Stormers lose de Villiers

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Stormers, Super Rugby on 2 Apr 2014 at 15:19
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Bok captain Jean de Villiers has a meniscal cyst…. no, I don’t know what that is either, but it’s serious enough to stop him playing against the Tantrum Tahs in Super Rugby this weekend.

Allister Coetzee has [been told to] reshuffle his backline to accommodate, with Damian de Allende moving from right wing to inside centre, where he will partner Juan de Jongh. Kobus van Wyk replaces de Allende at right wing, with Jaco Taute moving in to start at fullback for Gio Aplon, who suffered an elbow dislocation against the Reds last week.

Young Michael van der Spuy comes in to provide cover off the bench.

Duane Vermeulen will wear the armband this week, in a pack unchanged save for the inclusion of Ruan Botha at lock, in place of Jurie van Vuuren. April Fools Day being yesterday, we can only assume that the selection of Deon Fourie at hooker is both serious and intentional.

DHL Stormers: 15 Jaco Taute, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Sailosi Tagicakibau, 10 Peter Grant, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Duane Vermeulen (captain), 7 Siya Kolisi, 6 Nizaam Carr, 5 Michael Rhodes, 4 Ruan Botha, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Deon Fourie, 1 Steven Kitshoff.
Replacements: 16 Stephan Coetzee, 17 Oliver Kebble, 18 Brok Harris, 19 Taz Fuzani, 20 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 21 Nic Groom, 22 Demetri Catrakilis, 23 Michael van der Spuy.


  • Rob let me help you: BOOM

  • Comment 1, posted at 02.04.14 15:24:04 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • jeeeez these Stormer boys are crocked!!

    Time for a conditioning Coach maybe, or a mobile hospital?

    why were the hoops if you are bandaged already 🙂 :mrgreen: 😯 ❓ Just go out there and get back in ‘one’ pieces.. 🙄
    I hate the Tahs my best mate is a Aussie and loves those buggers, any team in Blue is kak in my books….Tahs, Bulls, Uruguay…KAKA

  • Comment 2, posted at 02.04.14 15:32:19 by BoerSeun Reply

  • Any idea on how long he will be out for?

  • Comment 3, posted at 02.04.14 15:32:19 by stevovo Reply
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  • @stevovo (Comment 3) : untill Bakkies where’s a Stormer Jersey… 💡

  • Comment 4, posted at 02.04.14 15:33:46 by BoerSeun Reply

  • April Fools Day being yesterday, we can only assume that the selection of Deon Fourie at hooker is both serious and intentional.’
    😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆

  • Comment 5, posted at 02.04.14 15:44:38 by Pokkel Reply
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  • They carry on at this rate and there wont be an original member by the last game!

  • Comment 6, posted at 02.04.14 15:53:48 by Caratacus Reply

  • @stevovo (Comment 3) : He will likely play in two weeks time

  • Comment 7, posted at 02.04.14 16:03:27 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
  • Allister Coetzee has [been told to] reshuffle his backline… 😆

  • Comment 8, posted at 02.04.14 16:14:48 by Letgo Reply
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  • That is painful!! The Stormers are getting hammered from all sides. Who would have thought they would be trailing the Lions. As much as I dislike the Stormers I kinda feel sorry for them and their supporters. I remember the Sharks bad patches and how painful it was to be a supporter…

  • Comment 9, posted at 02.04.14 16:57:24 by lostfish Reply
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  • “Tantrum Tahs” “[been told to]” and “Deon Fourie at hooker is both serious and intentional.” 😆

    This article just made my day Thanks Rob!

  • Comment 10, posted at 02.04.14 17:14:28 by gregkaos Reply
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  • @gregkaos (Comment 10) : occasionally I feel like having a gas 🙂

  • Comment 11, posted at 02.04.14 17:23:24 by robdylan Reply
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  • 😆

  • Comment 12, posted at 02.04.14 21:38:24 by Son Of Mayhem Reply
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  • JDV needed a break anyway. He has been played into the ground by WP and the Stormers

  • Comment 13, posted at 03.04.14 07:26:32 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @robdylan (Comment 11) : Is that a medical condition? 😛

  • Comment 14, posted at 03.04.14 13:58:37 by Southern_Shark Reply
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  • @Southern_Shark (Comment 14) : ja, you don’t want to come anywhere NEAR my study during the day

  • Comment 15, posted at 03.04.14 14:20:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 13) : Totally Agree! This can only be good for Bok Rugby if he is out for a few weeks

  • Comment 16, posted at 04.04.14 07:44:14 by catfish Reply

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