Stormers beat Ikeys in warm-up

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :In the news, Stormers on 17 Jan 2010 at 10:36
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Ikey Tigers head coach John Dobson was a happy man, despite his side’s 3-21 loss to the Stormers in a lively pre-season encounter in Riebeek West on Saturday morning.

The Stormers, who were captained by lock Anton van Zyl, scored three tries to nil and led 14-3 at half-time in a worthwhile outing for both sides.

Dobson told afterwards: “I was very happy with how things went – especially if you consider the quality of the opposition and that it was first proper match of the year.

“We were slow out of the blocks, which I guess is understandable, but I was really very happy with the performance of my guys in the second half – they had some great moments on attack,” added the Ikeys boss.

“We’ve still got loads to work on, obviously, but at least we know in what direction we’re moving, and – of course – my players really enjoyed the opportunity to play against a fully professional side and to mix with the guys afterwards.”

Left-wing JJ Engelbrecht – who had a strong match – scored the Stormers’ first try early on thanks to a snappy backline move which caught the UCT defence unawares, but the students tightened things up significantly afterwards and were unlucky to concede another first-half try when lock Rynhardt Elstadt forced his way over the tryline.

UCT flyhalf Doug Mallett kicked a drop-goal shortly before half-time – his team’s first points against the Stormers, after being kept scoreless in 2008 and 2009 – and the Ikeys came into their own in the second half, testing the Stormers’ resolute defence on numerous occasions.

Replacement Stormers back Jurgen Visser scored his team’s third try – late in the second half – but it was almost against the run of play after a long spell of pressure from this talented UCT team.

Young centre Marcel Brache had an outstanding match for the Ikeys, whilst replacement back Jannie Bester had his team’s entire bench on their feet with two memorable runs down the left-hand touchline.

The Stormers’ Fijian import Sireli Naqelevuki made a few typically powerful runs in the second half, but also found himself beaten on the outside by nippy Ikeys winger Paul Cohen, whilst new Stormers flyhalf Lionel Cronjé showed some impressive touches in the opening stages of the match.

In a great gesture, Dobson and the Stormers coaches Allister Coetzee, Matt Proudfoot and Robbie Fleck all remained at the Rugby Performance Centre fields afterwards for a few minutes and were in heavy discussions about a variety of rugby issues.

“I would like to thank Allister and his coaching team for bringing their team out to Riebeek West,” said the UCT head coach.

“It’s our third pre-season match against the Stormers and it was nice to see the improvement we made – especially from last year. That said, I wasn’t entirely happy with the final scoreline, as we left a try out there, but it was a good lesson for my players and a really enjoyable day out.”

The scorers:

For the Stormers:
Tries: Engelbrecht, Elstadt, Hanekom
Cons: Cronjé 2, Visser

For UCT:
DG: D Mallett

The teams:

Stormers: 15 Fabian Juries, 14 Sireli Naqelevuki, 13 Frikkie Welsh, 12 Paul Bosch, 11 JJ Engelbrecht, 10 Lionel Cronjé, 9 Bolla Conradie, 8 Pieter Louw, 7 Hilton Lobberts, 6 Pieter Myburgh, 5 Anton van Zyl (captain), 4 Rynhardt Elstadt, 3 JD Moller, 2 Callie Visagie, 1 JC Kritzinger.
Replacements – from: Sydney Tobias, Hein van der Merwe, Eusebio Guinazu, Martin Muller, Conraad Brits, Jacques Potgieter, Louis Schreuder, Jurgen Visser, Morné Hanekom, Johann Sadie.

UCT: 15 Pete Haw, 14 Marcello Sampson, 13 Marcel Brache, 12 Matt Rosslee, 11 Paul Cohen, 10 Doug Mallett, 9 Stu Commins (captain), 8 Nick Fenton-Wells, 7 André Goosen, 6 Michael Morris, 5 Levi Odendaal, 4 Don Armand, 3 Chris Heiberg, 2 Dayne Jans, 1 Ashley Wells.
Replacements – from: Mark Goosen, Matt Page, Wes Chetty, Grant Kemp, Mike Ledwidge, Pallo Manuel, Greg Mallett, Nic Groom, Kyle Wickins, Jannie Bester, Therlow Pietersen.

Referee: Joey Salmons


  • ‘Eusebio Guinazu’ 🙂

    The Argie tighthead prop??

  • Comment 1, posted at 18.01.10 09:16:08 by wpw Reply
  • At last! Rugby is back . . .

  • Comment 2, posted at 18.01.10 09:52:04 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Well if that the Stormers team then I think they have just won their last game.

  • Comment 3, posted at 18.01.10 10:29:26 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • “In a great gesture, Dobson and the Stormers coaches Allister Coetzee, Matt Proudfoot and Robbie Fleck all remained at the Rugby Performance Centre fields afterwards for a few minutes and were in heavy discussions about a variety of rugby issues.”

    HUH ❓ great gesture, few minutes, heavy petting…..

  • Comment 4, posted at 18.01.10 10:31:38 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 4) : hehe. You know what those Province pooftahs are like… 😛

  • Comment 5, posted at 18.01.10 10:35:12 by klempie Reply

  • @klempie (Comment 5) :

    I resent that mofo!! 😈

  • Comment 6, posted at 18.01.10 11:42:41 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 6) : Pensie! :mrgreen: Lanklaas gekuier ou maat. Hoe gaan’t?

  • Comment 7, posted at 18.01.10 11:44:59 by klempie Reply

  • @klempie (Comment 7) :

    Oraait bru. 😎

    How’s about Japes as our new number 6 batsman/spinner.

    No more Harris would be a step forward me thinks!!

  • Comment 8, posted at 18.01.10 11:55:14 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 8) : Japes has lost it with the bat.

  • Comment 9, posted at 18.01.10 12:10:56 by klempie Reply

  • Oh I see the censor police are about. 🙄

  • Comment 10, posted at 18.01.10 13:14:21 by klempie Reply

  • @klempie (Comment 10) : What did you say this time? 😆

  • Comment 11, posted at 18.01.10 13:16:42 by McLovin Reply

  • @klempie (Comment 10) : if there were a prize for being slow on the uptake, you would have no competition whatsoever. :mrgreen:

    I wonder if you’ll ever cotton on to the fact that you just don’t have the tools you need to win this fight?

  • Comment 12, posted at 18.01.10 13:18:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 11) : it involved a combination of cricket and politics… so it had a limited lifespan to begin with 🙂

  • Comment 13, posted at 18.01.10 13:22:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 11) : I mentioned the name Khompela and the word “clowns” in the same sentence. 🙄

  • Comment 14, posted at 18.01.10 13:25:47 by klempie Reply

  • @klempie (Comment 14) : @robdylan (Comment 13) : I see. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 15, posted at 18.01.10 13:28:02 by McLovin Reply

  • @klempie (Comment 14) : i’m adding the k word to the auto moderation list. Just so you know

  • Comment 16, posted at 18.01.10 13:30:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 16) : 😯 😯

  • Comment 17, posted at 18.01.10 13:36:24 by klempie Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 16) : Spoilsport LOL

  • Comment 18, posted at 18.01.10 15:08:35 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Just saw this comment on the wpclubrugby site. Apparently Voldy tried to get into the VIP suite at Newlands but was denied. 😈

    What a great day yesterday, was realy good to see all those people supporting a worthy cause and our Cape sides. Stormers were good value and gave the Cobras a run – game ended in a draw – Shukri Conrad should look at signing a few of them! The best part of the day for me though was seeing Mark Keohane trying to “smokkel” his way into the VIP area – and being refused entry – he then settled on “bumming” a couple of free beers from Rassie – what a [email protected]!!!

  • Comment 19, posted at 18.01.10 15:32:32 by wpw Reply

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