Stormers team to face the Sharks

Written by Wesley Weber (wpw)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Stormers, Super 14 on 5 May 2010 at 14:47
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Allister Coetzee has named his side to take on the injury plagued Sharks in a crucial encounter that should have a bearing on the Stormers’ chances of gaining a home semi-final.

Bryan Habana has not recovered from the hip injury he sustained against the Crusaders which means his place will be filled by the promising UCT centre, Tim Whitehead.

Joe Pietersen (who refuses to add me as a Facebook friend) returns to the bench after missing the entire overseas leg due to an injury to his glutes (for the ‘uneddicated’ it means he did hurt his HOL)

Here is the team:

15. Gio Aplon
14. Sireli Naqelevuki
13. Jaque Fourie
12. Juan De Jongh
11. Tim Whitehead
10. Peter Grant
9. Dewaldt Duvenage
8. Duane Vermeulen
7 Francois Louw
6. Schalk Burger (c)
5. Andries Bekker
4. Adriaan Fondse
3. Brok Harris
2. Tiaan Liebenberg
1. JD Moller


16. Deon Fourie
17. Eusebio Guinazu
18. Anton Van Zyl
19. Pieter Louw
20. Ricky Januarie
21. Willem De Waal
22. Joe Pietersen


  • Even though I feel sorry for my Sharks mates I will be hoping we can take 5 points from this game!!! πŸ˜₯

    Go STORMERS!! 😈

  • Comment 1, posted at 05.05.10 14:50:39 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 1) : thank you – we will remember to feel sorry for you afterwards πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜†

  • Comment 2, posted at 05.05.10 14:55:24 by rekinek Reply
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  • When will we be seeing the Sharks team to trash the Streamers this weekend? :mrgreen: πŸ˜† πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 3, posted at 05.05.10 14:57:31 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @wpw (Comment 1) : With you there.

  • Comment 4, posted at 05.05.10 14:57:47 by molly Reply
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  • who refuses to add me as a Facebook friend

    Joe Pietersen – Stormers player…

    WPW – Writes for Sharksworld…

    Do the math – ask Rob to start a Stormersworld page!!! πŸ™‚

  • Comment 5, posted at 05.05.10 14:58:41 by MornΓ© Reply
  • he did hurt his HOL

    Broke back mountain, aka Table Mountain, or did he spend a weekend in Polsmoor prison? 😯

  • Comment 6, posted at 05.05.10 15:04:29 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • Yea I tried to ad Frans Steyn when he was sitll playing for the Sharks and he just ignored me all the time πŸ™

  • Comment 7, posted at 05.05.10 15:10:54 by Uli Reply
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  • Hehehe Wes you are faany πŸ˜†

  • Comment 8, posted at 05.05.10 15:22:37 by provincejoulekkading Reply
  • @Uli (Comment 7) : that happened to me too… although I always assumed it was cos he read the stuff I wrote about him πŸ™‚

  • Comment 9, posted at 05.05.10 15:26:10 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : @Uli (Comment 7) : frans only added the female facebook requestees… if u take a look at fransies facebook friends, you will clearly know that he`s NOT gay. there was such a roomer sometime last year hey?

  • Comment 10, posted at 05.05.10 16:18:16 by VanWilder Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 6) : kamp staaldraad?? 😯

  • Comment 11, posted at 05.05.10 16:19:25 by VanWilder Reply

  • @VanWilder (Comment 10) : Gay guys always get the sexy female friends πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 12, posted at 05.05.10 17:07:17 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : and it was such a bad move on his side, he should add you as a friend and then write to you guilty messages “why would you write such stuff about a friend” πŸ™„

  • Comment 13, posted at 05.05.10 17:16:02 by rekinek Reply
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  • http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=6&click_id=192&art_id=vn20100505121420272C890860

    Amazing statement by Van Zyl;

    “In terms of the weaknesses of the backline, that’s just something the media tends to harp on about. Our only concern is that we haven’t scored as many tries as we hoped to. Perhaps there is a shortage of depth at present, but that’s certainly not ongoing.”

  • Comment 14, posted at 05.05.10 17:36:03 by neilster Reply

  • It seams a pretty good Stormers team – I hope we thrash them though – if our backline can’t run, they can at least nail Aplon with a couple of bombs and lots of pressure – he’s a small guy sooner or later he’ll fumble one 😈

  • Comment 15, posted at 06.05.10 09:35:40 by MB1810 Reply

  • @MB1810 (Comment 15) :


    As if that is gonna happen. Aplon is not a banggat like Earl Rose or Brent Russell… He doesn’t shy away from contact. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 16, posted at 06.05.10 09:44:03 by wpw Reply
  • @Uli (Comment 7) : He added me. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 17, posted at 06.05.10 10:41:45 by Letgo Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : with my friends request I put a note about how well he’s been playing and how lucky the Sharks are to have him… 😎

  • Comment 18, posted at 06.05.10 10:43:07 by Letgo Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 16) : You’re right, I wouldn’t kick the ball to Aplon, he needs just a little space to find a gap.

  • Comment 19, posted at 06.05.10 10:44:00 by Letgo Reply
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  • kick to Naqelevuki

  • Comment 20, posted at 06.05.10 10:44:29 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 20) : just behind him so that he turns (tried and tested by Reds πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 21, posted at 06.05.10 10:49:47 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 20) : At the beginning of the season I would`ve done the same, but now I`m not so sure. Nagelivuki seem to have find some form . . .

    One thing is for sure, if the FS can run straight through us from midfield as a result of a poorly judged kick and non existant defensive line, Aplon would tear us to shreds. Sure it doesn`t take a lot to put him down and luckily he has a tendancy to slip and fall, but if our lumbering forwards ( like Swanepoel ) can`t get a hand on him he won`t be stopped at all . . .

    Look for Incredible Schalla to bash it up in mid field all afternoon and Bekker to lurk out wide ready to run over Mvuvo.
    Another problem is their driving maul. The Crusers managed to shut this down quite effectively last week. Hopefully our ” brainstrust” ( and please note I use the term very loosely ) had a look at their tactics around this area?

    Stormers had the edge in the lineouts last week as well so we can`t afford to kick the ball out. So we can`t run at them, we can`t kick at Aplon and we can`t kick the ball out. Goode`s gonna have to have pinpoint accuracy.
    Play the game in their 22, Not Like We Did AGainst The Bulls! Penalties come on average every 3 minutes. We have to make sure we`re in the right part of the field and pile on the pressure. They`ll make mistakes, or get desperate for that bonus point try and do something irresponsible . . . then we can sink our teeth in…

  • Comment 22, posted at 06.05.10 11:54:44 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 22) :

    Very good comment Sir!! πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 23, posted at 06.05.10 12:13:30 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 1) : well me must agree with you anything but the Bull with a win my friend me going with you all the way so get the last S14 cup because to lateeeee for us πŸ˜₯ so Go Stormerssss :mrgreen:

  • Comment 24, posted at 06.05.10 16:16:01 by Chaz Reply


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