STORMERS UNCHANGED - Grant still benched!
March 07, 2013, 05:33:15
15. Joe Pietersen,14. Gio Aplon,13. Jean de Villiers (captain),12. Damian de Allende,11. Bryan Habana,10. Elton Jantjies,9. Nic Groom,8. Duane Vermeulen,7. Rynhardt Elstadt,6. Siya Kolisi,5. Andries Bekker,4. De Kock Steenkamp,3. Frans Malherbe,2. Deon Fourie,1. Steven Kitshoff
Replacements:16. Tiaan Liebenberg,17. Pat Cilliers,18. Don Armand,19. Nizaam Carr,20. Dewaldt Duvenage,21. Peter Grant,22. Gerhard van den Heever
Madness. Tiaan Liebenberg is fit to play. Take that 2 jersey from Fourie very quickly and hand him the 6. Nizaam Carr. Nothing to the mans game. Surely they have better. Until then Kolisi to wear 19. Duvenage should start at 9 to bring some composure back the the half back pairing with Grant at 10.
Jantjies not in match day 22. Beeno, surely there is some talent withing Maties and UCT that could be called upon? Is there no "bigger" fullbacks there? Pietersen hitting the line and offloading to Aplon is hardly scary. Get Van Den Heever on the park in place of Aplon.
Coetzee should have gone:
14 De Allende
12 De Villiers
11 Van Den Heever
Its up to you guys which way you would have Habana or De Allende but I feel the closer that man is to the ball, the better Stormers will play. Also JDV is way more effective at 12 and Stormers need him playing well to win this one. Chiefs like to throw the ball around and in JDV and Habana you have two great defenders that will look to intercept if you get too cocky.
De Allende on the wing to add a bit of bulk out wide. Also to drop back and carry the ball up strongly. Stormers do not want to be kicking possesion back to Chiefs or exposing Aplon and Pietersens running game. 1 small bloke is enough, 2 is asking for kak in the back three. Keep the ball in hand with Fourie at 6 and you will retain it. He is that energetic and that passionate. Real good player completely wasted at 2. Coetzee you are fucking up this mans chance at Bok colours playing him at 2!!! Wake up man!!
Unfortunately though, we will again be exposed to Jantjies nonsense. Its like taking a boat out in Sea Point, cutting his arms off and throwing him in..You watch him drown before a shark knocks him.