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Brumbies relishing Stormers challenge


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :In the news, Stormers, Super 14 on 30 Apr 2008 at 09:49
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The Brumbies say they can’t wait to play at Newlands on Saturday when they take on the Stormers in a crucial Super 14 match.

Ashfak Mohamed, Cape Times.

Brumbies coach Laurie Fisher said his team were looking forward to a spectacle at Newlands. Another big crowd is expected as the Stormers continue their charge toward the Super 14 semifinals.

“We have all the basics of a good game. The Stormers also play with a lot of enthusiasm. With a full house at Newlands, it is an enormous challenge for us,” he said.

“Newlands is a fantastic ground, made better by a close to full house this week. It is a wonderful ground. We are always excited to play there. It is a tremendous experience.”

Brumbies captain Stirling Mortlock , said: “It has been fantastic in Cape Town so far. There has been great weather and it is a really beautiful place to visit,” he said.

It is not surprising the Brumbies love being in Cape Town, as the Australian side have not lost to the Stormers since 1998, when they took a 34-3 beating at Newlands.

The Brumbies have won three and drawn one match against the Stormers at Newlands since 2000, with the 15-15 draw coming in 2006.

But flank George Smith said the Brumbies’ excellent record at Newlands did not mean they can just expect to win again on Saturday. “It is more about us playing some good football and executing our plays. We hope to play well against the Stormers at game time,” he said.


57 Comments

  • We should take this one.

    Mark my words, we will come away with a bonus point win.

  • Comment 1, posted at 30.04.08 10:11:46 by wpw (YNWA) Reply
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  • Hurricanes also said they looked forward to playing at newlands and look what happened to them. πŸ˜†

    Go Stormers!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 2, posted at 30.04.08 10:23:30 by KSA Shark Β© (FJ!ELN!) Reply

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  • I hope you’re right… Who’s the ref?

  • Comment 3, posted at 30.04.08 10:23:32 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • Thanks for the support KSA.

  • Comment 4, posted at 30.04.08 10:26:14 by wpw (YNWA) Reply
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  • Bryce lawrence i believe πŸ˜†

    special request from the Brumbies. πŸ˜†

  • Comment 5, posted at 30.04.08 10:31:08 by KSA Shark Β© (FJ!ELN!) Reply

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  • Windgat Stormer’s are going to get a big scare…

  • Comment 6, posted at 30.04.08 10:34:09 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • WPW

    I have to support the Saffa team that is going to make the semi’s. At the moment I think it is you guys, unless things go our way.

    besides. I would prefer to play you guys in CT than the Canes in Wellington πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 7, posted at 30.04.08 10:34:51 by KSA Shark Β© (FJ!ELN!) Reply

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  • scare yes, but I think that will be about it. πŸ˜‰

    Stormers vs Brumbies at Newlands
    Referee: Steve Walsh (New Zealand)
    Touch judges: Vinny Munro (New Zealand), Phillip Bosch (South Africa)
    Television match official: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

  • Comment 8, posted at 30.04.08 10:36:53 by KSA Shark Β© (FJ!ELN!) Reply

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  • Right off the Brumbies at your own peril… you’re both 6 from 10…

  • Comment 9, posted at 30.04.08 10:37:01 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • Morning All!
    KSA – I agree with you there!!!

  • Comment 10, posted at 30.04.08 10:37:15 by Me2 Reply

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  • Morning me2

  • Comment 11, posted at 30.04.08 10:38:38 by KSA Shark Β© (FJ!ELN!) Reply

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  • Comment 8 of 9, posted at 30.04.08 10:36:53 by KSA Shark Β© (FJ!ELN!)

    Through my bloodshot eyes i thought i read that KSA was one of the touch judges,was about to try to organise a bribe vibe.

  • Comment 12, posted at 30.04.08 10:38:48 by Clayton Reply
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  • I hope Steve Walsh does not suffer from jet lag πŸ˜€

  • Comment 13, posted at 30.04.08 10:38:49 by Me2 Reply

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  • KSA – Hi! Did you & Kette use the lighter fuel? πŸ˜†

  • Comment 14, posted at 30.04.08 10:40:05 by Me2 Reply

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  • Me2 ❓ ❓

    Now I’m confused. (doesn’t take much)

    refresh my memory please?

  • Comment 15, posted at 30.04.08 10:41:33 by KSA Shark Β© (FJ!ELN!) Reply

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  • Clayton πŸ˜†

  • Comment 16, posted at 30.04.08 10:42:08 by KSA Shark Β© (FJ!ELN!) Reply

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    Right off the Brumbies at your own peril… you’re both 6 from 10…
    Comment 9 of 13, posted at 30.04.08 10:37:01 by bryce_in_oz

    Spoken like a true Brumbies supporter. πŸ‘Ώ

  • Comment 17, posted at 30.04.08 10:42:28 by wpw (YNWA) Reply
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  • Television match official: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

    Liewe Vader… πŸ˜₯

  • Comment 18, posted at 30.04.08 10:43:44 by wpw (YNWA) Reply
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  • Lions to upset Stormers…

  • Comment 19, posted at 30.04.08 10:44:17 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • After a Brumbies breakdown lesson…

  • Comment 20, posted at 30.04.08 10:44:37 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • KSA – to burn the offending articles of clothing that are no longer ” πŸ˜† lucky”

  • Comment 21, posted at 30.04.08 10:45:16 by Me2 Reply

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  • bryce

    No all of a sudden the Stormers supporters are being windgat???

    Come on dude, which team’s supporters were predicting a home semi final this year???

  • Comment 22, posted at 30.04.08 10:47:58 by wpw (YNWA) Reply
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  • Me2 πŸ˜†

    Nah we used the paper shredder. πŸ˜‰

    I wanted to tie them behind the car and drag them down the road, but there is a risk of being arrested in this country for such a thing. 😳

  • Comment 23, posted at 30.04.08 10:48:19 by KSA Shark Β© (FJ!ELN!) Reply

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  • heheheheheehehhehehe πŸ˜†

    Go STORMERS!

  • Comment 24, posted at 30.04.08 10:53:33 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • Yea KSA – a BIG RISK πŸ˜€

  • Comment 25, posted at 30.04.08 10:54:01 by Me2 Reply

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  • Best she wears nothing for the last few games eh KSA?

  • Comment 26, posted at 30.04.08 10:54:17 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • Dammit. I fell for the bait. πŸ™‚

  • Comment 27, posted at 30.04.08 10:59:02 by wpw (YNWA) Reply
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  • WPW

    Looked more like nibble to me. Fortunately you didn’t take it Stan Style. πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 28, posted at 30.04.08 11:01:15 by KSA Shark Β© (FJ!ELN!) Reply

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  • Bryce.

    Well that WILL happen for the rest of the games. 😎

    This weekend is a Friday (sunday for us) morning match so we will be at home alone. 😎

    And the next two are Sat (Mon for us) afternoon matches so we will be home alone as well.

    Sharks to take 3 from 3 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 29, posted at 30.04.08 11:02:56 by KSA Shark Β© (FJ!ELN!) Reply

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  • That’s payback for the last few years on RW… Wes πŸ˜†

    110% behind the Stormers this weekend… hoping Des Fountain has a blinder…

    Some good match-ups we’ve got to dominate… Watson/Smith… Mortlock/Bobo… Conrad/Mule-kick Gerard…

  • Comment 30, posted at 30.04.08 11:03:21 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • Sheez bryce Now you are getting me concerned.

    Of those match-ups the only one i think the Stormers could dominate is Watson / Smith.

    But it is a team effort. We have showed the Stormers how to crush the brumbies……………..well for 40minutes at least. πŸ˜‰ They have to figure out the next 40 on their own. πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 31, posted at 30.04.08 11:07:26 by KSA Shark Β© (FJ!ELN!) Reply

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  • Yeah Ashley-Cooper is getting back to his best form too…

  • Comment 32, posted at 30.04.08 11:17:17 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • Just posted this on Voldy a few minutes ago: πŸ™„

    # 55 wpw Reply to this comment Goto comment
    April 30th, 2008 at 11:21 am

    # 44 bbf Reply to this comment Goto comment
    April 30th, 2008 at 11:15 am

    i speak the english laungauge delliciously since i was twice so can i then be are a stomer supporter
    β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”-

    In order to be a Stormers supporter the following qualifications are necessary:

    The ability to read AND write
    Have an IQ above 120
    Not be romantically involved with any of your sisters, cousins or aunts
    Have a real hatred for β€˜two toned’ shirts and safari suits
    Support your team even when they are not playing well

  • Comment 33, posted at 30.04.08 11:23:39 by wpw (YNWA) Reply
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  • Not a Des Fountain fan but he looked lekka busy last week.Good on him!

  • Comment 34, posted at 30.04.08 11:24:59 by Clayton Reply
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  • Another gem from Voldy:

    # 45 Brando
    April 30th, 2008 at 11:16 am

    Inspire by Gillette’s use of Bryan Habana, Lillets have approached Meisiekind to be the face of tampons.

  • Comment 35, posted at 30.04.08 11:25:47 by wpw (YNWA) Reply
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  • WP have announced their VC team to play the FS in the VC semi Final.

    Hayden Groepes; Terry Jacobs, PJ Vermeulen, Morgan Newman, Zhahier Ryland; Isma-eel Dollie, Allister Siegelaar; Justin Melck, Jacques Engelbrecht, Tyrone Holmes, Rito Hlungwani, Francois van der Merwe, Ruaan du Preez, Hanyani Shimange (k), Michael De Neully Rice.

    Replacements: Simon Westraadt, JC Kritzinger, Nico du Plessis, George Earle, Paul Delport, Ricardo Croy, Dabeon Draghoender.

  • Comment 36, posted at 30.04.08 11:25:49 by KSA Shark Β© (FJ!ELN!) Reply

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  • Where’s Wylie???

    Myburgh???

  • Comment 37, posted at 30.04.08 11:29:23 by wpw (YNWA) Reply
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  • Playing S14 maybe? πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 38, posted at 30.04.08 11:30:13 by KSA Shark Β© (FJ!ELN!) Reply

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  • Come on dude, which team’s supporters were predicting a home semi final this year???

    Comment 22 of 38, posted at 30.04.08 10:47:58 by wpw (YNWA)

    The one’s who’ll be watching the game at home?

  • Comment 39, posted at 30.04.08 11:39:54 by blackshark N.R.N.S! Reply

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  • Methinks hes wif da stormpies, they are going to miss him at the back,hes played really well.
    Ryland has been brilliant!

  • Comment 40, posted at 30.04.08 11:44:12 by Clayton Reply
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  • Is Paul Delport recovering from injury?

  • Comment 41, posted at 30.04.08 11:50:23 by Cru-El (BABVA) Reply

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  • Myburgh is on the bench for the Stormers…

    How is old Shimmy going these days?

  • Comment 42, posted at 30.04.08 11:51:02 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • Cru

    You just worry about your team dude.!!!!!!!! πŸ˜†

  • Comment 43, posted at 30.04.08 11:52:36 by KSA Shark Β© (FJ!ELN!) Reply

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  • Bryce.

    Have you seen the Stormers team?

  • Comment 44, posted at 30.04.08 11:53:20 by KSA Shark Β© (FJ!ELN!) Reply

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  • #43
    Check my comment on the relevant thread πŸ˜†

  • Comment 45, posted at 30.04.08 11:54:12 by Cru-El (BABVA) Reply

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  • #43
    WP Vodacom IS my team. I support ANY team that has Dollie playing…

  • Comment 46, posted at 30.04.08 11:55:33 by Cru-El (BABVA) Reply

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  • Don’t know why Delport is on the bench, he has been playing well and Siegelaar is kaaaaaak.

    Shimmy is not doing half bad bryce,doing well as captain and doing the hard graft in front, pitty the other hooker had to get called up for stormers duty because that brah is quick for a hooker and causes all kinds of havoc after Shimmie has knocked the snot out of everyone.

  • Comment 47, posted at 30.04.08 11:59:04 by Clayton Reply
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  • Nah KSA it’s Rassie remember… lol… just guessing…

    What’s the other hooker’s name again PJLD?

  • Comment 48, posted at 30.04.08 12:30:03 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • Yep the WP selector’s like their ‘running’ hookers…

  • Comment 49, posted at 30.04.08 12:30:59 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • Deon Fourie

  • Comment 50, posted at 30.04.08 12:40:20 by Clayton Reply
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  • Did you guys read Assfak saying how they should’ve called up Kakkerlakkie to replace Chavanga instead of Des Fountain? Quite entertaining how this boy always backs the smaller poc’s.

  • Comment 51, posted at 30.04.08 12:50:05 by molly Reply
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  • Full Name Deon Andre
    Surname Fourie
    Height 177cm
    Weight 98kg
    Birth Date 25 September 1986
    Birth City Pretoria
    Marital Status Single
    Favourite Film Armagedon
    Favourite Music Afrikaans
    Favourite Food Braaivleis
    Primary School Pietersburg Primary
    Secondary School Pietersburg High

    Asfak praat te veel kak…

  • Comment 52, posted at 30.04.08 12:54:12 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • They way kakkerlakie has been playing the year i would have him in any team,on the bench, but in my squad.

  • Comment 53, posted at 30.04.08 12:59:06 by Clayton Reply
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  • I agree Claytie (re: Ryland)

    Molly

    Des Fountain is actually an outside centre. He doesn’t belong on the wing.

  • Comment 54, posted at 30.04.08 13:07:08 by wpw (YNWA) Reply
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  • Either way. The Stormers hve announced their team and Human Starts ahead of Des Hosepipe

  • Comment 55, posted at 30.04.08 13:12:58 by KSA Shark Β© (FJ!ELN!) Reply

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  • wpw, I know he’s a centre, but he’s played a fair few games on the wing for WP and I think maybe even stormers, so its not an unfamiliar position. And he has been in the squad for a while, so at least knows some of the structures… these are all things a good journalist would have taken into consideration before backing someone who’s only just started playing semi-well against vodacom cup players.

  • Comment 56, posted at 30.04.08 13:40:30 by molly Reply
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  • molly

    Firstly, Zahier Ryland is a wing, Des Fountain is not.

    Ryland made his WP debut in 2005 and is hardly a novice.

    Ryland has out and out pace, Des Fountain does not.

    We need to score 4 tries in the rest of our matches in order to maybe get a home semi final and the chances of us doing that with Des Fountain on the wing is rather slim.

  • Comment 57, posted at 30.04.08 13:57:09 by wpw (YNWA) Reply
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