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Grant unlikely to face Bulls

2011-06-06 10:19

Gavin Rich - SuperSport

Johannesburg - The DHL Stormers’ chances of picking up the win over the Vodacom Bulls at Newlands on Saturday that would enable them to cement their place in the top two on the overall Super Rugby log could depend heavily on how injured players recover in the build-up week.

Halfbacks Dewaldt Duvenage and Peter Grant were both key players when the Stormers broke a long drought against the Bulls at Loftus in March.

However, both are doubtful for Saturday’s penultimate league game and if they are not available to play it could have a massive impact on the Stormers chances of victory.

While on tour coach Allister Coetzee said that Grant’s chances of starting against the Bulls were “90 to 95%” and that was why he had been sent home early (to recover), but indications from around the camp are that Grant’s injury is not responding as well as hoped and he is now considered unlikely to wear the No 10 jersey on Saturday.

Fortunately for the Stormers, newcomer Kurt Coleman, who is the fourth choice Stormers flyhalf, stepped up to the plate in the good win over the Rebels at the weekend. Coleman was responsible for 18 of his team’s points through a well taken try, two conversions and three penalties.

That haul of points should on its own have boosted the 21-year-old’s confidence, but perhaps the most important thing about the game was the way he was prepared to take the ball at the gainline and play a much greater role in dictating the Stormers attacking game than he had been when he made his first start in Canberra the previous week.

Coetzee had said before the match that he had selected Jean de Villiers to the No 12 jersey with the express purpose of helping the young flyhalf settle, and it appeared to work a charm. Coleman was up at the gainline to get a pass away that put Jaque Fourie into a gap in the early minutes and after that he hardly put a foot wrong.

Coleman is playing because of injuries to Grant, Gary van Aswegen and Lionel Cronje. The last mentioned played when the Stormers smashed the Sharks 32-12 in their last derby in Cape Town, so it’s not as if the Stormers are completely lost when they have their first choice pivot out.

But a match against the Bulls in front of a full house is a different proposition for a relatively green player than one against the Rebels in Melbourne, so the Stormers should still be holding thumbs that somehow Grant will make a miraculous recovery this week.

Duvenage though is as important as he tactical kicking brings the variation needed and will help ease the pressure on Coleman should Grant again be absent.

Duvenage of course ended up playing parts of some games overseas at flyhalf before going over on his ankle towards the end of the 16-3 win over the Brumbies in Canberra.

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Comments
  • Meyer - 2011-06-06 10:29

    Grant.no Grant it is still going to be an epic encounter. Best of luck to both teams. Here's hoping that key players don't get hurt in this mamoth battle...

      sparkster - 2011-06-06 11:11

      Lloyd"I agree JJ. Bakkies scared of whoever that overrated, never will be young boy is".Please stick to your Northern Language.You will never be one of us!!Thanks, Cheers

      PJ - 2011-06-06 11:12

      As die Bulls ou Jacobregop. Steyn nie gehad het nie het hul seker nog nie n game hierdie jaar gewen nie.Wonder wie hul 4de beste no 10 is...seker Naas de Haas. So hoekom gaan Bakkies nie speel nie is sy borg teruggetrek of is dit Bees se naweek buite?

      Frikkie - 2011-06-06 12:18

      Hahaha een van julle... Is dit nou stoffers supporter? 11 Jaar kampioene van die Nothing Cup? Of een van die spesiale meisiekinners van die pienkstad?

      Rob van den Heuvel - 2011-06-06 12:26

      I agree 100%, let's hope for a good game which also aids to answer of few of Div's selection questions while the 30 guys out on the field all remain injury free. While, we're wishing for utopia, may the ref make full use of the all the resources available to him including TMO and touch judges...

      Marcell - 2011-06-06 12:57

      PJ: Hoeveel wedstryde het die stompies gewen deur skoppe?

      sparkster - 2011-06-06 13:08

      Marcell....when they handed over the 1995 RWC Trophy to the Boks were you disappointed that we won the game from a drop kick????? Shut your mouth and go talk crap somewhere else!

      Lloyd - 2011-06-06 13:10

      Sparky you idiot, it's all you Stormers supporters who always carry on about Morne only being able to kick. Your team with all the millionaire style rugby players have never and will never win anything.

      sparkster - 2011-06-06 13:31

      Lloyd when you going to watch a full game of rugby.Sorry soft ball but a reality in life is that no one gives a hoof how you won, just that you won.You have a long way to go Lloyd and maybe you will get their and maybe not(i think not)Watch a FULL game of rugby and see how much fun it can actually be.1995 a DROP Kick won us the 1995 RWC in case you did not know!!Dom Kop

      Lloyd - 2011-06-06 14:21

      'their'. I wonder who is really the domkop.

      sparkster - 2011-06-06 15:03

      lloyd is that the best you can do,You looking like a total idiot and have nothing else to do but look for spelling errors ".I agree JJ. Bakkies scared of whoever that overrated, never will be young boy is.'(love your gramme on this quote of your's).Dom kop

      Lloyd - 2011-06-06 15:30

      What's 'gramme'?

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-06 15:54

      @Lloyd - GRAMME is what certain professional sportsmen from up north measure their quantities of cocaine in...............

      Lloyd - 2011-06-06 16:07

      Thanks SAFFA. Can you now please explain to your ongeletterde buddy mummford that he used the word in completely the wrong context.

      GraemeBB - 2011-06-06 18:54

      @Lloyd - I see the "Bright Sparkster" is at it again. But Saffa is right, the boys here do measure their sniff in grammes, unlike in the Cape where they consume in kilos.

      Lloyd - 2011-06-06 19:15

      Graeme, I can proudly say I have NO idea in what unit one measures tik, even though I'm surrounded by a bunch of tikkoppe here in the Cape of false hope. I do know however that one measures papsak in litres.

      GraemeBB - 2011-06-06 21:58

      @Lloyd - I cant imagine that one can speak so much dribble when drinking. The problem down there seems to be far more severe.

  • JJRR - 2011-06-06 10:41

    Ok As Bakkies bang is vir julle (soos julle comment in die ander stuk waat Bakkies uit is) dan is Grant seker bang vir Morne!!! Nie my redenasie nie, dit is julle s'n!!!! Nou wat nou? wys net hoe onnosel is julle supporters se redenasies en comments!

      thumper - 2011-06-06 10:51

      I agree with you JJ, some of these comments are just plain stupid but on da urra hand... the fact remains that Elstadt DID make Bakkies eat grass at Loftus and Grant outplayed Morne!

      sparkster - 2011-06-06 10:53

      JJRR....You can clearly see their was not much thought behind your comment.Go back to your room and see if you can come up with something a bit better.It better be good as you already looking like a poop

      George - 2011-06-06 10:58

      @JJRR, dit is nie 'n kwessie van een wat bang is vir die ander nie. Die manne het beserings wat hulle ongelukkig uit die span gaan hou. Die laaste ding wat ons wil he is dat daar verskonings gemaak gaan word hoekom 'n span verloor het. Nog 'n ding, een sleutel speler maak nie 'n span nie. Vir die dag word die beste beskikbare spelers gekies om hulle span te verteenwoordig, en dit moet ons maar aanvaar. En soos almal al klaar weet gaan die Stormers hierdie naweek met die Blou Kalfies mors. Hulle het dit op Loftus gedoen en nou op Nuweland voor hulle eie aanhangers gaan hulle nog beter doen.

      Lloyd - 2011-06-06 11:04

      I agree JJ. Bakkies scared of whoever that overrated, never will be young boy is.

      JJRR - 2011-06-06 11:17

      Nee wat ek sien julle verstaan nogsteeds nie! Seker maar die Plat berg wat julle koppe so plat maak. EK GEE OP! Tot Forrest sou verstaan het!!

  • sparkster - 2011-06-06 10:58

    I know we were not up against the strongest opponents last week but our back line is looking dangerous.I think Wynand(Ken) is going to battle a bit on defense, might just break a nail.We have to be very competitive in the line outs(steal a few of their own balls) and not allow the rolling maul to gain momentum.Going to be an Epic battle.

      thumper - 2011-06-06 11:04

      Wynand looks more like Barbie than Ken. His World Cup dream will be in tatters this saturday once Jean & Jacques expose his weaknesses. I hope PdV is watching closely.

      Frikkie - 2011-06-06 11:18

      Solank julle net sy hare uitlos is hy gelukkig...

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-06 12:21

      @Frikkie - ok, that was funny. Coming from a seriaaaaaaaaas Bulls fan and all.

      Rob van den Heuvel - 2011-06-06 12:22

      Jean and Fourie both look to be in good form. Pretorious seems to be improving with each game he plays BUT I think Wynand is in for a loong day! Sorry Bulls fans, nothing personal.

      Lloyd - 2011-06-06 12:28

      Wie's Jean en Jacques?

      ZAPMAN - 2011-06-06 12:40

      Kan iemand hier dalk vir my se hoeveel driee .Jean ,Jaques en Wynand in hierdie Superreeks gedruk het? amper seker Wynand het die meeste

      Rob van den Heuvel - 2011-06-06 12:57

      @Lloyd - if you watch the game on Saturday, which I'm sure you will, you will see why they are rated as the best center pair in world rugby. Both who by the way are on great form. Wynand's in for a long day at the office.

      SST - 2011-06-06 12:59

      W. Olivier - 6 J. Fourie - 6 J. De Villiers - 3

      ZAPMAN - 2011-06-06 13:11

      Baie dankie vir die stats,dit beteken dat Olivier nie so swak is as wat Saffa en die Keyboard queers beweer nie,En volgens verdere stats het hy die meeste tackles gemaak,en die meeste breekslae sover van alle senters,Nou bly die vraag by my opkom ,hoekom het die Stormers so n obsessie oor die beste senter in die land? is dit nie dalk n bedekte vrees dat hy hulle gaan expose as Chokers Saterdag nie?

      Lloyd - 2011-06-06 13:11

      Rob, Wynand's in for 80 minutes, same as your 2 superstar centers.

      sparkster - 2011-06-06 13:15

      I know it looks like Lloyd is trying to be funny but to be totally honest, like he has admitted to before, he has never watched a full rugby game(only highlights).You say you are such a Bulls fan??Is this how all the Bulls Fans are.Suck info out your thumbs??

      Lloyd - 2011-06-06 13:23

      Sparky the champion chirper.

      ZAPMAN - 2011-06-06 13:27

      Sparky you suck,Stormers Suck and Newlands suck

      sparkster - 2011-06-06 13:33

      Lloyd when you going to be able to tell the diffs between the truth and a chirp.I was not running you down just trying to get you to watch rugby...thats all my true friend

      sparkster - 2011-06-06 13:43

      ZAPMAN...are you not going to Newlands on the Wknd??

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-06 13:44

      Digby Ioane 'tweeted' that he loves watching Jean de Villiers play, and that Jean is his HERO. (And Digby ain't a shabby player by a long shot....) Get well soon after that nasty blow Digby!!!!!! Add to that Quade tweeting about Deon Fourie and Andries Bekker and you chaps will realise that the Stormers have FANS amongst the ranks of professional rugby players.....the log leading Reds.

      Frikkie - 2011-06-06 14:28

      92-3 log leaders

      Lloyd - 2011-06-06 14:50

      Frik dit help nie jy bring enige geskiedkundige stats op nie. Hulle gaan jou daarop wys dat Jan van Riebeeck die WP se wendrie gedruk het in 1652 se Curriebeker eindstryd teen Simon van der Stel se Hugenote.

      daspoort - 2011-06-06 14:50

      4 van die 6 driee wat meisiekind gedruk het moes hy net die bal raakvang en oor die lyn hardloop, selfs Earl Rose kon dit reggekry het.

      ZAPMAN - 2011-06-06 14:56

      So Habana moes al op 20 driee gestaan het maar 17 keer misgevang,twee keer oor sy eie voette geval,nee wat Olivier het gewys dat hy die beste senter in die land is,en voor jy chirp dat habana n vleuel is,ek weet,maar dis nie die moeite werd om oor Jean te praat nie nog minder Jaques,Hulle sal Saterdag opgerol word

      Lloyd - 2011-06-06 15:02

      On the udder hand daspoort, he has 3 Super rugby winners' medals. That is a S.A. record, which he shares with some other players. All Bulls for that matter.

      Rob van den Heuvel - 2011-06-06 15:05

      @Lloyd - you are funny, no really. You had me laughing. Yes, yes, yes - injury ( or the lack thereof permitting ) they'll all be on the filed for 80 mins BUT Wynand will wish he wasn't for about 79 of those 80 mins. Hence, it may SEEM like a long day for him. Next time I'll draw pictures for you:)

      Rob van den Heuvel - 2011-06-06 15:08

      @Lloyd - if you remember the game against the Crusaders earlier this season. After they scored their second try. Wynand walked over to his captain, looked him in the eye and exclaimed, "This is B---- S----t." That my friend was a long 80 mins for him and 14 other Bulls.....

      ZAPMAN - 2011-06-06 15:10

      Rob,Prentjies sal nie nodig wees nie Lloyd is nie n Stormers supporter nie,Hy verstaan wat jy se maar net soos vir my en duisende ander Bulls Supporters maak dit vir hom ook nie sin nie. @Lloyd ,jy ken darem jou rugby,stem jy saam met 11 years no cups and counting?

      Lloyd - 2011-06-06 15:34

      ZAP. ons kan nou vir hulle sê hoeveel jaar sonder cups. Daar gaan n tyd kom wat daai nommer groter gaan wees as wat hulle kan tel. As ons begin sê: 15 jaar geen cups, dan gaan hulle beste response 'huh?' wees.

      GraemeBB - 2011-06-06 19:00

      @Daspoort - het jy JDV se drie die naweek gesien? Vra ma net, angesien jy dink WO moes net die bal vang en val.

      Kaapie - 2011-06-06 21:30

      Hell saturday WO hair looked he just changed his Hdresser.. no electricity up north it seems for the GHD.. Almost like the rugby he plays.. KAK.. oops forgot he ran in six tries

      Kaapie - 2011-06-06 21:32

      Saffa Wo is going to get real jealous that Quade admires theCape Boys.. the pretoria mofs is going to moerse upset. And lloyd you gotta stay out o the areas they sell tik...

      lafras59 - 2011-06-07 00:27

      Wees nou eerlik Sparkster, jy het gesukkel op skool ne? You're a bit of a tool,everyone can see it.Tell us all again please,how long ago was the last time your WeerProbeer spannetjie won something. Pathetic losers.

  • The Spear - 2011-06-06 11:01

    This will be the hardest most physical Super 15 match played all year by any teams.

      Carl Muller - 2011-06-06 11:52

      I hope we will see a fantastic game with both teams on full strength! And the supporters behaving themselves here on the blog. Bulls forever...... May the best team wins...

      Brannas - 2011-06-06 14:18

      Crap, it will be a easy game for the Bulls, They can again put their second stringers in, it will be a walk in the park for the Bulls.

      daspoort - 2011-06-06 14:27

      Brannas, "They can again put their second stringers in." daar begin jy sommer alklaar met die 2de of 3de span verskoning. Se nou vir my, is die span wat gaan speel julle 1ste, 2de of 3de span??

  • The Goose - 2011-06-06 11:01

    This will still be an epic encounter-Grant or not.Watch net vir meisie.Sy dans deesdae deur gapings!

      gnus wakker - 2011-06-06 15:21

      @Sparkster, PJ,George If you had 3 braincells you would have noticed that Lloyd is not trying to be funny. Earl is more of a thread to the Bulls than Grant, the most overrated player in world rugby. Hands down!

  • Lloyd - 2011-06-06 11:05

    I sure hope Grant can play, because I honestly think Earl is better than him.

      sparkster - 2011-06-06 11:12

      Nah Lloyd, this time not very funny.Next

      George - 2011-06-06 11:18

      @Lloyd, are you OK? ? ?. Are you referring to "My name is Earl" or Earl Rose? If it is Rose then I can refer you to a very good Sangoma in Hammanskraal that can mix you some seriously good sh#t to clear that crap from your brain. I would rather play Os du Randt at number 10 than Rose if Grant can't make it.

      Frikkie - 2011-06-06 11:45

      Ek is vreesbevange... Dink net hoe sal 'n span met 15 Earls in vaar?

      Lloyd - 2011-06-06 12:30

      Ek gaan my gou aan die slaap huil want ou PJ, wie se ou spannetjie die Choice cup kampioene is, het my n P@ES genoem.

      Frikkie - 2011-06-06 12:35

      PJ vra dadelik onverskoning

      ZAPMAN - 2011-06-06 12:42

      Lloyd PJ is n Sharks supporter maar hy is die tipe wat met sy bar gat probeer om almal te beindruk met sy verbale diaree teorie,en dit werk net vir Stormers supporters soos jy kan sien

      sparkster - 2011-06-06 13:16

      Lloyd, enjoy the highlights!!

      gnus wakker - 2011-06-06 15:22

      @Sparkster, PJ,George If you had 3 braincells you would have noticed that Lloyd is not trying to be funny. Earl is more of a thread to the Bulls than Grant, the most overrated player in world rugby. Hands dow

      Lloyd - 2011-06-06 15:36

      I'm glad you picked up on it gnus. There is nothing funny about my comment.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-06 15:56

      @Lloyd - all your 'mate" Effel can pick up is an STD....

      Lloyd - 2011-06-06 16:13

      From the Stormers supporter meisies in Voortrekker Rd.

      Kaapie - 2011-06-06 21:34

      Guy the story about Earl is old hat.. almost like your wifes broeks.. There's a new kid on the block.. take note and he doenst have blood disorders that just dissappears

      Whoosa - 2011-06-07 05:52

      Lloyd, for once, i have to say, i fully agree with you!

  • James Howlett - 2011-06-06 11:11

    IMPORTANT UPDATE FROM FAR FAR AWAY: "Prince charming" that has gone missing from far far away for a couple of years has finally been spotted. It seems that he was playing rugby undercover in the back-line of the Bulls. He is currently going by the name " Wynand Olivier ". Detective's said that it was easy spotting him as everyone can see that he is not a rugby player with all the handling errors he makes on the field. The Detective also said that the hair style and the way he's hair bounces in the wind when he runs was a dead give-away. Detective's warned all girls to not fall for his charm, as he will wait till they fall asleep and then take all their make-up, shoes, shampoo and blowdryers. This has happened in the past, and it was very difficult to return all the cosmetics to their rightfull owners.

      James Howlett - 2011-06-06 11:12

      Damn, the pic included doesn't show!

      Frikkie - 2011-06-06 12:28

      Nou wonder ek net watter pienkprinsessie gaan eerste voor "Prince (beste senter in land) Charming" swyg? Jean "overrated" de Villiers, Jacques "Kyk hoe blink my skoene" Fourie of Bryan "hasbeen" Habana?

      Lloyd - 2011-06-06 13:13

      Prince Charming has 3 Super rugby titles. The whole Stormers team combined has 2.

      Frikkie - 2011-06-06 13:51

      @Lloyd soos jy sou se "What a Chirp!!!!!!" maar dit gaan verander na die jaar... Prince Charming 4 en die hele stoffers span saam uhm steeds 2...

  • SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-06 11:15

    Fact: Grant has been out for so long now, it wouldn't be ideal for him to start against the Smurfs in any event. Grant's last two outings (The Reds....and then the long injury break), and then the Chiefs (and then the current long injury break) were NOT his finest performances in any case. Coleman deserves another start, and what better sink or swim test than the Bulls? Ricky J has been playing pretty well, so I for one would not rush Duvenage back into a starting slot either - on the bench though HOPEFULLY! Ricky loves the Bulls ...........so it might be beneficial to have the streefighter start. So heres hoping Dewald is fit enough to cover from the bench.

      rugby_guru - 2011-06-06 11:17

      Good luck SAFFA, but to be honest you playing a whole different class of player, the Stormers are up there with the Reds and Blues the Bulls are down there will the likes of the Pumas... Can't wait for you guys to SMASH them this weekend... And after this year when the Bulls lose their grandpas they going to be the weakest team in South Africa...

      sparkster - 2011-06-06 11:28

      SAFFA/GOOINAT, I would start with Ricky.He will come out firing in the first half.He can soften his opposite number very quickly, this making life better for his replacement.We can beat them with pure pace.I mean i saw a player from the Stormers running with the ball against the Rebels, i shouted "Their goes Koster, Go Koster......only to realize it was our hooker!!! Getting back to Koster, that guy will run circles around Ken(Wynand ) and a few other Bull Back Line Players.The typical Stormers game will win it for us...Stay away from being drawn into the Bulls style of play!

      Hannes van der Linde - 2011-06-06 11:41

      I agree, even if Grant is ready we should start with Coleman. Dewaldt from the bench

      Brannas - 2011-06-06 11:51

      SAFFA, I will be right in the corner, lots of YELLOW, below Macsteel. You must join us there, we will have plenty of Klippies and real coke and the party will be on after the Bulls kicked your team's ass. If you don't need 2 seats for yourself, then you can bring a friend/partner along, but only if you not going to need 2 seats for yourself. See Ya on Newlands mate.

      molefeP - 2011-06-06 11:58

      Coleman has done himself proud. But my opinion? If the Bulls get it on in the forwards and put pressure on the Stormers. He will fold. Look at how young Lambie fared against a rampant Bulls pack? All of a sudden people where saying that he was not Bok material... bla, bla. Also, keep in mind we are not talking about "Traffic Director" ud Preez here... Little Mullet clears the ball a LOT faster. I think that we are in for an awesome game! Inspite of the dooms profits like Guru.

      bullincapeto - 2011-06-06 11:59

      Rugby-Gwarra,do you honestly believe that??? R1000 says the bulls win, We can both deposit the money into SAFFAS account, and winner takes all, put your money where your foul mouth is.Is that ok with you SAFFA?

      Grunk - 2011-06-06 12:01

      Coleman definitely deserves another chance and this would be a great chance to measure him against Steyn (whose place incidentally as the premier international flyhalf available to the Boks is now definitely not in question). Unfortunately Stormer's main predicament is Habana who is probably going to be carried by the Stormers for yet another week - and totally getting in the way of anyone being able to assess the potential of Sadie who is quite capable of bursting into RWC contention.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-06 12:07

      @Sparkster - Nick would run circles around most.... :) But damn Deon Fourie pumped those little legs against the Rebels. Even Quade Cooper 'tweeted' about it by saying: "How fast is the Stormers hooker?' Legendary run that. Hell yeah, Ricky would love it if someone (read: Bakkies - if fit) tried to clean him out. He ain't your average scrumhalf......Seriously though, Ricky's aggression and mongrel will be most welcome....extra loosie :) And now that he has played himself into a better level of fitness, he gets around quite well. The only puffer and panter on the field come Saturday - Victoria - when will she regain some sort of fitness?

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-06 12:10

      @Guru - morning :) Nice win by your boys! I reckon they will chow the Lions on Saturday! @Hannes - ek stem. Coleman will know that the Bulls loosies will be gunning for him. Fortunately Spies is one of those loosies, so he only has to worry about Danie and Steggies......Meisiekind will be too busy defending her own channel to worry about our flyhalf...and Morne Steyn's defence isn't great...so it's the 2 loosies vs Coleman. He will be protected :)

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-06 12:31

      @Bullincapto - I am making bets with a few people on here. BUT: all the money is going to the Chris Burger/Petro Jackson fund. How about you guys do the same.....at least it goes to a great cause. And the chaps that lose won't feel too bad knowing the money is being used in that way.

      Sarge - 2011-06-06 12:42

      Earl Rose is better than grant.

      sparkster - 2011-06-06 13:16

      Sarge, Lloyd wannabe

      Kaapie - 2011-06-06 21:37

      No Molefe Lambie didnt fold, he just didnt get good quality ball. He did well with what he got and is still a class act.

      Kaapie - 2011-06-06 21:39

      Saffa .. I dont think Morne is weak defensively.. he does make tackles . more so that Spies.. And a 8th man should be covering!

      molefeP - 2011-06-07 11:09

      @kaapie, that is my point exactly Kaapie

  • Frikkie - 2011-06-06 11:17

    Wie is Pieter Gran?

      Lloyd - 2011-06-06 13:14

      Daar was n Peter Grant saam met my op skool maar hy het net jukskei gespeel, vir die derde span.

      Frikkie - 2011-06-06 14:19

      Sover ek verstaan is hy die geheime wapen van die stoffers? Hy is glo beter as Earl Rose...

  • Muzi Msimango - 2011-06-06 11:23

    Morning guys it's going to be a big one on saturday that said on paper the stormers look the goods...my only concern is the stormers defence....i wonder what tactics the bulls will use everytime i see those long bombs by morne steyn i get irritated...i broke my television 4 times this year lol...i just HATE LOSING TO THE STORMERS IT'S THE WORST FEELNG EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Flip man please pleas Pierre Spies give us i big one on saturday we really and i mean really need Spies on form.....it's actually stressfull watching spies paly at the moment. Go bulls

      Carl Muller - 2011-06-06 11:54

      I watch from a sports bar, not allowed to break their TVs. I think at least we will see a top game on Saturday.... bulls are on the way up, not much to stop them....unless the Stormers pull up their socks very high... Bulls forever...

      Kaapie - 2011-06-06 21:40

      You talking about the Stormers defense.. Now you must be hoping they have an off day. Certainly have the best s15 defensive record..

  • Muzi Msimango - 2011-06-06 11:27

    @SAFFA-CAT Watch out for Deon Steggman at the moment he is having a blinder...on form he is a menace on the ground imho the best out and out fetcherwith brussouw out injured...Duene Vermmuelen is going down down down...lol he will not Bully us lol.....Watch everytime Spies gets the ball the whole of newlands lol will be saying SPIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!He will be back lol. Cheers mate

      Brakkies - 2011-06-06 11:46

      Muzi you seem to be the only one around here with some brains. See the stormers are already celebrating their 1st Super rugby title, if I'm not mistaken we heard the same tune last year this time. Anyway, looking forward to the game, flying down on friday. I'll be enjoying wearing my Bulls jersey in knaapstad this weekend. I'm predicting the winner of this game to play in the finals against the Reds

      MaestroX - 2011-06-06 11:47

      Tee hee hee Muzi, you are clutching a straws now buddy hoping Spies will be your saviour, more likely Morne to be the hero if the Bulls win, which I pray they won’t. You think the Stormers beating you is bad, multiply that by 100 and you feel what I feel every time the bulls beat the Stormers, and its happened a lot the last 10 years! Deon not bad, should be a good contest between him and Louw. If our front row can hold up and we can just win our own lineout ball (will be difficult despite Bekkers brilliance, Matfield and Bakkies have looked brilliant lately on opponents balls) then we should be ok. Our backline is starting to look really good, even Coleman looks good. Just please not the Earl Rose, Bakkies will "pluck him" uttering the words, I love you…… I love you not!!!"

      molefeP - 2011-06-06 12:00

      I agree Muzi, going to be a great game to watch! I am just worried about Pretorius. He is a traveling hole in the defence. If the Bulls come up in defence instead of waiting for the Stormers to run at them, and just pressure all the loose ball. I dont think that the Stormers will be able to cope. That said, I think it is going to be a VERY tight game.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-06 12:19

      Howdy Muzi!!! I praised Steggies on another thread! I actually said that I am starting to see why so many people REALLY rate him. He is extremely physical, gets through loads of work, and is a thief of note (so what if gives away a few penalties - all good fetchers do) I like Steggies. Eish, the Newlands crowd will be shouting something everytime Spies gets the ball...I just don't think it will be spiesssssssssssssssssssss - lol. :) Looking forward to the game bigtime!

      Clayton - 2011-06-06 12:52

      There is going to be some epic battles on the field! Matfield vs Bekker in the line out could go a long way to deciding the result as well as the dog fight at the breakdown, really looking forward to this one! Think the Stormers will miss Grant, Coleman hasn't done badly but experience counts for a lot!

      GraemeBB - 2011-06-06 22:08

      @SAFFA - yes, Steggies is playing well. I never liked him, but he is showing his got game. The crowd at Newlands will be shouting, "OH FOK, TAKKEL DAAI OU" when Spies gets the ball :- )

  • Carl Muller - 2011-06-06 11:50

    Sad day for the Bulls to win, now they will have a good excuse....

      rugby_guru - 2011-06-06 12:04

      They already scheming their excuses

  • Niekie - 2011-06-06 12:00

    Face it! Grant is overated! He is in the same league as Earl Rose!

      LouisFLY - 2011-06-06 12:05

      haha..face it Niekie, jy is 'n poephol.

      Frikkie - 2011-06-06 12:15

      Hier gaan ons alweer... Die stoffers se onblusbare lus vir "ass"...

      LouisFLY - 2011-06-06 12:33

      zzzzzzz

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-06 12:34

      @LouisFLY - I think Niekie is trying to look like Kurt Darren......

      Lloyd - 2011-06-06 13:15

      Niekie, moenie vir Earl beledig deur hom met Grant te vergelyk nie.

      sparkster - 2011-06-06 13:17

      Nikie..... and you in the same league as Nataniel

      GraemeBB - 2011-06-06 22:10

      Good grief - watalife has the worst chirps, and now he has met his match: Sparkster. Maybe the same person??

  • chucky123 - 2011-06-06 12:03

    PJ Naas kan jy noem wat jy wil maar hy was die beste en sal altyd wees. Hy het n nat leer bal 100m ver uit geskop. Vandag se skoppers as hulle 50 meter skop is dit WOW. Kom by jou clown. Saterdag gaan n riller van n wedstryd en ek staan 150% agter my span of hulle wen of verloor. Die Stormers het n voordeel in tuis veld en die feit dat hulle regtig goeie rugby speel. Mense kan se wat hulle wil van die Bulls maar die ander spanne moet nog eers die Super titel wen. Ons het al 3 keer en 1 van daardie kere het ons die Stormers deur mekaar gespeel. Bakkies is bang vir niemand nie en kyk maar hy sal Saterdag wees. Maar moenie vergeet van Danie en Flippie nie. Sterkte aan al twee spanne

  • John - 2011-06-06 12:06

    Lets be honest here - the Bulls were not great against the Tah's or the Cheetahs. The press may be pumping them up as world beaters all of a sudden. They still have problems and the Stormers are good enough to beat them. Grant or no Grant!

      rugby_guru - 2011-06-06 12:10

      John, you guys will not just beat them you will make a joke of them... I can't wait, wish I could fast forward time and watch the faces of their useless fans cry me a river when they get hammered by the mighty stormers.

      molefeP - 2011-06-06 12:31

      No, the Bulls where NOT great. But then, neither where the Stormers! And the Sharks can thank Joker Jonker for their win. So I think the Bulls have at least an even chance.

      ZAPMAN - 2011-06-06 12:46

      The Bulls did not put everything in the game against the Tahs ,they were resting themselves out for Saturday,and the Bulls scored 4 tries against the Cheetahs ,there goes your comment

      Lloyd - 2011-06-06 13:16

      Yes rugby_guru, like we beat your asses.

      sparkster - 2011-06-06 13:35

      When was that LLoyd since you have never seen a game in your life.

      Frikkie - 2011-06-06 13:54

      netbal_guru Is die papsak al klaar oop?

      rugby_guru - 2011-06-06 14:08

      Lloyd can't wait to smash you at Loftus next week right after you lick your wounds that the mighty stormers will give to you.. Then we will come their and flatten you!

      Frikkie - 2011-06-06 14:20

      We cant wait for you toothless sardines to come their...

      Lloyd - 2011-06-06 14:25

      ''Then we will come 'their' and flatten you''. Ek dink sparky en guru is dieselfde persoon. Altwee is ewe disleksies.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-06 14:42

      @Frikkie, you don't look very smart giving people a hard time about THEIR spelling/grammar etc (especially the use of THEIR/THERE) - when you go an post a whopper like this: Frikkie - June 6, 2011 at 14:20 Report comment We cant wait for you toothless sardines to come their... Frikkie you are officially the Monday Muncher on Sport24.

      Frikkie - 2011-06-06 16:10

      I are veeling Suffer cat is beeing sarkastic with me's?

      Frikkie - 2011-06-06 16:11

      @Suffer cat what a team we will make... Me the Monday Muncher and you's the Monday Moron?

      Maarten - 2011-06-06 18:06

      Guru, don't forget to bring Marius Plonker.

  • Clayton - 2011-06-06 12:28

    Stormers playing great rugby at the moment but when its North vs South it inevitably a battle of the boot and a defensive game. As long as the Bulls can get good ball from set play I would back Steyn against Coleman 9 out of 10 times. Bulls by 5

  • Oukoos - 2011-06-06 12:30

    Die Stormers het beslis genoeg skietgoed om te wen - selfs sonder Grant. Feit. Maar, verlede jaar was die Stormers in twee eindstryde betrokke en beide kere het BGT geheel en al ontbreek (jammer my mede Stormer ondersteuners, maar dit is ongelukkig waar). Die vraag is: Gaan die Stormers hierdie keer voldoende BGT toon? Dit sal ons eers Saterdagaand teen 20:00 se kant weet

      Frikkie - 2011-06-06 12:36

      Wie is BGT?

      molefeP - 2011-06-06 12:40

      Baie groot tiete? Of Big Game Temprament. Kies jy maar :-p

      Sarge - 2011-06-06 12:45

      BGT? You must mean BMT. Big match temperament.

      ZAPMAN - 2011-06-06 12:47

      BMT-Choking,Dankiie vir jou eerlikheid Oukoos

      Marcell - 2011-06-06 13:04

      BMT : Bulls Mental Toughness!

      Krugga - 2011-06-06 13:13

      Molefe, I think Vickus Blaaw has the former, biltong ones.

      Oukoos - 2011-06-06 13:20

      @Sarge en @Frikkie, waar val julle uit my ouens? BGT is 'n aanvaarbare afkorting (net soos BMT). Selekteer onderstaande skakel en leer iets http://bleacherreport.com/articles/286587-chelsea-find-the-finishing-touch-as-uniteds-big-game-temperament-fades

      CliffBradley - 2011-06-06 13:24

      molefeP : Ek like die eerste een !!!! Hulle se meer as n handvol is morsvleis , Ek het groot hande !!!!!

      Krugga - 2011-06-06 13:35

      Ounoos, jys darrem lekker sensitief he? Ag, jys ok hoor.

      sparkster - 2011-06-06 13:36

      Marcell...BMT????Is that whats between your legs???LOL

      Frikkie - 2011-06-06 13:57

      @molefe Hahahahaha!!! @Oukoos al wie gan val is die stoffers... Gaan een moerske geveg afgee maar op die ou einde van die dag weet ons waarheen hierdie oppad is...

      ZAPMAN - 2011-06-06 15:01

      Sparky is yours sisters name BMT?,If BMT is between Marcell,s legs according to you it must be your sister

      GraemeBB - 2011-06-06 22:17

      @Cliff - ek se weer: meer as twee hande, en n mond vol is a waste.

  • Krugga - 2011-06-06 12:54

    Grant is a Clint Oosthuizen wannabe. Whats up with that squint 24/7? I hope Bakkies will play, cause then it will be "A Fist Full Of Nuts" Grants' nuts.

      sparkster - 2011-06-06 13:19

      Why does Bakkies like to feel his opponents nuts?? Thats shocking, does Victor know about this.

      sparkster - 2011-06-06 13:45

      But Krugga you said Bakkies will have a fist of nuts...Grants nuts.Why you bringing Elsie into this now,you made the statement?

  • Marcell - 2011-06-06 12:59

    Is 'n grant nie iets wat die ancESTORS uitdeel om stemme te kry nie?

      ZAPMAN - 2011-06-06 13:14

      Nog steeds, die ANC het dit gedoen in die vorm van t shirts en groot tenders,lol

      sparkster - 2011-06-06 13:18

      Marcell...that wasnt funny at all.Actually very stupid.

      CliffBradley - 2011-06-06 13:26

      ZAPMAN: Sorry om in te chip , maar , DA het die Kaap gewen , ANC het Pretoria gewn - Vat dit soos dit kom - CHEERS

      Krugga - 2011-06-06 13:26

      Hoi, vonkprop, nobody was asking for your approval. What are you doing on this site this time of the day anyway? The Wimpy is busy during lunch hour, dont you have customers to serve? I left you a nice little comment on the Bakkies site ;-)

      ZAPMAN - 2011-06-06 13:30

      Sparky = suurgat soos n papsak

      sparkster - 2011-06-06 13:48

      Krugga, fists of nuts and now you leaving love notes as well.Are you Gay?Im just asking and i have nothing against Gay people.I respect you for who you are and the huge choice you have made. Well done

      sparkster - 2011-06-06 13:53

      Krugga...you must visit the group called"We Love You No Matter What".Its ok you you are and who you have chosen to be.Dont be ashamed.I am truly sorry if i have said things in the past that would have offended you and your other"special" Guy Friends.We are all human and deserved to be loved.Thumbs up to you Krugga.

      Frikkie - 2011-06-06 13:57

      Go Anc Go Papsak

      JJRR - 2011-06-06 14:55

      grant=handycap=sorry no cup=chame/siestog=WP!!!!

      daspoort - 2011-06-06 15:02

      Julle blou balle kan maar vir Grant beledig. Hy is nie die briljantste loskakel ooit nie, maar sover het hy moer goed gedoen vir die Stormers.

      gnus wakker - 2011-06-06 15:26

      @daspport Baie mooi gese daar ou das, "Grant is nie die beste losskakel nie" Dis presies dieselfde as om te se hy is HONDKAK

      daspoort - 2011-06-06 15:32

      ANUS WANKER, jy kan net iets in "" sit as ek dit geskryf het. Ek het gese BRILJANTSTE!!!! En as jy se hy is hondkak, sal ek hom in my span sit!!

      GraemeBB - 2011-06-06 22:19

      @Dassie - jy het klaar dit gedoen, en sy naam is Habana.

  • Afval - 2011-06-06 13:47

    Persoonlik dink ek , die span wat Saterdag die meeste punte gaan aanteken ,is die span wat gaan wen.

      Hannes van der Linde - 2011-06-06 14:01

      OK Naas lol

      Frikkie - 2011-06-06 14:24

      @Afval die stoffers sal met jou verskil want die Super15 staan reeds op dieweland...

      Afval - 2011-06-06 14:40

      Frikkie, jy moes n digter geword het. Beteken stoffers "Bulle" en dieweland "Loftus"? Moenie comments gooi asof julle klaar gewen het nie. Dis net bang supporters wat ander spanne se name verfyn.....

      Afval - 2011-06-06 14:41

      By the way- wie le bo die bulle op die log. Oeps ja ,dis reg- die Stormers!!!!!

      ZAPMAN - 2011-06-06 14:47

      Al wat sin gemaak het was Oeps en Stormers

      gnus wakker - 2011-06-06 15:38

      Jis jis al julle klomp bosotters, (sorry, so bietjie van topic af) Ek het gou 'n vragie as iemand my kan help of net kan "confirm' Nou hierdie is slegs 'n Ja/Nee vraag, geen opstelle nie asseblief. Ek het bietjie navorsing gaan doen oor doe laaste dekade se Vodacom, Curriebeker, en Super bekers. Ek sien almal het erens iets gewen, Lions het 'n paar Vodacoms, selfs Griekwas, Haaie het 'n paar Curriebekers, dieselfde vir die Cheetahs en dan natuurlik die Bulls, totaal oorheersend, 3 Supers, 5 1/2 Curriebekers, klomp Vodacoms. Maar is dit moontlik, en dis my vraag (slegs Ja/Nee) dat die Stormers/WP geen, absoluut zero gewen het. Maw, hulle het nog nooit die Vodacom gewen nie, nog nooit die Super gewen nie, en 'n dekade laas die Curriebeker. So 3 kompetisies per jaar = 30 probeerslae vir 'n beker in 'n dekade, WP= 0/30, ja, zero uit dertig. Is dit rerig moontlik??? Kan 'n span wat so horibaal pateties is se ondersteuners se bekke so groot wees? (net Ja/Nee asseblief outjies)

      daspoort - 2011-06-06 15:49

      ANUS WANKER, hoe is dit moontlik om in 80 minute se rugby NUL punte aan te teken. IS DIT WERKLIK MOONTLIK??? Kan 'n span wat so horibaal pateties is dat hy NUL punte aanteken in ‘n wedstryd??

      Lloyd - 2011-06-06 15:56

      Gnus, n mens kan sien ou daspoort het sy skool onderrig by daspoort gekry. Hy het wraggies nie verstaan dat jy net n 'ja' of 'nee' gesoek het nie.

      Frikkie - 2011-06-06 16:15

      @ Afgeval, Dankie, Nee nog 'n raai? en Nee nog 'n raai?

      gnus wakker - 2011-06-06 16:39

      @Lloyd Ag man dis so lekker om die outjies hier dop te hou! Soos ek jou voorheen gevra het, is daar nie wette in SA die goedjies uit die samelewing verwyder nie. Dis mos 'n gevaar vir hulself en die samelweing! Ek se jou hulle maak my oggend elke dag, totaal plankdom. Saffa, gooinat, WPBEFONK, watalife, dit is so dom soos ek ooit in my professionele loopbaan gesien het. Ek lag so lekker diep uit my sphincter van Oddi uit

      Lloyd - 2011-06-06 16:58

      Gnus, ek wens daar was wette wat gemaak het dat as n Stormers supporter/speler doodgaan, dan moet sy 'brein' geskenk word vir mediese navorsing. Net sodat sie wetenskaplikes n bietjie kan probeer uitvind hoe hulle so lank oorleef. Ouens soos ou Schalk, Duane, Wicus, Andries en Gio is Nobelprys materiaal vir n goeie wetenskaplike.

      Die Spier - 2011-06-06 18:12

      SAFFA, GOOINAT, WATALIFE, WPBEFONK Pappa is lus om homself bietjie in 'n duodenale atresie in te lag. Gooi ons bietjiie met een van daai aardskuddende intelligente posts van julle. Of laat ons bietjie weet watter verskoning julle Son gaan gebruik nadat julle 22-12 teen die bulls geslag is. Die ref een is bietjie holrug gery, van 2001 af a

      Die Spier - 2011-06-06 21:59

      Hi Stometjies Pappa wil nou nie vir julle aan onnodige angs blootstel nie, julle is regtig al deur genoeg die laaste 11 jaar. Ek meen ek wens dit nie aan my ergste vyand toe wat julle die laaste dekade moes deurmaak nie. My informant by die bulle het nou net ongelukkig vir my die span vir Nuweland bekend gemaak. Ek weet dit sal tot erge nagmerries en valstand aspirasie aanleiding gee, maar eerder nou dat julle dit kan verteer. Onthou die valstanne uit as julle bedjie toe gaan: 15) vd Heever 14) Basson 13) Dippenaar 12) WO 11) Hougaard 10 morne 9) Fourie 8) Yster Spies 7) Danie 6) Flippie 5)Bakkies 4) Victor 3) Greyling 2) Oupa Gary 1) CJ killer Ai, dit gaan seer wees, ek weet!

      TheWizard - 2011-06-07 08:50

      More daspoortjie...Wakker skrik laaitie, Koffie of Sop?

  • Piet Vark - 2011-06-06 14:35

    ...

  • daspoort - 2011-06-06 14:43

    19 Maart 2011...Moftus....Stomers 23....Blou bulle 13 11 Junie 2011...Nuweland. Stormers met 8 - Man of the match, Francois Louw - Eerste punte, Bulle met 'n strafskop - Stormers driee - Schalk Burger, Jean de Villiers en Bryan Habana. - Bulls drie - Basson (van 'n up en under skop van Steyn) - Geelkaart - D Stegman - Beste tackle - Jean de Villiers op meisiekind - Beste breukslag - Jacque Fourie deur meisiekind se binnekant STORMERS!!!!!

      GraemeBB - 2011-06-06 22:25

      Ag nee, nog n blinde "siener". Nou, die laaste ou wie ek gaan erenstig opneem is n dwaas van Daspoort wat vis vang.

  • gnus wakker - 2011-06-06 15:07

    That's a pitty for the Bulls. Rose is a way better flyhalf than Grant. but then again, who isn't?

  • gnus wakker - 2011-06-06 15:30

    Jis jis al julle klomp bosotters, (sorry, so bietjie van topic af) Ek het gou 'n vragie as iemand my kan help of net kan "confirm' Nou hierdie is slegs 'n Ja/Nee vraag, geen opstelle nie asseblief. Ek het bietjie navorsing gaan doen oor doe laaste dekade se Vodacom, Curriebeker, en Super bekers. Ek sien almal het erens iets gewen, Lions het 'n paar Vodacoms, selfs Griekwas, Haaie het 'n paar Curriebekers, dieselfde vir die Cheetahs en dan natuurlik die Bulls, totaal oorheersend, 3 Supers, 5 1/2 Curriebekers, klomp Vodacoms. Maar is dit moontlik, en dis my vraag (slegs Ja/Nee) dat die Stormers/WP geen, absoluut zero gewen het. Maw, hulle het nog nooit die Vodacom gewen nie, nog nooit die Super gewen nie, en 'n dekade laas die Curriebeker. So 3 kompetisies per jaar = 30 probeerslae vir 'n beker in 'n dekade, WP= 0/30, ja, zero uit dertig. Is dit rerig moontlik??? Kan 'n span wat so horibaal pateties is se ondersteuners se bekke so groot wees? (net Ja/Nee asseblief outjies)

      daspoort - 2011-06-06 15:35

      avatar daspoort - June 6, 2011 at 14:43 Report comment 19 Maart 2011...Moftus....Stomers 23....Blou bulle 13 11 Junie 2011...Nuweland. Stormers met 8 - Man of the match, Francois Louw - Eerste punte, Bulle met 'n strafskop - Stormers driee - Schalk Burger, Jean de Villiers en Bryan Habana. - Bulls drie - Basson (van 'n up en under skop van Steyn) - Geelkaart - D Stegman - Beste tackle - Jean de Villiers op meisiekind - Beste breukslag - Jacque Fourie deur meisiekind se binnekant STORMERS!!!!!

      daspoort - 2011-06-06 15:49

      ANUS WANKER, hoe is dit moontlik om in 80 minute se rugby NUL punte aan te teken. IS DIT WERKLIK MOONTLIK??? Kan 'n span wat so horibaal pateties is dat hy NUL punte aanteken in ‘n wedstryd??

  • Die Spier - 2011-06-06 18:03

    SAFFA, GOOINAT, WATALIFE, WPBEFONK Pappa is lus om homself bietjie in 'n duodenale atresie in te lag. Gooi ons bietjiie met een van daai aardskuddende intelligente posts van julle. Of laat ons bietjie weet watter verskoning julle Son gaan gebruik nadat julle 22-12 teen die bulls geslag is. Die ref een is bietjie holrug gery, van 2001 af al

  • Frikkie - 2011-06-06 21:53

    @ GraemeBB Hahahaha!!!

  • EderickC - 2011-06-07 07:28

    Wonder if Allister is considering Jean at nr 10? Imagine Triple J in the midfield for the Stormers....

  • EderickC - 2011-06-07 07:37

    Wondering if Allister is considering Jean at nr 10? Imagine Triple J in the midfield for the Stormers....

  • Yolisa - 2011-06-08 15:10

    vddv

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