Five changes for Stormers

Written by Clayton Saville (Clayton(PJLD))

Posted in :Original Content, Stormers, Super Rugby on 14 May 2014 at 13:20
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As has become the norm the DHL Stormers have named a squad containing a number of changes to the one that did duty the week before.

Allister Coetsee has made 5 changes to the squad that started so promisingly but was ultimately strangled and forced to tap out against the Bulls at Loftus.

Peter Grant shifts from inside centre to flyhalf in his 100th Super Rugby game in a move that allows Damian de Allende to slot in at 12 due to the Jean de Villiers continued absence. Deon Fourie takes over raking duties from Scarra Ntubeni who has been ruled out for approximately 8 weeks with a foot injury. Kobus van Wyk gets another shot at the 14 jersey due to de Allendes shift to midfield and Michael Rhodes returns from injury to take back the number 4 jersey from Jean Kleyn who takes a seat on the bench.

Veteran flanker Schalk Burger will lead the side in his usual 7 jumper even though there were reports that he too would be sitting this match out with a back complaint, it would be interesting to see if he actually took to the field this weekend or is a late withdrawal.

The Stormers bench options has a green feel to it with 16 – 18 all youngsters with a smattering of Super Rugby game time among them, Jean Kleyn and Siya Kolisi will cover lock and flank with Kurt Colema, Michael van der Spuy and potential debutant Dylon Frylinck the reserve backs.

DHL Stormers: 15. Jaco Taute, 14. Kobus van Wyk, 13. Juan de Jongh, 12. Damian de Allende, 11. Cheslin Kolbe, 10. Peter Grant, 9. Nic Groom, 8. Duane Vermeulen, 7. Schalk Burger (captain), 6. Nizaam Carr, 5. Ruan Botha, 4. Michael Rhodes, 3. Pat Cilliers, 2. Deon Fourie, 1. Brok Harris
Substitutes: 16. Stephan Coetzee, 17. Alistair Vermaak, 18. Martin Dreyer, 19. Jean Kleyn, 20. Siya Kolisi, 21. Dylon Frylinck, 22. Kurt Coleman, 23. Michael van der Spuy


  • What has happened to Kolisi’s form. He is a shadow of the player he was a year ago.

  • Comment 1, posted at 14.05.14 13:23:55 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Not the best bench but the starting 15 looks a much better combo…well if Fourie can throw in straight.

  • Comment 2, posted at 14.05.14 14:36:51 by SheldonK Reply

  • Poor locks

  • Comment 3, posted at 14.05.14 14:47:03 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 1) : Glad you mention that, he has really gone downhill. There is nothing to remind us of the dynamic player he once was, he is all stampkar take contact and go to ground these days

  • Comment 4, posted at 14.05.14 14:47:13 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 4) : Could be he wants a change of scenery…and is trying to impress the Sharks. 😈

  • Comment 5, posted at 14.05.14 14:53:45 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • You don’t need to use your imagination to fill a Stormers team report. It’s basically just an injury update. 😀

    What happened. How could one team have so much injuries. It’s ridiculous.

  • Comment 6, posted at 14.05.14 14:55:01 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 5) : :mrgreen: 😈

  • Comment 7, posted at 14.05.14 16:30:32 by vanmartin Reply
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  • It ‘s as plain as the nose on Alistars face,bad conditioning.
    Either that or the players don’t want to play for the coach.
    This is anotherMan United the coach has lost the dressing room.
    Actually when you look at the coaching staff,the condition that Alistar and Bigfoot are in is critical.
    How can you motivate players when you are gasping for air because your gut is so large.

  • Comment 8, posted at 14.05.14 17:09:00 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 8) : LMAO!!! That’s funny! !!!

  • Comment 9, posted at 14.05.14 17:41:59 by JD Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 6) : Don’t i know it 😥

  • Comment 10, posted at 15.05.14 13:22:25 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 10) : with de Allende at 12 the team looks a lot better.

  • Comment 11, posted at 15.05.14 18:30:37 by JD Reply
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