Coetzee: Team in high spirits

2012-04-25 10:15

Johannesburg - Coach Allister Coetzee remains confident that the Stormers will finish their tour of Australasia on a high when they face the Force in a Super Rugby clash in Perth on Saturday.

This despite the Stormers taking another injury knock in the build-up to their last overseas game, when loose forward Nick Koster was sent home with a knee injury on Wednesday.

"Despite the injuries, the touring group is in high spirits and is very motivated," Coetzee said. "Our motto for the week is: nothing special has ever been achieved in ideal conditions."

Earlier in the week, Gio Aplon and Duane Vermeulen had been sent home injured, and while they were replaced by Don Armand and centre Berton Klaasen, Western Province Rugby did not name a replacement for Koster.

The Stormers have won two of their three matches on tour thus far, leaving them well placed in second position in the overall standings.

"A win this week will be the difference between a good tour and a great one and this group knows that," Coetzee said.

"Our sessions this week have been excellent and we will be going all out for a win in this game."


  • Ken - 2012-04-25 10:26

    As always I support SA teams when they play overseas so Go Stormers. Izak bly stil

      Facts - 2012-04-25 10:54

      KenB. Fantastic to read a decent comment for a change. Which team do you support? Good luck to all the SA teams.

      Massey - 2012-04-25 11:13

      Agree KenB. Stormers all the way and I will support all the traveling SA teams . . . . even the loudmouth bulls.

      Acta - 2012-04-25 12:43

      Good luck boys! @ken, Finally, iemand vir wie izak luister:)

      Francois - 2012-04-25 13:34

      Go Stormers! Allister will we see a win and a 4 try bonus point? (Also to the Lions and the Cheetahs - go for it!)

      Japjapjap - 2012-04-25 18:59

      Ai ek sien di weepee spannetjie is al weer high op spirits?? dis 'n algemene haasbek ding daar onder ne'... weepee jo leke deng

  • Lionel - 2012-04-25 10:41

    With all the injuries I still say Stormers by 11 points and 12-15 log points on tour makes it very successful tour...good luck my boys!!!!!!!!

      Lionel - 2012-04-25 11:19

      Hey Saffa, 2010 keeps popping up in my mind,hopefully we have learnt from that game!!! With regards to injuries,jees can one team be so unlucky???Correct there is a lot of conjecture going around about Duanne and JDV,hope its true,we need them!!!Really feel for Duanne,always gets injured at the wrong time!! You read yesterday afternoon how most Bulls supporters were having a go at Spies...finally seeing the light hehehe Eish,our friends from up North are a species on there own!!!!!!!!!!!

      Saffa - 2012-04-25 11:27

      @Lionel - no I didn't read that???????? You serious? Bulls bloggers AGAINST 'yster' Spies? It can only be those like that Rinus chap though - those that actually watch rugby. Raven and co are blinded by the biceps..... @Raven -

      Lionel - 2012-04-25 11:36

      @Saffa,correct,Rinus had a go at Spies,Raven,well he will always be the same old Raven:):) Morning Raven:):)

      Lionel - 2012-04-25 11:38

      @Saffa,also WTF and one or two others said that Spioes must go play Vodacom cup:):)

      John - 2012-04-25 11:42

      I think the T5 have made a huge contribution so far and with Bekker back they will continue to dominate. If there is a problem it might be in the backs where the defensive structures are less likely to function at 100%. Perhaps they should look at bringing in Burton at flyhalf and moving Grant to 12. In saying this DeJong looked very comfortable at 12.

      Saffa - 2012-04-25 11:44

      @Lionel - sorry I missed this Kodak moment......deeply sorry. I hope someone archived the link :) From hereon in I will be closing all my comments with the following: Anti-Bul groete

      Lance - 2012-04-25 11:46

      Respect to all the Bulls fans who are targeting their weak link..Spies. I thought maybe the Bulls profiles were hacked by some "Stormer lunatic"... :-). May the Bulls fans wish Spies into playing wing as he will shine there if he loses some muscle. Die loosies bus is vol Mnr Spies..

      Lionel - 2012-04-25 11:47

      LMAO@Saffa,check out "'Heyneckes No.7 headache"' @John,I for one am glad Bekker is back!!! I would give that Du Plessis youngster a go at centre and leave Grant at Flyhalf with Francis having a run in the 2nd half!!!

      Jason - 2012-04-25 11:57

      Morning my fellow Stormers.................and you other people! Interesting news from the Springbok team doctor Craig something or other this morning on 567 Cape Talk. He said that JDV will be ready and fit for the English tests............which is a pretty solid nod for a Bok spot. Apparently Craig has been in touch with the medical staff in Cape Town to find out his status. So there may be your temp Bok capt!

      John - 2012-04-25 12:01

      @Lionel - ya perhaps you are right. Let the DuPlessis get a start. I have watched Francis a few times and he is a pretty solid player who can also tackle so maybe 2nd half depending on how it goes.

      Lionel - 2012-04-25 12:01

      @Raven,worry more about your super hero Spies,he is in fact a embarrasmen":):) Howzit Jason,I also heard that,Boks need him as Meisiekind will never be able to make the step up

      Stirrer - 2012-04-25 12:02

      @Saffa: I just checked out the voelmyhoring website - eish, they just redefined "kommin". The owner (sherif - he can't even spell "sheriff" properly), won't even be accepted as a reporter at "Die Son". Makes guys like Blouvitrioel, Raven and Christian proud, I suppose. By the way, what happened to Terence? Did he choke on his own drivel? He's been MIA for a few days now. Stormer groete.

      Lionel - 2012-04-25 12:06

      @John,one actually feels for a guy like Burton Francis,he gets the backs away on the front foot and rarely puts a foot wrong but Grant is a great kicker,difficult choice!!!! @Stirrer,I aslo checked it out,classic,hahahahaha As for Terrence,probably got to hot in the kitchen for the lad:):)

      Stormkaap - 2012-04-25 12:07

      Saffa is that the name of their website.. voelmyhoring!!!!!!! dont believe it.. No wonder they wanna wear pink and Spies is Captain Poofie

      Saffa - 2012-04-25 12:14

      I knew you chaps would enjoy that (an anti-Bull mate of mine - a born and bred Pretoria chap who is very pro Stormers sent me that link for a laugh....and I HAD to share...cos sharing is caring - hehehehe) @Stormkaap - it is indeed the place men meet to discuss Bulls I have to ask Rene what the hobbitses she is doing there though...

      Saffa - 2012-04-25 12:22

      OK, so now the Blue brigade are reporting my comments again...........tis the only reason my comments disappear......oh well :( I will be back with more.

      Papa-storm - 2012-04-25 12:47

      yep saffa,the pink brigade reported my comments too, i guess the truth hurts

  • Neutedop - 2012-04-25 10:55

    Amazing dat die Bulls enigsins nog iets te sê het, na die Stormers hul gewen het, die Blues hulle by die huis gewen het, hulle nog nie eers getoer het, en reeds onder die Stormers op die log is, EN dat hulle deur 'n blatante skelm ref gehelp is. Ander ding wat my altyd vermaak, is dat daar meer Bulls op Stormer berigte post as op hulle eie. Lyk my ons fasineer hulle.

      Koos - 2012-04-25 11:20

      Die bulls speel beter rugby as wat verwag na n paar van hulle oumas en oupas afgetree het ! Maar hulle ondersteuners raak net dommer by die dag. Dis as of hulle nie die wedstryde kyk nie. Die BRUMBIES was verneuk !!!!

      Stirrer - 2012-04-25 11:48

      @Raven, weet jy wat amuseer my? (check die korrekte spelling...) Gaan kyk na , lees ook die onderskrifte, dis frikkin' skreeusnaaks! :D

      Saffa - 2012-04-25 11:52

      @Stirrer - you HAVE to visit that little Bulls website I mentioned here.....I fear we might only see you again in 2 weeks once your hysterical laughter subsides.

      Saffa - 2012-04-25 11:53

      @Stirrer - Raven was talking about A-MUSEUR (a Masseur......) Thats what they discuss on

      Lionel - 2012-04-25 12:01

      Saffa,I just checked it out,hahahahahahahahahahhaahahahha

      Stirrer - 2012-04-25 12:05

      @Saffa: I did, see my comment above :D

      Acta - 2012-04-25 12:41

      @neutedop, Hehe lekker kry ek nou, cause its facts...

  • Grant - 2012-04-25 11:28

    Throw the kitchen sink Stormers! Then its a week off recuperating with the most welcome bye and into some home games....may just be the Stormers year....but a lot depends on the team getting a result in Perth! Go boys !!

  • John - 2012-04-25 11:32

    Alistair you will be fielding the Marties A team for the rest of the competition if the current rate of attrition continues. Goodluck to the boys. Win this one and you may shut some of the big mouths up once and for all.

      Saffa - 2012-04-25 11:46

      No @Raven, it won't silence you the same way the Bulls winning 10000000000000000 million 'cups' won't silence your critics............You know this to be true.

      Jason - 2012-04-25 11:59

      Super 15 conference cup is a trophy! And it sits proudly in the Newlands trophy cabinet..............lonely but proud!

      Stirrer - 2012-04-25 12:07

      Raven, if you replace the word "are" with "used to be, in a galaxy far, far away", your post might make a bit more sense.

      Saffa - 2012-04-25 12:20

      @Raven - the Bulls team that won 3 Super Cups was indeed an awesome team, as was the WP team of the 80's, the 1st wave I caught, Margaret Thatcher as Pom PM, my matric dance and my 1st U2 concert......BACK IN THE DAY..... - I'm just not sure how long one is supposed to hold onto the past?

      Stirrer - 2012-04-25 12:21

      @Raven: Nope, we just look at the log. THIS year's log, the current, fresh, up to date one, not one from a few years back.

      Stormkaap - 2012-04-25 13:11

      Raven.. so erken jy dat die Bulle 'piénk' is LOL

      Stirrer - 2012-04-25 13:48

      No Raven, it's the log where the Stormers are above the Bulls because we have won more games. "Tied on points" means the teams are equal because they have the same points. Same points, yes. Equal, no. Tied, no. Accept it. Stormer groete.

  • BlouMasjien - 2012-04-25 11:53

    Go stormers.

      Papa-storm - 2012-04-25 12:58

      couldnt agree more with you blou

      Jed - 2012-04-25 13:25

      Nice break for you lads Blou, at a very crucial time it looks like.

  • Deon - 2012-04-25 12:14

    Let us hope history don't repeat itself. Stormers doing well during the round robin phase and then lose when it matters. It might not be so bad for them to lose a game or 2 now.

      Lionel - 2012-04-25 12:18

      But not against the Force

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