Richard Ferguson

Flyhalf headache for Coetzee


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Stormers, Super Rugby on 22 Jan 2013 at 08:22
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Stormers coach Allister Coetzee might have a selection headache sooner than he expected, with news that Peter Grant could be ready to play from the first weekend of Super Rugby.

The Stormers face the Bulls at Loftus in the opening weekend and Grant could be back from his annual stint with the Kobe Steelers in Japan.

This leaves Coetzee having to decide whether to stick with the tried and tested and run with Grant at flyhalf, or allow Elton Jantjies, who will be playing the warm up games against the Cheetahs and Boland, to let the backline run.

It was reported that Jantjies went to the Stormers instead of joining the Sharks as a result of a guarantee made that he will have the flyhalf jersey, but with Grant in the mix from the start of the season, it could throw a spanner in the works, as Elton would have been expecting to play the opening rounds with Grant still in Japan, and in such a way cement his spot.

At the end of the day, no player can be guaranteed a jersey in such a long season, and the two are likely to split the flyhalf duties through the year.


8 Comments

  • With the injury track record of the stormers I guess both players will get more than enough game time…

  • Comment 1, posted at 22.01.13 08:52:02 by Viking Reply
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  • Stick with Jantjies!
    You signed him, now use him . . .

  • Comment 2, posted at 22.01.13 09:29:42 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Convert Grant to inside center 😉

  • Comment 3, posted at 22.01.13 09:40:58 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 3) : Agreed, if he played number 12, he would be the best 12 in the country.

  • Comment 4, posted at 22.01.13 11:15:23 by Orelando_G Reply

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  • @Orelando_G (Comment 4) :

    better than one Frans Steyn?

  • Comment 5, posted at 22.01.13 11:26:43 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Orelando_G (Comment 4) : @Richard Ferguson (Comment 5) : Grant on the bench covering 10 and 12 for the Boks would be a good option. He’s also played 15 for the Barbarians and I believe in Japan.

    The season is long and rotation is needed for the Super teams as well as for the Boks.

  • Comment 6, posted at 22.01.13 12:05:15 by ChrisS Reply
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  • I still dont believe Jantjies is quality enough for the fuss, but we shall see how he lives up at the stormers

  • Comment 7, posted at 22.01.13 13:50:25 by Dunx Reply

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  • @Viking (Comment 1) : As will three other flyhalfs and Jaco Taute. Don’t they normally use about 14 different flyhalfs in a season? 👿

  • Comment 8, posted at 23.01.13 11:15:48 by King Shark Reply
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