Habana in midfield again?

2012-02-20 17:23

Cape Town - The Stormers could again pick Springbok wing Bryan Habana in the midfield for their Super Rugby clash against the Hurricanes at Newlands on Saturday.

It was confirmed on Monday that centre Juan de Jongh, who injured his jaw against the Lions a few weeks ago, will not be considered for this weekend's clash, which might prompt coach Allister Coetzee to pick Habana as Jean de Villiers's centre partner.

Habana played at outside centre in their pre-season clash against the Southern Kings on February 11 and Coetzee was reportedly happy with his efforts there.

Should this scenario play itself out, Gio Aplon and Gerhard van den Heever will be the wingers with Joe Pietersen playing fullback.

Coetzee earlier expressed his intentions to utilise Aplon more at wing than fullback in 2012.

Meanwhile, loose forward Nick Koster and scrumhalf Dewaldt Duvenage have both been cleared fit for the Hurricanes game.

Duvenage will play his first game this year after missing all the Stormers' pre-season games due to injury. Koster sustained a knock to the knee (which led to a fluid build-up) in the clash against the Kings, but was cleared fit on Monday.

Lock Rynhardt Elstadt, who suffered an ankle ligament tear against the Kings, will be assessed on Wednesday before a final decision on his participation will be made.


  • Hoo - 2012-02-20 17:51

    @kommentator-'..en di canes soek 'n gaping, di canes soek 'n gaping! en hul kry vir habanna... en di telling dames 'n here, na net 3min: 5 vir di canes, 0 vir di stormers. 7min. is verby en die stormers val vir di soveelste maal in di skrum, reg voor di pale- di skeidsregter is moeg en moedeloos met di gesukkel en ken 'n straf drie toe aan di canes...di telling word nou canes 14 stormers 0. Di stormmers skop af-corry jane vang di bal-hy glip verby duan vermeule & andries bekker-hy hardloop nog steeds-verby schalk burger, habanne en nog 'n paar spelers wat daar rond hang-2 stormers spelers raak raak aan hom- hys verby hulle en tel nog spoed op-aplon duik maar dis 3meter mis-peter grant kom nader gehardloop en peter bietji, maar word lelik afgestamp-dit lyk of net joe peterson di stormers nou kan red- o nee, hy duik verkeerde kant toe- corry druk hom onder di pale. dit raak 'n slagveld-as Allis di wit handdoek nie ni nou ingooi ni gaan dit 'n lang seisoen word. na d game: Allis-"ons is happy hier by di weepee." dit was 'n goeie leerkurwe-ons bou nog aan di span-watch ons volgende jaar-weepee groete

      Bootman - 2012-02-20 18:29

      Bored much?

      Bootman - 2012-02-20 18:59

      @Hoo Can't agree more

  • Freddie - 2012-02-20 19:00

    Wat gaan met julle aan. Moet ons nie as proudly sa enige span ondersteun wat teen oorsese spanne speel nie.

      Saffa - 2012-02-20 19:13

      There are 3 teams in this competition I support: 1 - The Stormers, 2 - The Blues. 3. The Cheetahs. The rest are there purely to represent previously disadvantaged railway communities within the SANZAR borders - end of. So NO - I don't give an Alaskan orgy if the Bulls, Sharks and Lions lose every game. This is NOT Bok rugby.

      Bootman - 2012-02-20 19:40

      @ SAFFA........Never has a truer word been spoken...........BULLS ARE FAIRIES

      Bootman - 2012-02-20 20:24

      @Saffa And then you reckon I'm bored? Things pretty slow for you too?

      Smell - 2012-02-21 07:25

      Freddie you are right. Unless you have a little issue. And life is short.

      Bulldozer - 2012-02-21 07:40

      Smell, you still haven't had the common descency to answer my question, after you insulted me yesterday.

      Shistirrer - 2012-02-21 09:21

      Bootman definitely has a "little" issue.

  • TheGiven - 2012-02-20 21:03

    Reminds me of how Tereblanch was played at center for The Sharks once he was no longer the best in his position anymore...

  • Bullsrfairies - 2012-02-20 23:05

    I just wanted to tell you that my intellect is only rivaled by garden tools, and I cheer vi di Storme. ( Ja, sonne tanne, di Stome) Ons bekes is bietjie min, os vat die papsak, en ons claim to fame is die Conference cup

  • bernhard.b.baatjies - 2012-02-21 18:49

    wow....what a BACKLINE!!!!

      Bullsrfairies - 2012-02-21 20:08

      What a backline yes: slow, old, stupid, gay

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