PSL roars back into action!

After a break for the FIFA internatinal window, the PSL is back in action this weekend with some mouth-watering fixtures! Have your say on our Forum!


    Stormers bank on rookie pivot

    2011-02-23 13:31
    Cape Town - Rookie Stormers flyhalf Gary van Aswegen will start at No 10 against the Lions, while the more experienced Peter Grant has been selected on the bench for the Cape side's opening Vodacom Super Rugby match on Saturday.

    Kick-off is at 19:10.

    VIDEO: Peter Grant returns from Japan

    Stormers coach Allister Coetzee said he felt Van Aswegen was the "logical" choice to start ahead of first-choice flyhalf Peter Grant, especially as the rookie had played in the warm-up matches.

    Grant started training with the team in Cape Town this week after returning from a stint in Japan.

    "Gary knows the (playing) systems and he's given a good account of himself in the pre-season matches," said Coetzee.

    "He's in the right place in terms of development at this moment."

    Coetzee said Grant would start on the bench, along with Springbok midfielder Juan de Jongh.

    The Stormers boast three word-class centres in De Jongh, Jean de Villiers and Jaque Fourie.

    "I'd rather have Fourie starting out than coming off the bench," Coetzee said.

    "He's back from an injury lay-off and his conditioning has gone well. If something goes wrong, we'd rather find out sooner than later.

    "I'm sure that when De Jongh comes off the bench he'll make a big impact."

    Coetzee said it was important for the Stormers, who had a bye in the first round of the competition last week, to start well in the new Super Rugby series.

    "You cannot afford to lag behind (on the log) and since it's a home game, it's one that we are expected to win," said Coetzee.

    "This team is highly motivated to win home games."



    15 Conrad Jantjes, 14 Danie Poolman, 13 Jaque Fourie, 12 Jean de Villiers, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Gary van Aswegen, 9 Ricky Januarie, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Francois Louw, 6 Schalk Burger (captain), 5 Andries Bekker, 4 Rynhardt Elstadt, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Deon Fourie, 1 CJ van der Linde

    Substitutes: 16 Siyabonga Ntubeni, 17 Frans Malherbe, 18 De Kock Steenkamp, 19 Pieter Louw, 20 Dewaldt Duvenage, 21 Peter Grant, 22 Juan de Jongh


    Read More On:  super 15

    Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

    Comment on this story
    Add your comment
    Comment 0 characters remaining
    Live Video Streaming
    Video Highlights
    Sport Talk
    Most Read


    02 August 2014
    26 July 2014
    19 July 2014
    12 July 2014
    11 July 2014
    06 July 2014
    05 July 2014
    04 July 2014
    28 June 2014
    27 June 2014
    31 May 2014
    30 May 2014
    24 May 2014
    23 May 2014
    18 May 2014
    17 May 2014
    16 May 2014
    11 May 2014
    10 May 2014
    09 May 2014
    03 May 2014
    02 May 2014
    26 April 2014
    25 April 2014
    19 April 2014
    18 April 2014
    12 April 2014
    11 April 2014
    05 April 2014
    04 April 2014
    29 March 2014
    28 March 2014
    22 March 2014
    21 March 2014
    15 March 2014
    14 March 2014
    08 March 2014
    07 March 2014
    01 March 2014
    28 February 2014
    23 February 2014
    22 February 2014
    21 February 2014
    15 February 2014


    Rank Team P W Pts

    Opinion Poll

    Does the Waratahs' Super Rugby victory give the Wallabies an edge heading into the Rugby Championship?

    Monday Quiz Madness!

    There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.