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WP President slams Stormers players

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Stormers, Super 14 on 31 Mar 2009 at 08:05
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Western Province president Tobie Titus has slammed the Stormers players for their lack of commitment.

Stephen Nell writes in Die Burger that Titus expressed his “full confidence” in the coaching team, but is worried that the players are not doing their bit.

“Speaking from a WP perspective it’s really worrying. It appears as if there is a total lack of commitment,” Titus said on Monday.

“Critical mistakes are being made at critical times and there was not any urgency to perform well. I have total confidence that the coaching team will address it”

Titus said the structures of WP were working optimally and the players should now produce on the field.

“We have done everything we can from the union’s side. The players must now do their bit,” he said.


  • Tobie

    How about you just shut the hell up and do us all a favour and resign??? 👿

  • Comment 1, posted at 31.03.09 08:11:41 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 1) :

    Howcome you spelt Rassie, T-O-B-I-E?

  • Comment 2, posted at 31.03.09 08:30:09 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 2) :


    Well let’s wait until the S14 is over. Anything lower than 6th place will be unacceptable!!! 👿

  • Comment 3, posted at 31.03.09 08:38:24 by wpw Reply
  • Chief gravy-trainer Titus stating WP structures are working optimally… we’ll see how well their team does in the CC again…

  • Comment 4, posted at 31.03.09 09:22:07 by bryce_in_oz Reply

  • I find it really sad when an administrator has a go at the players in the press. A definite sign that all is not well. 😥

  • Comment 5, posted at 31.03.09 09:25:07 by McLovin Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 5) :

    That sums it perfectly.

    If the Admin guys have to get invloved, either in a show of support or a “uitkak” then all IS not well.

  • Comment 6, posted at 31.03.09 09:38:57 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • Tobie you good for nothing second hand fossil!

  • Comment 7, posted at 31.03.09 09:48:29 by Claytie Reply

    “We ended up having to play too much rugby in our own half”. That was Jean de Villiers after the Stormers/Crusaders game, but he wasn’t completely accurate, for it is hard to remember when the Stormers played any rugby anywhere on the field.


    From superrugby.

  • Comment 8, posted at 31.03.09 09:51:08 by McLovin Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 8) : :mrgreen: 😆 :mrgreen: 😆

  • Comment 9, posted at 31.03.09 09:52:55 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 5) :

    It’s called diverting attention… a common practice in RSA…

  • Comment 10, posted at 31.03.09 10:12:35 by bryce_in_oz Reply

  • Whatever happened to Titus’ nephew that was supposed to be coming over to play for the Stormer’s from an Aus league team?

  • Comment 11, posted at 31.03.09 10:14:03 by bryce_in_oz Reply

  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 10) :

    as I’m sure it is in many other countries… 🙄

  • Comment 12, posted at 31.03.09 10:14:49 by wpw Reply
  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 10) : Why am I not surprised. 🙄

  • Comment 13, posted at 31.03.09 10:15:48 by McLovin Reply

  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 11) :

    Dude, who said its his nephew??? 😯

    I believe he is no longer contracted to WP.

  • Comment 14, posted at 31.03.09 10:15:48 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 12) :

    Oops… should have read “in RSA sport’s”…

  • Comment 15, posted at 31.03.09 10:19:50 by bryce_in_oz Reply

  • @wpw (Comment 14) : He was really kak and was sent packing.

    Much like Dollie.

  • Comment 16, posted at 31.03.09 13:14:33 by Loosehead Reply

  • how can a squad of 21 boks play like a bunch of schoolboys? i think titus has a point, even if he is a plonker.

  • Comment 17, posted at 31.03.09 13:22:06 by try time Reply

  • @Loosehead (Comment 16) :

    Clearly your stirring is not going to work here. Titus was signed by Rassie and proved to be a flop.

    Dollie left by choice.

  • Comment 18, posted at 31.03.09 13:23:53 by wpw Reply
  • I think it’s about time somebody had a decent look at the players. There is only so much you can blame on coaches and off field stuff.

    There are so many Springboks in this team and senior Springboks. Maybe it’s time they took some responsibility.

  • Comment 19, posted at 31.03.09 14:20:58 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 19) :

    I think the only guys who are Senior Boks are:


    Jantjes is not a senior Bok and has been out injured for most the season.
    Bekker is out injured and hasn’t been playing well.
    Mujati is not of international standard yet.
    Brits is kak.
    Venter is finished
    Percy is finished
    Tonderai is injury prone

    Wie is daar nog??? 🙄

  • Comment 20, posted at 31.03.09 15:20:14 by wpw Reply
  • Grant 😆

    Venter’s been disappointing since joining WP & Stormers.

    From both Percy & Conrad I would still expect a lot.

  • Comment 21, posted at 31.03.09 15:24:44 by rekinek Reply
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