Richard Ferguson

Stormers hit hard by injuries

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Stormers, Super Rugby on 23 Apr 2012 at 08:30
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The Stormers received some bad news ahead of their final tour match against the Force this weekend, with both Gio Aplon and stand in captain Duane Vermeulen ruled out through injury. and the Cape Times report that Aplon hurt his hamstring and Vermeulen his leg, and both of them are on their way back to South Africa. This is the third captain the Stormers have lost following injuries to both Schalk Burger and Jean de Villiers, with the experienced Andries Bekker also currently missing from the setup due to injury.

Aplon’s likely replace will be Gerhard van den Heever, while Nick Koster will in all likelihood take over from Vermeulen, but the big decision will be to select a captain for this team.


  • This will break the stormers, Pity!! They look like a team that enjoy the game and play with a plan….my sharks back is broken by plum and his ‘stalwarts’ in Bosman and Michelak really disappointed.

  • Comment 1, posted at 23.04.12 08:47:01 by BoerSeun Reply
  • Stormers will still pump the Force..

    At least 12 points for them from this tour!

    Just a pity they have picked up so many injuries in gaining those points..

  • Comment 2, posted at 23.04.12 08:52:24 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • I was disappointed at the Stormers for not pushing for the bonus point. Think they were 17-3 ahead and still taking the penalties at goal.

    For an SA team to win this competition you have to be top of the log, or at least have another SA team on top. With the Crusaders starting to look dangerous, it is going to be tight at the top end of the log by the end of the league stage.

    The Stormers may regret missing out on a few bonus points

  • Comment 3, posted at 23.04.12 09:00:17 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Danie Poolman joined the squad last week so he will be available for selection.

    15 – Joe P
    14 – GVDH
    13 – Habana
    12 – JDJ
    11 – Poolman

    Still no JP du Plessis?? I wonder why!! πŸ™„ 😈

  • Comment 4, posted at 23.04.12 09:27:45 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 4) : nice to see you here… would have thought after all the shit you had to say about this site on Twitter you might have decided not to post any more…

  • Comment 5, posted at 23.04.12 09:29:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 4) :

    Who came on for Aplon when he went off with his injury? Surely that would have been du Plessis?

  • Comment 6, posted at 23.04.12 09:43:38 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : Do elaborate…

  • Comment 7, posted at 23.04.12 09:44:01 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 4) :
    @Richard Ferguson (Comment 6) :

    Stats say that JP du Plessis was on the field for 5 minutes, did not get his hands on the ball though..

  • Comment 8, posted at 23.04.12 09:44:46 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Jp Dup has already got the game on Poolman

  • Comment 9, posted at 23.04.12 09:58:27 by BoerSeun Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 5) :

    Aah, holding a grudge there Rob. πŸ™„

  • Comment 10, posted at 23.04.12 10:25:42 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 10) : I thought you were on my side, is all… turns out you have a different agenda, though.

  • Comment 11, posted at 23.04.12 10:47:44 by robdylan Reply
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