  • Comment 9, posted at 20.01.18 15:24:56 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Whitehead interceps to score under sticks, converts his own try to lead 21 – 0 with out 15mins remaining in first half

  • Comment 10, posted at 20.01.18 15:30:53 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Try no4 Jacobus Wiese, Whitehead converts, 28 – 0

  • Comment 11, posted at 20.01.18 15:33:36 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Augustus with try no5, Whitehead converts 35 – 0

  • Comment 12, posted at 20.01.18 15:43:34 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Halftime: SWD 0 – 35 Stormers

  • Comment 13, posted at 20.01.18 15:50:27 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Rhule scores SP converts 42 – 0

  • Comment 14, posted at 20.01.18 16:04:32 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Runaway try from the kick-off, Augustus scores his 2nd SP converts 49 – 0

  • Comment 15, posted at 20.01.18 16:05:49 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • DeAllende scores SP converts 56 – 0

  • Comment 16, posted at 20.01.18 16:08:52 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Jacobus van Dyk scores SP converts 63 – 0 with another 20 or so mins to follow

  • Comment 17, posted at 20.01.18 16:12:24 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Phew, other than a bit of game time, one wonders what this achieves? !

  • Comment 18, posted at 20.01.18 16:21:20 by Julesgr8ter Reply
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  • Character building for the Eagles, jokes

  • Comment 19, posted at 20.01.18 16:22:57 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Herchelle Jantjies scores Joshua Stander converts 70 – 0

  • Comment 20, posted at 20.01.18 16:31:50 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Fulltime SWD 0 – 77 Stormers (11tries, 11con)

  • Comment 21, posted at 20.01.18 17:02:38 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • @pierre_mackie (Comment 21) : thanks for updates but game sounds a bit pointless (especially for SWD ;-) ). Not sure how much a coach can get from such a game!?

  • Comment 22, posted at 20.01.18 20:36:02 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 22) : Yeah agreed. What does the SWD coach say to his team afterwards? What did we learn today? F*ckall except the fact that they lost by 77 points and go home feeling like shit.

    Exact opposite goes for Fleck, except that it’s still all pointless.

  • Comment 23, posted at 20.01.18 20:54:53 by Quintin Reply

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  • @pierre_mackie (Comment 21) : Thanks for the updates none the less :lol: Can’t wait until our boys start playing again!

  • Comment 24, posted at 20.01.18 20:58:01 by Quintin Reply

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  • Any idea if the SWD left wing is related to our own Adi Jacobs?

  • Comment 25, posted at 21.01.18 08:38:39 by Karl Reply

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  • Why do we have this crap on a Sharksworld website? haha

  • Comment 26, posted at 22.01.18 03:04:39 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • @Uli Boelie (Comment 26) : We are THIS desperate for any rugby!

  • Comment 27, posted at 22.01.18 10:20:04 by Dragnipur Reply
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  • As much as the scoreline is one sided it still great practise running against a team that doesnt know your moves etc and is operating in match environment. Yes they will need to up the intensity but for a first hit out i think Fleck will be very pleased as he got to try things in a full match scenario.

  • Comment 28, posted at 22.01.18 12:45:38 by SheldonK Reply

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  • tyler fischer. . wiehan hay…. playing for the swd eagles…. I would like to see them playing for the kings ….

  • Comment 29, posted at 22.01.18 13:17:54 by Darius de Lange Reply

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  • Interesting developments from the bulls squad announcement

    Rudy Paige not in the original squad, thought of as fourth choose scrummie (doesnt mean he cant play for the bulls but if his not in the original squad then his gotta play a certain amount of games to qualify to play in a play off should the bulls make a playoff, you never know) thus I dont see him staying at the bulls, hos management must be hard at work to get him out of there

    Pottie not in squad as he asked for a sabbatical, and they will access his situation later this year, read: not playing, got enough money to chill with hot wife, will see if he leave to play somewhere else or full on retire later this year, what recession ?

    Dual captains for SR ordendaal (deserves it) and man mountain nic de jager (captain cause no one would ever dare question him)

    interesting times, Im not sure they make the play offs but expect bulls to be really dangerous this year

  • Comment 30, posted at 22.01.18 17:25:02 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @revolverocelot (Comment 30) : Paige underwent surgery recently as far as I know, so that may be why he’s not in the squad?

  • Comment 31, posted at 22.01.18 17:27:03 by Karl Reply

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  • @Karl (Comment 31) : His apparently on track to be fit for the start of the season, mitchell just wants to focus on the three young scrummies, my view is that mitchell thinks his a decent player but wants too move on, and im seeing signs that bulls are trying to manage their finances better, cut costs, their not splashing the cash as they once did, and they did lose a lot of players they invested a lot into, with very little success, poor coaching in my view

  • Comment 32, posted at 22.01.18 22:35:00 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • Not much fun to watch or read. As one sided as a Springboks vs new Zealand match, or or any other top tier vs springboks match….;)

  • Comment 33, posted at 23.01.18 13:21:57 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Lions lose Skosan to a pre season knee injury today

  • Comment 34, posted at 23.01.18 20:09:35 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @revolverocelot (Comment 34) : I don’t see Swys improving on what Ackers did, I am afraid the Lions will have a very hard time in this years SuperRugby comp, especially if they lose key players like Skosan.

  • Comment 36, posted at 23.01.18 23:22:21 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 36) : I agree that they wont be as good as the last two year, not in anyway the fault of swys just that through hard work and some luck they had two awesome amazing years, but with so many things to factor in this year I doubt they make a third final, although you never know, but holistically and in terms of statistics it seems unlikely, they definitely have a target on them from all other teams and the comp is way more competitive, I do feel that they will be better than us and the stormers (thinking with my head not my heart) but not by a huge margin.

    all the changes in their squad are interesting too, they do have decent depth and they seem to know how to manage and bring through unheralded youngsters. that have that Huge flanker with speed and a strange first and second name.

    they still have kriel, whitely, jantjies, mapoe, coatzee(plays way better for them), marx, coatzee the hooker, mostert, kyle brink, kwagga, vorster, rjvr, combrink (jackass, but good player) and as iv said they bring guys through you never heard of and they play like they been there for ages.

    Strange that matfield only stuck around as forwards coach for the cc ? that was heralded as a long term appointment, when it was announced sounded to me like matfield wanted to get in on a winning formula. although to be fair having matfield around definitely improves your. line out attack and defense.

    interesting times

  • Comment 37, posted at 24.01.18 14:58:12 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • Bulls to face Sharks: 15 Divan Rossouw, 14 Travis Ismaiel, 13 Johnny Kotze, 12 Burger Odendaal (captain), 11 Jade Stighling, 10 Manie Libbok, 9 Embrose Papier, 8 Hanro Liebenberg, 7 Thembelani Bholi, 6 Marco van Staden, 5 Aston Fortuin, 4 Ruben van Heerden, 3 Frans van Wyk, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Lizo Gqoboka.
    Replacements: Jaco Visagie, Pierre Schoeman, Conraad van Vuuren, Eli Snyman, Jano Venter, Roelof Smit, Andre Warner, Marnitz Boshoff, Franco Naude, Jamba Ulengo, Duncan Matthews.

    Date: Saturday, January 27
    Venue: Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane
    Kick-off: 18.00 (16.00 GMT)
    Referee: Jaco Peyper

  • Comment 38, posted at 24.01.18 15:39:59 by Baylion Reply

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  • @revolverocelot (Comment 37) : Losing Skosan with Combrinck still out till end March about is a blow but the youngsters will have to step up
    Wing options: Lionel Mapoe, Sylvian Mahuza, Aphiwe Dyantyi (watch him this year), Madosh Tambwe while Wandisile Simelani might also get a run at wing.

  • Comment 39, posted at 24.01.18 15:44:32 by Baylion Reply

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  • @revolverocelot (Comment 37) : I was not being critical of Swys, I’m not sure there is any coach in SA that can improve on what Ackers did.

  • Comment 40, posted at 24.01.18 18:04:21 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 40) : Ackers is proving his quality at Glaws

  • Comment 41, posted at 24.01.18 19:30:06 by Baylion Reply

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  • @Baylion (Comment 41) : Yes, but I would say his quality was already proven at the Lions. As I said in my previous post, I don’t think there is a coach in SA that could accomplish what Ackers did in his time with the Lions.

  • Comment 42, posted at 24.01.18 20:02:47 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 42) : True, but there have been the detractors claiming he merely took what JM left behind.

    His few months at Glaws shows that he is the catalyst, and was at the Lions too

  • Comment 43, posted at 24.01.18 21:05:23 by Baylion Reply

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  • @Baylion (Comment 43) : I have never been one of those detractors. The only thing that pissed me off is the Sharks did not get him as a coach even after he played the last years of his career in Durban. As far as I am concerned he has nothing further to prove, he will win a major comp either club or international in the future, of that there is no doubt in my mind. As I recall the franchise was falling apart under JM, players unhappy, leaving, etc. Ackers turned that around, he is a player’s coach. I’m a huge fan.

  • Comment 44, posted at 24.01.18 22:43:31 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 44) : Got to agree regarding Ackers. Yes style might have been Mitchells plan but Ackers is the one who made the Lions who they are. Question though, did Ackers go from playing straight to coaching? However Ackers did come from the Gauteng area and may not have wanted to stay in Durban after retirement.

  • Comment 45, posted at 25.01.18 09:43:19 by Hulk Reply

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  • @Hulk (Comment 45) : From a recent interview it seems his family stayed in Pretoria while he played elsewhere. After playing he got involved with Dick Muir’s academy and I think he coached at Garsfontein High School as well before becoming an assistant coach at the Lions

  • Comment 46, posted at 25.01.18 12:56:28 by Baylion Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 44) : In my view after mitchell left a bunch of talented coaches came together and righted the ship with a long term plan to invest in players so I put the lions success down do the combo of akers, swys, Ferreira etc with everyone giving their all and bring different skill sets to the table, players did their part too.

    Thus whats happening now is akers has moved on to a new challenge and striving to achieve success with different people and players around him and swys aim is to prove he can take over at lions and lead a somewhat changed coaching staff to more success. I wish them luck, but at the same time they have been putting us to the sword for three years so maybe not too luck.

  • Comment 47, posted at 25.01.18 13:05:11 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @revolverocelot (Comment 47) : I think a big key to the Lions success as you say was a group of talented coaches coming together but also they were abllowed to build in a non pressured environment a they were not playing super rugby. Very tough to compare to others trying to build and create a foundation whilst playing in a high pressure comp. Not saying the Lions didnt continue to build once they started super rugby, but dont discount the huge impact it had creating a foundation without pressure.

  • Comment 48, posted at 25.01.18 13:43:35 by SheldonK Reply

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  • Having chatted to an ex Lions player about the Lions success, his view was that there was total unity throughout the Lions in where they wanted to go, which was the biggest contributing factor to the upward curve.

  • Comment 49, posted at 25.01.18 13:56:54 by Bump Reply

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  • CELL C SHARKS VODACOM SUPER RUGBY SQUAD

    The Cell C Sharks are currently in the process of finalising some exciting new signings, which will be announced shortly.

    Akker van der Merwe, Andre Esterhuizen, Coenie Oosthuizen, Cameron Wright, Chiliboy Ralepelle, Courtney Winnaar, Daniel du Preez, Curwin Bosch, Franco Marais, Garth April, Gideon Koegelenberg, Grant Williams, Hyron Andrews, Jeremy Ward, Jacques Vermeulen, Johan Deysel, Jean Droste, Kobus van Wyk, Jean-Luc du Preez, Leolin Zas, John-Hubert Meyer, Louis Schreuder, Juan Schoeman, Lukhanyo Am, Keegan Daniel, Lwazi Mvovo, Kerron van Vuuren, Makazole Mapimpi, Khuta Mchunu, Marius Louw, Lubabalo ‘Tera’ Mtembu, Michael Claassens, Mzamo Majola, Rhyno Smith, Philip van der Walt, Robert du Preez, Ross Geldenhuys, Sbusiso Nkosi, Ruan Botha (c), Tristan Blewett, Stephan Lewies, Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira, Thomas du Toit, Tyler Paul, Wian Vosloo

  • Comment 50, posted at 25.01.18 14:06:52 by Baylion Reply

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  • @Baylion (Comment 50) : more signings? :shock: ;-)

  • Comment 51, posted at 25.01.18 14:52:17 by DuToit04 Reply

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  • @Baylion (Comment 46) : I can also tell you Johan Ackerman is a life long member of the Sharks supporters club Pretoria, before he went to coach the Lions he used to attend nearly every match with us, quite funny to see his kids in Lions jerseys as when growing up they proudly wore Sharks jerseys where ever they went :lol: :lol: :lol:
    but like a true professional he did his absolute best to take the Lions to the top. Wynand Claasens for example the honorary President of that same club. just some trivia :mrgreen:

  • Comment 52, posted at 25.01.18 15:53:09 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @Baylion (Comment 50) : Du Preez announced that Thomas du Toit will play tighthead this year. Also interesting that they included Coenie in the squad, perhaps they expect he may be back for the playoffs?

  • Comment 53, posted at 25.01.18 16:15:50 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Baylion (Comment 50) : And no Ben10, very thin at 10…..

  • Comment 54, posted at 25.01.18 16:18:00 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 54) : In reality we have 3 guys that can play 10( DuPreez,Bosch,April) and then 4 if you count Winnar who can also play 10 and did for some u21 games. Wouldnt mind seeing Cam Wright at 10 either.

  • Comment 55, posted at 25.01.18 16:28:25 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 55) : Sheldon, are you really going to call Bosch and April at 10 depth for super rugby? Seriously we are worryingly weak at 10.after Rob jr.

  • Comment 56, posted at 25.01.18 22:06:32 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Baylion (Comment 50) : team looks solid do we need any more signing ?

    @Dancing Bear (Comment 56) : Both ben and bosch are still young, but at this stage bosch and april are way more effective at fh at super rugby level, I think you forget how good april was in the 2016 season, think about the hurricanes game in durban, how quickly we forget, and how quick are we to throw players away. April still a good player and a solid option. bosch young and has potential to be our kurtley beale in a few years, ben in my humble opinion will be really good at fh and inside centre in a few seasons, thats why its good he get some game time with the kings in pro14

  • Comment 57, posted at 26.01.18 01:37:58 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 56) : Hey look at the other SA sides depth at 10…so bearing that in mind id say yes definitely. Our depth is better than Stormers starting options pretty much.

  • Comment 58, posted at 26.01.18 08:14:34 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @revolverocelot (Comment 57) : April had that one purple patch and has done very little since then, extremely inconsistent.

    @SheldonK (Comment 58) : Neither April nor Bosch are capable of defending the 10 channel in SuperRugby. Ben10 is a much better defender than both. I would be very nervous to have either Bosch or April start.

  • Comment 59, posted at 26.01.18 18:21:28 by Dancing Bear Reply
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