Richard Ferguson

Coetzee opts to rest key players


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Stormers, Super Rugby on 1 Jun 2011 at 11:52
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Alistair Coetzee has put together a backline despite all the injury concerns around scrumhalf and flyhalf, and has announced his team to face the Rebels this weekend in Melbourne.

Ricky Januarie will be in the scrumhalf position with Kurt Coleman getting his second shot at Super Rugby playing in the all important flyhalf position. The centre combination has also been boosted by the return to the starting team for Jean de Villiers, who played off the bench last weekend against the Brumbies.

The coach has decided to rest a few key players in Andries Bekker and Deon Fourie, who have been replaced by Anton van Zyl and Tiaan Liebenberg. Emergency cover Earl Rose has made his way onto the bench for this game.

With Dewaldt Duvenhage ruled out and Januarie making the starting team, third choice scrumhalf Louis Schreuder has been included on the bench.

Stormers: 15. Conrad Jantjes,14. Gio Aplon ,13. Jaque Fourie,12. Jean de Villiers,11. Bryan Habana ,10. Kurt Coleman,9. Ricky Januarie ,8. Duane Vermeulen ,7. Francois Louw,6. Schalk Burger (C),5. Anton van Zyl,4. Rynhardt Elstadt ,3. Brok Harris,2. Tiaan Liebenberg,1. Wicus Blaauw

Reserves: 16. Deon Fourie,17. Frans Malherbe,18. Andries Bekker,19. Nick Koster,20. Louis Schreuder ,21. Earl Rose ,22. Juan de Jongh


23 Comments

  • Stormers by 8

  • Comment 1, posted at 01.06.11 11:55:53 by Mole Reply
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  • A note to all the Sharks supporters, we actually HAVE A 3rd choice scrumhalf! 😈 :mrgreen:

  • Comment 2, posted at 01.06.11 12:02:39 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 2) :

    Glad you caught that 😉

  • Comment 3, posted at 01.06.11 12:04:17 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 2) :

    And you make a good point..

    Good thing is that we can call on our little French connection..

  • Comment 4, posted at 01.06.11 12:04:54 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Quite upset that Sadie has dropped out the 22 altogether, but anyway.

  • Comment 5, posted at 01.06.11 12:07:58 by molly Reply
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  • Good to see Andries get a ‘rest’. 🙂

  • Comment 6, posted at 01.06.11 12:10:53 by McLovin Reply

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  • @molly (Comment 5) :

    He is your fourth choice centre and third choice wing..

    Kinda unlucky with the scrumhalf and flyhalf backups..

  • Comment 7, posted at 01.06.11 12:12:44 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 5) : did u miss the resting the good players part, sadie is resting 🙂

  • Comment 8, posted at 01.06.11 12:12:45 by franshark Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 4) :

    And we can call our…oh wait!!

    Nevermind! 🙄 😕

  • Comment 9, posted at 01.06.11 12:13:21 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 2) : I`d be more worried about your second choice at scrumhalf than your third 😈

    But come on: Give Earl Rose at least 30 minutes this weekend!

    He needs to start somewhere 😈

  • Comment 10, posted at 01.06.11 12:15:32 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • This is good for province, they gonna need their players rested for the last stretch….

  • Comment 11, posted at 01.06.11 12:15:36 by franshark Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 10) :

    All Earl needs is a winning environment.

    Something he clearly never exprienced while at the Lions! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 12, posted at 01.06.11 12:17:25 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 9) :

    Finish the sentence… Griquas connection..

  • Comment 13, posted at 01.06.11 12:19:24 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 9) & @Richard Ferguson (Comment 13) : We do have a Sarries connection, not sure how flex it is though.

  • Comment 14, posted at 01.06.11 12:22:33 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 14) :

    Oh wow.. that’s quite cool..

  • Comment 15, posted at 01.06.11 12:25:54 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 13) : Could be a usefull connection, they do have Sarel Pretorius and Riaan Viljoen. 🙂

  • Comment 16, posted at 01.06.11 12:26:12 by Ben Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 14) : Well you ended up with Earl Rose so I’d say, not very flex. 😉

  • Comment 17, posted at 01.06.11 12:27:12 by Ben Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 5) : yeah, he`s in durban at the moment, finalizing his contract negotiations… 😉 😎

  • Comment 18, posted at 01.06.11 12:33:46 by VanWilder Reply

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  • Bekker on the bench, his favoured position.

  • Comment 19, posted at 01.06.11 12:52:53 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @VanWilder (Comment 18) : From your lips . .. 😆

  • Comment 20, posted at 01.06.11 13:25:54 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 19) : Park bench?

  • Comment 21, posted at 01.06.11 15:55:05 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • Stormers by 10

  • Comment 22, posted at 01.06.11 20:55:37 by chaz Reply

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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 21) : Bwhahahahahahahaha :mrgreen:

  • Comment 23, posted at 01.06.11 21:06:41 by KSA Shark © Reply

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