Coetzee hits out at critics

2012-04-02 22:25

Cape Town - Stormers coach Allister Coetzee is not worried about their apparent lack of scoring four-try bonus points.

The men from Cape Town boarded for their Australasian tour on Sunday with five wins from five outings, sitting pretty at the top of the overall log with 24 points, two ahead of the Highlanders - their opponents this coming weekend in Dunedin.

But despite being unbeaten they have been criticised in some quarters for their lack of scoring tries. Only the Lions and Rebels, 14th and 15th respectively on the overall log, have scored fewer tries than the Stormers' eight.

Despite his team struggling to cross the whitewash, Coetzee is not fazed, as long as they keep winning.

"Like Heyneke Meyers said when he became Bok coach: You get winning rugby and losing rugby. We want to play winning rugby," Coetzee told Die Burger.

The coach was in any case pleased with their attacking efforts in their 20-17 win over the Bulls at Newlands last week.

"We were very good on attack, but didn't finish off well. However, it's good to create opportunities against a good team like the Bulls. We just have to become more clinical and finish off."

After their top-of-the-log clash against the Highlanders, they take on the Crusaders in Christchurch, Reds in Brisbane and Force in Perth. They'll have a bye once they finish their four-match tour.


  • Saffa - 2012-04-02 22:34

    Well they've been handed 12 points on a plate by corrupt refs, so I guess they'll gladly accept.

      Sean - 2012-04-03 01:11

      Spot On !!!!!!!!!!

      Ian - 2012-04-03 05:15

      Very libellous and completely unnecessary (besides being untrue).

      Lonne - 2012-04-03 05:34

      Saffa how many rugby games did you refereed in your life???? I guess a big fat 0. If you don't know anything about reffing do us all a favour and shut the f........up!!!!!!!!!!! Craig made one or two mistakes on Saturday but it went both ways.

      Riaan - 2012-04-03 06:11

      @ Saffa. Please stop talking bull. Corrupt refs? Sounds like a looooooooooooser complaining. Every excuse in the book besides that your team is not good enough. Pathetic. Dont forget to also blame global warming for your loss. Your a idiot! ( Ps. Olivier scored a try off a forward pass...where does that fit in? )

      Jed - 2012-04-03 06:46

      Bulls have been handed 3 Trophy's by Ref's. We call it Justice.

      Pomene - 2012-04-03 07:12

      Die fake Saffa bly n onnosele donner - selle storie week in en week uit - beperkte woordeskat sindroom sou ek se - word wakker poephol jy mis n goeie S15 reeks !!!!

      clivegoss - 2012-04-03 07:13

      Saffa , You are out of order. The ref had a poor game, both ways, Where is your sense of rugby sportsmanship ? For the record and the good order, I am a BULLS supporter, die hard.

      Terence - 2012-04-03 07:25

      Vallemj, so I suppose when the Bulls hammered the Chiefs it was also the refs fault?

      Stormkaap - 2012-04-03 08:19

      You okes are so naar.. at being beaten. Get over yourselves and accept it. Then remedy the problem. Change your captain and drop him from the run on team!. He is crap.

      james.botha3 - 2012-04-03 09:40

      @ Crapdetector. What forward pass.................

      Sean - 2012-04-03 14:59

      lol , 110 thumbs down ! It is still a fact that the Stormers must thank the ref for at least 3 wins !! Some teams are luckier than other teams !!

      Sean - 2012-04-03 15:00

      Is it true that one only pays R20 to watch a game a Newlands and you get a ``papsak`` for free ?

  • Saffa - 2012-04-02 22:43

    I'm smelling 3 to 4 Stormer losses in a row. I always thought my biggest pleasure comes from a Bulls win, but I must say a Stormer loss is even better.

      morneoosthuizen - 2012-04-02 22:51

      Funny, I feel the same with a Bulls loss.

      Miko - 2012-04-02 23:43

      Ur smelling pink bull sh... under your nose. Corrupt refs? Only through the eyes of a Blue ,Pink , Purple whatever funny colour supporter. Die Bulls glo hul spandokter gefire in ruil vir n ginekoloog

      Ruan - 2012-04-03 06:41

      Dit beteken seker jy wou jouself hang Sondag neh. Hahahahahaha. SSSSTTOOOOOORMMEEEERS!!!

      Pomene - 2012-04-03 07:13

      Soos ek hierbo gese het - onnosel donner wat n goeie S15 reeks mis deur sy blou en pienk brilletjies !!!!

      Stormkaap - 2012-04-03 08:22

      still betta than the bulls. you forget 2002 when the Bulls won how many games?

      Johan - 2012-04-03 09:13

      @Saffa - Goed vir Stormers Rugby dan, want jou reuk sintuig het jou die vorige 5 weke lelik in die steek gelaat.... Seker omdat jy so baie strooi praat....... Moet ek die Stormers met 'n groot of 'n klein margin laat wen???

      Sportmal - 2012-04-03 13:22

      @Saffa: Seun, kom weg voor jou rekenaar skerm en gaan speel buite, hou op aandag soek op die forums waar groot mense wil rugby gesels.

  • wesleywt - 2012-04-02 22:56

    I see the "some quarters" clearly don't watch rugby all that well. The best defence in the competition is quietly ignored by the " some quarters". Perhaps they should not be quoted by news24, since "some quarters" clearly are not qualified to comment.

      pieter.labuschagne2 - 2012-04-02 23:46

      Best defence in the competition? Look at the full log and see who has the least tries against them and the least points against them. That is the best defensive team.

      Ross - 2012-04-03 01:06

      Bulls have the best defence in terms of points scored against them at 17.8 pts/match followed by the Stormers and Chiefs at 18.2 pts/game. The Bulls and the Chiefs have the best defence in terms of tries scored against them at 1.2 tries/match followed by the Stormers at 1.4 tries/match. Let the stats speak for themselves.

      Terence - 2012-04-03 07:28

      Thanks Ross, stats don't lie.

      Stormkaap - 2012-04-03 08:24

      Neva heard of 1.4 tries . Like the Bulls supporters will say look at the scoreboard and look at the log! If you didnt win you lost whether you came 2nd or not you lost.

  • Corley - 2012-04-02 23:09

    Mr Coetzee, its not only your lack of not getting tries, the Bulls had 2 tries so your defense is also not that wonderful as well! The penalty that Craig Joubert awarded the Stormers towards the end of the game that was actually the Bulls penalty, and cost us the game! Like they say in afrikaans "die klok draai'!

      Japjapjap - 2012-04-02 23:14

      @corley- wiel wiel wiel... die w i e l....draaaai. die klok lui. stem saam corley, hou by di blou.

      Byron - 2012-04-03 00:41

      cry baby

      Lonne - 2012-04-03 05:40

      Nee Corley "die wiel draai"!

      Riaan - 2012-04-03 06:19

      BOO-HOO Corley. Nothing ever gets as sour as a bulls supporter. Enough with the excuses. You lost. Ha-Ha.

      Reinhardt Leach - 2012-04-03 07:11

      Die regte gesegde is die wiel draai jou idiot! mar anyway, jul sal nooit aanvaar dat die Stormers/WP opi die oomblik die beste span in die S15 is nie! Die ref was albei kante toe swak gewees!!! kyk waar staan Hougaard te ons die bal in die scrum ingegooi het, langs Duane, aan die regterkant van Dewald, dan gee hy nie eers 'n penalty nie, die ref was albei kante toe swak, so hou jou mond! Trots Stormers ondersteuner! Ali jare

      Pomene - 2012-04-03 07:16

      Two tries ????????????????? Come one gifted present and the other a blatant forward pass through a gap ............. are you crying king about that??? I would rather worry about the Liebenberg try which was scored by pushing the "pinkies" across their own goalline ............that is a concerrn !!

      Stormkaap - 2012-04-03 08:27

      Yes Corley and did you not see the forward pass from Kruger to least 2m forward and that was missed. and the pass to Kruger at least a 1m forward. In any game there will be disputed decisions.. More than that the Bulls pack were shown a lesson at scrumtime by some laaities just out of their teens

  • Kevin - 2012-04-02 23:45

    here is some great advice for Heyneke and Allister: come and read:

      Stormkaap - 2012-04-03 06:09

      Hell of a way for people to read your comments

  • Leon - 2012-04-03 06:08

    Saffa, as jy nie iets positief op die blog kan skryf nie, bly liewers stil. Moenie jou onkunde so blootstel nie.

  • Riaan - 2012-04-03 06:15

    How does one become as big a loser as Saffa and be so oblivious to the world around him. Something must have gone terribly wrong in his life at some stage? I pity the fool.

  • Blou-Daan - 2012-04-03 06:22

    Ek vermoed dat as die Stormers goed gaan toer (so3 uit 4 wen) sal hulle nie vorentoe maklik weer gewen kan word nie en sal hulle maklik bo op die SA konferensie klaarmaak, maak as hulle op toer gaan vasval gaan hulle ook nie weer die selfde Stormers span wees wat hulle nou is nie. En dis net my beskeie opinnie.

      Riaan - 2012-04-03 06:34

      @ Blou Daan. More maat. Ek dink die meeste spanne sal gelukkig wees met 3 uit 4 op n toer. Hopelik kan hulle die huidige momentum behou. Die driee sal kom. Geduld is baie belangrik. Sal graag wil sien dat hulle deur meer fases gaan met die bal.

      Lionel - 2012-04-03 07:01

      More almal,soos ek gister gese,ek sal baie bly wees as ons tussen 12-15 punte kan kry op die toer,gaan nie maklik wees nie maar tog nie ontmoontlik nie!!!!! Lekker daggie vir julle!!!

      Pomene - 2012-04-03 07:17

      @Blou-Daan - Hulle grootste toets is 2 Junie 2012 op Loftus - no question about that ???

      Lionel - 2012-04-03 07:22

      @Pomene,daai game gaan n rille wees,ons het hulle verlede jaar daar geklop,whats stopping us this time from doing it again!!!!!!!

      Blou-Daan - 2012-04-03 07:31

      @Pomene & Lionel Julle is doodreg, daarom het ek al ses weke gelede my kaartjies gekoop vir daai game. Kannie wag nie.....!!!!!

      Lionel - 2012-04-03 08:15

      Morning Raven,can of whiplash hahahaaha!!!!!!!!

  • Paul - 2012-04-03 06:23

    Why is Joe Pietersen taking kicking duties? Peter Grant is a much better goal kicker. Why is Allister persisting with Joe. Everytime Joe tees up the ball, there is a 50/50 chance he could miss the easiest of kicks.

  • walkthisway469 - 2012-04-03 07:21

    If you want to make easy money this weekend bet Saders by 7+ .Guaranteed returns.

  • DuToitCoetzee - 2012-04-03 08:04

    Allister, you say a lot now that you have that big win behind you and you most probably can now afford it . Congratulation with the win, but now you must make SA proud by winning most, if not all on tour. We will cheer you guys on from SA. Good luck with the tour. Cheetah supporter.( from Cape Town ;) )

      Marko - 2012-04-03 19:26

      Speak for yoursef!

  • Andrè - 2012-04-03 08:22

    The Bulls lost due to dirty play: The one bloke bend beneath the storms locks legs and the other touch him with the result seen - opposition lock fall on his back: Dont critisize the ref for that

  • Stormkaap - 2012-04-03 08:30

    Allistair what you should worry about is the lack of opportunities craeted by you backline.. Even though Jean had a good game he is not creating the spark for the backs outside of him. What you need to do is kick Fleckie up the backside and get that aspect of the play right. Two seasons we have been struggling there now. FIX IT!

  • Clifton - 2012-04-03 10:05

    coetzee may not be worried ,but one lose and they end up in 8th place then what will his comment be. he should be worried very worried, but winning becomes a habit. go stormers

  • Michael - 2012-04-03 12:25

    I wonder what the sorm in a teacup team will do and say at the end of the season when again they end up with absolutely no silverware in the closet? Poor WP rugby - oom Danie is not there any more to look after you brats!

  • Keith - 2012-04-03 12:29

    To complain about the Stormers?Bulls game is non-sensical, the game is history and the Stormers won. Toetie do not try to please everyone in the country. You are appointed to let us win. With your support staff and the players you are still doing that so who can complain. I believe that tries will come sooner then later. We are having the players for that. Just motivate the guys to remain committed to the franchise and the course to win the S15 this year.

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