Rugby

Jacobs snubs Stormers

2011-12-09 07:31
Adrian Jacobs (File)
Cape Town - Springbok centre Adrian Jacobs looks unlikely to play for the Stormers in next year's Super Rugby tournament.

Jacobs earlier expressed an interest to join the Cape side after his contract at the Sharks was not renewed. The Stormers coach then invited Jacobs to train with the Cape franchise to try and convince them to give him a contract.

The Stormers on Thursday named a 53-man pre-season training squad for the Super Rugby season and it came as a bit of a surprise that Jacobs's name was not on that list, especially after they controversially dispensed with the services of Jaque Fourie, Johann Sadie and Tim Whitehead. Jean de Villiers and Juan de Jongh remain the only big name centres in the squad and Jacobs could be a worthy replacement if either of them get injured.

However, Coetzee told Die Burger newspaper that Jacobs did not react to his invitation to train with them, which is the reason for his omission.

The squad will be reduced by between 10 and 15 players in January before they embark on a training camp to Hermanus.

Stormers squad:

Gio Aplon
Reuben Johannes
Donovan Armandt
Rohan Kitshoff
Andries Bekker
Steven Kitshoff
Wicus Blaauw
Berton Klaasen
Tom Botha
Siya Kolisi
Marcel Brache
Nick Koster
Schalk Burger
Adrian Kritzinger
Nizaam Carr
Deon Carstens
Clement Lewis
Demetri Catrakilis
Tiaan Liebenberg
Kurt Coleman
Hilton Lobberts
Bolla Conradie
Frans Malherbe
Juan de Jongh
Scarra Ntubeni
Jean de Villiers
Joe Pietersen
JP du Plessis
Danie Poolman
Dewaldt Duvenage
Quinn Roux
Rynhardt Elstadt
Louis Schreuder
Eben Etzebeth
De Kock Steenkamp
Nick Fenton-Wells
Tim Swiel
Schalk Ferreira
Ricky Schroeder
Deon Fourie
Gary van Aswegen
Burton Francis
Gerhard van den Heever
Peter Grant
Hein van der Merwe
Nic Groom
Michael van der Spuy
Bryan Habana
Willem van Wyk
Brok Harris
Allister Vermaak
Yaya Hartzenberg
Duane Vermeulen

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