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Definitely no Burger or Koster

2012-06-25 14:44

The long awaited return to the playing field of regular Stormers captain Schalk Burger won’t be happening this week against the Lions, and may not be happening any time soon.

According to a report on SuperSport, the Stormers management have confirmed that Burger is still struggling with the knee injury that has kept him out since an early stage of the opening Super Rugby match against the Hurricanes at Newlands in February.

Burger was making good progress before the break for the international season, but apparently he is feeling pain in his knee again, and may not be back for a few weeks.

That is bad news for the Stormers as it looks like they will still be facing a loose-forward crisis as a result. Duane Vermeulen won’t be back from his injury until the final league game against the Rebels at the earliest, while Nick Koster is also set to miss this week’s match after initially being given the prognosis that he would be ready.

And with Rynhardt Elstadt, who has been solid for the Stormers at No 7, out for one match due to suspension, it leaves the Cape team in a big hole when it comes to the back-row, with Canadian Jebb Sinclair and Siya Kolisi having to be joined one of Don Armand or, if rumour is to be believed, Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth, on the other flank.

Etzebeth playing flank will be made possible if Andries Bekker, who has made an impressive recovery from injury and looks likely to return to the playing field earlier than predicted, proves his readiness over the next few days.

The Stormers can probably afford to drop one of their remaining three matches and still win the South African conference in Super Rugby, but they will be wanting to start of the closing sequence of matches in the league phase with a win as they face a potentially difficult away game against the Cheetahs the following week.

SuperSport

Comments
  • waynemegganw - 2012-06-25 14:59

    Play Pieter louw, siya kolisi and sinclair. They will be good enough to beat the lions.

      willie.dique - 2012-06-25 15:51

      Yes I agree!

      japjapjap.wat - 2012-06-25 16:03

      haahahahahahaah ja hahahahaha ja-nee, eks verbaas dat jy ni nog verder bygevoeg het dat weepee met 50+ gaan wen ni, of dat peter piepie, hoolahoop springbok moet speel ni?? gelukkig kan ons met sekerheid se', dat alhoewel stoomers &stoomers suporters 1000000+ swak punte het- arrogantheid en hoogmoedig ni onder hul swakpunte is ni, ne'??

      jacobus.a.badenhorst - 2012-06-25 16:40

      Nee, Sinclair is swak. Hy raak heel weg as die kontak bietjie hard raak. Kies liewer vir Kolisi op agsteman en soek 'n ander flank. Kolisi is beweeglik, sterk en sluit aan by sy agterlyn.

      legndkilla - 2012-06-26 13:33

      good combination !!

  • bloudaan.blou - 2012-06-25 15:22

    Etzebeth playing flank...???? Nee man......!!!!!

  • japjapjap.wat - 2012-06-25 16:35

    daar's 'n roomer dat burger, koster en vermeulen NI beserings het NI?? daar is verder 'n storie dat di 'slaaiblare onwettige selfhelp opkikkers gebruik het en dat di stoomers mediese span wat hulle ondersoek het, interesante 'toets resultate' in hul bloedmonsters gekry het?? jap, in di' girlyboys se bloed toets is yster Spies se 'sweet druppels' gevind?? en na verdere ondersoek het hul gevind dat di drie slaaiblare, yster Spies se BlouBul sokkies gesteel het en opgesnuif het om hul swak spelpeil te lig?? nou ja van di sitbokke daar onder kan mens baie snaakse dinge verwag....weepee jo leke deng

  • Tom - 2012-06-25 16:58

    if there is one player who is over the hill its penalty burger or is it yellow card burger

  • Ken - 2012-06-26 00:07

    What!..no Kosher Burger?...oi vey what to eat then?

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