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Stormers in a 'great space'

2011-06-30 08:51

Gavin Rich - SuperSport

Johannesburg - They know the Crusaders are going to be a tough team to beat, but the DHL Stormers reckon they are in a great space as they complete their build-up to Saturday’s Super Rugby semifinal at Newlands.

Although the rain fell as they trained on Wednesday, it did not dampen their spirits, and coach Allister Coetzee was satisfied that all the preparations had been done and that no stone had been left unturned in their analysis of the Crusaders and in putting the final touches to their own game.

“The bye that we got by finishing top of the log really helped us,” said Coetzee.

“It gave the guys a much needed chance to rest up after a long league season. The break came at just the right time. You don’t need any extra motivation for a semifinal, we all know this is a massive game and what it means both to ourselves and to our fans, and it was no problem switching on when the guys came back from their week off.

“Everyone is feeling refreshed, everyone is feeling hungry, everyone is eager to play and to give it everything in this last stage of the season.”

Coetzee said the 16-match extended league phase had been “mentally and physically taxing” but that he would wait until the campaign was over and his team and management had done their final wash-up before making a pronouncement on his feelings towards the new format.

“Playing so many derbies was tough, the conference system does make the competition a lot tougher, but if we win the tournament in this format maybe we will decide we love it like this,” he laughed.

Jaque Fourie and Dewaldt Duvenage, two key players in Saturday’s game, have sat out portions of the training this week, prompting speculation that they might be doubtful starters, but Coetzee scotched this.

“As we know Jaque does have occasional problems with his hip flexor and we just felt it wasn’t a good idea to risk him in the cold. It’s the same with Dewaldt,” said Coetzee.

Both players were named in the team when it was announced, with Duvenage returning from a one game absence enforced by an ankle injury.

Although the Crusaders boast more All Blacks in their tight five than the Stormers boast Springboks - five against one, with only Andries Bekker of the home unit having played test rugby - Coetzee says he is confident the pack will acquit itself well.

"The forward play has been an area I have been particularly pleased with this season and what makes me confident about our chances. We boast a lot of continuity in the pack, and while it is a setback for us to lose Duane Vermeuelen, it is a massive help that most of the unit has played together all season," he said.

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Comments
  • gooinat - 2011-06-30 08:56

    Jeez but this hype is getting bigger and bigger,Bring it on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Maori - 2011-06-30 08:57

      This is more about a rugby match - this is war

      Nyan - 2011-06-30 08:57

      YEEEHAAAA!!!!!

      gooinat - 2011-06-30 09:00

      To true Maori to true!!!!!!

      docraven - 2011-06-30 09:04

      Maori"This is more then just a rugby match, this is war" I quote"Spelling defines who you are"

      Maori - 2011-06-30 09:17

      This is war - you guys are running scared! Richie is back, you remember? Cannot wait for some good footy -

      gooinat - 2011-06-30 09:20

      Running scared, Maori,NO, I don't quite think so!!!!!!!!

      Kok - 2011-06-30 09:30

      And here's war in this blog aswell.

      theMoose - 2011-06-30 09:56

      @docraven, "This is more *than just a rugby match, this is war", when you are going to tell somebody off please don't embarrass yourself in the process! And always remember, "Spelling defines who you are"!

      docraven - 2011-06-30 10:10

      theMoose...no comma after war, should be a full stop.Oops!!!!!!!Thanks Chumpie

      Shistirrer - 2011-06-30 10:18

      @kok: I don't wage war against small koks, I also don't engage in a battle of wits against an unarmed man.

      Frik - 2011-06-30 10:40

      Hahahahaha hype? watse hype? Die groot rugby is klaar vriende...

      BlouBos - 2011-06-30 10:53

      Maori, it is one of those wars were the Almighty All Blacks go in as the overwhelming favourites yet again just to choke yet again against the French.

      gooinat - 2011-06-30 11:03

      @Dik Frik,jys net een suur jaloerse Bull ondersteuner,shampies vir jou!!!!!!!!

      Theuns - 2011-06-30 13:00

      @Frik... Ja Nee die laaste HYPE was daai klomp HAAIE wat soos klomp APE aangegaan het voor die GAME.. Hoop die klomp BERGIES kan hom duur trek die keer...Sal maar moet sien ne...

  • RedAlert - 2011-06-30 08:56

    Lots of space in the trophy cabinet as well.

      docraven - 2011-06-30 09:00

      How many years of Currie Cup Trophys are in the cabinet......shew i lost count.

      Marcell - 2011-06-30 09:01

      Yes I agree the Reds cabinet is empty

      RedAlert - 2011-06-30 09:04

      In case you didn't know numnut, it's a floating trophy that has to be returned every year.

      docraven - 2011-06-30 09:12

      .....and the Reds cabinet is just so full of trophy's

      RedAlert - 2011-06-30 09:16

      At least they have won a Super rugby trophy before. Besides, they don't have nearly the amount of competition options available to them.

      docraven - 2011-06-30 09:41

      Redalert...you said we have no trophy's , not what trophy's.So rather shut up if you dont know what you talking about...Hush Puppy

      RedAlert - 2011-06-30 09:44

      Nothing you say makes sense idiot.

      docraven - 2011-06-30 10:12

      Redalert...ill explain to you again.I quote "Lots of space in the trophy cabinet as well".We have plenty from the Currie Cup Compo.How hard is that to understand.You have one...actually none as it's a floating trophy!!!!

      Rob van den Heuvel - 2011-06-30 10:25

      @RedAlert - when are you guys gonna get your own interprovincial competition ( like our Currie Cup ), perhaps that way at least one Ozzie team can have a cup in the trophy cabinet....

      RedAlert - 2011-06-30 11:44

      Rob, you talk quite a bit for a supporter who's team always fails.

      j.2tha.d88 - 2011-06-30 12:09

      RedAlert seeing that you like digging into history what about this->Highest winning margin in Super Rugby: 89 points – Bulls defeated Reds 92–3, 2007 This time Stormers will walk away with that title against the Reds. See you in the final

      kosie - 2011-06-30 13:49

      there is only 4 trophies, and they are all floating trophies. super trophy: currently at the bulls but on his way to the cape. currie cup: in Durban vodacom cup: in Agentinia world cup: in Johannesburg so the bulls and lions and cheetahs trophy cabinet is empty except for the sharks( and stormers cause they have the conference cup).

  • Marcell - 2011-06-30 09:00

    Lots of space in the trophy cabinet as well.

      Mikey - 2011-06-30 09:06

      Like the space between your ears - empty! Asshole

      Marcell - 2011-06-30 09:09

      Whatever makes you happy!

      gooinat - 2011-06-30 09:10

      Hahahahahaha,well said Mikey:):):)

      docraven - 2011-06-30 09:13

      Mikey...LMAO!!!!

      watalife - 2011-06-30 09:20

      The only reason Marcell has a head is to keep his ears apart. If i have it right the flo nulle have no trophy in the cabinet?

      BlueRaven - 2011-06-30 09:45

      @watalife except the Super14 trophy..

      watalife - 2011-06-30 09:55

      @Blue Raven, Are you sure about that? They have nothing boet 0..zip..nul..fokall left its all gone...he he

      pcpcoetzee89 - 2011-06-30 10:48

      Briesie "space" = empty losing "space" ... stratospheric losing empty space ... scary, lifeless, trophy less, spooky, dusty, empty space!

  • RedAlert - 2011-06-30 09:12

    Look at Allister clapping hands to the rythm of 'Ons is dom maar ons werk hard'.

      watalife - 2011-06-30 09:24

      Like you clap hands everytime you get laid, and thats not to often.....

      gooinat - 2011-06-30 09:27

      @Watalife,morning,LMFAO!!!!!!!

      Marcell - 2011-06-30 09:29

      A serious question, why are you on this article, I can never understand these dimwits who keep coming back to articles about Stormers. Seriously are you retarded. I mean I dont go to a Reds website or a no front teeth, papsak drinking, children from multiple relationship Cape Crusader website making comments - I mean come on

      docraven - 2011-06-30 09:45

      I almost fell off my chair @ watalifes comment.S*&T that was funny

      watalife - 2011-06-30 09:46

      Kangaroo, You should never speak about your mom like that,

      Shistirrer - 2011-06-30 10:24

      Marcel/RedAlert, can you please decide who you are today? Do you know what a Red Alert is? Ask your wife/girlfriend/whatever, that's if you have one. Otherwise ask your gynie, d@@s.

  • Mojojo - 2011-06-30 09:13

    If I ever had to choose 1 Spingbok to go up against 5 All Blacks, it WOULD be Andries Bekker. This is going to be a game of note.

      Maori - 2011-06-30 09:18

      What, you must be joking! He might go up against a petite blonde on a park bench yeah, but 5 All Blacks - dream on mate.

      docraven - 2011-06-30 09:46

      Maori...mojojo was not joking.Thought i would let you know.Thanks Chum!!

  • SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-30 09:17

    I would actually like to thank the Caped Crusader supporters. On the Saders previous visit, the Stormers team were honestly caught off-guard at the amount/type and aggressiveness of the support the Saders enjoyed. I remember looking at Jaque Fouries face in the team bus as the Stormers were being heckled, spat-on, sworn at etc. I remember the look on a few other players faces just as well. I can guarantee you chaps, that the team were NOT psychologically prepared for the effect of this HATRED. They were prepared for massive Crusader support - but NOT the hatred.....(and I have never seen it as bad as it was last time - in my years of attending games at Newlands) You Crusader chaps came with "shock and awe" last time, and it had the desired effect. Indirectly you haters did us a favour......oh it is true..... You gave the team fair warning of what was to happen this time round - and history shows, "shock and awe" is only succesful when it is UNEXPECTED. Thank you Maori, Kok, and the brotherhood of haters - part of the reason our team is in a "special place" is because THEY (like the rest of us) know that your tricks won't work this time round. You chaps should have kept your "shock and awe" for a possible semi-final (at that stage in early May).....not very clever.

      Maori - 2011-06-30 09:28

      Saffa-Cat, please re-read the drivel. We hate no one - we support another team. That is it. You agreed that we every right to do so. We were there when we beat bokkies 19-0 on Sader's Park in Cape Town. We were there on 07 May 2011. We will be there on Saturday again. Nothing has changed - we hate nobody. Stormers need not to worry about Sader support in Cape Town - they need to worry about executing a fatally flawed game plan - they need to worry about the gaping holes in their defensive structures, which will be exposed. Why can't you just leave us to support the team we love? Please, do not hate us, we are, after all, all children of this soil. Why are Stormer players affected by supporters outside the stadium? Are they not professional enough to deal with all sorts of pressure? Or are they just show ponies who love the fact that everyone is loving them? Come on, this is a professional game!. Vir die laaste keer, die eerste Stormer ondersteuner wie vir die Saders or Carter boo, bliksem ek persoonlik en kyk die wedstryd verder in Cavendish Square. Any volunteers?

      gooinat - 2011-06-30 09:29

      Saffa,you are spot on once again,this time we are prepared for them,give it to them big time Saturday Saffa and make us all proud!!!!!!!!

      watalife - 2011-06-30 09:29

      Hi SAFFA... Now thats sums up the game finished and klaar.

      Kok - 2011-06-30 09:34

      Saffa-cat: Can you stop this lie. You saw individual incidents and now you label all Cape Crusaders supporters as such. We are not aggressive, we are not rude. Some, yes, but not all of us. Stop this nonsense.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-30 09:35

      @Maori - ROTFLMAO - you have just mentioned on another thread that you are prepared to SPILL BLOOD FOR THE CAUSE....(I am still in the dark as to what cause you speak of) - Now if that isn't HATING - please tell me what is? No my friend, you have been challenged and found wanting on numerous occasions. First sort out your confused ideology, values, "causes" and principles - then come and argue with the adults. I find schoolyard bullies threatening "the spilling of blood" tedious........**yawn**.

      Kok - 2011-06-30 09:36

      What hatred? Don't make me get political again. The booing and chanting is part of the hype. The same stuff the stormers fan do when the visiting team arrive at the stadium. Or are your players a bunch of pink sissies?

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-30 09:38

      Oh and PS: at Maori. If you assault a Stormer fan - you won't be watching the game at Cavendish square mate......Claremont police cells most definitely. In fact - do you realise that you have committed an offence just by threatening this type of behaviour online? Tsk tsk. In one sentence you mention that the Stormer players must be "professional" and take the negativity - yet in the next sentence you want to jump to Carter's aid if he is booed, by beating someone up? Ummmmmmmmmmm - your thinking is flawed, your reasoning is non-existent, and your brain is fried.

      Kok - 2011-06-30 09:39

      Saffa-cat: If is hatred, the real question you must ask for yourself: Why are these people hating us so much? This should keep you busy thinking for the rest of the day. Good bye. See you tomorrow.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-30 09:45

      @kok - before you start covering yourself in "innocence" and purity - I suggest you chat to your friend Maori - who is threatening physical violence.......(Or is that acceptable to you?) Just a suggestion...use it, don't use it.

      Kok - 2011-06-30 09:46

      Ek sal jou kom help om hulle te bliksem Maori. Die mense praat van ons het nie respek vir hulle spelers nie, maar onthou hulle nie hul barbaarse gedrag tydens 2008 toets op Nuweland toe die haka gedoen was nie. Nee, maar hulle is mos super "beings". Ek kots op stormers ondersteuners.

      docraven - 2011-06-30 09:47

      SAFFA please re-read your article to Maori, It cant read!!

      Nyan - 2011-06-30 09:49

      Kok you are full of hatred. anti-SA Po*s. you support the most "white" of the kiwi teams and your reason is because of apartheid. you and mary are walking contradictions. how long have you been supporting the crusaders? does it happen to be around the same time that they started winning trophies? how convenient

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-30 09:52

      @Doc - It is pretty obvious above that we are dealing with confused persons of indeterminable age. They plead tolerance, innocence and virtue then threaten violence.......? I am sure The Crusaders must be ecstatic with this type of support.......**rolls eyes**.

      Kok - 2011-06-30 09:52

      Nyan, d##s. You're not worth a reply. Get lost.

      Kok - 2011-06-30 09:56

      Saffa-cat: Ek dink dat ons nou goed oor die weg gekom het die afgelope 2 weke. Maar jy mors dit nou op deur een stupid, breinlose comment. Jy is 'n rassis met verskuilde agendas op hierdie blog. Waarom die swart smeerdery? Valse inligting wat jy in die rondte versprei. Jy is meer gepla oor die crusaders ondersteurners as oor die rugby of jou span. Jy speel nou die man (met jou beledigings) ipv die bal. Maar dit is maar nou tipies. Mens kan nie mense soos jy vertrou nie. Dan wil jy hê ek moet vir dieselfde span as jy skree. Nee, dankie.

      Maori - 2011-06-30 09:58

      Guys, please relax. I promise, I will not hurt you. The score board will hurt you. You guys hate our guts. We paid for our tickets, we will support our team and there is nothing that you can do about it. Enjoy the game, may the best team win (in view, the Saders) and do not worry about the Cape Sader supporters. Saffa-Cat, I suggest you report me to the site administrator - you know, like school snitch (lol)

      Nyan - 2011-06-30 10:00

      kokkie. truth hurts doesn't it? you won't reply because you can't. wonder which kiwi team you'll be supporting in a few years time. Will it coincidentally be the strongest one? You fools aren't real crusaders fans, but keep trying to convince yourselves.

      docraven - 2011-06-30 10:02

      Yo Kok, you sound like a little puppy begging for food.Its true what Saffa says.Bring on your disgusting childish hatred you have for your only S.A team that might win this S15.When our boys run out on Sat i want to hear your booing,I want to hear the insults and low class chirps that we expect from you.When your walk down the brick road at Newlands take a piss on our stadium.Bring as much hatred you have, but remember one thing you idiots, when that final whistle blows, look up at the scoreboard and run you little twiggy legs off and hide like the true cowards you are.We are the Stormers Club and we are proud of our team and our country.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-30 10:03

      @Kok - grow up a little mate. Seriously. You know nothing about me, nothing about my past, nothing about my pedigree. You have no idea what my political inclinations are or aren't. You have no idea period. Making a "personal" comment, such as the one you have just made (and NO the comments I made were a little different - if you have the ability to distinguish, you would have noticed) - is assuming a HELLUVA LOT mate. And we all know, repeat with me, Assumption is the mother of all ......

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-30 10:06

      @Maori - I don't report comments....That would make me weak (like a few other persons I 'know'). Enjoy the rugby Saderman -although I am certain we will lock horns before then again.

      Raka13 - 2011-06-30 10:06

      SAFFA-CAT, the 2 Crusaders supporters on this blog has an inferiority complex. They know more of the Stormers and history than that of their adopted team. Funny how they contradict mostly all of their comments...this means that they are in 2 minds and not 100% behind a team, they have an urge to be part of the Stormers or any SA team for that matter, but they cannot make peace inside, they also get a kick out of aggression towards other or aggresive behaviour directed to them, hence the Amok behaviour

      Maori - 2011-06-30 10:09

      Please note the following: Newlands used to be the home ground of WP and the Stormers, it is now, officially, the home ground of the Crusaders and the All Blacks. Please ask Skalk Burger - he mentioned it during the post-match interview on 07 May. The Stormer supporters might be more in numbers, but in heart, the Stormers know that they play in front of a Christchurch crowd. Why all the hype in Cape Town everytime the Saders or All Blacks come to town? They are no longer visitors to these shores - they play on their home ground. Ask Jerry Collins how does it feel to play at Newlands. Like playing at home. See you at the game (or Cavendish), good night and take care. Please, no drinking and driving - anders mors jy.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-30 10:16

      Oh Yes, and @Kok - please point my racist comment out to me? I am a cow, a bi@tch and many other things, a racist is not one of them. So please show me where I have made the "racist" comment you are moaning about, so that I can punch myself in the jaw.

      Nyan - 2011-06-30 10:23

      Mary: NZ doesn't acknowledge your existence. Crusaders are embarrassed by you. You have isolated yourselves from the rest of SA And most importantly... I pity you.

      Marcell - 2011-06-30 10:29

      @Nyan, good point, it is well known that if you want to know who is doing well at a certain sporting code you just need to go to the Flats. The knock off team t-shirt business does well there, due to people who keep on changing there allegiance

      Shistirrer - 2011-06-30 10:30

      @kok: "We are not aggressive, we are not rude" - no, you just seem that way because you suffer from small kok syndrome.

      Kok - 2011-06-30 10:53

      @Saffacat: My probleem met jou is die feit dat jy nou al 'n geruime tyd met jou swart smeerdery aangaan - valse bewerings. Geen stormers speler het gekla omdat hulle gevloek en beledig was nie. Dis net jy en .... wat sulke bewerings maak, want julle was te hartseer oor dai 7 Mei verloor teen ons B span en toe moes julle net iets kry om julle mee besig te hou. julle kon mos nie die ref blameer nie. Toe haal julle dit maar uit die kaapse crusaders ondersteuners. my vraag is waarom is jy so beheb met ons? Jy ken my ook glad nie. Dis is mense soos julle op hierdie blog wat die anderkant van my uitbring, want ek gaan nie my mond hou as ek of my mense beledig word nie. Al wat ek vra is HOU OP MET JOU SWART SMEERDERY. BEIDE VAN ONS MAAK NOU HIERDIE BLOG ONSMAAKLIK. SO KOM ONS HOU NET NOU OP EN PRAAT OOR DIE RUGBY, WANT OM OOR DIE ONDERSTEUNERS TE PRAAT WORD NOU 'N SENSITIEWE ISSUE.

      docraven - 2011-06-30 11:12

      Marcell, what is wrong with the flats.Are you being racist towards our colored people in CT.Are you trying to say that you are a much better person than the people that come from the flats.Whats your point regarding the flats.Why dont you go to the "Flats" lift you skirt and shout"come get some boys!!

      cj - 2011-06-30 11:12

      Maori and Kok. Please next time a Crusader player is asked about the support they are getting in Cape Town, pay close attention and note the bemused look on the Crusader's faces. I promise you, in private they must be disgusted with you idiots. Imagine what their reaction would be to people from Christchurch supporting a SA team ? I say it again - julle maak julle name gat.

      WPStrm 4ever - 2011-06-30 11:23

      Kok - uit jou kommentaar van 10:53 afgelei. Het jy self die wedstryd gesien op 7/5/2011? Indien wel behoort jy sekerlik te weet dat die Stormers alle reg gehad het om oor die skeidsregter te kla. En moet asseblief nie die indruk probeer skep dat julle nooit oor die skeidsregter kla nie, kyk hoe het julle en julle kaptein verlede jaar gehuil toe Dickinson dit gewaag het om McCaw te straf vir die oortredings waarmee die meeste ander skeidsregters hom normaalweg laat wegkom. Onthou die 42 - 14, toe het almal ook die Stormers afgeskryf.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-30 11:25

      @Kok - jy het my van rassisme beskuldig, en ek wil weet waar ek rassities was? Nou se jy ek is besig met "swart skeerdery" - hoe is dit rassisme? I have told the truth about what I saw last time at Newlands. If you don't believe me as to what happened - please feel free to prove me wrong. Just don't expect a lot of the people who WERE there to say anything different to what I am. It was unpleasant - END OF. I am hoping Saturday is NOT the same. If you reckon I am the only person in SA making an issue of this - I suggest you start reading other blogs, newspapers and watching tv. It is a very real scenario mate - regardless of what you, or for that matter, I say. Denying it's existence is pretty useless. I am going to enjoy my rugby Saturday regardless! And I wish you the same enjoyment.

      John - 2011-06-30 13:39

      @Maori & Kok threatening people in cyber space is cowardly. I would suggest you keep comments like this to yourselves because you might try and bliksem the wrong person. I personally do not give a toss who you support it's your perrogative.

      CliffB - 2011-06-30 14:51

      Maori : Come to my house and say that , you wont be in Cavindish square , you will be in Frere Hospital OK

      Mike@CapeT - 2011-07-01 02:53

      @Cliffie HA HA HA HA HA Wat gaan jy doen Cliffie?? Hom klap met jou handsak? Loop koop nog 'n paar tampons jou idioot

      CliffB - 2011-07-01 16:10

      Mike@CapeT - July 1, 2011 at 02:53 Report comment @Cliffie HA HA HA HA HA Wat gaan jy doen Cliffie?? Hom klap met jou handsak? Loop koop nog 'n paar tampons jou idioot Die enigste plek waar n tampon pas is in jou bek P%&s Face HE , The Prick challenged any Stormer supporter to a whatever the Crunt can do , I just repled so F Off

  • Kok - 2011-06-30 09:29

    The stormers coach is talking way too much in the media before the semi. I didn't hear any word from Todd Blackadder yet. Didn't John Plumtree talked too much last week aswell? And look what happened to them.

      Maori - 2011-06-30 09:43

      Saffa-Cat, your narrow-minded and literal view of all comments are reflective on your inability to appreciate what rugby is all about - it is all figuratively speaking - no hate from our side. We do not condone the individual incidents of 07 May neither do we encourage same. The point is - it comes from both groups of supporters. Your generalised statements have no substance- we will continue to support our team within the boundries of the game- hopefully the Stormer supporters will do the same.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-30 09:55

      @Maori - you are replying in the wrong place mate. Look up. Please do not pull the "I was speaking figuratively" trick on me. It is the first sign of a person who has been 'exposed' or caught red-handed. I will be enjoying the rugby old chap, and why should I not? I'm going to Newlands, MY teams homeground.

      docraven - 2011-06-30 10:19

      Kok/Maori...the truth is the only reason why you are supporting a overseas team is because your Blue Goats are out.You both are not true Saders supporters and never have been.Funny how both you little weeners have popped you heads up since the Mighty Goats got their butts kicked.You wont be at Newlands, you wont even be watching the game.The only thing you will be celebrating is when your sister says YES to your proposal.

      Kok - 2011-06-30 10:56

      Ag wannabe docraven: Since when do you know me? Keep om making your assumptions, I see it's making you happy.

      docraven - 2011-06-30 11:16

      Kok, you right, im not to keen to get to familiar with kok.You have no passion for the game, you have no love for the game and you certainly have no knowledge of the game.You see little Kok, you have been supporting any side that has played against the Stormers.That tells me that you are a lost little Kok and is just on this site to stir Shyte with his little Kok! You my Hero Kok!!

      Kok - 2011-06-30 11:54

      Docraven: Cry me a river!

      Foes - 2011-06-30 12:19

      You guys honestly need to get over your fear of commitment buddy, as this is what has caused you to feel stuck in the middle over the years. Stormers today, Bulls tomorrow. Crusaders today, Hurricanes tomorrow. Liverpoel (sic) today, Man-Chester (sic) tomorrow. Take a f'n stand for once and you may be taken seriously.

      CliffB - 2011-06-30 14:55

      Maori : You say no hate , you sheep shagging rubbish , yet you "Vir die laaste keer, die eerste Stormer ondersteuner wie vir die Saders or Carter boo, bliksem ek persoonlik en kyk die wedstryd verder in Cavendish Square. Any volunteers? Try contacting me for a time : cliffbradley@ymail.com

      jk - 2011-06-30 15:02

      shut your mouth kok

      Mike@CapeT - 2011-07-01 02:55

      @Cliffie What a joke you are. All 55kg of you

      CliffB - 2011-07-01 16:12

      Mike@CapeT: I wish I was on 55 Kg , But I am not , Piss Off you idiot

  • Kok - 2011-06-30 09:29

    The stormers coach is talking way too much in the media before the semi. I didn't hear any word from Todd Blackadder yet. Didn't John Plumtree talked too much last week aswell? And look what happened to them.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-30 09:39

      Another one with frikkin Tourettes.

      Kok - 2011-06-30 09:49

      Hou net jou bek. jy's besig om op my g@t te werk.

      docraven - 2011-06-30 09:49

      Looks like you also talking and repeating yourself way to much

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-30 10:12

      @Kok - try this one....close your eyes, make a wish, and maybe I will be gone...NOT.

      Raka13 - 2011-06-30 10:41

      LMAO!!! Kok is loosing it!!!!!! HA HA HA HA HA. Bet you are pulling your hair out! Have an Alprazolam!!!

      docraven - 2011-06-30 11:16

      Kok's gone soft!!

      gooinat - 2011-06-30 11:21

      @Kok,your morning glory that you had has turned into a morning of dissapointment!!!!

  • Kok - 2011-06-30 09:32

    After Saturday, they will be "out of space"

  • Kok - 2011-06-30 09:32

    After Saturday, they will be "out of space"

  • BENNA - 2011-06-30 09:32

    I am glad Ritchie is back. At least 5 extra penalties to the Sormers!!

      Maori - 2011-06-30 09:45

      Benna, do you understand rugby? Thought so

      Rob van den Heuvel - 2011-06-30 10:29

      5 penalties and maybe even a yellow card. SBW should get yellow carded as he runs on the field for that dive from last week...

      jk - 2011-06-30 14:31

      ai maori, you and kok, do you braai together and share a black label now & then??

  • ian frost - 2011-06-30 09:45

    Guess the Cape Crusaders first got isolated by the old government, now they just doing it to themselves. And am sure there are lots of holes in Christchurch they can fall back into..... Pity they not welcome there either....

      Maori - 2011-06-30 09:59

      What a stupid comment! Ian, did you think about it?

      ian frost - 2011-06-30 10:48

      Indeed i did. Let me ask you this, are you from NZ, or a crack filler from South Africa. If you are from NZ, Im sorry about the earthquakes you guys have been having. And hope you have seen the last of them.

      jk - 2011-06-30 15:05

      ian kok is from griekwas- hes a true boesman

  • GedorieHans - 2011-06-30 10:09

    Go Allister, prove all these a-holes that talk $h!t about you wrong!!!! Stormers al the way!!!!!!!!

  • Jacques Botha - 2011-06-30 10:12

    I hope that the referee will be truly neutral, and not be extremely biased again, like the last time when these 2 teams played each other! I was FURIOUS the last game as the referee was really being unfair. Even the head of the referee organisation commented negatively on the way that the previous game was refereed.

  • saburger - 2011-06-30 10:26

    Sterkte Stormers! Ons staan bankvas agter julle! Bring die beker

      BlouBos - 2011-06-30 11:21

      Maak solank 'n replika, dan kan hy vir altyd in die Kaap staan.

  • BlouBos - 2011-06-30 11:13

    Maori, personally i think rugby in NZ is a lie and in a big mess. The All Blacks has kidnapped the talent of the Southern Sea Islands of Tonga, Fuji and Samoa. Where is the upcoming stars and talent of the native NZ Europeans and Maori’s players like in the old days?

      Kok - 2011-06-30 11:57

      Who did they kidnapped? Plz mention names. Give us the whole detail. Come on. waiting on you. Ok, I'll give you time to google search. Where do Beast and Mvovo come from? And Corne Krige?

      BlouBos - 2011-06-30 14:20

      Kaino - Samoa, Mealamu - Samoa, Afoa - Samoa, Kaino - Samoa, Sivivatu - Fiji, Rokocoko - Ffiji, Nonu - Samoa, Toeava - Samoa, Muliaina - Samoa, Lomu - Tsonga en so word die lys langer en om enkele te noem. Corne is in Zambia gebore waar geen rugby so te se gespeel word nie en die Beast van Zimbabwe waar hulle so te se op gebou het om rugby te speel. En jou feite stink ook maar soos baie van jou kommentare elders in die blog, Mvovo in in Umtata in SA gebore - gaan Google ook maar om jou feite reg te kry.

      BlouBos - 2011-06-30 14:32

      Samoa - Jerry Collins, Chris Masoe, Mils Muliaina, Rodney So’oialo and Isaia Toeava, Fiji - Josevata Rokocoko and Sitiveni Sivivatu, Tonga - Sione Lauaki net om 'n paar te noem. Corne in Zambia waar rugby amper glad nie gespeel word nie, Beast in Zimbabwe waar hulle so te se opgehou het om rugby speel danksy Mugabe. En pêl hier is 'n "shocker" vir jou of miskein moet jy ook gaan Google. Mvovo is in Umtata in SA gebore?

      Kok - 2011-06-30 16:44

      Bloubox: Jy's nogals goed. Eks impressed. Net jammer hierdie manne kan nie meer vir hulle tuislande speel nie, want hulle is NZ burgers en het hul rugby in NZ geleer.

      BlouBos - 2011-06-30 19:39

      Kokky, die probleem is nog steeds dat daar nie meer genoeg van daai gevreesde Maori "Warriors" is wat NZ rugby so gevreesd gemaak het nie. Deesdae as hulle die Hahka sing dan is dit 'n klomp immigrante wat dit sing, amper soos die paar boertjies in die Engelse span wat 'God save the Queen" probeer sing.

  • casper - 2011-06-30 11:35

    So, is Schalk Burger not a Springbok any longer?? Huh, 5 AB's versus 1 'Bok in Andries Burger???

      Shistirrer - 2011-06-30 11:43

      Tight five, casper, tight five. Schalla is a loosie.

      kosie - 2011-06-30 13:59

      you should rathe rkeep quiet cause stirrer said it and it bekker not andries burger

  • Jan - 2011-06-30 12:50

    Maori, jy kan nie eers agteroor bliksem nie. Jy kan ondersteun wie jy wil, en soos ek dit sien, is jy nie baie slim nie

  • jk - 2011-06-30 14:28

    this is gonna be bigger than soccer w\cup + olympics put together!!!!

  • BlouBos - 2011-06-30 14:35

    The only” Great Space" is the empty space in the Stormers trophy cabinet.

      jk - 2011-06-30 14:57

      baai blou koos, klim in jou ford en soek ander afklim plek..

      BlouBos - 2011-06-30 15:23

      Dan moet ek maar afklim in die Kaap en my wrak van a Ford gaan dump op die scrap yard by Nuweland - nê Koos?

      Mike@CapeT - 2011-06-30 15:37

      And they reach that space by smoking copious amounts of weed. The cup they wil not see, once again.

  • Kleinboet - 2011-07-01 00:37

    It's going to be a great game for all Stormer supporters! The yappers at our heels are just envious, like we were last year. Sorry, guys, but this is OUR game and we intend to enjoy it full out. When we win (as I believe we shall!), we're going to celebrate for days on end. On the other hand, should we loose (may it never happen!), we will have the satisfaction that it was OUR team that contested the semi-final and not the yappers' team(s). We will be graceful in defeat and not blame the referee or anybody else. We will congratulate our opponents for being the better team this year and, moreover, we will still be the supporters of the BEST team in the RSA! Anybody that belittles our team, must know that his/her team has fared worse this year and is, therefore, less entitled to any acclamations or laudations. You can call me names or ignore my comments, it up to you, you disgruntled yappers: I will not respond. I have better things to do with my time.

  • SHARONVDM - 2011-07-01 11:07

    PLZ,PLZ,PLZ STORMERS- JST WIPE THE SMILES OFF THOSE CRUSADER FACES!!!!!!!

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