Chavhanga back for Stormers

2009-04-29 14:44

Cape Town - Springbok wing Tonderai Chavhanga is back in the Stormers side for Saturday's Super 14 match against the Chiefs at Newlands after making his comeback following injury for Western Province's Vodacom Cup side last weekend.

Another Springbok, Hilton Lobberts, has been selected in place of injured Springbok lock Andries Bekker.

Coach Rassie Erasmus has again preferred Tiaan Liebenberg at hooker with Schalk Brits on the bench, while Dewaldt Duvenage is once again his choice ahead of another Bok, Ricky January.


Conrad Jantjes, Tonderai Chavhanga, Dylan Des Fountain, Peter Grant, Sireli Naqelevuki, Willem De Waal, Dewaldt Duvenage, Luke Watson, Duane Vermeulen, Schalk Burger (captain), AJ Venter, Hilton Lobberts, Brock Harris, Tiaan Liebenberg, JD Moller.

Replacements: Schalk Brits, Wicus Blaauw, Martin Muller, Pieter Louw, Ricky Januarie, Morgan Newman, Liam Bax.


  • JSC - 2009-04-29 16:11

    So glad Bobo is not in the side. He may be a strong runner, but the ball never gets to the wing. This team looks like they can do it for the fans on Saturday.

  • skywalker - 2009-04-29 17:37

    A better looking team with Januarie on the bench....can't see them winning though with two ex-loosies playing at lock....(grandpa AJ and yellow card Lobberts)...Bekker is a HUGE loss...nice to see some pace on da wing....if he gets the ball...

  • KEN B - 2009-04-29 19:52

    western problems NO REALLY !!! RASSIE couldnt contend with the watson factor!! yes, statistically luke had a good season !! BUT how many of the guys played a team 2..for each other on paper you guys had everything going this season, the only thing missing was a commitment to go into battle together and for each other... THE Watson factor really adds another dimension to a team that a coach cant really accomadate for... let him go and captain his daddies team (on merit of course ) and you will see the province resurgence happening .. look how well the sharks are doing since he left....

  • Renier - 2009-04-30 09:13

    Hoop Stormers kan hulself bewys, en hul laaste games met lof wen.Weet julle kan! ons wil nie onder op lock eindig nie asb....

  • Cois - 2009-04-30 09:44

    Can't agree more. Watson may be a good player but is to controvercial and a dividing factor in the Stormers team. Get rid of him.Stormers,WP and SA has got many excellent loose forwards to choose from!

  • Anonymous User - 2009-04-30 09:51

    I still feel that Rassie do not make the right choices on certain key positions. He still want to play a cheetah came plan with a province side. Why is it in the last 10 min we as the stormers can keep our ball in hand and look vary dangerous on attack and the following week we still go back to kicking our ball away i think its time to stop traansvaal rugby and play with the flair that we know in the western cape.

  • Deon - 2009-05-01 06:40

    @Anonymous User 4/30/2009 9:51 AM I could not agree with you more. Willem de Waal does not fit into Province's style of play at all. Nearly every ball is kicked... In addtion if Province wants to invest in players for next season - Get us a 2 decent props and 2 additional locks (Andries Bekker has been brilliant.. But Andre Venter shoud have retired s long time ago and Hylton Lobberts is a non starter). The Bulls and the Sharks can afford to field 2 sets of Quality front rows each, while Province barely (not really..) has one to start with when everyone is fit. The back line is looking good - but surely we must have some local talent on the wings as well - again here Wylie Human is not the answer). Why is it that Province do so well at School, U21 & University (Maties) level - but cannot find players to select when it comes to the provincial and S14 side... ?

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