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Coetzee not making excuses

2012-04-23 19:42

Cape Town - Stormers coach Allister Coetzee says their recent injury-jinx is something they have to be able to handle if they are to succeed in 2012's Super Rugby tournament.

The men from Cape Town have had a solid start to the season, with seven out of eight victories helping them to top spot in the South African conference and second spot on the overall log.

But injuries to key players have started to take its toll as they prepare for their last tour match against the Force in Perth on Saturday.

On Monday they announced that wing/fullback Gio Aplon and eighthman Duane Vermeulen are on their way back to Cape Town.

Aplon has a hamstring strain and should be available for their next game against the Cheetahs at Newlands on 12 May.

Vermeulen sustained a knee ligament injury late in the game against the Reds and will see a knee specialist in Cape Town for further assessment.

Vermeulen captained the team in their 23-13 victory over the Reds and now becomes the third captain they have lost this season after Schalk Burger and Jean de Villiers were earlier casualties.

But Coetzee is adamant they must be able to overcome these setbacks.

“Injuries are part of the game. As a squad you have to be able to handle them. It’s something we have spoken about often.

"This week it’s the Force and regardless who we select, we will need to again be at our best to take the points. It is a big game for us as a win will mean a very successful tour.

"There is a lot of motivation in this group to achieve that and we will be going all out," said Coetzee.

Western Province flank flank Don Armand and centre Berton Klaasen flew to Perth on Monday to join up with the touring group.

Lock Eben Etzebeth (shoulder) is being managed and a call on his availability will only be made at the last training session this week.

Lock Andries Bekker is however expected to make a return to the team this week against the Force.

Sport24

Comments
  • Francois - 2012-04-23 18:50

    Did Coetzee not make ANY excuses, because that is what he usually does? Or is this only the interpretation of the journalist? Here is one of Coetzee's that we must remember for future reference: We don't need bonus points, we are winning all our games! - No, you are not and guess what, Allister, you are starting to need them. As for the team - the Super 15 is a team effort - go for it.

      Bootman - 2012-04-23 20:03

      Francois who would you rather have coaching the Stormers?

      Francois - 2012-04-23 22:44

      Chean Roux

      Vincent - 2012-04-24 02:37

      Francois julle almal is so voorspelbaar. As dit nie so pateties was nie kon ek my n papie gelag het. My ondervinding is dat dit gewoonlik die onnoselste onder julle is wat sulke wense het.

      Francois - 2012-04-24 06:50

      Wie is "julle", Vincent?

      pieterduplessis - 2012-04-24 09:52

      Francois, gelukkig het AC al genoeg gecoach dat ons hom op sy dade kan meet en nie wat hy se nie want dis tog belangriker en dit is dat hy die beste resultate nog ooit het van enige Stormers coach, dat daai span nie net goed afgerig word nie, maar dat hulle ook saam as 'n span saam speel. Ek glo dit word gedoen in spite of Idiots wat ons span heelbo bestuur. Maar dan as hom ook meet aan wat hy se - hy het nog nooit die opposisie ammunisie gegee of gedisrespekteer soos ons vorige 2 bok coaches gedoen het nie. Ek is gemakliker met 'n suksesvolle bok coach as 'n suksesvolle Club Coach. Ek sal nou die "olifant in die kamer" bespreek oor hoekom jy moontlik 'n ander coach soek nie.

      Francois - 2012-04-24 09:58

      Let us just get the facts: How many Currie Cups and Super Competitions did Coetzee as head coach of WP or the Stormers win? As far as I have it, second place it the first looser.

      pieterduplessis - 2012-04-24 11:54

      Daar is al hoeveel keer coaches verander, AC het die meeste sukses. Hy (en Rassie) is deel van die oplossing, Daar bo moet die dinge verander. Veral met die nuwe president van WP Rugby.

      Francois - 2012-04-24 12:33

      En Pieter kom uit met die waarheid wat ons almal vermoed het: Die President van WPRFU kies die span en Allister moet die verskonings uitdink van hoekom die WP en die Stormers nie wen nie. Ie die span wat die predent kies konsentreer nie lank genoeg nie of ons hoef nie bonuspunte te kry nie!

      Bootman - 2012-04-24 20:31

      @ Francois...........If the president of the WPRU chooses players like Joe Petersen, Gio Aplon, Juan de Jongh, Jean de Villiers, Bryan Habana, Peter Grant, Dewalt Duvenage, Duane Vermeulen, Rynhard Elstadt, Siya Kolisi, Eben Etsebeth, Andries Bekker, Steven Kitshoff, Tiaan Liebenberg and Brok Harris, then he's doing a bloody good job. Keep it up sir.

      Francois - 2012-04-24 21:12

      Bootman, exactly my point. Then can we expect the Stormers to win the S15 or at least Province the CC? Who is going to make the excuses if that does not happen, Coetzee or the President of WPRFU?

      pieterduplessis - 2012-04-25 09:39

      Yes, let's change the coach, like the previous coach, like the previous coach like the previous coach. As Einsten has said the definition of insanity is: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. The problem is at the top with the amateur people running the show - that is keeping us from having a professional setup i.e the Bulls (hate to use it as an example, but it is true).

  • Blouvitrioel - 2012-04-23 19:42

    Dis hier waar die choke begin. Bul groete.

      Stormers - 2012-04-23 21:34

      Ek wonder nog altyd oor die naam van jou, jy is bewus daarvan dat no: 1 - jy Blou Fetterjoel verkeerd gespel het en 2 - dat dit eitlik veroorsaak dat jy nie n horing kan kry nie. Jy was seker eerste in jou klas ou sparky. Ek stel voor jy verander jou "sign off" na os groete. En jy is verkeerd, die choke begin eers volgende week waneer die osse hulle eerste toergame speel....

      Stormers - 2012-04-23 22:02

      Iets "vout"? Shame, mens jkan sien die spesiale skool het jou te vroeg laat gaan, dis seker die nadeel as jy net standard 4 het. En ek het my ma gevra, sy lag nou nog, maar ek hoop vir n antwoord so binne die volgende uur. Soos ek verstaan moet jy liewer jou naam verander na blouby toe, want dis net een steek dan le jy soos n vrotvel en hap na lug. Lekker slaap moegoe :-)

      jan.zeelie - 2012-04-23 22:03

      Julle gaan choke.STORMER groete.1 uit 3 games vir julle toer.

      an3a.swannie - 2012-04-23 22:56

      Ek dog net so terloops dat ek vir jou wil se vat jou comments erens anders heen. Net gewonder... Jy het seker ook 'n paar van daai blouballe wat agter op jou bakkie se hak hang... Indien so, dink ek jy beter hulle vinnig terug sit, want jy het jouseld in 'n ding betrokke gekry waar jy hulle gaan nodig he.

      Stormers - 2012-04-24 08:13

      Met al die tyd wat dit jou gevat het om te reageer is dit waarmee jy vorendag kom? Moes jy eers n paar ander mense se posts gaan lees om idees te kry? \lang\? Ou os, hoe meer jy praat hoe meer slaan jy jou naam met n plank. 11 jaar maak nie saak nie, dis waneer ons julle trap wat lekker is. Lewer liewer kommentaar op wat geskryf word van die osse, dan kan jy se wat wil, by the way, ek dag Saterdag aand die V8 enjin van loftus het gebreek hier so 10 minute van die einde af. Daar was nie een tappet wat geklap het nie. Julle moet maar net skreeu as die brandewyn in Pretoria uitgesuip is na die skrik van nou die aand. Ons hier in die Kaap is meer as bereid om julle uit te help...op een voorwaarde. Julle mag nie julle vrouens en kinders slaan nie en ook nie die ref tackle of die ander span se kaptein met n bottel gooi nie. Cheers gomgat, gaan polish nou gou jou Uno turbo se mags.

      Blouvitrioel - 2012-04-24 08:33

      Ek het actually gaan slaap na my laaste post. Ek werk nie nightshift as n nagwag soos jy nie. Julle trap ons net wanneer dit nie saak maak nie. Bul groete.

      an3a.swannie - 2012-04-24 08:48

      Ek dog net ek se \you brought a knife to a gun fight\. Shut net liewer up Bloubul. Ek sal terug gaan kombuis toe, en van daai disgusting bloubul stew maak en vir die honde voer!

      Blouvitrioel - 2012-04-24 08:57

      Jap jap jap jap jap. Bul groete.

  • Jandl Reevo Reeves - 2012-04-23 20:32

    Deep down he's Probably a All black supporter.

      Stormers - 2012-04-23 21:28

      Deep down you're an idiot. And you must be a Bull supporter, its only you bunch of nimrods who could come up with a completely out of context comment like that. Your parents must be so proud.

      jan.zeelie - 2012-04-23 21:58

      Deep down you are not even a bull,but a koei,suurgat blou bul.Take that to the Bank!

      Bootman - 2012-04-23 22:32

      @Stormers.....He's not an idiot "deep down" He's an idiot right on the surface.

  • bfvillet - 2012-04-23 22:40

    stormers that response was very funny i actually feel sorry for the poor smurf

      Blouvitrioel - 2012-04-24 05:25

      As ek sien hoe jy lyk, dan voel ek jammer vir jou. Geniet nog n paar bekerlose jare. Bul groete.

  • Johan - 2012-04-24 08:22

    @Stormers - Jy moet die outjie maar verskoon, sy standaard afsluiting verwys altyd na die feit dat ons nou al 11 jaar bekerloos is en as die Stormers 'n game wen is dit met komplimente van die Skeidsregter. Ek het nou al opgehou om tyd te mors om op sy sêgoedjies hier te reageer. Terug na die berig - Ons weet die Stormers is goed en in die verlede sou hierdie beserings ons geraak het maar daar is genoeg kwaliteit in die groep wat nou speelkans kry en wat nog beter gaan word. Ek hoop net Schalk, Jean en kie is terug vir die Loftus game want ek dink nie manne verdien om deel te wees van die span wanneer hulle die Super 15 Kampioen/Beste SA Span 'n lelike drag slae gaan uitdeel op Loftus!!!!

      Blouvitrioel - 2012-04-24 08:34

      Maar jy het sopas reageer. 11 Jaar geen cups. Feite. Bul groete.

      Petrus - 2012-04-24 08:40

      @Johan, die Reds is die Super 15 kampioen, nie die Bulls nie....

      Blouvitrioel - 2012-04-24 08:47

      Petrus, dit wys net hoe min die aap weet. Bul groete.

      Johan - 2012-04-24 10:17

      @Petrus - In die Blou bulle kamp is hulle steeds die kampioene - dit was sarkasties van aard......@Blou Bobbejaan - jy sukkel seker maar met die term Sarkasme???

      Blouvitrioel - 2012-04-24 10:30

      Daar's baie terme waarmee ek sukkel, maar dit vat niks weg van die feit dat julle nog nooit ooit n Super rugby cup gewen het nie. Bul groete.

  • Petrus - 2012-04-24 08:39

    Omtrent tyd dat WP/Stormers weer 'n bydra begin lewer in Suid-Afrikaanse rugby. Hulle het 'n paar beserings, nie 12 soos die Leeus nie. Geen druk op julle om vanjaar bietjie iets te wen nie. Ons moet die hele tyd hoor hoe great julle is. No pressure!

      Blouvitrioel - 2012-04-24 08:47

      Ware woorde. Bul groete.

  • Hugo Klaasen - 2012-04-24 08:53

    Funny how some supporters brag about their Super Rugby wins....does that make you the ultimate team? ...answer is NO. Yes, the Bulls have won 3 super rugby cup since the beginning of Super rugby in 1996 (including the super 12 etc) so what happened to the "ULTIMATE TEAM" the other tournaments? That is only a 18% winning percentage...18% doesnt make you the best team ever...except when your parents bought you an Ice cream when you finally got 18% in sub A....yes the Stormers percentage is 0% tournament wins at the moment, but we at least do it with class...and for the 18 percenter's out there, i said class...you cant buy that at the bottle store....repeat after me C - L - A - S - S

      Blouvitrioel - 2012-04-24 08:59

      Choke with class. Classy. Bul groete.

      Marko - 2012-04-24 17:31

      Hell Hugo your maths is is good. Now go and calculate what the Stormers have won. Wait ill do it for you ZERO PERSENT. You just don't get it do you!!!! I think you must go back to C-L-A-S-S. Blou groete.

      Marko - 2012-04-24 18:19

      Hullo upper class Hugo any body home? ......... I didn't think so. Probably realised what class he falls under.

      Marko - 2012-04-24 18:23

      Hey guys here is a good one! KLAASS...EN. Dumb chop.

  • Hugo Klaasen - 2012-04-24 09:41

    Blou-riool en Blue-raver is typical examples of lack of class....and lack of going to class when they had to.

      Blouvitrioel - 2012-04-24 09:59

      Dankie vir jou evaluasie? Bul groete.

      Marko - 2012-04-24 18:05

      Astonishing that Hugo can talk about peoples class. As far as I am concerned it is the person who allways talks about his superior class is the one with the infuriority complex. If you don't understand what I am saying Hugo, look it up in the dictionary and then re-evaluate your own class. You might just see what TRAILOR TRASH you are. Bul groete.

  • Petrus - 2012-04-24 10:58

    Hugo, daar is net 1 span wat ek meer as die Bulle haat, en dit is die slapgat Stormers. Jy se julle wenpersentasie is 0% van hierdie kompetisie en julle doen dit met C-L-A-S-S? Maak glad nie sin nie, maar bly jy is so trots op julle rekord. Het julle al elektrisiteit gekry in die Kaap?

      Marko - 2012-04-24 17:23

      No the Republic of the Western Cape has only one small Neuclear power station that can't even generate enough power to light up Cape Town. The Rest of their power comes from up North same as their best rugby players. The Western Cape should break away from the rest of the country and establish their own indipendant state. They have nothing to offer the rest of SA exept for maybe their brandy for us Loftus faithfull. Blou groete.

  • Hugo Klaasen - 2012-04-24 12:07

    @Petrus, jealous about not living in Cape town? Jy sal dit anyway nie hier maak nie...ons drink wyn nie parafien nie.

  • Marko - 2012-04-24 17:39

    Coetzee is not making any excuses because he has run out of excuses. If the Stormers/Western Province do not boast a real trophey this year I am afraid its going to be tickets for him. Maybe the Vodacom cup team will show him how its done.

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