Richard Ferguson

Super Rugby 2012 – Stormers (27) vs Lions (17) F/T

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Lions, Original Content, Stormers, Super Rugby on 30 Jun 2012 at 15:30
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Finally we get to see the local teams in action, and first up is the Stormers hosting the Lions at Newlands, a game many will think has only one possible outcome. That’s what the Sharks thought as well.

The Stormers have taken a risk, albeit calculated, to rest some key players in Kitshoff, Etzebeth and Habana, following their workloads over the early part of the season and more recently with National duty. There is also yet another loose forward combination, with youngster Don Armand and Tyrone Holmes joining also young Kolisi. Good news though is that Andries Bekker is back in the second row, even though he is likely to only play a half of rugby.

For the Lions, things cannot really get any worse. The players have opted to have their coach suspended, had another two coaches at the helm in the build up week, and are still unsure of what exactly will happen to them next year. They might have only three games left in Super Rugby, and will be hoping to make the best of their time and in same way proving they are worthy to take part again next year.

Stormers: 15 Joe Pietersen, 14 Gio Aplon, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Jean de Villiers (captain), 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

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

Lions: Andries Coetzee, Deon Van Rensburg, Lionel Mapoe, Butch James, Anthonie Volminck, Elton Jantjies, Tian Meyer, Joshua Strauss (c), Grant Hattingh, Derick Minnie, Franco Van der Merwe, Hendrik Roodt, Jacobie Adriaanse, Callie Visagie, JC Janse van Rensburg,

Reserves: Martin Bezuidenhout, CJ van der Linde / Ruaan Dreyer, Ruan Botha, Jaco Kriel, Michael Bodesio, Waylon Murray, Ruan Combrinck

Referee: Mark Lawrence
Assistant Ref 1:Lourens van der Merwe
Assistant Ref 2:Jason Jaftha
TMO : Gerrie Coetzee


  • Just bumped into Tim W and Conrad H in Sodwana. The guys are looking good!!! Good conditioning in the of-four-weeks.

  • Comment 1, posted at 30.06.12 16:48:34 by SharksRTB Reply
  • and some here still want butch back nc nc nc 🙄

  • Comment 2, posted at 30.06.12 17:35:46 by Megatron Reply
  • Stormers 13 – 3 Lions

    46 mins

  • Comment 3, posted at 30.06.12 18:06:35 by Ben Reply
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  • Stormers 13 – 10 Lions
    56 mins

  • Comment 4, posted at 30.06.12 18:17:08 by Franshark Reply
  • Haven’t watched the whole game… Close score line…

  • Comment 5, posted at 30.06.12 18:18:35 by Franshark Reply
  • John Deere try that.

  • Comment 6, posted at 30.06.12 18:35:34 by klempie Reply

  • Ruan Combrink had a terrible game

  • Comment 7, posted at 30.06.12 18:41:55 by Mutley Reply
  • Stormers win 27-17

  • Comment 8, posted at 30.06.12 18:47:55 by Mutley Reply
  • @SharksRTB (Comment 1) : Apparently all of the Sharks guys had to play two games during the break.

  • Comment 9, posted at 30.06.12 19:35:29 by FireTheLooser Reply


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