Accuracy key for Stormers

    2013-02-06 20:04
    Cape Town - Stormers coach Allister Coetzee says they need to show some accuracy in their Super Rugby warm-up match against the Boland Cavaliers at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.

    "The objective on Saturday will be to see that we get things right, in terms of how we want to play the game," Coetzee said.

    Apart from flyhalf Elton Jantjies, injured centre Juan de Jongh and flank Schalk Burger, the Stormers have been able to call on all their first choices for the match.

    "Last week against the Cheetahs we were tired towards the end and that's why our discipline was not what it should have been," he said.

    "Our preparation for the season is still in the conditioning phase but we also need to get sharp in the match situation.

    "In order to help us improve our match readiness, there will be time when we'll play longer in our own half than we normally do. This gives us a chance to retain the ball for longer periods."

    Coetzee said he needed to give his players as much game time as possible ahead of the start of their Super Rugby campaign.

    "This year we have less warm-up games and we've worked with a smaller squad," Coetzee said.

    "The players we have are all good enough to play at this (Super Rugby) level but most of them need to play more."

    Kurt Coleman has been retained at flyhalf and scrumhalf Louis Schreuder will provide No 10 cover from the bench.

    Springbok captain Jean de Villiers will lead the Stormers into battle and in the absence of Burger, and will slot in alongside rookie Damian de Allende in midfield.

    Andries Bekker makes his 2013 debut and will form an imposing all-Springbok second row with Eben Etzebeth.

    Victorious Currie Cup captain Deon Fourie will be propped up by Pat Cilliers and Steven Kitshoff in the front row.

    Fourie replaces Martin Bezuidenhout - on loan from the Lions - who has made an impression on Coetzee following his performance against the Cheetahs last week.

    "He showed that he is the right guy to do a job for us and now he's just learning all the calls at lineout time," said Coetzee.

    Duane Vermeulen, who captained the team in Bloemfontein last weekend will continue at No 8 where he will have new flanks in the shape of Rynhardt Elstadt and Siya Kolisi.

    Don Armand and Nizaam Carr will start from an enlarged bench.

    Coetzee said the majority of the players in Saturday's team were likely to be included in the starting XV for their season's opener against the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on February 22.

    Their clash on Saturday kicks off at 14:45.



    15 Garth April, 14 Brendon April, 13 Adi Jacobs, 12 Albert Trytsman, 11 Tythan Adams, 10 Ricardo Croy, 9 Ntando Kebe, 8 Zandré Jordaan, 7 Thor Halvorsen, 6 Franzel September, 5 Nolan Clark, 4 PJ van Zyl, 3 Francois Hanekom, 2 Chris Buckle, 1 Ashton Constant (captain)

    Substitutes (from): 16 Marko Janse van Rensburg, 17 Yagia Cook, 18 Rossouw Kruger, 19 Hanno Kitshoff, 20 Bradley Fortuin, 21 Junior Bester, 22 Dual Erasmus, 23 William van Wyk, 24 Llewellyn Adonis, 25 Cheswin Williams, 26 Cheslin Roberts, 27 Jonathan Francke


    15 Jaco Taute, 14 Gio Aplon, 13 Jean de Villiers (captain), 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Kurt Coleman, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Rynhardt Elstadt, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 Andries Bekker, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Pat Cilliers, 2 Deon Fourie, 1 Steven Kitshoff

    Substitutes (from): 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 Frans Malherbe, 18 Brok Harris, 19 De Kock Steenkamp, 20 Don Armand, 21 Nizaam Carr, 22 Nic Groom, 23 Louis Schreuder, 24 Pat Howard, 25 Gerhard van den Heever, 26 Joe Pietersen

    Referee: Jonathan Kaplan

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