Duvenhage doubtful for Bloem

2011-06-16 11:00

Gavin Rich - SuperSport

Johannesburg - Peter Grant may be back in the team but the DHL Stormers’ halfback crisis is still not over, with Dewaldt Duvenhage now in serious doubt for Saturday’s final Super Rugby league game against the Toyota Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.

Duvenhage went over on his ankle against the Brumbies in Canberra a few weeks ago. The injury forced him to return home from the overseas tour a week early, thus meaning that he missed the 40-3 win over the Rebels in Melbourne. However he played from the bench in last week’s defeat to the Vodacom Bulls at Newlands, taking up flyhalf in place of Kurt Coleman in the second half.

Although Duvenhage has been named in the team for the match against the Cheetahs, he was only able to watch as his team trained before a downpour forced them from the field at the High Performance Centre on Wednesday. Coach Allister Coetzee said that him missing training was only a precautionary measure, but it has been learned that his participation in the match is in severe doubt.

Should he miss out, yet another of last year’s all-conquering Western Province under-21 stars will be making his first start for the Stormers. Louis Schreuder flew to Australia to be part of the match squad for the Rebels game, but should he find himself wearing the No 9, this will be his first start at this level.

Schreuder was named on the Stormers bench on Wednesday as it is understood that Ricky Januarie, who was poor against the Bulls last week, has broken his hand. It may well be that the Stormers management have also decided to move on from Januarie, who is taking up a contract with a French club at the conclusion of the Super Rugby season.

Schreuder is highly enough rated by the Stormers management and talent scouts that they opted to back him as the future rather than Conrad Hoffmann, who moved to the Sharks. So it is not as though he is a player who lacks ability. Nic Groom will be the man who comes onto the Stormers bench should Duvenhage be ruled out.

“Dewaldt was a bit stiff on Wednesday. But I am positive that he could make it for Saturday. He is just tight around the quad muscle and because of the treatment he has received I am just being cautious as he could aggravate his condition if he runs in the wet,” said Coetzee.

The Stormers have the carrot of having a bye week in which all the struggling players can recover before a home semi-final if they win against the Cheetahs on Saturday. Apart from scrumhalf, the team looks on paper to be the strongest selected so far this season, with the Stormers opting to include all three Springbok centres, with Jean de Villiers playing on the wing and Gio Aplon moving to fullback.


  • Ace Ventura - 2011-06-16 11:07

    On a hiding to nothing. Go Cheetahs!!!

      WPBEFONK - 2011-06-16 11:13

      TOUGH and PHYSICAL affair at loftus. Sharks out to REVENGE. Sharks by 3+!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Ace Ventura - 2011-06-16 11:25

      Was dit nie gister 12+ nie?

      René Müller - 2011-06-16 11:57

      The Cheetahs Sarel and Sias are a real threat to any team! With the Stormers struggling at the moment in those 2 positions, wow, anything can happen. Sometimes teams coming of a bye, lose momentum, don't know which Cheetah team will pitch, the refreshed, hungry one or the one who lost momentum? Only time will tell!

      Honest Dude - 2011-06-16 12:42

      As 'n Stormer ondersteuner het ek meer respek vir die Cheetahs as enige ander SA span. Hulle ondersteuners is nie sulke tappat gemors soos in die Noorde nie en hulle manne kan rugby speel.

      Ace Ventura - 2011-06-16 13:20

      Tappit gemors = Super champs.

      Honest Dude - 2011-06-16 13:29

      @Ace- Die speler is olraait. Hulle supporters is tappat gemors.

      Ace Ventura - 2011-06-16 14:42

      Tappit gemors supporters support Super champs.

      TrueSaffa - 2011-06-16 15:21

      honest dude, ek stem 100% saam. ek het respek vir die bulls spelers maar hulle ondersteuners is gemors. 10 jaar terug toe die bulle laaste geeindig het was julle almal tjoep stil. As hulle wen gaan hulle an soos julius malema. Ek as a stormer supporter staan by my span deer duk en dun. En die laaste 10 jaar was maar dun gewees.

      WPBEFONK - 2011-06-16 17:02

      @LLOYD -Jip, ek het bietjie gechange. Because I need to show respect the the CURRENT Super champions!!!

      Ace Ventura - 2011-06-16 17:30

      BALSAK kom reg!!! Bulls en respek in een sin. Wow!

  • WPBEFONK - 2011-06-16 11:12

    Stormers jou Mooi DING. GREAT team, let's bring on the YOUNG GUNS, Louis Schreuder is ready and waiting!!!! Let them FIRE!!!!!!! ABSOLUTELY no DOUBT in my mind STORMERS by 20++

  • Zip23 - 2011-06-16 11:24

    No problem for Stormers! Play Januarie, injured just as good as being overweight and slow.

  • SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-16 11:28

    My worry is not about the scrummie position, as Schreuder and Groom are more than capable replacements. My worry is that Dewald covers 10 as well.......and I doubt Peter Grant will be able to play 80 minutes in any event, so what happens to the 10 spot should Grant be injured or not able to play the full 80? I know Schreuder can play 10 as well as 9, BUTTTTTTT: shew, that might be a gamble in a must win game? Then again - in the youngster we TRUST, none of them have let the team down thus far. Seriously though, with all these disruptions and injuries at 9 and 10, apart from a few games, we have emerged unscathed thus far, which is testament to ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL the young men who have been asked to make the step-up from U19 and U21 level. Good on you chaps! I seriously hope the union back these youngsters and keep them in the Cape, in lieu of paying 'massive salaries' to a few stars. I reckon we can pay 4 kids for the price of ONE overrated CJ.

      Marcell - 2011-06-16 12:34

      Die Kaap is berug vir sy overrated, overpaid hasbeens.

      Mike@CapeT - 2011-06-16 12:42

      Unfortunately, if we continue to ignore these kids, they will be snapped up by the likes of the Bull's and the Sharks. It seems that the Bull's especially, are always prowling the Cape/Boland area for their up and coming stars.....stuff them, we must try to keep them here!

      Brannas - 2011-06-16 12:49

      Die stormers is in kakas dink ek, weer groot verdriet in die Kaap na die naweek, GO CHEETAHS, make us proud and moer daardie wynsuipers lekker.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-16 12:54

      @Brannas - jy nou herstel van jou naweek en die 'beserings' wat jy hier opgedoen het?

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-16 12:59

      @Mike - I agree 100%. I have always been in favour of sticking to the home-grown talent, the heavens know we have had enough. The Sharks academy are just as 'active' in recruiting our school boys. They took the Paarl Boys flyhalf from last year (an incredible talent) and a lock from Paarl Gym or Paul Roos (not sure which) Sadly though, we genuinely can't keep all the kids - not with the amount of quality we produce. The only thing that fascinates me though, is WHY for example the Bulls "academy" can't produce anything worthwhile? It means their schoolboy rugby is poor, or there really just is 'limited' natural talent up there?

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-16 13:04

      @Mike - in fact Affies are playing Grey now at 1pm (SS1) - let's see what talent there is in Pretoria.......

      gnus wakker - 2011-06-16 13:09

      Dewaldt Duvenhage mors sy talente by die Stormers. As hy Bulls toe kom sal hy 'n jaar die beste skrumskakel in die land wees

      Mike@CapeT - 2011-06-16 13:22

      Thanx Saffa.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-16 13:28

      Sorry 2 o clock @Mike. @Gnus wakker - jy moes al lankal geslaap het. Hoe die hel funksioneer jy met 2 ure slaap huh? Moet nou net nie se jy was besig in 'teater'. Gaan slaap - vanaand het jy al die tyd in die wereld om ons profiles te steel en strond te praat. Voetsek.

      Marcell - 2011-06-16 13:31

      Die uitdaging wat die skole in GP het is dat die seuns nie meer so erg oor die rugby is nie. Baie van hulle verkies om hokkie te speel. Van die skole het die afgelope paar jaar al ernstige probleme daarmee.

      Dowwe Duane - 2011-06-16 15:43

      Poor SAFFA Ever thought that "gnus" profile has also been stolen. Or does the "think" thing not work for you

  • Marcell - 2011-06-16 12:32

    Lyk my hier klomp ape van die Kaap is verward. Is hulle te dom om vas te stel hoe ernstig beserings is? Of jy is reg om te speel of nie. Miskien wil hy nie speel nie aangesien die Chokers sleg tweede gaan kom.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-16 13:01

      @Marcell - having a sh*te day in Melbourne old chap? I wonder if we will see you around these parts when the Springboks play? You have said you support Australia? The Bulls and Australia.......a match made in an alternate 'heaven'.

      Ace Ventura - 2011-06-16 13:29

      Honestly dude, is that the best you can come up with?

      Marcell - 2011-06-16 13:41

      Ek dink die persone wat die Aussies afskryf gaan op hul neuse kyk. Wat vir my baie opvallend is, is dat Rugby Union nie 'n baie groot aantrekking het nie. Rugby league is heelwat groter as Union. Aussie rules is natuurlik soos 'n geloof. Elke voorstad het 'n klub wat in 3-4 ligas speek. Dis nou aan die gang, elke week speel almal. Maandae sit die citing commission en offer die oortreders 'n vonnis. As hy dit nie aanvaar nie kan hy appelleer en as hy nie slaag nie word dit vermeerder.

      GraemeBB - 2011-06-16 20:16

      @honest dude - jy is darem n vuil ou. Die gemors van die Suid kan gelukig nie opstroom spoel nie!! En ek dink sy vrou het smaak, en dus glo ek dit is jou sussie waaroor jy praat.

  • JJRR - 2011-06-16 12:54

    Ag hier begin die mindgames alweer! Ons almal weet hulle GAAN hom speel!

  • gnus wakker - 2011-06-16 13:05

    Die Stormertjies is in kakkas. Duvenhage is na Fourie du Preez die beste skrumskakel en die tweede beste losskakel in die land. Met hom sal hulle oor die Cheetahs hardloop. Sonder hom gaan hulle snot vreet.

      Marcell - 2011-06-16 13:33

      Ek dink hy is derde naas Francios.

      Krugga - 2011-06-16 15:10

      Ek dink vierde na Sarel.

      Ace Ventura - 2011-06-16 17:30

      Vyfde na Ricky.

  • Marcell - 2011-06-16 13:46

    'all the struggling players' beteken die hele span.

  • Frik - 2011-06-16 14:07

    Honest tyd om honest met jouself te wees... Jy is een moerse groot twat!!!

      Honest Dude - 2011-06-16 14:36

      Jou ma se twat is baie groter.

      Krugga - 2011-06-16 15:16

      Dit klink soos die tipe goed wat Sparkie kwyt raak. Nie eers die kommenste Bull ondersteuner is n match vir die ou nie.

      Frik - 2011-06-16 15:45

      Ag shame is dit al wat jy kan se? Wys net hoe eenvoudig jy werklik is!!!

  • KGB - 2011-06-16 14:53

    Honest Dude: Jou tappits raas kom by en word wakker. Daar is net een goeie ding in die KAAP, en dit is die pad terug NOORDE toe.

  • Krugga - 2011-06-16 15:07

    I suppose if you're really hard up for quality players then you will rate this guy. Fourie, Hougie, Sarel - the best in SA, in that order.

  • KGB - 2011-06-16 15:10

    Honest Dude: Behalwe dat julle 'n klomp chokers is, en net persoonlike aanvalle kan maak getuig dit van jou grootheid, want jy dink jy, het 'n "groot Stormer size" . Nei boetman dis net omdat jy vreeslike klein handjies het,nou lyk die geringste dingetjie vir jou vreeslik groot. As jy nie saam met die groot honde kan skuim piepie nie, gaan lê dan liewer op die stoep in die son. Let wel: 'n "BUL" het drie horings.!!!!!!!!!!!!

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-16 17:34

      Duvenhage moet elke dag hard teen die oor gebl!ksem raak dis wat

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-17 06:46


  • Dowwe Duane - 2011-06-16 15:35

    That's good news. January-Grant combo, more useless not seen in a centuary. CHEETAHS!!!!

  • Dowwe Duane - 2011-06-16 15:38

    @SAFFA Lekker maak jy jou naam gat. Kyk jy's darem onder die top 5 onnoselste ape op die blog. gnus se "profile" is ook gekaap jou idiotiese sot!!!!

  • Dowwe Duane - 2011-06-16 15:40

    @Mike@CapeT And only the Bulls are buying/stealing in the South? What about Jantjies, Habana, Jacque Fourie, Grant, January, CJ, Fondse, Duane, Louw, Tiaan, Harris. Dowwe little twat you are, very selective reading and posting!

      Krugga - 2011-06-16 15:50

      @Dowwe, fully agree, but you wont see them replying to this. They talk about their golden generation, like Haleys comet - once every 76 years. What happened to the other generations...? A lesson they'll just have to learn again, dont talk too soon.

  • SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-16 17:25

    Hi All, I just got some secret information from the Bulls camp.Apparently they have already picked 2 sides for Sat against the Sharks. They will be playing their 2nd team if the Waraths lose. As both the 6th and 5th place teams will have to travel for the quarters, they prefer to finish 6th (vs 5th) and then only have to travel an hour to Newlands vs 30h to NZ. I guess there's an above average chance the stormers will lose to the Cheetahs meaning they'll finish 3rd. 3vs 6 and 4vs 5 in quarters. Man that's dissapointing, there goes our Super-15 cup chances out the window. We all know what happened at Newlands a week ago!

  • flat bier - 2011-06-16 17:40

    Die Bulle ondersteuners kannie ophou praat oor die Stormers spelers nie, hulle management kannie ons spelers ophou koop nie, hulle smouse loop by die Kaapse skole rond en snuffel ons Kaapse spelers uit, en lok hulle met geld. Die bulle se rugby skool het manne soos Zane ''sideshow bob'' Kischner produce. In my mening een van die k.kste fullbacks ooit, kyk bietjie, as hy die bal kry skop hy 'n up en under, dis al wat hy doen...o ja hy vee ook die dreds die heeltyd uit sy oe uit en maak seker hy lyk mooi vir die kamera, net soos joost en ou fourie.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-16 19:12

      @ flat bier And only the Bulls are buying/stealing in the South? What about Jantjies, Habana, Jacque Fourie, Grant, January, CJ, Fondse, Duane, Louw, Tiaan, Harris. Dowwe little twat you are, very selective reading and posting!

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-17 06:46


  • Bandleader - 2011-06-16 18:28

    Test of depth, and strong decision to move past Januarie now that he is not imposed on the Stormers by Bok management. Let's hope the young guns do the Stormers proud - bodes well for the future. The Bulls blue machine rolls on because of the depth in their juniors coming through to senior ranks.

  • MrMojoRising - 2011-06-16 18:34

    Honest Dude, jy is 100% reg! Dis eintlik jammer dat die Bulls sulke gemors moet he vir ondersteuners.

      Joe_Dirt - 2011-06-16 20:16

      SAFFA, Jy's seker so vetgat, lae luis wat by jou ma hulle bly en van hulle af spunch. So regte ou white trailer trash, iemand wat niks vir homself kan doen nie. En hier gooi jy kommentaar rond en mense reageer, en jy voel goed oor jouself want mense gee vir jou aandag. Iets wat jy seker nie by mammie en pappie gekry het nie.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-16 20:56

      @Joe_Dirt En jy's seker 'n Stormer ondersteuner, foeitog, is daar 'n erger "insult?!

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-16 22:16

      al die Stormers kom ons vang bietjie gees voor die naweek, almal vat hande en ons sing lekker saam: "Ons is dom maar ons werk hard (en herhaal) "Ons is dom maar ons werk hard" (kom Duane, Kom Duane uit volle bors nou!) ONS IS DOM EN BEKERLOOS!!!

      Oupa Uiloe - 2011-06-17 02:24

      Oupa wil net vir al die Stormers se baie geluk, julle is loshande die grootste dose in wereldrugby

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-17 06:47

      @Joe_dirt - not me making those comments old chap - tis the fake.

  • SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-16 20:57


      gnus wakker - 2011-06-16 22:33

      Jy is ja, 'n dom etter wat hard teen die oor gebliksem moet word. Nou sing saam...ek is 'n dom blou bul maar ek werk hard, ek is 'n dom etter maar ek probeer

  • hawk - 2011-06-17 03:07

    Go Cheetas Go. Cheetas by 20+. WP all a bunch of soft babies. Always getting hurt. Mweeeeeeeeeee

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