Stormers coach has no fear

2012-01-18 07:56

Cape Town - Stormers coach Allister Coetzee admits it will be a challenge without having the expertise of Rassie Erasmus to call on but says it's a challenge he will tackle "without any fear".

Erasmus earlier this month resigned form his position as director of coaching at the Western Province Rugby Union.

"Look, it only makes it more of a challenge," Coetzee told Die Burger newspaper when asked on the road ahead without Erasmus.

"We are rugby friends and will always stay in contact. I regularly talk with Rassie about players and where the game is heading. We will definitely miss him for all his new ideas."

But despite the big loss of Erasmus, the coach is not worried about tackling the season with the management team at his disposal.

"I have a quality management team and a good group of players around me. That's why I can take this challenge on without any fear, rather than worry about all possible hiccups and problems.

"It's almost like a guy who likes the adrenaline to flow and to jump off places. I'm driven by the desire to get things right."


  • Burtfred - 2012-01-18 08:22

    Now can you please get some silverware in the display cabinet at Newlands?

      paul.ramncwana - 2012-01-18 11:43

      Yes Pls!!

      Alan - 2012-01-18 13:16

      Hear Hear

  • Werner - 2012-01-18 08:35

  • Brannas - 2012-01-18 09:22

    Haha, Talk is cheap AC. I hope the stormers get on their moer again (as usual). The poor souls is gonna get slaughtered this season, mark my words.

      Bulldozer - 2012-01-18 09:34

      Elke jaar dieselfde storie.

      Steenbra - 2012-01-18 10:10

      Last time I checked the Bulls never made the CC semi's or the S15 semi's but it seems you have won the 2012 S15 and CC already! Julle bly dronk.. Cheap Lieberstein and Oom Tas no doubt!

      Marcell - 2012-01-18 10:34

      Slegter as wat dit die afgelope 11 jaar gegaan het kan dit nie. Bulle sal weer die vlag moet dra.

      Blou-Daan - 2012-01-18 10:46

      @Marcell Ek is dankbaar dat almal die Bulle so afskryf voor die seisoen nog begin. In 2007, 2009 & 2010 was die Bulle ook voor die seisoen bespot en afgeskryf en dit was wat ELKE wen toe lekker gemaak het. Ek sien hier kom n GREAT jaar vir die Bulle en "mark my words" almal wat vir Spies afskryf gaan verstik in hulle woorde. Ek lag nou al want ek weet wat kom :-)

  • Blou-Daan - 2012-01-18 10:30

    Allister Coetzee is slimmer as wat ons dink en hy weet dat niks gaan verander nou dat Rassie weg is nie. Die Stormers gaan net soos die laaste 11 jaar presteer en dit sal mos nie n probleem wees nie want al die ondersteuners is by nou al gewoond daaraan :-)

  • steven.chiaberta - 2012-01-18 16:42

    I think the Lions and Stormers will do well this year. Probably the Sharks as well. But the Cheetahs will have their usual lack of depth problems thanks to other unions stealing most of their best players, and the Bulls will need a year or two to get the new team achieving again. But sorry Bulle, Spies is only good when his team goes forward, otherwise he vanishes. He's proven that for years, so give me Alberts, Vermeulen or Josh Strauss any day of the week.

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