Coleman pleases Stormers coach

Written by Wesley Weber (wpw)

Posted in :In the news, Stormers, Super Rugby on 30 May 2011 at 10:55
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Stormers coach Allister Coetzee had plenty of reason to smile after his team cemented their place at the top of the South African conference.

According to Rugby365.com not only did his team finally break their Canberra duck, but they also continued their incredible defensive form by holding the Brumbies to just three points in their 16-3 Super Rugby victory on Saturday.

Coetzee said after the game he was “very happy” with his side’s performance in what were not the most ideal conditions.

“It was a good victory for our boys,” Coetzee said.

“It wasn’t pretty, but it is the first ever win for the Stormers in Canberra.

“The conditions out there were very difficult; the ball was wet because of the dew.

“In addition we made five changes to the team, which includes a 20-year-old flyhalf making his run-on debut – so taking this all into account it was an impressive performance, particularly the way we defended for the full 80 minutes.”

The flyhalf in question was youngster Kurt Coleman, who despite having some shaky moments, impressed the coach on the night.

“I am very pleased with Kurt. He is still very young and this is very much part of his apprenticeship.

“Along with Johann Sadie and Steven Kitschoff, Kurt is still learning and we are very proud of all of them. He needs to gain experience, but it is great for him to do that in a winning team.”

More firsts are on the horizon next week, when the Stormers play their first game in Melbourne against new franchise the Rebels.

He said: “Rebels are a good side. They have a great set piece and will be another tough challenge.

“We have already picked up nine points from our three games on tour and if we can make it 13 or even 14 after the clash in Melbourne we will be delighted.”

On the injury front Andries Bekker suffered a back spasm, but should be fit for the next clash.

Dewaldt Duvenage injured his ankle and Coetzee is expecting the results early next week.


  • Why the hell would he play Bekker?

  • Comment 1, posted at 30.05.11 11:05:16 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
  • He wasn’t half bad, considering they were trying to skip him as much as possible.

    I read a comment on twitter that he was the closest thing to an NFL kicker, only comes onto the field to kick and nothing else.

  • Comment 2, posted at 30.05.11 11:06:33 by molly Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 1) : Hopefully from the bench? Worms’ll be a more than capable replacement.

  • Comment 3, posted at 30.05.11 11:09:49 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 2) : I dont have a problem with the way he played but he needs a break.

  • Comment 4, posted at 30.05.11 11:27:25 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
  • @molly (Comment 3) : So true, I hear(possibly from you) worms is heading back to the Lions

  • Comment 5, posted at 30.05.11 11:30:24 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 5) :

    I read on WTR that WP are interested in Elton Jantjies!!

    Why would we wanna sign that fatboy if we already have grant, Gary and Lionel??

    *and Earl the Pearl* ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  • Comment 6, posted at 30.05.11 11:44:16 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 6) : Is Walter around, he ran an article that WP had signed Elton.The post lasted about 5 minutes but it had to have come from somewhere.From my snooping its more a case of Elton wanting to come to WP than the other way round.

  • Comment 7, posted at 30.05.11 12:11:00 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
  • My Coleman has also served me well. I use it everytime I have a party or go camping. It keeps the drinks super cold.

  • Comment 8, posted at 30.05.11 12:36:04 by waje Reply

  • I thought the Stormers were mediocre at best on Saturday.

    Thankfully the Brumbies are so shyte at the moment, otherwise it could have ended in tears. ๐Ÿ˜

    Rebels game could easily turn into a disaster if they go there with one foot on the plane and ‘we just have to pitch up to collect the points’ attitude. ๐Ÿ˜

    They really need to win with a bonus point. ๐Ÿ˜

    And Bekker needs a break. I’m worried he might just breakdown and be out of the play-offs.

  • Comment 9, posted at 30.05.11 12:43:52 by McLovin Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 9) :
    Yeah, Stormers were in 3rd gear for this game, but against the Blues they showed that they know how to engage higher gears when the chips are down – they should nail the Rebels.

  • Comment 10, posted at 30.05.11 13:17:58 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 10) : Hope so. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 11, posted at 30.05.11 13:23:58 by McLovin Reply

  • @molly (Comment 2) : Funnily enough there is an NFL player called Kurt Coleman.

  • Comment 12, posted at 30.05.11 21:00:05 by beet Reply
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