Rassie tweaks for Stormers tour

Written by Wesley Weber (wpw)

Posted in :In the news, Stormers, Super 14 on 19 Mar 2009 at 07:50
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Rugby365 reports that Stormers coach Rassie Erasmus has included young Western Province centres Morgan Newman and Dylan Des Fountain, in the 24-man squad to tour Australasia.

The pair replaces wings Tonderai Chavhanga and Nick Koster, although Chavhanga may re-join the side on tour.

The squad leaves for Australasia on Thursday and will face the Crusaders in the opening match of their five match overseas leg on Saturday March 28. The tour also sees them take on the Waratahs (April l4), the Brumbies (April 11), the Hurricanes (April 18), the Highlanders (April 24).

Erasmus has not called up a replacement for lock Andries Bekker with AJ Venter or Hilton Lobberts likely to come at lock. Tiaan Liebenberg also returns as back-up hooker to Schalk Brits while Duane Vermeulen and Francois Louw will also provide back-up as locks.

Stormers squad: Adriaan Fondse, AJ Venter, Brian Mujati, Conrad Jantjes, Dewaldt Duvenage, Duane Vermeulen, Dylan des Fountain, Francois Louw, Gcobani Bobo, Hilton Lobberts, JD Moller, Jean de Villiers, Luke Watson, Morgan Newman, Percy Montgomery, Peter Grant, Ricky Januarie, Schalk Brits, Schalk Burger, Schalk Ferreira, Sireli Naqelevuki, Tiaan Liebenberg, Wicus Blaauw, Willem De Waal.


  • If we can win 3 out of 5 I will be happy.

    Go Stormers!!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 1, posted at 19.03.09 07:59:18 by wpw Reply
  • I’d like to see this team for our next game:

    8-Sir Luke
    3-Brian the Lion

    Not too shabby Nige!! 🙂

  • Comment 2, posted at 19.03.09 08:02:39 by wpw Reply
  • Was pleasantly surprise to see Bekker will also join them on tour later. Also make sense to leave Bolla at home and thought Dewaldt played reaaly well in his first two outings. Watch him pushing Januarie for that 9 jersey.

    wpw I think Rassie should stick to the way he use his squad in the Bulls outing. Keep it tight in the first half with Willem and let all the game breakers & Grant cut loose in the second half.

    Must say I am pretty glad Blaauw has joined the party in the fatty department. Last year we took a huge blow when JP went down.

    Cant wait for the first one. This weekend just feels dull without our lot playing. 🙄

  • Comment 3, posted at 19.03.09 09:42:17 by PaarlBok Reply

  • @PaarlBok (Comment 3) :

    Bolla injured his cheekbone and was not available. 😎

  • Comment 4, posted at 19.03.09 09:47:15 by wpw Reply
  • @PaarlBok (Comment 3) : Waarheid!

  • Comment 5, posted at 19.03.09 09:58:24 by Claytie Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 2) :

    Burger, Louw, Vermeulen with Watson off the bench… arguably the most balanced loosie combo in RSA S14 rugby…

  • Comment 6, posted at 19.03.09 10:22:43 by bryce_in_oz Reply

  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 6) :

    Add Liebenberg and AJ into the pack… and it’s only your kuk props that are holding you back…

    Earle the ex Westville Boys High Captain off the bench… all’s not too bad for the Stormers…

    Now just make sure you beat at least two of the contenders for the play-offs…

  • Comment 7, posted at 19.03.09 10:27:44 by bryce_in_oz Reply

  • @wpw (Comment 4) : See Hoffmann is playing this weekend against the Beeste. Full WP team
    The Vodacom WP team is as follows:

    15. Hayden Groepes
    14. Wylie Human
    13. PJ Vermeulen
    12. Paul Bosch
    11. Terry Jacobs
    10. Joe Pietersen
    9. Conrad Hoffmann
    8. Jody Burch
    7. Pieter Louw
    6. Pieter Myburgh
    5. George Earle
    4. Martin Muller
    3. Andre Schlechter
    2. Hanyani Shimange (C)
    1. Michael De Neuilly-Rice


    16. Pieter Wium
    17. Eric Coetzee
    18. De Kock Steenkamp
    19. Yaya Hartzenberg
    20. Charlie King
    21. Coenie Van Wyk
    22. Juan De Jong

  • Comment 8, posted at 19.03.09 11:16:46 by PaarlBok Reply

  • @PaarlBok (Comment 8) : kief team

  • Comment 9, posted at 19.03.09 11:32:52 by Claytie Reply
  • Not a bad VC side, just wish he had a decent flyhalf coming through the ranks. 👿

  • Comment 10, posted at 19.03.09 11:34:42 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 10) : u guys already have 2 – grant & de waal. the third one could be just too much luck. 😆

  • Comment 11, posted at 19.03.09 11:43:45 by rekinek Reply
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  • @PaarlBok (Comment 8) :
    I see that game is at Empangeni.WP better hope for rain, that place can be even more humid than Durban, much more.

  • Comment 12, posted at 19.03.09 11:50:39 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 12) : Ag broer, we such a lot of veld fires with helicopters throwing down water and heat in this valleys, they’ll enjoy the humid, think it will kill fires.

    They should play Coenie at 10 man, the oukie have it. 😎

  • Comment 13, posted at 19.03.09 12:07:44 by PaarlBok Reply

  • @PaarlBok (Comment 13) :
    Ja they should ban matches in the Cape, soon there wont be anything left to burn and then what will the little #@*&s do to get the helicopters airborne, that and its taking the advantage away from the Beeste.

    Coenie? Is that Coenie van Wyk on the reserve list. Also from Paarl?

  • Comment 14, posted at 19.03.09 12:27:03 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 14) : No he is a Paul Rooser. Played for Maties in the current Varsity Cup.

  • Comment 15, posted at 19.03.09 13:13:54 by PaarlBok Reply

  • if I look at that Vodac a few Paarl Boishaaiers in there but no Gimmies.
    11. Terry Jacobs
    9. Conrad Hoffmann
    7. Pieter Louw
    19. Yaya Hartzenberg

  • Comment 16, posted at 19.03.09 13:16:38 by PaarlBok Reply

  • pieter louw the last one that taste interschools success. The others were on the recieving end. 😆

  • Comment 17, posted at 19.03.09 13:18:08 by PaarlBok Reply

  • @PaarlBok (Comment 16) :
    Where is Joe Pietersen from? I know he has family in Paarl, I assumed that he was also from there.

  • Comment 18, posted at 19.03.09 13:30:03 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 18) : He is a Grey Bloem boytjie and actually born in Vryheid Natal.

    Matie now. Also see him once at KleinGims big brag two years ago as a geust speaker.

  • Comment 19, posted at 19.03.09 15:37:07 by PaarlBok Reply

  • 😯
    I know a Joe Pietersen from Vryheid, maybe his old man, was a teacher and loved his paddleski. Interesting.

  • Comment 20, posted at 19.03.09 15:42:20 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @PaarlBok (Comment 8) : I thought Earl was going on the Stormers tour…

  • Comment 21, posted at 19.03.09 15:45:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 21) : Hi Rob approve my new picture please….I’m sure evrybody has seen my big bass by now.

  • Comment 22, posted at 19.03.09 15:53:35 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 21) : Maybe he would but look like they want to send Bekker over as soon as he had recovered. Red somewhere he will be back for the Landers clash at the latest. Only 24 picked to tour.

  • Comment 23, posted at 19.03.09 16:06:51 by PaarlBok Reply

  • @Pokkel (Comment 22) : If your new picture has an even bigger bass then Im going to gnash through my wrists.

  • Comment 24, posted at 19.03.09 16:08:05 by Salmonoid Reply
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