Stormers name team for this weekend’s bye

Written by Wesley Weber (wpw)

Posted in :Lions, Original Content, Stormers, Super Rugby on 27 Jun 2012 at 13:02
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Now I know the title of my article is quite windgat and the Lions could do to us what they did to the Sharks a few weeks ago but I am rather confident of a Stormers victory this weekend!!

Allister Coetzee made a few changes to the side to take on the team coached by John… oh wait, Um, Carlos Spen… no, let me try again, Johan Ackerman.

Andries Bekker returns to the second row but this time he will be partnered by De Kock Steenkamp who replaces the slightly injured Eben Etzebeth, who rightly deserves a break having played all three tests against the English.

Another youngster that has played non stop rugby this season is young loosehead prop Steven Kitshoff – he is replaced by the former Sharks prop Deon Carstens.

Bryan Habana seems to have been ‘rested’ and will warm the bench along with regular hooker Tiaan Liebenberg.

Here is the team:

15 Joe Pietersen, 14 Gio Aplon, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Jean de Villiers (c), 11 Gerhard van den Heever, 10 Peter Grant, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Siya Kolisi, 7 Don Armand, 6 Tyrone Holmes, 5 Andries Bekker, 4 De Kock Steenkamp, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Deon Fourie, 1 Deon Carstens.

Subs: 16 Tiaan Liebenberg, 17 Brok Harris, 18 Quinn Roux, 19 Jebb Sinclair, 20 Louis Schrueder, 21 Burton Francis, 22 Bryan Habana.


  • Let’s go Stormers Let’s go!! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  • Comment 1, posted at 27.06.12 13:05:06 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 1) : At least if the snoiL beat your Streamers, the Sharks loss will be loooooooooooooong forgotten.

    Go snoiL ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  • Comment 2, posted at 27.06.12 13:10:32 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • Go the Lions!!! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  • Comment 3, posted at 27.06.12 13:19:13 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Very inexperienced loose trio for the Stormers..

    Not the best tight five either..

    Could be on the back foot in the set pieces!

  • Comment 4, posted at 27.06.12 13:25:02 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 1) :

    I hope this heading comes back and bites you in the ass! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  • Comment 5, posted at 27.06.12 13:56:36 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 5) :

    Well, then that BITE would have to be HUUUGGGEEEE!! ๐Ÿ™„

  • Comment 6, posted at 27.06.12 14:12:10 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 6) :

    Logic says the Stormers should lose…

    Sharks beat Stormers, Lions beat Sharks so that means Lions should beat Stormers!! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ :mrgreen:

  • Comment 7, posted at 27.06.12 14:16:28 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 7) :

    Earlier this season the Waratahs beat the Sharks. We beat the Waratahs.

    What does that mean?? ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  • Comment 8, posted at 27.06.12 14:19:40 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 8) :

    Tikkel tokkel…… ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Comment 9, posted at 27.06.12 14:21:28 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 9) :

    That’s the name of my son’s creche! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Comment 10, posted at 27.06.12 14:24:00 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 10) :

    is sy naam ook Pokkel?? ๐Ÿ˜† :mrgreen:

  • Comment 11, posted at 27.06.12 14:25:18 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 11) : ๐Ÿ˜†

  • Comment 12, posted at 27.06.12 14:29:17 by Franshark Reply
  • ‘Stormers name team for this weekendโ€™s bye’

    So that means the Sharks didnt even get points on the bye … how sad ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Comment 13, posted at 27.06.12 14:44:05 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 10) : ๐Ÿ˜ฏ Meanwhile, Stormers wing Danie Poolman will be moving to Irish club Connacht at the end of the season. Coetzee said that the move will be long term and that Poolman intends to become eligible for the Ireland national side.

  • Comment 14, posted at 27.06.12 14:48:36 by Megatron Reply

  • @Megatron (Comment 14) : bliksem – bit of an Irish land grab going on…

  • Comment 15, posted at 27.06.12 15:13:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • Marcell is in die kak nou, hier kom die Ratel ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

    Heinrich Brรผssow says he is determined to get back into the Springboks fold but stressed he wonโ€™t change his style of play to achieve that.

    โ€˜Not making the squad for the England series hurt, especially since Iโ€™ve been there before and know what the environment is like. Thereโ€™s nothing like playing Test rugby and to miss out on that was disappointing,โ€™

    โ€˜How I respond now is crucial. I didnโ€™t see it as a negative thing entirely though. It is a challenge for me to play well enough to get back there. But I wonโ€™t change my style of play. Iโ€™m not the ball carrier they are looking for, thatโ€™s not my strength. I could bulk up but then Iโ€™ll compromise my strength โ€“ my ability to get to the breakdown quickly and contest the ball. Itโ€™s the way Iโ€™ve played my entire professional career and I canโ€™t change now.โ€™

    โ€˜They did really well playing with the type of openside the coach prefers, so Iโ€™m in no position to complain,โ€™ he said. โ€˜But the key for me is to become so efficient at what I do that it makes it very difficult for the selectors to ignore me. That means Iโ€™ve worked very hard on my speed, so that I get around the park quicker, which in turn would potentially give me that half second more to get to the breakdown first and turnover or slow possession.

    โ€˜Speed, timing, anticipation and sharp decision-making is crucial for any opensider. If I can get those areas of my game to where I want them to, I hope it will force a rethink for the Springboks.โ€™

  • Comment 16, posted at 27.06.12 15:19:13 by Megatron Reply

  • @Megatron (Comment 16) : Great attitude!

  • Comment 17, posted at 27.06.12 15:25:45 by Ben Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 16) :

    It might be more of a problem for Spies. Marcell could take over the no8 position.

  • Comment 18, posted at 27.06.12 15:30:03 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 15) :It’s bad Dougall, really bad..

    Rohan Kitshoff
    Nick Fenton-Wells
    Quinn Roux
    Danie Poolman
    Pieter Louw (decided not to make a come back)

    WP Nel
    Izak van der Westhuizen
    Ashley Johnson
    Sias Ebersohn
    Johan Wessels
    George Earle (Griquas)

    CJ Stander
    Wynand Olivier


  • Comment 19, posted at 27.06.12 15:34:56 by Megatron Reply

  • @Megatron (Comment 19) : Pollard?

  • Comment 20, posted at 27.06.12 15:36:40 by Ben Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 18) : not with heyneke as coach.. ๐Ÿ™„ ๐Ÿ™

  • Comment 21, posted at 27.06.12 15:39:44 by Megatron Reply

  • @Megatron (Comment 19) : Pollard’s going to the Bulls, mater…

  • Comment 22, posted at 27.06.12 15:44:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 20) : going to the koeie…apparently the bulle have offered him 2 bar for 3 years which translates to R55k a month…for an 18yr old that’s a lot of dosh and i don’t think wp will match..

    that’s if the speculation is true

  • Comment 23, posted at 27.06.12 15:48:54 by Megatron Reply

  • @Megatron (Comment 23) : that is frankly a criminal amount of money to give to an 18 year old. They’ll have another Hougaard/Sadie on their hands in no time.

  • Comment 24, posted at 27.06.12 15:50:46 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 17) : Yes, great attitude now, but does it also mean that he has been coasting so far this season?

  • Comment 25, posted at 27.06.12 15:59:35 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 24) : tell me about it… ๐Ÿ™„

  • Comment 26, posted at 27.06.12 16:01:42 by Megatron Reply

  • @Pokkel (Comment 18) : sam cane > marcell coetzee!

  • Comment 27, posted at 27.06.12 16:04:36 by Megatron Reply

  • @Megatron (Comment 27) :

    I’m talking at 8th man not at openside.

  • Comment 28, posted at 27.06.12 16:09:50 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 28) : i know, heyneke does not rate marcell as a 8th man, there’s spies, vermuelen, alberts, burger in front of coetzee in that position, so openside is his shot! sam cane trumps him imo.

  • Comment 29, posted at 27.06.12 16:25:30 by Megatron Reply

  • @Megatron (Comment 29) : You won’t put money on Marcel winning the Durban July…he’s a work horse, he does that which does not get much lime light, he’s not flash but he’ll out-graft any player on any rugby field any day.

    Too many show ponies on the field these days – Pierre Spies being culprit number one, we need more guys willing to work hard on the field so that the team can get the victory.

  • Comment 30, posted at 27.06.12 16:39:30 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 30) : working hard is one thing, working smart is another. cane can match marcell in terms of graft – rackles made, rucks hit – but where he trumps him is in linking and passing ability, go look at messam’s try against the oirish and see cane offload off the tackle.

  • Comment 31, posted at 27.06.12 16:54:51 by Megatron Reply

  • Funny article Weasel! ๐Ÿ˜†

  • Comment 32, posted at 27.06.12 17:42:44 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 31) : Who’s to say Marcel won’t be able to do the same in the NZ team?

    They always have support runners around them, whereas the Boks are all standing around waiting for a kick to chase or a ruck to clear.

    Just a thought. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Comment 33, posted at 27.06.12 18:27:14 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @firethelooser: marcell hasn’t displayed an offload game the whole season, even sharks fans (the honest ones) know that! Marcell barges through, he carries vociferously but intelligence & finesse are not part of his repertoire!

  • Comment 34, posted at 28.06.12 00:06:09 by Megatron Reply

  • @Megatron (Comment 19) : Is that a Father Ted reference?

  • Comment 35, posted at 28.06.12 10:16:04 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 34) :

    refer to the other thread.

  • Comment 36, posted at 28.06.12 10:26:28 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 35) : no, the Bells scotch advert.

    but i enjoy the show too ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Comment 37, posted at 28.06.12 10:26:46 by Megatron Reply

  • @Megatron (Comment 37) : One of my favourites!

  • Comment 38, posted at 28.06.12 10:44:32 by vanmartin Reply
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