Stormers lose another captain

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Stormers, Super Rugby on 17 Apr 2012 at 09:19
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Bok centre Jean de Villiers’ nightmare run with injuries seems to be continuing, with Die Burger reporting that the Stormers captain has had to return home from tour after damaging ligaments in his hand.

De Villiers is expected to be our of action for a number of months, casting uncertainty over his participation in the Boks’ upcoming test series against England; Danie Poolman is already on the way to Australia to replace him in the tour party, but for Stormers coach Alister Coetzee, his immediate challenge is to find a stand-in skipper for this weekend’s game against the Reds.

With Schalk Burger also out until next month and Andries Bekker ruled out of Friday’s game due to a back strain, the chances are that Tiaan Liebenberg or Duane Vermeulen will lead the Stormers onto the park in Brisbane.


  • This is a huge blow for the Stormers. JdV have been in great form so far this year.

    Will the ‘theworldsgreatestfuturecentre’ grace us with his presence?

  • Comment 1, posted at 17.04.12 09:22:51 by Pokkel Reply
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  • This REALLY sucks! 👿

    He was playing very well and his experience and captaincy is invaluable.

    I would personally move De Jongh to 12, Habana to 13 and bring in Aplon on the wing.

    Or is it time to bring in JP du Plessis?? 🙄 😕

  • Comment 2, posted at 17.04.12 09:26:48 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 2) :

    The Stormers are making the same mistakes as the Sharks…..letting Karma be in charge of player rotation! 🙄

  • Comment 3, posted at 17.04.12 09:29:08 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 1) :


    Brilliant! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 4, posted at 17.04.12 09:30:51 by wpw Reply
  • The Stormers really need 5 points against the Reds this week.

    If they want to win the S15, they will have to be at the top of the log. I don’t think SA teams can do it without at least a home semi

  • Comment 5, posted at 17.04.12 09:31:19 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Jean de Villiers never seems to get minor injuries….he always seem to get major injuries.

  • Comment 6, posted at 17.04.12 09:32:12 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Will JP du Plessis please stand up,think they’d rather keep Habana at 11 to work on the good form he’s been hitting and de Jongh at 12,JP at 13

  • Comment 7, posted at 17.04.12 09:46:39 by Ludz Reply

  • how many injuries has jean gone through in his career?

  • Comment 8, posted at 17.04.12 12:15:44 by shaniboi Reply

  • @Ludz (Comment 7) : Good form from Habana? Are you sure it is not just “not as rubbish as the last 3 years” form.

  • Comment 9, posted at 17.04.12 14:19:48 by Orelando_G Reply

  • Vermeulen skipper, interesting.

    Stormers: 15 Joe Pietersen, 14 Gerhard van den Heever, 13 Bryan Habana, 12 Juan de Jongh, 11 Gio Aplon, 10 Peter Grant, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Duane Vermeulen (captain), 7 Rynhardt Elstadt, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 De Kock Steenkamp, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Tiaan Liebenberg, 1 Steven Kitshoff
    Replacements: 16 Deon Fourie, 17 Frans Malherbe, 18 Nick Koster, 19 Nizaam Carr, 20 Louis Schreuder, 21 Burton Francis, 22 JP du Plessis.

  • Comment 10, posted at 17.04.12 14:27:48 by Pat Reply


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