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Stormers call up Elstadt

2012-03-28 13:08

Cape Town - The Stormers have beefed up their backrow in a bid to front up against the physicality of the fearsome Bulls' pack at Newlands on Saturday.

Lock Rynhardt Elstadt was named at blindside flank in the Stormers team on Wednesday for the north-south Super Rugby derby this weekend.

Elstadt replaces loose forward Nick Koster who will be used as an impact player instead.

"We have gone for Elstadt because we feel the change will be important for this match. It's horses for courses," said Stormers head coach Allister Coetzee.

"We’ve made this selection because we want to get parity up front.

"We know we have to be prepared for a physical onslaught, and we saw what happened to the Reds' championship pack last week - the Bulls demolished them."

Elstadt's call-up meant that Duane Vermeulen was named at No 8, where he played his rugby throughout last season.

"Elstadt has played most of his Under-20 and Under-21 rugby at flank so he knows all about playing as a loose forward," Coetzee said.

"His inclusion also gives us an added line-out option and it will enhance the athleticism of the pack.

"Rynhardt has just come off two matches in the Vodacom Cup so he is match ready.

"With him on the flank we feel we are in a position to negate one of the Bulls' strengths.

"All in all, it simply means that we will go into this game with a big pack - not the biggest pack yet, and that is what you will need against the Bulls."

Koster had been nursing an injury but Coetzee said his niggle had not influenced the team selection.

“Nick's got a niggle but he will be fit for the weekend," said Coetzee.

"I would never play a player who was not 100% fit, even from the substitiutes' bench.”

Among other changes to the match-day squad, Coetzee recalled hooker Deon Fourie, at the expense of Scarra Ntubeni, and flyhalf Burton Francis, who replaces Gary van Aswegen.

Coetzee said Van Aswegen "turned" his ankle at training and would be out of action for a while.

He would miss out on the Australasian tour which gets under way next week.

After Saturday's match, the Stormers will name a 26-man squad which will fly out on Sunday to New Zealand to start their four-match tour.

Teams:

Stormers:


15 Joe Pietersen, 14 Gio Aplon, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Jean de Villiers (captain), 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Peter Grant, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Rynhardt Elstadt, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 Andries Bekker, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Tiaan Liebenberg, 1 Steven Kitshoff

Substitutes: 16 Deon Fourie, 17 Frans Malherbe, 18 De Kock Steenkamp, 19 Nick Koster, 20 Louis Schreuder, 21 Burton Francis, 22 Gerhard van den Heever
 
Bulls:

15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Wynand Olivier, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Morne Steyn, 9 Francois Hougaard , 8 Pierre Spies (captain), 7 Jacques Potgieter, 6 CJ Stander, 5 Juandre Kruger, 4 Flip van der Merwe, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1 Dean Greyling

Substitutes: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Frik Kirsten, 18 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 19 Arno Botha, 20 Jano Vermaak, 21 Louis Fouche, 22 JJ Engelbrecht


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Comments
  • Lionel - 2012-03-28 13:11

    Great news.....another lineout option and another aggresive player in the pack.....brilliant move!!!!!!!!!

      Jason - 2012-03-28 13:27

      Really Strong loose trio and with Eben and Andries..........................................wow strong lads all! Cant wait. That youngster from the Bulls impressed last week, I can see him and elstadt having massive collisions!

      Saffa - 2012-03-28 13:38

      Hello @Lionel. Pretty good news this loose trio :)...... I have been assisting the City of Cape Town in their 'Tswane proofing' of the city efforts today (You know the usual sh#t that has to be done to protect the Cape from the 'northern gypsies' starting to arrive....) In any event - if you know of any Tswaneerder who needs a place to puke up their brannas on Saturday - there are wonderful kennels in Stellenbosch with a few cages available (Bed and breakfast basis - the Orcs can choose between Hills and Eukanuba) Right, I'm off - have to 'Tswane proof' the Indian and Atlantic oceans.(Some of the orcs still think both expanses of water are toilets - and considering some of the comments on here again today, I know exactly who those Orcs are....) @Pears - what do you get if you hit a Bulls fan over the head with a pipe? - well nothing, because the Bulls fan is already brain dead. Ciao Ciao.

      Lionel - 2012-03-28 13:41

      Think the lads are going to have a real go at each other,Joubert is gonna have to step in very quickly!!!!! hahahahaha@Blue,in your absence,on Monday we decided which ever team wins, the opposing team supporters have to say something nice about the winning team and supporters for the week,you in???

      Lionel - 2012-03-28 13:47

      LOL@Saffa,true citizen you are:):):)

      Saffa - 2012-03-28 13:53

      @Raven - there are a few real men in the Bulls team (they were born in the Cape, lest I remind you) Now I have to go chaps - seriously - tis not only the oceans that need Tswane proofing....(The despicable Bulls insist on wearing those pink jerseys, which COULD induce epilepsy attacks all over the stadium on Saturday - so I am busy preparing public service announcements)

      Lionel - 2012-03-28 13:54

      Thats the spirit,imagine you guys saying something nice about Isak and us saying something nice to Fake Saffa or someone like that:):):)

      Taetjo - 2012-03-28 14:01

      That's a BIG bunch of Loose Forwards!

      Japjapjap - 2012-03-28 14:29

      Ai man, AS di stoormers net goeie spelers gehad het, sou hulle soveel beter in di kompetisie gedoen het?? ..en en net 'n gemiddelde gangbare afrigter!! maaar as ek nou daaraan dink,.. hulle kort ni 'n afrigter ni, maar wel 'n oprigter- hulle sit darem lekker diep in daai donker weepee gat..??

      Saffa - 2012-03-28 15:21

      @fake Saffa You should be in the kitchen dear

      Erik - 2012-03-28 16:41

      @blueraven, juandre' Kruger vir Andries ore aansit??? Hahahahaha, maar ekgeval dis 'n great spankeuse!!!!!! Gaan die een love!!!

  • Arthur - 2012-03-28 13:13

    At last

  • pieter.thefuture - 2012-03-28 13:39

    if the Stormers can win this one, they have a great chance to win all the upcoming tour games. Lets face it the only game that will have close to the intensity of this game will be the against the crusaders. The Highlanders have tons of injuries, and so do the Reds - plus the Reds will still be shell shocked from their previous games against SA opponents(thanks Sharks and Bulls), as for the force - they will have to have a great day and the Stormers a horrible one for there to be a win for them.

  • hvanderlinde - 2012-03-28 13:44

    Perfect!!!! He made Bakkies his bitch last year and he's going to do the same with all these wannabees or should I say Bumble Bees

      Lionel - 2012-03-28 13:48

      So n bek kort brandewyn:):):)

      Saffa - 2012-03-28 14:00

      WTF is it with the Bulls and Kinderkrans stories and characters etc? Fairies, Bumble bees, ants? A 3rd rate frikkin Pixar movie they are.

      hvanderlinde - 2012-03-28 14:05

      Raven, ja, hy het uitsonderlik goed gespeel laas week maar ons ouens is nie te bad nie

      Saffa - 2012-03-28 14:26

      @Raven, you HAVE to get some NEW material......the 11 years story is older than Justin Bieber and just as boring. Before I do hit the coastline - can you answer me this: Will Oom Wynie be wearing a pink suit on Saturday, and will be dutch (oops DITCH) the black check me back shades for Purple ones? Worth the price of 5 tickets that would be.....

      Saffa - 2012-03-28 15:23

      @fake Saffa Kitchen

      Bulldozer - 2012-03-28 15:24

      Los oom Wynie EN Bieber uit. Hulle is altwee supersterre.

      Schaun - 2012-03-28 17:29

      hv ,,yeah right,,.. just shows how u know what u talking about...bulls won by 3 on newlands last year as i remember,.. just because of one reason........and thats the only reason stormers dont got the super cup since beginning...CHOKERSSSSSSS!!! i think i remember a score in 2005 75-14, stormers lost bad, and funny thing the bulls played the reds the week end before and also gave them a hiding 32-7... lets get back to this week ends game

  • Japjapjap - 2012-03-28 14:28

    Ai man, AS di stoormers net goeie spelers gehad het, sou hulle soveel beter in di kompetisie gedoen het?? ..en en net 'n gemiddelde gangbare afrigter!! maaar as ek nou daaraan dink,.. hulle kort ni 'n afrigter ni, maar wel 'n oprigter- hulle sit darem lekker diep in daai donker weepee gat..??

      Lionel - 2012-03-28 14:33

      Copy en paste is n wonderlike ding,ne Jap??

  • RetiefC - 2012-03-28 14:56

    Bulls by 7!

  • Saffa - 2012-03-28 15:20

    Who are the DHL Stormers? DHL= DIS HEELTEMAL LEEG

      Saffa - 2012-03-28 18:33

      Hey Doc go dream somewhere else

      Saffa - 2012-03-28 18:42

      I like dreaming on my balcony, why does it bother you Saffa 4?

      Melt - 2012-03-29 08:12

      @Saffa En BB?????? .......... Bogge!!!!!.....Bekkers??? Nee nie eens n Vasity Cup nie never mind enige ander cup

  • Pieter - 2012-03-28 15:27

    I can't wait to see the Bulls in pink !

  • legndkilla - 2012-03-28 15:33

    glad to see burton is on the bench, a potential gamebreaker!!!

  • Byron - 2012-03-28 15:36

    Tired of giving Van Aswegen chances.... sorry but byebye... what wasted opportunities that couldve been given to catrakilis or even Burton who actually played alot better than Gary.... A signing of a young talent callled Goosen with a pairing of Francois steyn would be awsome!! come on signs these guys

  • Johan - 2012-03-28 16:12

    oh my goodness !! seriously van aswegen injured yet again!! and at practice!!! what a FLIPPEN JOKE!! how many chances is this boy going to get????? Catrakilis is far better and is playing such a good Vodacom cup! I think allister coetsee has favourites... we will see what happens

  • bloedisblou - 2012-03-28 17:53

    good, a plaything for mighty Potgieter

      Andre - 2012-03-28 21:35

      Bloedisblou eks jame ma elstad gan ni met potgieter speel ni want elatd is n enforcer en potgieter gan ni di einde van di game sien op di veld ni ma wel op di kant van di veld in di hospitaal en da nog slegte nuus vi jo blou bul span di naweek gan ni soos laas naweek wees wat hul oor di reds geloop het ni di stormers gan jul kaarte verander en jul so hardloop dat hul pienk melkskomels is so as ek jy is begin geld in samel vi potgieter want na di game gan hy ok maak soos bakkies en weg hardloop nadat elstad hom van di veld duik !!!!

      Andre - 2012-03-28 21:36

      Bloedisblou eks jame ma elstad gan ni met potgieter speel ni want elatd is n enforcer en potgieter gan ni di einde van di game sien op di veld ni ma wel op di kant van di veld in di hospitaal en da nog slegte nuus vi jo blou bul span di naweek gan ni soos laas naweek wees wat hul oor di reds geloop het ni di stormers gan jul kaarte verander en jul so hardloop dat hul pienk melkskomels is so as ek jy is begin geld in samel vi potgieter want na di game gan hy ok maak soos bakkies en weg hardloop nadat elstad hom van di veld duik !!!!

      Saffa - 2012-03-29 00:20

      @Andre Elstadt 'n enforcer???? BWA HA HA HA Die mof het dan soos 'n koliek baba le en huil toe Bakkies hom laasjaar geklap het man

      Melt - 2012-03-29 08:15

      @Saffa, Wat se game was dit? As ek reg onthou het Bakkies die veld verlaat na Elstadt se tweede tackle op hom..... en......hy was beseer regdeur die wereldbeker..... dream on kabouter!!!!

      Melt - 2012-03-29 10:52

      @BlueRaven As Flip hom laat huil binne die reels van die spel, is dit goed en wel. n Goeie duikslag of wat ookal is heeltemal aanvaarbaar en ek glo Elstadt sal dit kan vat soos hy dit gee. Potgieter kom by tye geniepsig voor.....nie n sleg speler nie maar het die temprment van Schalk in sy jonger dae. As hy aan Elstadt of Etzibet geniepsige spel opdis gaan hy heel moontlik tweede kom.....ek hoop egter vir almal se part dat dit n mooi skoon wedstryd gaan wees. Ons wil tog seer seker nie n Bull geskors sien as hulle teen die Crusaiders speel nie nog minder n Stormer as hulle Sondag op toer gaan nie? Saterdag gaan n lang middag wees.....

  • Christo - 2012-03-28 22:17

    Alistair o Alistair wat 'n skuif. Maak nie saak wat die Bulle dra nie, hulle gaan pak kry.

  • Paul - 2012-03-30 06:40

    so three locks of which all three can make any bull their bitch and there another mobile forward with deon fourie . its going to be one massive braai beer and rugby day. we all saw the best the bulls can do so i e feel sorry for them as its gonna be a long day at the office for them esp I'm pink.

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