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Five changes as Stormers seek redemption


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Stormers, Super Rugby on 4 Apr 2013 at 09:27
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Jean de Villiers leads a Stormers side in Bloemfontein that is now very firmly in the unaccustomed position of playing catch-up in the South African conference. While narrow away losses to the Bulls and Sharks could be absorbed with little concern, last week’s home reversal against the Crusaders must now have started a few alarm bells ringing down in the Cape as Allister Coetzee’s men aim for a third straight conference win.

They’ve been forced into changes, though – and not all of them injury-related.

Gerhard van den Heever is out for a fortnight, leading to a start at fullback for Jaco Taute, while Joe Pietersen shifts to wing. Nic Groom comes in at scrumhalf, with Steve Kitshoff, now free from suspension, replacing Pat Cilliers in the front row. Another injury-enforced change sees Mike Rhodes start his first Super Rugby game for his new side as he replaces Rynardt Elstadt at blind side flank.

Andries Bekker becomes the first player to represent the Stormers 100 times in Super Rugby.

Stormers: 15 Jaco Taute, 14 Joe Pietersen, 13 Juan De Jongh, 12 Jean De Villiers (captain), 11 Gio Aplon, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Michael Rhodes, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 Andries Bekker, 4 De Kock Steenkamp, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Deon Fourie, 1 Steven Kitshoff.
Replacements: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 Pat Cilliers, 18 Gerbrandt Grobler, 19 Nizaam Carr, 20 Louis Schreuder, 21 Gary Van Aswegen, 22 Damian De Allende.


15 Comments

  • I don’t like Jean as captain. He is a leader but not a captain.

  • Comment 1, posted at 04.04.13 11:24:03 by King Shark Reply
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  • Bekker is a glass man. Several years older than Frans Steyn, who spent three years in France, yet both are playing their 100th games this weekend.

  • Comment 2, posted at 04.04.13 11:25:53 by King Shark Reply
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  • @King Shark (Comment 2) : Frans Steyn isn’t playing his 100th game! Meyer Bosman is

  • Comment 3, posted at 04.04.13 11:41:57 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : What is steyn on as a matter of interest?

  • Comment 4, posted at 04.04.13 11:44:18 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : I stand corrected. Hahaha! Don’t I just look like a douche!

  • Comment 5, posted at 04.04.13 11:51:23 by King Shark Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 4) : Pies? 😈

  • Comment 6, posted at 04.04.13 11:53:34 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Seth101 (Comment 4) : sharksrugby.co.za has it as 45. (yeah, so I was way off base, lol!)

  • Comment 7, posted at 04.04.13 11:54:40 by King Shark Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 6) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 8, posted at 04.04.13 11:57:06 by King Shark Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 6) : Lol his pie to cap ratio must be pretty damn high :[email protected]King Shark (Comment 7) : Thanks mate!

  • Comment 9, posted at 04.04.13 11:58:43 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 4) : playing his 46th tomorrow

  • Comment 10, posted at 04.04.13 12:15:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 6) :

    😆 :mrgreen:

  • Comment 11, posted at 04.04.13 12:24:47 by wpw Reply
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  • Do anyone know if the #18 of Stormers are related the the late N-Tvl rugby and cricket player?

  • Comment 12, posted at 04.04.13 21:15:17 by JD Reply
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  • I believe they will find it. (redemption)

  • Comment 13, posted at 04.04.13 22:59:55 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 12) : he isn’t

  • Comment 14, posted at 04.04.13 23:34:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 14) : thanx

  • Comment 15, posted at 05.04.13 08:30:50 by JD Reply
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