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Just_win

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Etzebeth: Stormers need 'attitude'; Rugby 365
March 19, 2014, 05:25:53
Eben Etzebeth has called for the Stormers to find some much needed attitude if they are to get their season back on track.
 
The Springbok lock, who has been unavailable to the Stormers due to an injury sustained in the end of year Tests, still believes the Stormers have what it takes to overcome the Brumbies this coming weekend but states that they need 'to get some attitude on defence and attack.'
 
"I must say, I am very positive about this [coming] weekend, I feel they can pull it off. [against the Brumbies on Saturday]
 
"They must just cut out the missed tackles and the unforced errors.
 
"They must also get some attitude on defence and attack, I do believe in them and have a strong [gut] feeling that we will win this one," Etzebeth said.
 
The Stormers progress in the tournament thus far has been hampered by injuries and the lock crisis especially has not gone unnoticed by the big Springbok.
 
"Maybe I set the example, of how to get injured and now they [the other locks] all break down.
 
"Not sure what it is, one year we had a bad run with flyhalves and this year it is at lock, it is bad luck, but you can't use it as an excuse - we have to carry on and play the next player in line," he said.
 
Etzebeth does not believe the lock crisis will hamper their line-out however, with the likes of loose forwards such as Duane Vermeulen, Nizaam Carr and Schalk Burger in the squad, jumpers are not the issue.
 
"There is a guy like Duane [Vermeulen], who is one of the best line-out loose forwards around, so I don't foresee a problem," he said.
 
Etzebeth is also clearly itching to get back onto the field but his scheduled return is still set for the end of May making him eligible perhaps only for the last game of the Super Rugby season when the Stormers face the Sharks.
 
"I hope to feature in the Stormers' last game against the Sharks, I could also look at that first Test against the World XV in the Green Point Stadium.
 
"The first three months there wasn't much rugby and I was on crutches, but now it is getting bad for me to sit at home watch the guys playing," he said.
 
By Darryn Pollock
 


Just_win

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RE: Etzebeth: Stormers need 'attitude'; Rugby 365
March 19, 2014, 05:28:57
Some optimism for the stormers but the Brumbies will be a good test. Brumbies have some injuries so their depth will be tested.


Brycy

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RE: Etzebeth: Stormers need 'attitude'; Rugby 365
March 19, 2014, 07:54:34

 OMG the Stormers are so gunna get their butts kicked again...

poor Bean Brain - better stock up with some extra strong meds mate ... what a down trail... and stormers need attitude they're saying...more like they need a frickin miracle haha...

 

...just think Bean Brain, nice easy game against the Warratahs when you get back home haha..i think we all need to start praying for the Stormers as they are looking more and more like wooden spooners in 2014...


moolaa

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RE: Etzebeth: Stormers need 'attitude'; Rugby 365
March 19, 2014, 09:07:48
 Attitude's fine to have but they should also try to bring skill and flair in as well; something lacking altogether....


Beeno1

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RE: Etzebeth: Stormers need 'attitude'; Rugby 365
March 19, 2014, 13:28:11
 Again you say brycy? You mean like loosing by a point to the crusties -and the consensus being the Stormers were the better side and were robbed by the ref.


But yes lets see more skills and an attack that last more than 20 minutes.


Just_win

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RE: Etzebeth: Stormers need 'attitude'; Rugby 365
March 19, 2014, 13:52:43

Brycy: very sporting of you to make sure the Stormers fans are mentally prepared for a wooden spoon "award" - a spoon is such a practical implement so they should look on the bright side - this is also about attitude, lol

 

Beeno may be too reserved to say so but I am sure he appreciates it.:ermm:


sasuke uchiha

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RE: Etzebeth: Stormers need 'attitude'; Rugby 365
March 19, 2014, 14:20:20
anyone know when lady elizabeth is coming back???

i hope the rigorous demands of international rugby isnt too much for lady elizabeth, especially with his future nancy boy locking partner stephanie already gone for the season.

at this rate, the Boks wont have any choice what so ever but to recall the blood brothers, regardless of the fact that neither have earned that recall on merit, :angel:

@storminged,
"Again you say brycy? You mean like loosing by a point to the crusties"
sorry dummy, brycy meant again like when the chiefs urinated all over the stormers cos of the chiefs primal instinct to mark its territory.

im not surprised this went woosh over ur head, its meaning is one colouring book level beyond ur comprehension, :P


DbDraad

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RE: Etzebeth: Stormers need 'attitude'; Rugby 365
March 19, 2014, 15:51:14
 Sas, read the article please.


sebastienchabal

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RE: Etzebeth: Stormers need 'attitude'; Rugby 365
March 19, 2014, 18:20:33

 I think the real difference in sides is the coaching....AC is a good coach but not good enough for a dynamic province...Fleckie is a good rugby player but a mediocre coach...just like so many good players who assume they can coach...not necessary, in fact ironic...Mac and Kirch played rugby without accalodes so did Woodward and Jake,


We wanted Naas to coach but he refused...a clever man who knows rugby probably better than anybody but more than that understands the fickleness of public opinion if you fail.


Nobody in the world knows rugby strategy more than Naas but I respect him to be wise because nobody understands a loss in SA rugby better than him and how it can dethrone you,


Naas knows the religion of SA rugby under the unstoppable Danie Craven...he knows the huge value of it...but he also knows the pain of a loss.


Etzebeth is young boy and often out out the mouths of babes the truth comes but the problem lies with Coetzee....he is good but certainly not good enough ...if the WP had Mac ,Kirch or White....you would see a different side....huge, untapped ability.


Just_win

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RE: Etzebeth: Stormers need 'attitude'; Rugby 365
March 19, 2014, 19:43:34
 Seb: welcome back mate!

As you can see the fun & games & the occasional serious moments are still to be had on this site, lol 


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