Jean says win good for confidence

Written by Clayton Saville (Clayton(PJLD))

Posted in :Stormers, Super 14 on 10 Mar 2008 at 08:22

Vodacom Stormers captain Jean de Villiers admits Saturday’s 34-16 victory over the Reds in Brisbane was a much-needed one and that the result brought a sigh of relief to the camp.

The Stormers lost their first three games under new coach Rassie Erasmus and before the Reds game was entrenched at the bottom of the log.

Now the Cape franchise has jumped four places courtesy of the five points – they earned a bonus point for four tries – they claimed and is now in tenth place on the log.

“Yes, it was definitely a relief to win this one. We have lost three on the trot and this is our first win of the tournament,” said De Villiers.

“We really wanted to win and you could see it at the end there (when his side scored three unanswered tries to bury the Reds). To get the fourth try was fantastic.”

The Springbok midfielder said the win would be a big boost for the confidence of the players. “Confidence is a thing you get when you win and we have our first one behind our backs now.

“We can just build on this performance. We played our first game on tour now and have three left.”

He was full of praise for the contribution of hooker Schalk Brits, who dazzled with his silky smooth running skills and played a big role in the try of Luke Watson. Brits got his first start this season in place of Tiaan Liebenberg and he showed why he is rated such a dangerous attacking player.

“Yes, Schalk is an only child, so we sometimes wonder whether he’s going to pitch – even on the training field,” joked De Villiers. “No, he is a special player and he showed it against the Reds.”

The Stormers didn’t exactly cover themselves in glory in the set scrums, where the Reds used intelligent tactics to unsettle them. “Our scrum wasn’t good,” admitted the captain. “ The Reds did well to disrupt us there and we couldn’t always put phases together.”

Looking forward to next weekend’s game – against the Chiefs – De Villiers was under no illusions that it was going to be tough. The Chiefs fought back valiantly to beat a fired-up Cheetahs side on Saturday.

“This competition doesn’t get any easier and the Chiefs have a fantastic side. It will be a tough one, but we can take some confidence out of this game.”

The Stormers will be boosted by the return of flank Schalk Burger. The talisman set out the previous two games due to a suspension, but he no doubt would be chomping at the bit to see some action again.

Now coach Rassie Erasmus has the difficult task of deciding who of the outstanding trio of Luke Watson, Francois Louw and Robbie Diack has to make way for Burger.


  • Shame man.

    No-one commenting on the Stormers thread.

    Skaam julle.

    I am a Stormer.

  • Comment 1, posted at 10.03.08 09:47:03 by Dawn Reply
  • Ok. The Stormers have a very hot physiotherapist.

    her hair never seems to mince either.

  • Comment 2, posted at 10.03.08 09:53:41 by Big Fish Reply
    Big Fish
  • Well done Stormers! We’re very proud of you.

  • Comment 3, posted at 10.03.08 09:54:34 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
  • Her hair doesn’t really blow in the wind either Fish, but she has a might fine pair of pins on her hey!

    At the risk of upsetting Dawn …

    “As die paale soe lyk dan hoe lyk die goalie “

  • Comment 4, posted at 10.03.08 09:57:02 by provincejoulekkading Reply
  • PJLD 😯 :mrgreen:

  • Comment 5, posted at 10.03.08 09:58:16 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • I’ll have to guess pjld, but maybe the mince factor remains low all over the lowveld too?

  • Comment 6, posted at 10.03.08 09:58:30 by Big Fish Reply
    Big Fish
  • Come on guys, Rene Lombard are a very sweet person… 👿

  • Comment 7, posted at 10.03.08 10:12:53 by Charlie Reply

  • With a fantastic pair of legs Charlie

  • Comment 8, posted at 10.03.08 10:14:20 by provincejoulekkading Reply
  • Boys, boys boys.

    Three letters.

    GHD! The miracle flat iron which ensures your hair will never mince again!

  • Comment 9, posted at 10.03.08 10:16:47 by Dawn Reply

  • R1700 will take all your problems away 😆

  • Comment 10, posted at 10.03.08 10:19:24 by provincejoulekkading Reply
  • Charlie, you are right – I feel awful now.

    Please send me her telephone number so that I can personally phone and apologise – I have to get this oppresive weight off my heart now.

    Dawnie, I have heard about that thang. Apparently quite expensive, but every girl’s dream in the Kaap. 😉

  • Comment 11, posted at 10.03.08 10:19:52 by Big Fish Reply
    Big Fish
  • Dawn

    I have it on good authority that Wynand uses one :mrgreen:

  • Comment 12, posted at 10.03.08 10:20:55 by wpw Reply
  • Sorry, no phone numbers, and she’s happily married to a lawyer… 😉

  • Comment 13, posted at 10.03.08 10:23:19 by Charlie Reply

  • PJLD

    Where is it that cheap.

    Please tell me so I can get one.

  • Comment 14, posted at 10.03.08 10:23:45 by Dawn Reply

  • Claytie,

    She’s stunning for sure… 😀

  • Comment 15, posted at 10.03.08 10:24:15 by Charlie Reply

  • Dawn,

    Try Discom or Cape Flee Market Stalls… 🙄

  • Comment 16, posted at 10.03.08 10:25:16 by Charlie Reply

  • Junne Dawn, jys vannie kaap af, jys suppose on konneksions to hê.
    Ok it was that price end of year last year, but because Xtal has friends in the industry, but look, i cannot discuss hair products,are you crazy, i will get shot.

  • Comment 17, posted at 10.03.08 10:27:52 by provincejoulekkading Reply
  • You are OK with discussing the Stormers physio legs and hair but not GHD?

    Ag nee man.

  • Comment 18, posted at 10.03.08 10:30:16 by Dawn Reply

  • Married to a lawyer?

    Well, she obviously has good taste in men then. 😎

    Does she have a sister who can relay my apology instead? 😆

  • Comment 19, posted at 10.03.08 10:31:08 by Big Fish Reply
    Big Fish
  • Big Fish,

    Stay focus boet, let’s talk rugby… 🙄

  • Comment 20, posted at 10.03.08 10:38:03 by Charlie Reply

  • This thread has a real “provincy” feel about it – their first win and they talk about hair products.
    Whats next? skin lighteners? 😈

  • Comment 21, posted at 10.03.08 11:10:22 by Salmonoid Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld
    Salmonoid the Subtle
  • Die Kaap is weer HOLlands :mrgreen:

  • Comment 22, posted at 10.03.08 11:28:20 by Kal-El Reply

  • someone “elsewhere” mentioned that the WP people are humble in defeat and don’t do much bragging.

    I think it’s more a case of by the time they realise they have won a game, then they have already lost the next one so there is no chance to brag. 😉

  • Comment 23, posted at 10.03.08 11:33:25 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • KSA

    Since when are WP/Stormers supporters windgat???

    None on this site if you ask me.

    Btw, how come we dont have any Bulls supporters here???

  • Comment 24, posted at 10.03.08 11:53:36 by wpw Reply
  • They haven’t figured out how to type the URL yet.

  • Comment 25, posted at 10.03.08 11:55:47 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
  • :mrgreen: rob

  • Comment 26, posted at 10.03.08 11:57:29 by wpw Reply
  • What’sthepenguindoinginthepicture.

  • Comment 27, posted at 10.03.08 12:00:55 by Dawn Reply

  • wpw 🙂

    We do have a few Bulls supporters here but there are some who will NEVER join because of a few simple things.

    We are a rugby site and not a political one.
    We prefer you to be sober when you post
    you need to be able to take it on the chin when you lose.
    you need a sense of humour


  • Comment 28, posted at 10.03.08 12:01:55 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • What Penguin Dawn?

    In what picture.

    your spacebar broken?

  • Comment 29, posted at 10.03.08 12:02:53 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • 😎

  • Comment 30, posted at 10.03.08 12:05:54 by wpw Reply
  • That penguin in the main pic on the top left hand corner!

    Do we have a penguins rugby team?

  • Comment 31, posted at 10.03.08 12:07:16 by Dawn Reply

  • The Eastern Cape Penguins

  • Comment 32, posted at 10.03.08 12:11:44 by provincejoulekkading Reply
  • There’s no penguin in there on my screen?

  • Comment 33, posted at 10.03.08 12:13:13 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • Bottom left of the pic.

    Next to the Disa.

  • Comment 34, posted at 10.03.08 12:15:03 by Dawn Reply

  • no. can’t see it.

    what version of windows you using?

    I am on vista

  • Comment 35, posted at 10.03.08 12:17:02 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • Man … you are pulling my leg right?

    Am I going mad.

  • Comment 36, posted at 10.03.08 12:25:09 by Dawn Reply

  • Going Dawn?

    That implies an ongoing process as opposed to a completed one… 😈

  • Comment 37, posted at 10.03.08 12:28:31 by Big Fish Reply
    Big Fish
  • No i am being dead serious, nobody else has mentioned the penguin.

    Can you send me a screen shot of it?

    My email address is in the contact us section on the sidebar.

  • Comment 38, posted at 10.03.08 12:29:35 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • You’ll pay for that.

    I’ve been nice so far … don’t push me.

  • Comment 39, posted at 10.03.08 12:30:58 by Dawn Reply

  • Hehehe!

    Well, surely seeing imaginary penguins who knows where qualifies as somewhat… eccentric?

  • Comment 40, posted at 10.03.08 12:37:11 by Big Fish Reply
    Big Fish
  • push you?

  • Comment 41, posted at 10.03.08 12:37:42 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • I thought I saw a Tokoloshe once.

    Turned out it was Bolla Conradie.

    Dawn, does the penguin speak to you? 😛

    Ok, seriously, where about is it?

  • Comment 42, posted at 10.03.08 12:43:14 by Big Fish Reply
    Big Fish
  • 10.03.08 12:43:14 – Big Fish

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 43, posted at 10.03.08 12:53:03 by wpw Reply
  • Yeah I see it too… 😯

  • Comment 44, posted at 10.03.08 13:02:35 by bryce_in_oz Reply


  • Comment 45, posted at 10.03.08 13:05:58 by bryce_in_oz Reply

  • I see penguins… 😯

  • Comment 46, posted at 10.03.08 13:07:41 by Big Fish Reply
    Big Fish
  • Thank goodness. Bryce sees it too.

  • Comment 47, posted at 10.03.08 13:08:20 by Dawn Reply

  • Actually I see it too….

  • Comment 48, posted at 10.03.08 13:08:44 by Le Requinny Reply
  • KSA you got mail.

  • Comment 49, posted at 10.03.08 13:12:32 by Dawn Reply

  • See it where?

    Last time I saw penguins was at Boulders Beach.

    Stinky lil critters.

  • Comment 50, posted at 10.03.08 13:12:35 by Big Fish Reply
    Big Fish
  • Actually EVERYBODY sees it. 😳

    Sorry Dawn. 😳

  • Comment 51, posted at 10.03.08 13:12:36 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • 👿 👿 👿


  • Comment 52, posted at 10.03.08 13:12:54 by wpw Reply
  • Sardine

    You are beginning to get on my nerves.

  • Comment 53, posted at 10.03.08 13:13:24 by Dawn Reply

  • Dawn a sardine is a small fish… why not call him Snoek… lol… particularly now he is down your end…

  • Comment 54, posted at 10.03.08 13:15:06 by bryce_in_oz Reply

  • Seriaaaas????

    So why is it there?

  • Comment 55, posted at 10.03.08 13:15:33 by Dawn Reply

  • actually why am I apologising only to Dawn.

    Thanks to all the rest of you for the email as well. 🙂 😳

  • Comment 56, posted at 10.03.08 13:16:33 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • Okay 100% serious.

    Rob has tried to explain it to me (and i didn’t get it) and apparently the regular bloggers on the should know what it is about.

    apparently something to do with living in the antarctic.

  • Comment 57, posted at 10.03.08 13:18:28 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • Oh right, it’s a hamchutney thing…. 🙄

  • Comment 58, posted at 10.03.08 13:24:31 by Le Requinny Reply
  • That was funny!

    Now I can understand how Jacob Zuma gets away with it!

    Dawn, dont be like that now – I apologise profusely. 😳

  • Comment 59, posted at 10.03.08 13:34:03 by Big Fish Reply
    Big Fish
  • I can easily sort KSA out for anybody willing to pay 😉

  • Comment 60, posted at 10.03.08 13:35:46 by KSA Sharkette Reply

    KSA Sharkette
  • 😯

  • Comment 61, posted at 10.03.08 13:36:26 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • Why on earth they would bother with penguins when they have the almighty SHARK is beyond me.

    My fave shark? Robert de Niro in that Shark’s Tale movie.

  • Comment 62, posted at 10.03.08 13:37:16 by Dawn Reply

  • Hamchutney ?

  • Comment 63, posted at 10.03.08 13:45:03 by provincejoulekkading Reply
  • Hamchutney?


    I can’t see anything?

  • Comment 64, posted at 10.03.08 13:49:11 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • I see Jody.

    Please take her away.

  • Comment 65, posted at 10.03.08 13:51:44 by Dawn Reply


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