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Bekker set for Stormers return

2012-06-20 09:38

Cape Town - Springbok lock Andries Bekker is expected to be fit to play in the Stormers' next Super Rugby match against the Lions on June 30.

Bekker was sidelined with a lower back injury prior to the start of the South Africa v England three-Test series.

According to the Planet Rugby website, while Bekker’s return will serve as a big boost to the Cape franchise, there are still a number of players on the injured list.

Schalk Burger and Nick Koster were initially tipped to return next week, but coach Allister Coetzee has confirmed that this is now unlikely, while Duane Vermeulen’s return has also been pushed back, and it is now hoped that he will be available for the playoffs.

"Duane (Vermeulen) is firmly on track with his rehab and remains set for a return for any potential playoffs," said Coetzee.

"Schalla's (Burger) progress has however been slower than hoped and it is unlikely that both he and (Nick) Koster will be available for the Lions game," added Coetzee.

The Stormers will also be without Rynhardt Elstadt who has been banned for the Lions match after accumulating three yellow cards throughout the season.

The Stormers are currently top the South African Conference, and second in the Combined log with three matches remaining.

Following the Stormers' match against the Lions at Newlands, they will travel to Bloemfontein to face the Cheetahs (July 7), before concluding the group phase of this year's competition at home against the lowly Melbourne Rebels.

Sport24

Comments
  • orrinf8 - 2012-06-20 09:47

    here we go STORMERS, here we go :)

      orrinf8 - 2012-06-20 11:25

      :):):):):) ;)

      orrinf8 - 2012-06-20 12:03

      ai aapaapaap, boring as usual i see, BITTEBAL SITBUL :) \r\nDIS N STORMERS DING, N LEKKER LEKKER STORMERS DING ;)

  • Ettiene - 2012-06-20 09:47

    los die park bankies uit dan sal jou lae rug nie probleme gee nie ;)

      Stirrer - 2012-06-20 09:58

      WTF - Weet Tegnies F0kol?

  • Ettiene - 2012-06-20 09:48

    Hope the Lions deliver the same as they delivered against the sharks. Go Lions!!!!

      lionel.kemm.9 - 2012-06-20 09:58

      Ai Shampies:):)

      Ettiene - 2012-06-20 10:02

      lionel my maat hoe lyk dinge

      actanonverba.daniels - 2012-06-20 10:04

      Good luck Lions....Go Stormers:)

      lionel.kemm.9 - 2012-06-20 10:06

      @Raven,like you guys lost to us not once but twice this year hahahahahah @WTF,ok dankie en jy,sien jou profile staan nog sterk...lol

      MaakdieBulle - 2012-06-20 10:07

      @lionel, Do you remember the semi-final against the lions? Let me refresh your memory WP won the attacking lineout, Schalk got the ball and went for the corner,TRY TIME ! But no,Tiaan Liebenberg "possessed like a pig with 10 demonds" tackled the lions hooker, and was penalised for obstruction

      lionel.kemm.9 - 2012-06-20 10:10

      Maak die Bul,remember Newlands and Loftus when Spies went for the corner kick instead of poles and bang what happened????

      Ettiene - 2012-06-20 10:11

      @lionel ja hy staan nog sterk vir n change.

      Papa-storm - 2012-06-20 10:15

      die stormers is nie die sharks nie, die stormers gaan net die selfde doen wat hulle met die pienkes gemaak het.

      lionel.kemm.9 - 2012-06-20 10:18

      lol@Raven,julle speel nog die Sharks ook as ek reg is,eina!!! Tough last 3 games for Bulls and Stormers

      lionel.kemm.9 - 2012-06-20 10:32

      Agreed,only on your last comment though:):):)

      lionel.kemm.9 - 2012-06-20 11:59

      Jap,dan hoekom skreeu jou maatjies vir die Leeus?Julle het die help van die Leeus nodig om nader te kom aan ons,dink bietjie.

      anwar.addinall - 2012-06-20 14:33

      Stormers aren't the sharks. But the Lions could beat the Bulls who got beaten by the Stormers............twice.

      chris.holtshausen - 2012-06-20 16:52

      @WTF + blueraven + andere: So desperate? Praying for miracles?

  • MaakdieBulle - 2012-06-20 09:56

    "Bulle het Pollard gekoop " Die Burger

      Ettiene - 2012-06-20 09:59

      Uitstekende nuus

      orrinf8 - 2012-06-20 10:08

      yep, they are in desparate need of a decent flyhalf ;) SSSTTTOOORRRMMMEEERRRSSS 4 LIFE

      Ettiene - 2012-06-20 10:12

      @orrinf8 i hate to say it but agree with you regarding the flyhalf issue

      Jed - 2012-06-20 10:14

      Yep , no talent in Pretoria got to poach Province youngsters.

      René - 2012-06-20 10:16

      @Maak, hy is al van verlede jaar gekontrakteur deur die BBRU, en hy is nie gekoop nie want hy was nie op kontrak gewees nie.

      ruhan.vandermerwe - 2012-06-20 10:17

      gaan lees die artikel Pollard bly

      MaakdieBulle - 2012-06-20 10:19

      100% reg Rene! Dit was die opskrif in Die Burger

      Jed - 2012-06-20 10:40

      90% of your team are not from Pretoria.

      MaakdieBulle - 2012-06-20 10:59

      Welcome to the professional era! a concept that vallemj don't understand

      Jed - 2012-06-20 11:03

      I understand just saying nothing good come's out of Pretoria, it's made in the Cape or Bloem first. LOL.

      Jed - 2012-06-20 11:05

      Oh wait the only good thing to come out of Pretoria is Raven :)

      Papa-storm - 2012-06-20 11:11

      Bulls starting line-up against the Stormers Dean Greyling Potgietersrus Chiliboy Ralepelle Tzaneen, Zane Kirchner, George, Akona Ndungane Umtata, JJ Engelbrecht, Port Elizabeth Wynand Olivier Welkom, Bjorn Basson, King William's Town, Morne Steyn, Cape Town Francois Hougaard, Paarl Pierre Spies (captain), Pretoria CJ Stander, George Dewald Potgieter, Port Elizabeth Juandre Kruger, Cape Town Flip van der Merwe, Potchefstroom, Werner Kruger, Kempton Park

      Neutedop - 2012-06-20 11:36

      Gaan kyk Youtube na Timo Swiel. Dis hoekom Pollard wil waai. En ek hoor ook Pollard probeer uit kontrak kom. Insien nie, Jean Luc du Plessis (Carel se seun) is net so goeie speler!

      anwar.addinall - 2012-06-20 14:37

      Nie so vinnig nie, mense. Laat die seun die log bekyk an besluit of hy vir die beste span of derde beste span in SA wil speel. Op huidige vorm is die haaie die tweede beste span in SA.

      mvw74 - 2012-06-21 09:21

      Wow only 1 from Pretoria, its does make sence though! Bulls have no local talent shame!!

      Bossie - 2012-06-22 11:26

      @Papa- So dis net Pierre Spies van Pretoria.. Hahahaha- Sieeessssssss!!!

  • andre.vos.7 - 2012-06-20 10:44

    good news for the Boks, we definitely will need him for the rugby champs...

  • paul.sdoow - 2012-06-20 10:55

    what will be better news? sharks beating the bulls or bulls missing playoffs again or the return of our loose forwards? hmmm tough choice but i think the return of the loose forwards cause that we don't know when it will happen but the other two we know the dates when that will happen .

      Bossie - 2012-06-22 11:28

      Well said Paul!!! Kan sommer sien jy ken jou rugby!

  • Jody - 2012-06-20 11:03

    Bekker is a Springbok and this i respect.However he has not played like a Springbok recently.

  • Alan Forbes - 2012-06-20 11:13

    Can someone explain why Elstadts ban only kicks in over super rugby but the chiefs players 3 match ban runs over the test window? Neither player was included in their countries test squad so it smacks of bias on the part of Mike Heron.

  • gerrit.volschenk - 2012-06-20 11:32

    Good the 2.2m wing is back.

      japjapjap.wat - 2012-06-20 11:57

      jap, ek dink ndugane- sy direkte teenstander- gaan hom ore aansit, wanneer di finals aanbreek??

  • yb.normal2 - 2012-06-20 12:40

    With the appointment of JdV as Bok captain for the rest of the year, I think the message is clear, Schalla will not take to the field for the rest of the 2012 Season (S15 and Champions Cup).

  • anwar.addinall - 2012-06-20 14:23

    Welcome back, Colossus.

  • robbieyvonne.hutchison - 2012-06-20 16:08

    Great about Bekker! Come Stormers this is now the Business End of the Competition! Kick Ass Boys!

  • chris.holtshausen - 2012-06-20 16:58

    Hoe lank het Burger en Vermeulen nodig om te herstel? Teen die tyd wat hul weer reg is, het hul verleer wat rugby is! Nee man, ons het die kerels broodnodig...

      chris.holtshausen - 2012-06-20 17:03

      Bekker sal ook sy spelpeil moet lig...sy spel was sover die seisoen nie naby aan sy beste nie. Ek is ook baie bekommerd oor die Stormers se lynstaanspel. Moeilik om te verstaan hoe twee sulke 'ligtorings' + Elstadt sukkel om hul eie lynstane te wen?!!!

  • Jacobus - 2012-06-20 17:40

    gogogoogogogogogoggo stormersssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

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