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‘Beware Stormers bullies’

2012-05-14 15:09

Cape Town - The Waratahs are headed for one of the most intimidating atmospheres in world rugby at Newlands, former fullback favourite Matthew Burke has warned the side.

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Writing in the Sydney Morning Herald, the once-staple Wallabies star was assessing what he called their “difficult mini-tour” of South Africa to play the Stormers (Saturday, 19:10) and then Cheetahs.

He branded the Stormers fixture a “tough proposition”, pointing to the fact that the ‘Tahs “haven’t had success for some time” in Cape Town.

Two years ago the men from New South Wales were soundly beaten twice at the venue: 27-5 in round-robin play and then 25-6 in a semi-final.

The rain-lashed 2008 game at the ground was drawn 13-13, while the Waratahs last prevailed in the city in 2006 (32-26).

Burke said: “The players know when you are playing at Newlands it’s one of the best and sometimes most intimidating atmospheres in world rugby, so be ready for it.

“They know the style of the Stormers is to be physical and confrontational, so get ready for it and give some back.

“I still remember a photo of (former ‘Tahs captain) Phil Waugh being collared by five Stormers and no other blue jerseys in sight. This is what they do, they try and outmuscle you by using bully tactics.

“It sounds so schoolboyish but if you take the field be prepared to stand and fight because it will be an all-in, figuratively speaking.”

Burke said that despite losing narrowly to the Bulls in Sydney last time out, he had spotted improvements in the Waratahs’ play and singled out flyhalf Berrick Barnes for praise in a “playmaker” capacity.

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Comments
  • Papa-storm - 2012-05-14 15:16

    warning to all the other teams

      Anton - 2012-05-14 15:44

      Maaifoedie dit is uitstekende raad aan jou span. Dan kan jy tenminste se julle kon nie die reeks wen nie as gevolg van te min spelersaangesien van al die rooikaarte

      Maaifoedie - 2012-05-14 15:56

      Anton, wat van 'n paar praktiesse Afrikaanse skryflesse vir jou. Jy skryf soos jou gat man.

      Ren%c3%a9 - 2012-05-14 16:19

      @Alicia, I suggest you do the same with your own supporters. They are the pits. Mostly personal and hardly to the point. The word Stormers only mean something to a Stormer supporter, to the rest of us, not so much! In fact they are fast becoming the 'thugs' of world rugby.

      Ren%c3%a9 - 2012-05-14 16:23

      PS: Alicia, no need to yell!!!

      Ren%c3%a9 - 2012-05-14 16:37

      @Alicia, please do, they irritate most decent folk on here!

      Saffa - 2012-05-14 16:41

      @Rene - could you convene a meeting with Tokkelos, Dr Death, Japjapjap and the rest of the Bulls gang? They irritate most decent folk on here. Dankie. Then all is square and fair yes?

      LaBlue - 2012-05-14 16:54

      Ag asb. miss Duckface. Julle Bul ondersteuners doen niks behalwe om op Stormer articles te troll nie. Daar is bitter min ordentlike Bul ondersteuners.

      schaun.vanzyl - 2012-05-14 17:01

      lmfao, if they fight like bekker bud pat the cheetahs, and jdv hug then i guess they will soon all have sexual harresment against them, they can be lucky boy boy is allowed in stormer country otherwise bekker and jdv would of got 5 week ban

      steyts - 2012-05-14 17:01

      BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA RENE rerig!! Stormers supporters die ergste?? Wat van daai moroon tokolos en al sy trawante wat nooit enigsins iets goed te se het tensy dit oor hulle patetiese ou steroid baba kaptein gaan?? Whatever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Tokolos - 2012-05-14 17:25

      Hey!!!!... Steyts..... Watch it ou perd! Tokolos is clever. RUGBY GENIUS!!!

      Melt - 2012-05-14 21:10

      @Rene, Ag nee Rene, jy weet mos nou jy praat nie die waarheid nie. Die Stormers is die span wat die Bulle so onlangs as 2 maande terug gewen het so moet nie se die Stormers is wat jy wil voorgee wat hulle is nie. Thugs se jy? Die Stormers was vir baie jare as die sussies van SA rugby gesien ek dink die woord wat baie gebruik het is billerinas? Nou dat die Stormers meer fisiek is kan die teenstanders dit nie verwerk nie en raak geniepsig....die Stormers maak ongelukkig die fout om terug geniepsig te wees en ek glo dit hoort nie so nie. Ek het nog nie gehoor van die erge aanrandings deur rugbyspelers en natuurlik kopstamp van skeidsregters soos in die Noorde nie? Watter provinsie se twee spelers is laas positief getoets? Ja so kan ek aangaan maar dit is nie nodig nie, kom ons gesels rugby en smeer nie mekaar se spanne swart nie, veral nie persoonlike aanvalle soos deur Johan, Tokkelos en ander nie. Thanks. Gte

      Therealmakoy - 2012-05-14 21:28

      Rene , rather put the hat back on... LOL

      JouMa - 2012-05-15 11:32

      troll rene at it again talk rugby for a change hmm thugs well lets see tshwane inbreds leading the race with most yellow cards in sa conference also 27 penalties conceded between 2 players not to mention records of players that moved on

      Franklyn - 2012-05-15 21:28

      Dis die botox wat nie so lekker met die altitude werk nie.

      Tertius - 2012-05-16 11:47

      Ek dink René is nogal 'n sexy chick, maar sy weet duidelik niks van rugby af nie. En wat is Tokkelos? 'n Amoeba wat kan tik op 'n rekenaar? Hoe raar moet dit wees? En hoekom moet hierdie forums altyd ontaard in mense wat mekaar persoonlik beledig. Rugby is net 'n spel...

  • Anton - 2012-05-14 15:18

    Now even the Aussies reckon Stormer are schoolboy bullies

      Anton - 2012-05-14 15:18

      Sorry rather Schoolboy style bullies

      Therealmakoy - 2012-05-14 16:11

      Schoolboy bullies ?!! That`s what affies tried against Paul Roos , and we all know how that ended. LOL !!!

      JouMa - 2012-05-15 11:36

      don't forget eg jansen on and off the field

  • Abhay - 2012-05-14 15:22

    hi good evening..........

  • Andr%c3%a9 - 2012-05-14 15:26

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.....bully definition: A person who uses strength or power to harm or intimidate those who are weaker. so he is saying tahs are weaker...???? :)

  • Leon - 2012-05-14 15:35

    Johan , hy kan homself nie eers uit 'n nat papiersak klap nie !

      Anton - 2012-05-14 15:38

      Ek sou dink eerder n stukkende wyndoos nie

  • haydn77 - 2012-05-14 15:42

    Isn't that what most teams do?? What a toss!!

  • dpjoubert - 2012-05-14 16:14

    Stormers kannie eers die doellyn boelie nie, wat nog n ander span ?

  • Acta - 2012-05-14 16:14

    Well if one of their own is going to the warning, who are we to stop them?!?! Fear us.. Fear us like you fear a pink locker room:)

  • dpjoubert - 2012-05-14 16:15

    Die stormers kan nie eers die doellyn boelie nie, wat nog van n ander span

      Saffa - 2012-05-14 16:29

      Well they bullied the Bulls......(even MacGuyver's grunts, posturing and chest beating couldn't ward off the Stormers physical onslaught) Not even Meisie's 'power' air punch scared the Stormers....

      LaBlue - 2012-05-14 17:06

      So you're a standup comedian now?

      Franklyn - 2012-05-15 21:30

      hahaha.the bulls are still the stormers girlies last time i checked...you are only as good as your last game.

  • Saffa - 2012-05-14 16:18

    Oh dear....I spend a few days contributing to the economy in a manner which ensures the gypsies in the north receive their weekly 'kospakkie' handouts and on my return step into the longest Blue Bull orgasm in history? Scanning the posts etc it is clear I have been away for months, rather than days..as it seems I missed the English tests, the final rounds of the S15 AND the final? It seems the Bulls won - when one considers the grandstanding and posturing of the kospakkie klan? Who did the Bulls play in the final? Who reffed it? Eish my gypsies....eish....A few facts: if you tonsils really could see the future, you would have all picked the Rebels to beat the Saders - no? Superbru says otherwise.....If you tonsils really could see the future, you would all be on your private jets, not prancing on these forums.... Whatever you Bluebirds say, do or WISH has very little relevance on the way things will turn out. So do up your zips Blue boys - premature E'ing is sooooooooo 16 years old. And I see we have even had Blue folk raving about the Affies and Grey game? You do realise both those teams and Waterkloof have been snotted by Cape Teams this year - just saying.....Vodacom Cup final....snotted by Griquas...just saying. Look at the log chaps....we are ON your blue @sses (and no amount of posturing and insulting changes that...)

      Acta - 2012-05-14 16:31

      Drown this man with bells!!

      Ren%c3%a9 - 2012-05-14 16:36

      @Saffa, the Affies / Grey game was a GREAT spectacle, much better than the cr@p your team dished up. So come on girl, don't go and make a spectacle of yourself now!!! Your team was woeful to say the least.

      Saffa - 2012-05-14 16:38

      Nope @Bluebird -I gave you the 2 Aussie wins and one in NZ.....I'm just distraught I missed the last rounds of the tournie...By all accounts (granted, by all Bulls accounts - the Stormers ended last due to boring play, thuginess and basically having the cheek to dare compete). I'm upset my team dropped so many places in 5 days.....and I can't believe we lost to the Cheetahs :( - **Fortunately Sleeping Beauty wakes up**

      BlouMasjien - 2012-05-14 16:41

      @saffa,Mooi so groot seun, stort jou hart uit, moenie jou emosies opkrop nie!

      Saffa - 2012-05-14 16:44

      @Rene - I can't speak right now, because I am far too distraught.....I was not aware my team had dropped to bottom of the log, nor was I aware the Cheetahs beat us. So excuse me for feeling a little off my game....So much has changed in the S15 in a few days (according to you lot in any event) PS: it was a good game - but most schoolboy rugby IS played that way, ask Gimmies, Paul Roos etc. And yes, my team were woeful, but we won? I'll take that thank you.

      Saffa - 2012-05-14 16:56

      Have a good evening all. Will be back to fight the forces of evil tommorrow....Time to catch up on some sleep.

      Saffa - 2012-05-14 17:11

      Sigh - have to answer Tokkelos before sleeping.....Go back old chap...you will see I comment quite a bit on weekends and after hours....Just ask Dr Death or Jaco.......Secondly: Blue Bull orgasms are like sparklers......all light and sparks for about 15 secs and then nothing. Just like what happened to you chaps last year...in Superugby and the Currie Cup. Yes my team were woeful......they won. We could lose every game from hereon in, then again, so could YOU lot. Toodles with lots of wet noodles(specially for the Pta men...) and CT hugs xxxxxxxx

      JouMa - 2012-05-15 11:38

      accourding to you lot the conference cup the best thing since sliced bread

  • Johan - 2012-05-14 16:19

    @ Fake Johan - Julle ou Pienk Bulletjies gaan kla by die Skeidsregter oor vuilspel deur die Crusaders en dan kom daar niks daarvan nie en dan wil jy hier kom kommentaar lewer oor Bakkies wat vir Elstadt klap?? Regtig snaaks hoor. Is Bakkies nou jou droom bofriend dat jy so vir hom opkom?Die Highlanders sal maar hierdie naweek versigtig moet wees want iemand kan dalk net weer by die skeidsregter gaan nuus aandra! Stormers Groete van die Regte Johan! En ja ek kan bevestig dat my hond heelwat slimmer is as die idoot wat sulke snert hier pos onder my naam! Stormers Groete

      Saffa - 2012-05-14 16:27

      The fake eye gouging claims.......case in point...... Mammi iemand het my in my oog gekrap. There is only one thing worse than physical foul play on the field, and that is falsely accusing an opposition player of foul play.......

      Saffa - 2012-05-14 17:10

      Sigh - have to answer Tokkelos before sleeping.....Go back old chap...you will see I comment quite a bit on weekends and after hours....Just ask Dr Death or Jaco.......Secondly: Blue Bull orgasms are like sparklers......all light and sparks for about 15 secs and then nothing. Just like what happened to you chaps last year...in Superugby and the Currie Cup. Yes my team were woeful......they won. We could lose every game from hereon in, then again, so could YOU lot. Toodles with lots of wet noodles(specially for the Pta men...) and CT hugs xxxxxxxx

      Saffa - 2012-05-14 17:11

      Ooops have to repost my other comment above.

      JouMa - 2012-05-15 11:40

      the two boys got intimate in that ruck pity playing squash for same side like bakkies did every game but we dont talk about it

      marko.miladinovic.52 - 2012-05-15 14:33

      AAnd same like Schalk Burger eye gouging against the British lions in 2009 for the whole world to see. An idiot same like Saffa and Johan.

  • Anton - 2012-05-14 16:51

    Moet nogal se die Stormers se redenerings vermoe word nogal getoets hier. Siestog weereens soos gewoonlik raak hulle persoonlik as hulle nie hul sin kry nie. ,en ek se weer dan speel hulle soos Elstadt. Hy het gehoor AC se speel speel met agressie, toe se sy brein vir hom wees n vuilgat.

      Saffa - 2012-05-14 16:55

      Dear Anton: take your left arm. Swing it back as farrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr as you can, then open your hand and give yourself a bi@tch slap. (While you are at it - knock off those blue tinted spectacles)

      BlouMasjien - 2012-05-14 17:01

      Maar hoofseun is omgekrap vandag !

      Ren%c3%a9 - 2012-05-14 17:12

      @Anton, dit is die enigste en maklikste manier om 'n Stormer Supporter op die forums uit te ken. Geez, as hulle so kan optree teenoor hulle EIE span, wat nog as jy die opposisie ondersteun.

      Johan - 2012-05-14 17:48

      @Anton - Die feit dat jy hier kommentaar lewer bevestig heelwat meer as net die gebrek aan rederneringsvermoe van die bulle se kant af...Hulle kan nie lees of enigsins begryp nie want hierdie is 'n artikel oor die Stormers - julle moet uikyk vir die artikels met Pienk truie op as dit kan help - Stormers Groete

      Anton - 2012-05-14 17:53

      @waghond Johan enige iemand kan seker maar kommentaar lewer hier, dit wys net weer hoe arrogant julle klompie daar onder in die Kaap is. Dink julle is die enigste wat die reg het op suurstof maar einlik is julle sommer net suurstof diewe

      frank.williams.100 - 2012-05-15 08:00

      @Anton jou mond is groot. Het jy al klaar vergeet vir watse span ou geelkaart Bakkies gespeel het? Die enigste speler met meer geel kaarte as running meters gaine. Kom ons kyk maar wat gebeur die 2de Junie.

      Anton - 2012-05-15 08:17

      @Frankie soos ek mos dan ook gese het sou julle van Bakkies gehou het, as hy nog vir die Bulle gespeel het

      frank.williams.100 - 2012-05-15 08:54

      @Antoontjie die antwoord is Bakkies was Bakkies en al was hy n geel kaart collecter het hy baie geoffer in terme van die fiesiese kant, maar my punt met die Elstadt storie is almal noem hom (en die stormers) n vuilgat maar as Bakkies self na daai insident kyk sal hy homself dood lag as dit geklas moet word as vuilgat.

      Anton - 2012-05-15 09:01

      Franki gaan kyk na die hoogvat croeer in die game, dit gebeur dat n ou perongeluk n ander hoogvat, maar wat Elstadt daar gedoen het is onaanvaarbaar maak nie saak wie dit is nie .

      frank.williams.100 - 2012-05-15 09:12

      @Anton maar ek dink nie ek is nou heeltemal met jou nie. Praat ons nou van die knieg storie of is jy nou weer op iets anders wat jy probeer vind om in jou opinie die stormers te klas as vuilgatte? Ek is seker ons het die selfde game gekyk so jy sou sien dat hy n geel kaart gekry het vir opstaan en n ander speler se kop raak met sy knieg en nie vir hoogvat nie. Hoogvat gebeur in elke liewe wedstryd my vriend en dis deel van die game. Wat my iriteer is dat rugby in ballet verander word. Die fiesiese deel word meer en meer uitgewerk uit die game uit. Soos dit nou gaan kyk ons dalk 2015 wereld beker touch rugby.

      Anton - 2012-05-15 09:19

      Duidelik het jy nie die game gesien nie of julle sien net wat julle wil. Gaan kyk en kom terug dan praat jy weer

      Anton - 2012-05-15 09:21

      Frank jy is reg daar is sekere aksies wat enige mens irriteer as dit nie die persoon pas nie

      frank.williams.100 - 2012-05-15 09:35

      @Anton daar is geen reel wat se almal moet dieselfde opinie he nie. Jou opinie is duidelik vir die bulls en die res maak nie saak nie. Maar jou opinie is jou opinie. Maar as dit kom by vuilgat, kom ons kyk eers na ons eie span en spelers voor ons gaan fout soek by ander.

      JouMa - 2012-05-15 11:45

      anton boetie as jy dit onaanvaarbaar noem wat van brussouw se "duikslag" op de jong twyfel sterk of daar spelers is wat met opset gaan om sy teenstander se loopbaan te wil kort knip then again we have bakkies didnt offer anything physical but had a well developed shoulder charge to the back of a prone opponent

      Anton - 2012-05-15 14:57

      @jou ma as jy mooi lees en reg verstaan dan sien jy baie duidelik ek se dit is onaanvaarbaar maak nie saak wie dit is nie.

  • Michael - 2012-05-14 18:49

    No comments about the Elstadt knee incident - odd, does anybody know if the citing commisioner has made a ruling on that yet? The guy was lying on his stomach after charging through a ruck, he then pushed off the ground, pulled his legs in to stand up and at the same time the little Vrystaat wing was picking up his head and bang - contact. Now Mr. Kaplan, you Sir are confused - you really need to decide which set of eyes you are going to rely on because however many you have popping out of your rectum, there's not one in focus! Oh well, maybe The Bulls have got it right, rugby has made the jump to pink.

      Deon - 2012-05-15 08:39

      Yes, nothing came of it, he is lucky. Bakkies or Butch would have been given 4 weeks.

      Anton - 2012-05-15 09:04

      The matter will only be sorted today

      Jaco - 2012-05-15 09:30

      One of these days a player will get a yellow card for tackling another player, if Kaplan has his way...

  • thehellboy001 - 2012-05-15 06:59

    @Rene,I suppose if you knew anything about Rugby,we would take you seriously.About the Stormers being the the thugs of world rugby,well,that branding is and has been reserved for the Pink bulls for sometime now. I do find that most of the bull's supporters are fairly narrow minded,and hell,haven't you just displayed that for us,well done!!

      Anton - 2012-05-15 07:08

      @thehellboy. So you are the most ruby knowledgeable caracter in South Africa Maybe you should also ask the minister for a job like divvy. If you listened to Paulse last night on Super Rugby he said Elstadt likes to fight, he saw him since Junior Rugby and cant keep out of a fight. Rene hulle is die vuilgatte van SA Rugby- Jy is reg

      hugo.naude - 2012-05-15 12:45

      Ag please HB001... what a bunch of idiots you and your fellow WHIRLWIND supporters are ... yes your team is a little bit tougher up front than in the past --- but that is only a temporary improvement since the diet of pap-snoek, papsak and pies really takes its toll very soon --- remember RJ?? And then there is the frequent visits of your team and fanbase to sample the "delights" of the cape flats --- you know ... the tik and the toothless girls and boys you guys enjoy so much ... As for the Bulls - pink or blue - they are on top of the log where they belong - and no one from your neck of the woods ever forsaw that numbskull ... even some of us Bulls supporters are delighted beyond expectation by this very young team ...even if they dont win the cup in the end - just imagine the force they will be next yr when the pies and papsak/stink-snoek diet starts taking its toll on your team of thugs and smucks!!

  • Allen - 2012-05-15 09:08

    Hey everyone - take a pill! I'm a Sharks supporter, and I can only congratulate the Stormers for being at the cutting edge of the S15! When it gets to this stage of the competition, any SA team in the running should be supported by all when playing against the NZ/Aus teams.

      Anton - 2012-05-15 09:22

      Totally agree with you

  • thehellboy001 - 2012-05-15 09:58

    @Anton,well,Not sure where u going with the sport ministry and PDV,but hell,haven't I just hit a tender little nerve.So,what you are saying,that through one incident,u can then classify the best SA super 15 team as thugs? Clearly you are one of those self absorbed PINK bulls so called fans,as for your spelling,that says it all. I remember the days when the Bulls were a nowhere team,there stadium was virtually empty with not a pink bulls supporter insight,here in Cape Town,we support our team no matter what.Where were the bulls supporters then?Were you even born then Anton? If there are any sore loser's in Rugby it has to be the Bulls fans,at least your team is gracious in defeat,as for You Anton,your'e a funny little boy who doesn't really know what he is talking about.

      Anton - 2012-05-15 10:05

      Seems i hit a nerve by your reaction

      hugo.naude - 2012-05-15 14:06

      Ag please HB001... what a bunch of idiots you and your fellow WHIRLWIND supporters are ... yes your team is a little bit tougher up front than in the past --- but that is only a temporary improvement since the diet of pap-snoek, papsak and pies really takes its toll very soon --- remember RJ?? And then there is the frequent visits of your team and fanbase to sample the "delights" of the cape flats --- you know ... the tik and the toothless girls and boys you guys enjoy so much ... As for the Bulls - pink or blue - they are on top of the log where they belong - and no one from your neck of the woods ever forsaw that numbskull ... even some of us Bulls supporters are delighted beyond expectation by this very young team ...even if they dont win the cup in the end - just imagine the force they will be next yr when the pies and papsak/stink-snoek diet starts taking its toll on your team of thugs and smucks!!

      hugo.naude - 2012-05-15 14:09

      HB001 ... As for your "fans" supporting your team so faithfully ... again u r sadly mistaken numbskull ... they are there supporting the NZ opposition since the papsak country is full of these braindead rugby traitors ... u r probably one of them ...!!!

  • thehellboy001 - 2012-05-15 10:05

    Oh by the way Anton and Rene,that is pretty rich coming from you guys,was bakkies Botha not the dirtiest Ruby player in World Rugby.....get serious??

      Anton - 2012-05-15 10:17

      And again if he had palyed for us now you would have loved him

      Saffa - 2012-05-15 12:51

      And If Elstadt played for you, you would love him...

      Anton - 2012-05-15 14:59

      @saffa can you please show me where ever i said that is acceptable

  • thehellboy001 - 2012-05-15 14:54

    Aaah,Hugo Hugo,clearly you seem to be a bit more knowledgeable about our so called social practices down here in the Beautiful Cape,which tells me only one thing really,that you yourself visit frequently on the Cape Flats as many of your bullie supporters do,how do you find it Hugo?? Only somebody with the IQ or mentality lower than an amoebe (you do know what that is?) would bring something like that into a forum about rugby. Anyhow,back to the subject of Rugby,It is a well documented fact that we here in the Western Cape,we have the best fan base rising above that of any other union in SA,bullie supporters are notorious for there fickle support of there team.Hugo,next time you and your boys are here,let me know so that I can show you the delights of out beautiful city....oh yes sorry,I forgot that you already have extensive knowledge of the Cape flats....enjoy and be careful.

      Anton - 2012-05-15 17:45

      @HeLLBOy I was already more than a few times at Newlands- and agree the Cape is beautifull as some other place in our awesome country. What i can tell you is one thing that their as in other stadiums are a group of supporters which not only are hooligans but also BOO their own team, wich i find very strange

      hugo.naude - 2012-05-15 21:14

      HB001... your comebacks are as predictable and boring and original as your team's backline ... team and supporters go together I see ...

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