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More loosie misery for Stormers

2012-05-13 14:32

Cape Town - The Stormers' steely resolve will be subjected to further stringent tests in the next few weeks as their loose forward crisis has taken a turn for the worse.

They ground out an uninspiring 16-14 win over the Cheetahs at Newlands on Saturday that came at great cost with eighthman Nizaam Carr suffering a knee injury in the first half.

Stormers coach said after the match that Carr's injury looked serious.

"The injury to Carr doesn't look good and it (the injury) looks like it will be long-term," Coetzee said after the match.

The Stormers had flown in London Irish loose forward Jebb Sinclair last week, with long-term injuries to first-choice players in Schalk Burger, Duane Vermeulen and Nick Koster.

More woes followed when Carr's loose forward partner, Rynhardt Elstadt, was given a yellow card after a scuffle.

Elstadt could be slapped with a ban after the incident was reviewed, robbing the Stormers of his services for their coming matches.

After the match Coetzee and Stormers captain Jean de Villiers made no effort to hide their disappointment with the team's inept performance.

"It is not an excuse but once again it was a poor performance after a bye week," said Coetzee.

"We'll have to improve if we are going anywhere in this competition."

De Villiers said the performance was "poor" and some of performances of the Springboks were not up to scratch.

"There were performances (by Springboks) out there that were not worthy of the Springbok jersey," said De Villiers.

"We won but we are not happy about the way we played in the second half.

Cheetahs coach Naka Drotské said defeat was disappointing especially because his side had done their homework and knew what to expect at Newlands.

"We know that the Stormers score 65% of their points from penalties and then we give away penalties because of ill-discipline in our own half," said Drotské.

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Comments
  • Stormflat - 2012-05-13 14:57

    Pity.. great potential Carr has

      Dax - 2012-05-13 15:23

      agreed, he's a massive talent. it's going to be interesting to see who The Stormers play at eight now.

      maarten.slabbert.7 - 2012-05-13 16:24

      Agreed, the young man has had some really good form. Hope he recovers soon. From a Bulls Fan.

  • Gavin - 2012-05-13 15:11

    Oh, so now the "grinded out" is fixed and my comment deleted? hahahaha That's power!!

  • Andrew - 2012-05-13 15:20

    Anyone else feeling the loss of Francois Louw?? Pieter Louw? We could even use Hilton Lobberts right now.

      Dax - 2012-05-13 15:24

      Hilton Lobberts is playing Vodacom Cup for WP.

  • pieter.devos1 - 2012-05-13 15:30

    AC will have no other choice but to pick players from the VC team. About bloody time if you ask me.

  • Johan - 2012-05-13 15:43

    The excuses starting to come in, we all know it's CHOKE time for the Stormers again. 17yr and counting

      Tokolos - 2012-05-13 16:39

      The wheels are coming off BIG TIME!! If it wasn't for Steve Walsh last night, who knows. Stormers to drop OFF the log's top 6 in the next 3 weeks!!!

      RetiefC - 2012-05-13 16:53

      Gee die kaalkopleeu lokke Leen die Sharks hengelstokke Skenk die Stormers al jou rokke Maak die fluitjies almal klokke Want ‘n ref is maar ‘n bogger Maar maak die Bulle almal Bokke

  • Leon - 2012-05-13 15:54

    Ag Johan , gaan kry iemand om jou te choke man. Jou kommentaar is 10 jaar oud en boonop vervelig.

      David - 2012-05-13 21:12

      Vervelig ja maar waar,as dit nie waar was nie het julle al n super trofee gehad

  • RetiefC - 2012-05-13 16:03

    Super 15 Log after week 12: Pos. Team Points 1 Bulls 46 2 Chiefs 45 3 Stormers 45 4 Brumbies 39 5 Crusaders 37 6 Sharks 36 7 Highlnders 35 8 Hurricanes 33 9 Reds 31 10 Cheetahs 27 11 Waratahs 26 12 Rebels 24 13 Force 18 14 Blues 16 15 Lions 14

  • OOSTHUIZEN.GAZZA - 2012-05-13 16:09

    1ste helfte heel ok gespeel ,2de helfte weer verdedig ,en as mens terug gaan wp kan driee druk en flair driee ,weer eens fetcher probleem gewees ,kitshoff wow ,coetzee jy moet jou oe oop maak ,wp hetnog al die jare n fantastiese back lines gehad ,speel net die basics dis al ,die res sal kom ,skiet goed genoeg en geduld ,ek dink bekker en elstadt het laas jaar beter combine as slot paar ,eben nog jong moet werk aan sy lyn staan werk ,hilton is nog da nick fenton wells ,teen tahs sal julle moet in klim speel we wp rugby soos in die 80 tys en 2000 en 2001 hardloop rugby boys ,bulle gewoontlik die skop span ma hierdie jaar skop ons doe meeste ,nee man fleck asb kry daai backlline reg oor genoeg spoed en talent go stormers go julle kan

      johan.hattingh.5 - 2012-05-13 18:10

      Is jou keyboard stukkend!

  • Blou-Daan - 2012-05-13 17:08

    Ek bedoel nou niks sleg nie maar sien ek die afdraande pad wat die Stormers elke jaar loop so van die tweede helfte van die reeks af? Wat gaan aan? Peak hulle te vroeg of wat? Selfs vir my as n Bulls ondersteuner laat dit my nou wonder. Vrydag wen die Bulle (net-net) omdat hulle soos n kampioen span geduldig en koelkop kan bly maar Stormers trek n wen deur omdat hulle darm die eerste helfte genoeg punte kon maak, Ek sien n groot verskil tussen die Stormers en Bulle wat nie so drie weke gelede daar was nie. Net my opinie. Maar al die beserings speel defnetief n ook n rol.

      Johan - 2012-05-13 17:18

      @Blou-Daan Maar net 'n beleefde manier om te se: Hak hak die Stormers is akkies

  • rinus.groeneveld.7 - 2012-05-13 17:22

    Die Stormers het 3 weg-games wat voorlê - Sharks, Cheetahs en Bulls. Die Bulls moet nog 2 sterk spanne oorsee speel en het ook 'n weg-game teen die Sharks (en ook tuis-game teen Cheetahs). Na gister se WP/Cheetah game en die Sharks wat duidelik beter speel, dink ek dinge kan enige kant toe gaan en die span wat gaan bo eindig het bietjie luck nodig - soos die Stormers gister met die stomme Siaas wat nie kan skop nie. Ek dink die veiligste op die oomblik is "n toe bek is 'n heel bek"!

  • Johan - 2012-05-13 17:37

    Ek wonder of ons nie so slim Stomer vriende steeds vanoggend reken Jean de Villiers is so verskriklik vinnig nadat daai jong, onervare Cheetah vleueltjie skoon onder die aap uitgehardloop het. En dan daai patetiese duikslaggie op die einde asof hy nog die drie kan red, bwa ha ha ha. Luister maar as dokter vir julle se daar is net een speler stadiger as JdV in wereldrugby, Habana

      schaun.vanzyl - 2012-05-13 19:27

      kyk johan, stadig was hy nie, hy moes skuins oor die veld hardloop, maar onnosel, liewe aarde, jdv het 2 tree te vroeg geduik (hy wou seker net die ou ge bud pat het),,,, en ja alhoewel habana n goeie game gehad het is hy wragies stadiger as jdv

      Johan - 2012-05-13 20:43

      @schaun Kyk ek het gelag dat die trane loop vir daai duikslaggie, iets soos daai girls wat in die swembad in plons van 'n duikplank af. Skoon mis natuurlik.

  • schaun.vanzyl - 2012-05-13 19:14

    Pedro - May 7, 2012 at 18:12 Report comment Die bulle gaan lekker bakstene vreet vir die volgende 3 weke.

  • Wanderering - 2012-05-13 21:25

    As die Stromers nie die title vat nie gaan hulle se dit was n afgewaterde kompetisie want daar was so baie beserings lmga.

      hvanderlinde - 2012-05-14 08:09

      Ok maar lekker dof nê

      Wanderering - 2012-05-14 09:08

      Ja Steamertjie, maar julle het dan soveel spelers aan die Bokke verloor laas jaar en toe se julle die CC was afgewater. Poernaps, kry julle verskonings nou al reg, van 1993 het die WP nog nie n Super title gewen nie en nou lyk dit dit gaan nog n jaar wees.

  • Anton - 2012-05-14 08:14

    Let us stick to the point Elstadt must get a few weeks rest after the high tackle and the knee in the back. Strange a year ago, all the stormers was on Bakkies case about dirty play- now the same people are very quiet about this Elstadt guy

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