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We have to play well: Jean

2012-06-29 12:47

Cape Town - The Stormers will not underestimate a struggling Lions outfit when they meet in a Super Rugby clash at Newlands on Saturday, according to home side skipper Jean de Villiers.

The Johannesburg franchise arrive in Cape Town on the back of the suspension of coach John Mitchell while they cope with the debilitating effects of an undecided Super Rugby future.

De Villiers said the hosts would nonetheless approach the match with the same caution afforded to the top teams.

“Every team in this competition is dangerous and you cannot afford to relax, as the Sharks found out to their regret when they lost to the Lions,” De Villiers said.

"They have as much desire, so we have to play well, and equally they have just as much to play for.

"At the start of the week, when we looked ahead at the fixture, we realised that we're in for a tough game."

De Villiers, like the rest of the returning Springboks, had the option of enjoying a break after three back-to-back gruelling Tests against England, but he opted to lead the side.

"For us Springboks there is a feeling that we finished the Test series on a negative note," he said.

"This game gives us a chance to feel better by putting in a good performance."

Stormers coach Allister Coetzee said he admired De Villiers for fronting up to the responsibility of captaining the side instead of resting.

“Jean was out for three weeks [prior to the Tests] with an injury so he was forced to rest, and even after the Tests he's still determined to play," Coetzee said.

"I wasn’t going to argue with him, especially since we're approaching the business end of Super Rugby.”

Interim Lions coach Johan Ackermann expected a tough contest from the SA conference leaders, and he said they would need to be prepared for a powerful Stormers side.

Ackermann's team are lying second from bottom with only two wins in the campaign.

"They are playing for a cup that they haven't won, so I think the motivation from their side won't be short," Ackermann said.

"We know it is going to be a tough ask and we are looking forward to a good challenge."

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Comments
  • orrinf8 - 2012-06-29 12:51

    here we go STORMERS, here we go !! SSSTTTOOORRRMMMEEERRRSSS

      orrinf8 - 2012-06-29 13:11

      there's a STORM brewing in Cape Town at the moment .. 'here KITTY, it's bath time' :)

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-06-29 14:23

      Julle gaan julle g@tt3 sien...

      orrinf8 - 2012-06-29 14:36

      no hidden 'identities' here, pal (fake Herald wannabe and that's just a shame) .. DIE STORMERS SKRIK VIR NIKS !!

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-06-29 14:45

      Get over yourself... I thought we skinned that cat... and now i'm not talking about the Lion who is going to eat your Snoek koppe come tomorrow...

      frans.visserdsb - 2012-06-29 15:19

      Strange thing - the Stormers supporters mostly comment using their own real profiles. The Bulls supporters mostly have these fake made up profiles... makes you think. I am proud to support the Stormers.

      Bossie - 2012-06-29 15:24

      Dis net n bull supporter wat dit kan goed dink om n ander bull supporter se profile te hijack en dan soortgelyke anti-WP posts te banter.. dit is actually moooooeeeeerrrr funny!!

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-29 15:34

      Bossie, my friend Charlie is his own person.

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-06-29 16:59

      These bunch of Mountain People assume everybody are Bulls supporters... I think it's very difficult for them. As soon as they pass the Brede River they in a New Country.. Ag Shame...

      frans.visserdsb - 2012-06-29 19:05

      Blue raven... if you make up a fake profile using a second g-mail address to create your own fake freinds on facebook... and then use that to comment on your team, it seems a little sad... Even worse than that is that you can't come up with an original name, such as Faye King...

      Tom - 2012-06-29 19:17

      I'm also a silent comedian, don't forget me

      anwar.addinall - 2012-06-29 19:38

      Orrin, don't know why the jukskeiers are commenting on your post. Anyway, we'll take it easily tomorrow................so will Naka's boys.

      orrinf8 - 2012-06-29 23:32

      DIS N STORMERS DING, N LEKKER, LEKKER STORMERS DING, ONS KANNIE WORRY NIE, WANT ONS GAAN WEN, DIS N STORMERS DING !!! HAK VRYSTAAT !!!

  • maakdiebulle.almalbokke - 2012-06-29 12:54

    Isn't it a coincidence that saffa cat stop commenting on news 24 the same time ,that the teen was Arrested for Raping His Mother in the Western Cape? One plus one hey!

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-29 12:56

      Makes sense, actually.

      japjapjap.wat - 2012-06-29 13:38

      "We have to play well??" nou hoekom hoekom hoekom dink di' superster belaaide span, met di beste verdediging in wereld rugby, met di mees opwindendste agterlyn in mens se jeugenis en 'n def volledige hoolahoop sprangbok agttal- hoekom dink hulle hul moet goed speel,.. teen 'n span wat heeeel onder op di supertabel is,.. sonder 'n afrigter of enige noemenswaardige spelers?? ontspan en geniet di oorwinning?? sakkie waar's jy?? 100+ vir di asemrowende magtige stoomers??

      frans.visserdsb - 2012-06-29 15:20

      Strange thing - the Stormers supporters mostly comment using their own real profiles. The Bulls supporters mostly have these fake made up profiles... makes you think. I am proud to support the Stormers.

      frans.visserdsb - 2012-06-29 15:22

      And to paraphrase Harold - this is an article about the Stormers. why are you even on this article Harold? I thought you said watching the stormers play is as exciting as watching your leftover pasta in the microwave? why then are you still commenting here? just asking...

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-29 17:14

      To comment hear and watch them play are 2 very different things.

      japjapjap.wat - 2012-06-29 18:53

      @vissie- ...is dit' regtig jo' profiel foto'tjie??? jinne vissie, ekt gedog dis jo vrou s'n wat jy tydelik gebruik?? ...dws jy lyk regtig so'?? jammer om te hoor...was jy in 'n ongeluk?? moenie kommer ni vissie jy's ni so bad soos almal se' ni-ons laaik jo nog steeds??(kyk na al di duimpies wat hier onder OP gaan- dit beteken ons laaik jo nogsteeds??)

      frans.visserdsb - 2012-06-29 19:07

      LOL - Jappie, ja dis regtig ek. anders as jy is ek nie skaam om openlik my span te ondersteun nie...

  • mvw74 - 2012-06-29 13:12

    Make us once again proud Stormers you have achieved more than the bulls this season again!!!

      maakdiebulle.almalbokke - 2012-06-29 13:24

      But still no trophy

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-29 13:25

      At the Bulls headquaters, against the walls there are various placards stating the many successes of Bulls rugby. Currie cup champs from this year to that, Super rugby champs from this year to that etc. At Newlands the placards read: Finished higher than the Bulls this year, that year etc.

      mvw74 - 2012-06-29 13:25

      But we are currently better than the bulls 2 years running so I'm glad about that..

      maakdiebulle.almalbokke - 2012-06-29 13:34

      @mvw, Don't set your expectations high an you won't be disappointed! Hey?

      japjapjap.wat - 2012-06-29 13:46

      @mvw47- ek dink julle moet alles gee, vir daai conference beker?? julle het def 'n kans...?? ons almal- al di sitbokke van di platberg staan agter julle?? as jy al di OP duimpies kan tel hier onder my kommintaar, sal jy sien, ons as sitbok brigade, staan agter julle.....??

  • melt.esterhuizen - 2012-06-29 13:35

    J de V ,goeie oordeel my vriend......moet geen span onderskat nie. Daar is goeie spelers in die Lions se span en wees bereid om hard te speel vir n moontlike wen en n 5 bpunte. Die Bulls het nog nie geleer nie, in van hul eerste wedstryde die Blues onder aan die puntleer onderskat en......? n Paar weke gelede het hulle "net opgedaag" om die Stormers se " B span" te vermorsel en.....? Die Sharks het hulle les geleer so staan vas en maak ten eerste seker van n wen en dan die bonus 5 punte. Gaan nie n maklike wedstryd wees nie, die Lions wil bewys hulle hoort in die Super 15 en gaan daarop uit wees om te wen. Sien uit na die twee SA wedstryde die naweek.

      melt.esterhuizen - 2012-06-29 14:00

      @Blueraven, Jy is miskien reg juis daarom het ek gese maak eers seker van die wen en dan van die 5 bonuspunte. Met J de V daar sal hy die punte vat voor hy kantlyn toe laat skop nie soos Burger wat vir driee gaan en dan niks kry nie, seker juis daarom dat die Stormers so hoog op die log is. Ek wonder wat is J de V se wenpersentasie as kaptein die afgelope 3 jaar? Vir die Bokke 100% vir die Stormers moet dit in die 80 % wees. Hoop hulle hou hom as kaptein al kom Burger terug.

      John - 2012-06-29 14:27

      Still don't get it do you Pinkraven. No bonus points 2nd on S15 log. It's easy - no bonus points 2nd on S15 log. There's no honour in getting a bonus point for losing. GO THE MIGHTY STORMERS!!!!!

      maakdiebulle.almalbokke - 2012-06-29 14:31

      @Melt ,J de V se wenpersentasie as kaptein vir die Bokke is 66.6%

      John - 2012-06-29 14:47

      Yes you SEEM to be getting it now. So imagine if there were no bonus points. The Bulls would be sitting on 32 and the Stormers on 44 making a difference of 12 points. In essence the Bulls would have to win all their remaing games and the Stormers lose all their games to end in a tie. That is the difference in quality between the two sides.

      maakdiebulle.almalbokke - 2012-06-29 15:06

      @john,you've been living in a dream world for the past 10 years

      cap.mor.5 - 2012-06-29 15:14

      Oh John, you are dumb. Imagine your uncle didn't have balls, then he would be your auntie. Does that make sense to you? The reason for bonus points is to get the teams to score tries. Not the boring rugby the stormers play. Lions to throw it around and score 5 tries this weekend. Now that would be worthy of a party.

      John - 2012-06-29 15:51

      @Cap & Pinkraven - I know why they have bonus points .... because the ARU wanted bonus points. It's not proven that bonus points result in more tries. Lets say it does result in more tries then all good but to get a point for losing by less than 7 is just ludicrous. Some like the system I don't.

  • mack.myburgh - 2012-06-29 13:47

    Stormers should win by 20 plus points !

      Morne - 2012-06-29 14:13

      @ pinkraven - drol...

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-29 14:16

      Ha ha ha ha Raven.

      anwar.addinall - 2012-06-29 15:33

      They just have to win.............like in their previous games.

      lance.elliott.3914 - 2012-06-29 15:59

      @ Blue re: suggesting that Stormers booed Morne..Are you aware that Port Elizabeth is not a suburb in Cape town adjacent to Newlands ? Its in a part of SA known as the Eastern Cape...maps don't lie.

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-06-29 18:12

      Yes the bunch in the Eastern Cape jumped Ship... Since OP(EP) are so K they decided they go for the next best thing...

      japjapjap.wat - 2012-06-29 19:06

      @morne- sies man, sies sies sies!!!

      lance.elliott.3914 - 2012-06-29 19:21

      Very interesting Blue..my personal perception was that they would be Sharkies..guess PE is closer to Ct than Dbn. I don't condone the booing but Morne should have been benched after his 2nd no-show game..As a Bok supporter I hope he sorts his stuff out because I can't see Meyer benching him...

  • deon.fouche.3 - 2012-06-29 14:21

    Hier is meer pienk koei gemors commets as enige iets anders. Hulle commets is net soos Morne se stelskoppe pale toe, USELESS!

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-29 15:16

      Halley's commet only comes around every 80 odd years, so I don't know why Deon is getting so worked up about.

      maakdiebulle.almalbokke - 2012-06-29 15:19

      @Deon praat jy van halley se komeet ?

      frans.visserdsb - 2012-06-29 15:29

      Strange thing - the Stormers supporters mostly comment using their own real profiles. The Bulls supporters mostly have these fake made up profiles... makes you think. I am proud to support the Stormers. Stem saam Deon - lyk my hulle is jaloers omdat ons bo aan de punte leer sit. Lewe nog in die verlede waar hulle n paar super 14 bekers gewen het... Kan nie verstaan as ons se dat dit was n nader span nie - meeste van daai ouens het afgetree of speel elders (Victor, Bakkies, Danie, Fourie...) Dis so goed ek gebruik die WP span van die 80's wat 5 jaar in n ry die Currie beker gewen het...

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-29 15:32

      Frans, this IS my real profile.

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-29 15:44

      Deon can't tell the difference between a busdriver and a screwdriver.

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-29 15:55

      Raven, don't insult poor Dory.

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-06-29 18:16

      Frans is like and old gramophone...

      Dee - 2012-06-30 07:07

      ek sien die nuwe harold praat net so veel stupid k*k soos die ander harold wat nou skielik stil is

  • stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-06-29 15:56

    Oh dear the Dunces of Danville out in full force. Do these morons continually hit f5 waiting for a Stormers article

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-29 16:18

      You better believe it.

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-06-29 18:18

      No i click the refresh button on my browser...

  • Jacobus - 2012-06-30 10:25

    chaplinn go f$#k your momma

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-06-30 14:47

      already did but prefere your Mom... Dirty little slapper... i tell you... Tell her i'm waiting for my change she owes me....

  • eltie4jody - 2012-06-30 12:02

    Geen onderskating is goed ja,maar 5punte vi die Stomers sal beter beste wees vir ons stomers,so druk n paar asb

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