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Stormers training called off

2012-05-21 17:09

Cape Town - Stormers coach Allister Coetzee said his side had to cancel a training session on medical advice, ahead of their Super Rugby clash against the Sharks in Durban on Saturday.

"This decision to cancel the Monday training session was done on medical advice because the Super Rugby (competition) has been incredibly exhausting and physically demanding," said Coetzee.

After last weekend's match at Newlands against the Waratahs, Coetzee made a tongue-in-cheek comment that he would be resting his players throughout the week and instead settle only for the usual captain's run a day before the match.

Coetzee said on Monday that his comments were reported as 'gospel' and he was left wondering if the Sharks thought his side were underestimating the Durban franchise.

"It's so important to allow for the players' recovery and many of them were feeling more than their usual share of bumps and bruises today [Monday]."

"We're in for another big physical derby and it's all about managing players in a competition that is so tough."

Coetzee said the main objective this week was to ensure that the Stormers have 22 fresh players, with refreshed bodies, to take the field.

"The medical staff have done a thorough analysis and their information is that we need to sharpen up,"

"One of the best ways of doing that is to rest players ahead of what is a massively important game."

Saturday's outcome could decide if we have to play home or away in the playoff rounds.

"We won't be silly and just take a break for the fun of it. At this stage it is the logical thing to do, especially when one looks at all the injuries suffered by all the (Super Rugby) squads this season."

SAPA

Comments
  • Nic - 2012-05-21 17:14

    Sharks sooo ready for this one. Eet hulle!!! Sharks by 12!!!!!

      Jonathan - 2012-05-21 18:19

      Keep Dreaming

      René - 2012-05-21 20:17

      Oh geez, here we go again!!! I doubt ANY team has strenuous training sessions on a Monday, video analysis, player assessments etc... I think Sport24 ran out of stories to publish then they come up with this.....

      Japjapjap - 2012-05-21 22:22

      @sakki- daai stoormers spannetjie van jo moeni te veel kommer oor 'n break ni, want satrerdag gaan hulle 'n break kry...in di middel deur??

  • pieterduplessis - 2012-05-21 17:19

    Given our current second half performances this does make sense.

  • teddy.molefe - 2012-05-21 17:32

    Im a Shark supporter and see what the storms are doing as a blessing, go ahead gentlmen take a fully deserved break... And to the Sharks with their new found form, gentlemen see this as motivation really because if they were playing the crusaders they wouldnt be doing such.

  • teddy.molefe - 2012-05-21 17:32

    Im a Shark supporter and see what the storms are doing as a blessing, go ahead gentlmen take a fully deserved break... And to the Sharks with their new found form, gentlemen see this as motivation really because if they were playing the crusaders they wouldnt be doing such.

      chrisgouws - 2012-05-21 17:43

      Sorry @Teddy, but what "new found form"? The Sharks are relieved to beat the Cheetahs who are only one place above the Lions, ie second from bottom...

      Vic - 2012-05-21 20:15

      @chrisgouws, obviously you have a different log sheet to us, Sharks drilled Cheetahs and Stormers were lucky to beat the Cheetahs. In that game, Cheetahs were their own enemies and Stormers should never have won. Come Saturday and you will see how rubbish Stormers are. They have not yet been able to score 4+ tries in a game.

      Jed - 2012-05-22 07:54

      Vic, we beat you in the first Game and we have only lost 1 game. When we beat you this weekend we will all see that the Sharks are KUK and always will be.

  • Henmich - 2012-05-21 18:14

    Very,very good thinking AC!Mental,tactical

  • Johan - 2012-05-21 18:57

    @ Tokolos - Jy het sover 2/2 met jou voorspellings van so paar weke terug...Gelukkig na die verkeerde kant toe: 1) Cheetahs sou ons breek, 2) Waratahs sou met ons mors 3) Sharks ons eet vir ontbyt ....sien nogal uit om te kyk of jy dit 3/3 kan maak Stormers Groete

      BlouTokolos - 2012-05-22 05:42

      Fake Johan Ungerer... Die Cheetahs en Waratahs game was "gekoop" en jy weet dit. Steve "Stormer" Walsh en Craig "WP / All Black"' Joubert was op julle payroll. Dis seker hoekom julle nie die spelers behoorlik kan betaal nie en daar amper 'n muitery was. Die Sharks gaan julle VERMORSEL man! Regte Johan Spies... Jy is heeltemaal reg. Ons almal weet dat die Vlagskip steeds op koers is en dat dit net 'n kwessie van die volgende paar games is dan seil hy alweer onder die res uit. Lekker tuis semi en 'n final op Loftus. Dit gaan soet wees op die einde. Go SHARKS!!!!

  • gavin.simpson.0 - 2012-05-21 19:00

    Only a fool would put money of the stormers for this one.... so they might as well have a rest 8)

      Saffa - 2012-05-21 19:14

      Mr Simpson you are a fool not to

      Vic - 2012-05-21 20:52

      Saffa, surely you are not that stupid to waist good money on chokers. I know your heart is with Stormers but your head should tell you otherwise.

  • Kenengek - 2012-05-21 20:13

    Geharde Stormers ondersteuner soek dringend na agterlyn afrigter wat dinge kan regruk binne n week. Moet dadelik resultate wys en niks draad vat van senior spelers nie. Dit sou my SOS wees as ek in beheer van dinge by Stormers was. Ek het altyd Jacques Fourie hoog gereken, maar nou plaas ek sy invloed op n ander skaal. Sonder hom gaan daar niks aan.

      Johann - 2012-05-22 13:03

      Gelukig is jy nie, 10/11 is damn good!!!

      Kenengek - 2012-05-22 18:35

      Versker Johan, ek kan darem seker droom? Die span verdien n beter kussing van gemak en dit kan net kom met beter agterlynspel.

  • Pomene - 2012-05-21 21:51

    Hulle spandeer hulle tyd beter - hulle is fisiek genoeg, fiks genoeg, kan tackle - so wat doen hulle................hulle bestudeer video's van Chris Pope, Carel du Plessis, Peter Whipp, Johan Oosthuizen ens ens - die manne wat voorheen driee gedruk het sodat dit Saterdag makliker kan gaan !!!

      Stirrer - 2012-05-22 09:13

      Video's? Dis nog 8mm movies.

      Pomene - 2012-05-22 10:14

      @Stirrer - Maybe maar hulle is waardevol - word huidiglik in die Stormers trofeekas opgesluit hehehehe !!

  • Philip - 2012-05-22 05:25

    As die Strormers moet rus na die game wat hulle gespeel het teen die Tahs wonder ek wat gaan vlg week gebeur nadat die Sharks met hulle klaar is. Ek dink hulle gaan 2 weke moet afvat as Bismark en kie met Aplon en die dwergies klaar is!!

      Pomene - 2012-05-22 06:35

      Bad news as n mens onmiddelik vir Bismarck opmatch met Aplon. Is die idee om te bevestig dis al size wat hy kan aanvat ?? Hoop nie so nie !! Bissie sal na Saterdag weet dat hy in n game was en ssortgelyk vir die Stormer manne - hulle gaan dit ook voel !!!

      Johann - 2012-05-22 13:08

      @Philliop, hoe lank moes hulle nou weer rus na die eerste wen??

  • Cavin - 2012-05-22 07:22

    Stormers moet maar inspuit en gedrip word om reg te wees vir Saterdag. Na Saterdag sal die Bulls ook begin bewe. SHARKS is oppad om te peak op die regte tyd met al hulle spelers in hand. Harde wedstryde wat voorle maar ek glo die SHARKS is reg om die ding te doen. Tenminste is die beste nuus dat ons 3 spanne in die top ses het sover. Bokke gaan moeilik wees om te keer hierdie jaar.

  • Schalk - 2012-05-22 07:24

    This is why i love the supporters of this country - around 6 weeks ago they all said the Bulls would thrash us, they all said the Cheetahs would beat us, that the Waratahs would beat us and lastly that Griquas would take the vodacom cup... now the Sharks would beat us - and to top this off some clever oke's like Japjapjap says the refs is the reason that we are on top - klink vir my almal soos n klomp suurgatte omdat hulle nie almal either bo kon uitkom nie, of omdat hulle nie eers 2 weke bo kon bly nie...Ons scoreboard wys nogsteeds na 80 minute ons het julle almal gewen (excl Crusaders) en dat ons heelbo is en dat WP die vodacom cup champions is... Stormer/WP Groete!!

  • Jonathan - 2012-05-22 07:28

    Tokolos the point is most of you Bulls supporters are Totally against the Stormers.But even if they are such a crap team according to the Bulls supporters they ARE STILL WINNING there games.The local derbies are not about scoring four tries BUT WINNING the game and this is what we are doing. I agree yes we do have a HUGE PROBLEM with our attacking game but not many teams have scored 4 tries against us.IF we can play for a full 80 minutes that would also be great.

      Ross - 2012-05-22 08:59

      Correction- no teams have scored 4 tries against us.

  • Luke - 2012-05-22 14:36

    Go on you SHARKS

      Raymond - 2012-05-22 18:45

      Go back to the Kings you wanker

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