Richard Ferguson

Grant returns for Stormers

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Stormers, Super Rugby on 27 Feb 2012 at 07:45
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The Stormers have received news that Peter Grant is returning to Cape Town this week, as his Japan club commitments came to an end this weekend.

Coach Allister Coetzee has said that Grant will not necessarily walk into the team to take on the Sharks this coming weekend, as Grant has to be assessed for any niggles he might have. Also, the coach would like to give the flyhalf a few days to settle back in after his stay in Japan.

This is a bit of bright news after news about captain Schalk Burger’s knee was not as positive, as he is ruled out for between 4 and 6 weeks with torn medial ligaments. Burger has gone to see a specialist, after he went off in the first game of the season for the second year in a row.


  • Gonna be a very tough game…but probably less so than the Bulls due to the fact that the ball will be in hand from both teams more than it will be in the air.

    We really need to get over the advantage line this weekend…i think a player shuffle and debut for PSDu toit can certainly assist; but Bisse needs to step up with Alberts, Deysel and Beast currently out of the picture.

    I also noticed in the Bulls game 3-4 guys marking our main ball carriers…they knew stopping our momentum would keep our fast backline queit for a while. Riaan Viljoen coming from deep and using our ball carriers as dummy runners to create space out wide could be something The Sharks wanna look at. I really want a win this weekend…will be shouting my lungs out and irritating the neighbors as usual on saturday 🙂

  • Comment 1, posted at 27.02.12 08:27:29 by JJR Reply
  • quiet 🙂

  • Comment 2, posted at 27.02.12 08:34:37 by JJR Reply
  • @JJR (Comment 1) : We need to use the pace of our loosies and some dummy runners in the backline to create space. Agree about the Bulls waiting for our ball-carriers and gang-tackling them. We’ve become a bit predictable with that.

    We should start using the main ball-carriers as the dummy runners. That would suck in 2-4 players each time and create space for our fast backs to exploit.

  • Comment 3, posted at 27.02.12 11:41:33 by ChrisS Reply

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