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Flu could still keep Jean out

2012-06-01 12:26

Cape Town - Jean de Villiers was reportedly still laying up in bed with flu on Thursday, so there is still a possibility that the Stormers could lose yet another player for Saturday’s crunch Vodacom Super Rugby derby at Loftus, according  to a report on SuperSport's website.

Stormers backline coach Robbie Fleck has told the Cape media that the skipper should still play, but there seems enough doubt following a week where De Villiers has not trained with his team. Burton Francis, normally a flyhalf, has been running at centre, and he will slot in at inside centre should De Villiers still not be 100 percent when he reports to Cape Town International Airport for the flight to Johannesburg.

“I think Jean is still laying in bed, but he should be alright. We will see him for the first time when we go to the airport on Saturday morning,” said Fleck.

It certainly isn’t an ideal situation for the Stormers to be going into a game against the Bulls with the skipper having missed every training session in the week. And it mustn’t be forgotten that another team leader, Andries Bekker, who would have led the side had De Villiers been forced out, has just been ruled out for the next five weeks. This is in addition to the continued absence of two other players who have captained the side this season, Schalk Burger and Duane Vermeulen.

And with the management admitting that young lock Eben Etzebeth has also been struggling a bit with an AC joint this week, it certainly looks a long shot for the Stormers, with a bonus point now looking a more realistic target for the match than a win.

SuperSport

Comments
  • Paul Botha - 2012-06-01 12:34

    It's beter for jdv cause the bulls would have hammered him in any case!!

      John - 2012-06-01 12:35

      meisiekind??? haha grap van die jaar boetman!

      Paul Botha - 2012-06-01 12:41

      Ja meisiekind sou ou amakrokokro stukkend gespeel het dis hoekom hy nou met n flou verskoning uit kom ! Dit sal nie vir my snaaks wees as nog n paar stompies voor die game onttrek nie! Hulle is bang vir die blou masjien!

      John - 2012-06-01 12:44

      seker die pienk masjien Ne?? daar so baie mense al uit ons jol eitlik met die 20 jarige span. en as ons wen gaan die die ref, lyn regters, croud ,en Heyneke se skuld wees

      Nick - 2012-06-01 12:51

      whahahahahahaha

      PienkMasjien - 2012-06-01 13:05

      @john,I can safely conclude that you suffer from verbal diarrhoea .

      Japjapjap - 2012-06-01 13:53

      @vreeees is 'n verskriklike ding?? as hy jo eers gryp by di appels ruk jy rond soos 'n riet in di wind?? veral as jy onder di skadu van daai platberg skuiling probeer soek...-broek bewende, geen naels en di horisontale hoolahoops sit skielik vertikaal?? dis regtig baie erg om 'n sitbok & speler te wees- want di supersterre daar onder, het nooit besef hulle moes een dag onder hul moeder se roksbande uitkruip en di eina werklikheid in di gesig staar ni- en nou het dit aan gebreek...oordeels dag- pyn en lyding?? maar soos dit elke jaar se blaarslaai spannetji se lewens doel is- ..om deur di blou masjien in di grond in gehammer te word, so sal dit ni verskil di jaar ni. kom almal, kom ons geniet di wedstryd sonder om mekaar te beledig??

      Harold - 2012-06-01 13:59

      All the 'big guns' are pulling out for some reason.

      Harold - 2012-06-01 14:24

      Sounds about right, Raven.

      Tokolos - 2012-06-01 16:58

      All the "big guns" are pulling out because they are afraid of SPIEEEEEEESSSS!!!

      stormers.fanbasefull - 2012-06-01 17:02

      \the Bulls would have hammered them\? Sorry Paul, we dont swing that way. And dont lable other teams just because half of your backline likes taking it up the tailpipe. Also, for future reference, we dont do pink....EVER, we dont screw prostitutes and get high while being filmed in 70's underwear,we dont beat policemen to death, we dont buy the farm in car accidents whilst cheating on our wives, we dont rely on ex-Bulls coaches to make all of our players \bokke\, we dont sing \Liefling\ to one another, we dont throw bottles at opposition teams and finally - we dont need our stadium management to employ a camera system as evidence that we cannot behave ourselves and behave like a bunch of tappets that need to be policed. But good on you being a Bull..The Vodacom Bulls - where all of Pretoria's low class vuilgatte could usually behave like they do at home.....but not anymore. And to think, now you'll have to starve your family in order to buy some brandy andget dstv so you can watch the rugby again. Maak die Bulle almal bokke, en gee al ons tappet supporters n bietjie klas.

      Harold - 2012-06-01 17:28

      Fanbase, you don't win any real cups either.

  • Dirk - 2012-06-01 12:43

    Stormer se Beste-span A bonus point and a win!! Give it up!! (Raise the roof)

      PienkMasjien - 2012-06-01 13:08

      @dirk, die papsak loop vroeg op n vrydag?

      Dirk - 2012-06-01 13:22

      My plesier Raven... enige iets vir jou = ) @ PM, by die honderde in gesteelde checkers trolleys.

      PienkMasjien - 2012-06-01 13:46

      @dirk , : )

  • josephine.buatre - 2012-06-01 12:45

    I am a 100 percent Bulls fan! But I am admittedly saddened to see so many injuries to the Stormers! Would have been a sublimely delectable matchup if both teams were at full strength! A victory over the Stormers just won't have the same effect had they been at full force! Either way, great rugby match it will be! Hope we all get entertained! BULLE!!!!!!!!

      Stirrer - 2012-06-01 12:51

      Amen to that (except the "BULLE!!!!!!" part...)

      hvanderlinde - 2012-06-01 13:20

      I agree with Stirrer.

      Harold - 2012-06-01 14:00

      They didn't give a flying thing when they beat a Bulls C team in 2010.

      BlousteBlou - 2012-06-01 15:31

      Amen, Bulle part included!

  • Anton - 2012-06-01 12:56

    gelukkig is hulle oppad Pta toe waar skoonouers bly (HAHA blou ondersteuners) en skoonmammie werk by n goeie dokter miskien kan hy hom nog deurtrek

  • hvanderlinde - 2012-06-01 13:22

    Jinne, nou weet ek hoe die Leeu ondersteuners elke week voel. Jy weet jy gaan verloor maar jy trek nogsteeds jou trui Saterdag aan, gaan stadion toe en hoop vir 'n wonderwerk. Dit is nou al wat ons kan doen, is hoop

  • Tinus - 2012-06-01 13:32

    if the stormers beat the bulls this saturday with a depleted team I will be as happy as if we have actually won a trophy. god knows that feeling is very rare as a province boy. sadly i think our goose is cooked. the bulls are to much quality to take on without our big guns. but a man can dream. 1 thing is for sure, i will throw one mother size party if my boys can pull off a win.

  • robbieyvonne.hutchison - 2012-06-01 14:13

    And it doesn't look good for Stormers. The Bulls will be playing ourB Team! Stormers without: De Villiers, Bekker, Vermeulen, Schalkie, Kitshoff, Peterson. Kolisi playing with Bruised shoulder

      Japjapjap - 2012-06-01 15:35

      kom al di stoomers...kom ons huil bietji saam.... whee whee whee

      Johan - 2012-06-01 16:41

      @robbie Tipies tipies Stormer, ALTYD 'n verskoninkie, die wind het gewaai, die ref het nie die vorentoe pass gesien nie, die Bulle het ons geboelie, my ouma het van die dak afgebl!ksem, bla die bla die bla 17 jaar sonder 'n koppie, loop speel bietjie met jou sussie jou aap

      Tokolos - 2012-06-01 17:08

      Like you "wonder boys" played the Lions play C-team and you could only manage a win with the help of the ref Robbie... Pathetic Whinger!!!

      marko.miladinovic.52 - 2012-06-01 17:29

      Hahaha Johan, ek het nou lekker gelag. Dit was skerp.

      marko.miladinovic.52 - 2012-06-01 17:46

      Hahaha Johan, ek het nou lekker gelag. Dit was skerp.

  • robbieyvonne.hutchison - 2012-06-01 14:13

    And it doesn't look good for Stormers. The Bulls will be playing ourB Team! Stormers without: De Villiers, Bekker, Vermeulen, Schalkie, Kitshoff, Peterson. Kolisi playing with Bruised shoulder

      Sean - 2012-06-01 14:47

      And rumours of Etzebeth carrying an injury as well.

      Johan - 2012-06-01 16:42

      and 17 years cupless. PATHETIC

      Tokolos - 2012-06-01 17:46

      Johan... Tipiese Stompie verskonings. Ek wonder wat het geword van fake Johan en daai Jacobus pateet met die mail order bride vandat hulle spannetjie verloor het verlede week. Hulle het seker ook beserings opgedoen met al die papsak suipery na hulle verloor het. Hulle bekke is baaaaaaie stil ne!

  • Gert - 2012-06-01 14:42

    As hy nie speel nie, wie gaan nou heeltyd by die ref gaan kla en kerm? Bekker in die parkie, JdV in die bed..................

      PienkMasjien - 2012-06-01 15:01

      Tiaan Liebenberg is behaving like a prima donna

  • ferdi.landsberg - 2012-06-01 14:58

    The stormers are piling up the excuses.....

      Lean - 2012-06-01 15:12

      Injuries and sickness is an excuse? Bulls supporters you truly are class people. I Hope everyone can learn a thing or two from you guys. Call everyone else names in all other teams, then talk about the last 20 years like it was yesterday. True class.

      Harold - 2012-06-01 15:20

      Thanks Lean.

      Japjapjap - 2012-06-01 15:43

      @lean- uit jo kommentaar kan ons aflei dat jy ook' beseer is?? of wat is jo verskoning?? AL verkoning as julle 1 sou kon opbring, is AC...en hy is julle eie skuld! so, julle het geen regte verskoning.

      Tokolos - 2012-06-01 17:10

      Lean.... It seems like you have an injury to the right lobe of your brain. We understand... it's ok We are here for you!!!

  • Morne - 2012-06-01 15:03

    I certainly hope both of them can play tomorrow... It'll be a major blow for us if not... Good luck boys... Behind you all the way...

  • Johan - 2012-06-01 15:35

    Dit sal jammer wees vir die Bulls as Jean nie speel nie. Die stadigste, mees overrated senter in wereldrugby

      Lance - 2012-06-02 08:54

      ..Atleast Jean is rated amongst the best in world rugby, unlike Weyland Olifant (that is his name hey as he is only know amongst the Bulls supporters ?) The only time Weyland plays for the Boks is when Jean is not available. Olivier is lucky to playing at S15 level..

  • Johan - 2012-06-01 15:48

    Hi foeitog, en om te dink na die naweek val die Stormers van 2 tot 5 op die log en na volgende naweek uit die top 6 uit. 17 jaar sonder 'n koppie, dis darem een rekord wat julle het Stompies. Geen span sal dit ooit regkry om 17jr sonder 'n koppie te gaan nie.

      stormers.fanbasefull - 2012-06-01 16:49

      Ai Johan, elke keer as ek die twak lees wat jy skryf lag ek so lekker. Net n paar goetertjies.\r\n1) Daar is nie volgende naweek Super rugby nie so die Stormers kan nie verder val nie.\r\n2)17 jaar? Mens kan sien jy suig die twak uit jou duim uit om jouself en die res van jou floubul maatjies te vermaak. \r\n3) In die tussentyd het ons darem al die 2 trofees gewen hier in die Kaap ( bygese dat dit julle natuurlik nie intereseer nie, maar dis ook net omdat julle hulle nie kon wen nie ).\r\n\r\nKyk, ek ken baie Bloubul ondersteuners wat nie net hulle rugby ken nie, maar nog waardige wenners en verloorders is, maar n aborsieoorblyfsel soos jy sal nie weet wat dit is nie. Jy verstaan nie eers hoe die Super 15 kompetisie werk nie en gorrel die grootste lot nonsens om bietjie aandag te kry. Jou ouers moet so trots wees op hulle spesiale kindjie wat vertraag gebore is en net meer vertraag geraak het met ouderdom. Nou doen my n guns, gaan suip n bottel brandewyn uit, klim in jou kar en ry so vinnig as moontlik aan die verkeerde kant van n baie besige highway. Aan die res van die Bul ondersteuners, sterkte met julle span, aan Johan - loop kruip skuins.

      Johan - 2012-06-01 17:13

      foietog stormers.fan, is dit nou jou bydrae. Aan die einde van die seisoen sal dit 17 jaar wees, feite. 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999,2000, 2001.... ai ek raak te moeg om dit als neer te klad. Gaan tel maar oubaas se honne, dis absoluut skandelik pateties. EN AL WAT JY SIEN IS DIE PIENK MASJIEN!!

      stormers.fanbasefull - 2012-06-01 17:21

      Wow, jy kan tel! Iemand moet news24 laat weet dat hulle n storie oor jou ook kan doen. En ja, jy moet dieslfde goed neerklad, anders het jy niks anders om oor te skryf nie ne? Jy moet my tog laat weet hoeveel trofees staan nou in julle kassie. Huidiglik - of tel jy als wat julle al kon wen?

      Johan - 2012-06-01 20:47

      Die onder 21 trofee, Varsity cup, Super-14 bekertjie, binnekort Super-15 enetjie. Julle s'n? Hoeveel keer het julle al die Superrugby beker gewen? (Gee maar net die antwoordjie vir dokter, geen opstelletjies)

      David - 2012-06-01 23:30

      Fanbase, onthou een ding. Dit gaan oor bekers wen in die kompitisie so gee nie om wat anners jy se oor die bulle nie as julle nie bekers wen nie is ons die beter span. En moenie die bul spelers persoonlik aanvat nie,jy ken nie een van hulle nie en weet nie wat hul omstandighede is nie, dat jy so laag daal om n speler te beledig wat in n kar ongeluk gesterf het is waalglik. Jy maak die ander supporters skaam. Ek kan ook n lys maak van al die indiskresies wat w.p spelers al aangevang het maar ek kan nie n lys maak van super 15 trofees wat julle al gewen het nie,en ek kan met die bulls en net daar wen n bull enige argument met n stormer oor die beter span. So voor jy grootbek raak oor jou span,wag vir hulle om iets te doen wat jy oor kan grootbek wees,anders mors jy almal se tyd

  • thyronrambo.dennis - 2012-06-01 16:25

    ja the guys has not been on form the past season but everyone goes through a dip at sometime in their rugby career , unlike wynand \meisiekind olivier who cannot perform in superugby but cannot make the step up to test match rugby where he is very vrot,so stop bagging on JDV, bull supporters shud worry about wynand who has been playing below par rugby for the past few weeks now , on another note the stomers must play a specialist inside centre like juan de jongh and bring in JP duplesis at outside, Burton francis is not a centre AC please think with your selection otherwise the bulls will run us ragged, #stomersforlife

  • thyronrambo.dennis - 2012-06-01 16:30

    ja the guys has not been on form the past season but everyone goes through a dip at sometime in their rugby career , unlike wynand \\meisiekind olivier who can perform in superugby but cannot make the step up to test match rugby where he is very vrot,so stop bagging on JDV, bull supporters shud worry about wynand who has been playing below par rugby for the past few weeks now , on another note the stomers must play a specialist inside centre like juan de jongh and bring in JP duplesis at outside, Burton francis is not a centre AC please think with your selection otherwise the bulls will run us ragged, #stomersforlif

  • paul.sdoow - 2012-06-01 18:40

    stranger things have happened this year blues verses bulls? who won that one and we all know the blues ain't in the top six are they? so lets see

      Johan - 2012-06-01 20:49

      @paul And when are you scheduled to breed with your sister again?

      paul.sdoow - 2012-06-01 21:14

      ha ha we ain't the inbred hillbilly tappets from up north!

  • arnold.pekeur1 - 2012-06-02 00:20

    Mindgames...if you ask me.So predictable!

  • Rory - 2012-06-02 08:42

    Jean is a has been anyhow !! time to sit a few out , before he becomes like butcher James.. plenty talent out there don't know why coaches hang onto plonkers .. like John smit staying tow years too long .. and costing us the world cup , and now Coach Meyer wanting to bring Matfield back ?? Duh ! , Tough game for the Stormers..

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