Stormers loan Canadian loosie

2012-05-09 12:40

Cape Town - Canada's Jebb Sinclair has been loaned by his Aviva Premiership side London Irish to the Stormers as loose forward cover.

VIDEO: Stormers TV unveil Jebb Sinclair

With Schalk Burger, Duane Vermeulen and Nick Koster only due back after the June break, the Canadian international will bring experience and physical presence to the young Stormers loose forward contingent.

Sinclair will be available for the next four games for the Stormers, will then play for Canada in the June international window, before returning to Cape Town for the Stormers' remaining three league fixtures. In terms of the SANZAR regulations, he will not be eligible to play any knock-out games should the Stormers qualify.
Sinclair has 25 Canadian international caps (2008-2011), the last being the Rugby World Cup game against New Zealand in Wellington, on October 2, 2011.

Sinclair took up a contract with London Irish after the World Cup.

Jebb Sinclair factfile:

Full name: Jebb Sinclair
Born: August 4, 1986
Teams: London Irish, Canada
Position: No 8, Flank, Lock
Height: 1.93m
Weight: 111kg


  • Pierre - 2012-05-09 12:46


  • Andrew - 2012-05-09 12:51


  • Wayne - 2012-05-09 12:59

    This is an absolute joke. To lose a loyal player like Kitshoff for an overseas player is nothing short of B**ls**t. Its things like this that lose the Stormers supporters.

      Freddie - 2012-05-09 14:36

      Wayne, kitshoff is also a over the border player dude, he plays for namib! Facts sorry!

      Bootman - 2012-05-09 16:07

      What???? The Stormers are losing supporters??? Didnt seem like it the last time I was at Newlands. I think it was something like 38000 people there. Thats more than the Lions get in an entire season.

      Japjapjap - 2012-05-09 16:07

      die gras is altyd groener aan di ander kant?? en enige speler wat weepee inbring of koop is altyd beter as 'n weepee speler?? en my ingels is ni so brits soos dit kan wees ni maaaar moet dit ni wees "Stormers borrow Canadian loosie" of bedoel di twakpraters loan soos in geld gewys??

  • Bruce - 2012-05-09 13:08

    What a joke,are there no up and coming players in SA,shame on you Stormers management.No more support from this family and many others we have spoken to.

      RealTokolos - 2012-05-09 14:03

      That's it Bruce... Do you want The Tokolos to send you a Blue Bull Supporter application form? Just inbox the Tokolos with your email address and Tokolos will set up the interview!

      Blouvitrioel - 2012-05-09 14:12

      Gryp na strooihalms. Bul groete.

      Japjapjap - 2012-05-09 16:08

      NO, there's nothing coming from weepee??

      Alfred - 2012-05-10 11:54

      Jy kan nie hom(of enige ander) ou wat by die Stormers loop kwalik neem nie, hy het seker net tot sy sinne gekom. Soos ek altyd se, nie eers n storm in n teekoppie nie. Ook geen koppies in die kas nie.

  • Wayne - 2012-05-09 13:08

    This is absolutely ridiculous. To lose a player like Kitshoff to France and replace him with a Canadian makes a mockery of any developement programs that WP supposedly have in place. This is so typical of the amateur approach that WP have to local players. Its no wonder that so many of our talented youngsters are moving elsewhere. This policy will come back to haunt the WP. Or has it already.(no trophies for the last 10 years)

      John - 2012-05-09 13:31

      Oh Dear!! Wayne you are an idiot. Do yourself a favour and write to the WP management so you are able to understand a little about contracting players.

      Johan - 2012-05-09 13:34

      Spot on! I'm a Bulls man but something stinks here. Coetzee is supposed to promote local talent, but make 100 excuses and is so sorry when players leave

      Freddie - 2012-05-09 14:28

      Uhmmmm wayne, ps, kitshoff is a namibian! So nothing lost and nothing gained! Played for namib in the world cup! So before you go off about things, get the facts straight 1st! Altho I must agree that we not diveloping our own young talenty across the country!

      Saffa - 2012-05-09 14:49

      @Johan - you are a shameful excuse for a rugby fan - doesn't matter WHAT union you support.

      Johan - 2012-05-09 16:44

      Saffa. First time I encounter you. Tell me more about yourself, where do you live, is all the stuff the blue boys write about you true?

  • Johan - 2012-05-09 13:28

    You mean to tell me there's no other loosie in the Cape good enough? Then you have serius depth problems,

      Johan - 2012-05-09 16:48

      No Daniel you lost me, you sound just as lost as Allistar

  • jack.oosthuysen - 2012-05-09 13:31

    I hope he knows it is R3000 not Euros per game.

      Anet - 2012-05-09 14:20

      Nee R2000 hulle word nog besteel ook, Stormers word nie R3000 betaal nie

      Japjapjap - 2012-05-09 16:12

      hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha lol

  • Saffa - 2012-05-09 13:33 - I'm not too distressed by this chaps short term inclusion. Nizaam will still start the games......

      Nic - 2012-05-09 13:42

      Of course you'll say that, moron. Blind, toe.

      Lionel - 2012-05-09 13:50

      Nic,did your mother never teach you not to talk to a lady like that??

      Saffa - 2012-05-09 13:55

      @Lionel - the only moron in town will be NicNac when this Jebb chap smashes Spies 8 metres back. (Cos unlike Spies, Sinclair HAS actually played against the All Blacks....well, my definition of playing against the AB's means one has to have actually physically TOUCHED an AB player in the field of play - so Spies is still uncapped against the Kiwis)

      Lionel - 2012-05-09 14:08


  • RealTokolos - 2012-05-09 13:39

    Baie goeie skuuf daai Stormpies. Hou so aan!!! Begin van die einde. Die wielietjies kom so een vir een af!

      Saffa - 2012-05-09 14:01

      Not sure how to tell you this old Tokkie....BUT: Coetzee wanted a Duane Vermeulen type player as backup.....old Jebb is that type of player. Carr and Co are very skilled, very talented and they read the game beautifully........a chap like Jebb (if you watched any of the Canadian games in the WC...) is a tough as nails ball carrier, with Vermeulen like bulldozing qualities and is a pretty good defender. There are certain games where one NEEDS this type of player.....i.e. when we play the Bulls, and Spies the opponent. The added luxury of Jebb not being able to understand MacGuyver Greyling's guttural swearing and taunting, might prove to be valuable as well....Canucks are tough as tekkies old chap, and I expect this chap to start against the Bulls on the 2nd and against the Sharks - with Carr having time and space to run havoc when he comes off the bench.

      Saffa - 2012-05-09 14:34

      Well @Tokkie....being able to read and write doesn't help Spies much when he is on the field? IMHO, being able to take a hit, make a hit and a STRONG leg drive are far more worthy 'qualities' a rugby player should have....

      RealTokolos - 2012-05-09 14:55

      Saffa Dear... You are getting very confused here. Not good at multi tasking I see. Blou was talking about reading and writing and you answer me.... I don't know anymore. The Tassies getting to you?

      Blouvitrioel - 2012-05-09 15:05

      Toe nie so slim as wat sy voorgee nie. Bul groete.

      Saffa - 2012-05-09 15:28

      Jaco, Alwyn, The Doc, Brannas all kid of roll into one for me - apologies if I answered the incorrect profile, but even we wise folk will make a mistakes every 15 years or so.

      Japjapjap - 2012-05-09 16:15

      hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha lol

  • wynand.nel.5 - 2012-05-09 13:44

    kitshoff is for namibie he isn't a south african , if u wana stop supporting the stomers go for it. The stormers youngsters like kolisi, carr, elstadt ect. Needs experience like Sinclair while guys like Burger and Vermeulen are injured. Good choice Stormers management.

  • FeF - 2012-05-09 13:45

    Our top 3 looosies,Schalk,Vermeulen ank Koster are injured.We are using our 2nd string trio of Siya,Elstadt and Carr.Although these 3 youngsters are performing brilliantly we dont have much backup left.Kitshoff can cover 6 but with Armands injury there is no cover left for 7 and 8.Seeing that we are already using the loosies from the Vodacom side the next step would be to fetch guys from the Varsity Cup.I dont know about u guys but taking a youngster with no experience to Durban and Loftus would be suicide.We have depth and do use our youngsters,but sometimes theres just no other choice left.Any other team would suffer if they loose 4 looosies at the same time,the fact is that we have been coping brilliantly so far!!

  • Burtfred - 2012-05-09 13:50

    Earl Rose is looking for a game

  • Richard Gouws - 2012-05-09 14:01

    Waar is di diepte nou?Julle klomp pace setters!lmklaaa!!Se mos nog altyd jule is besag om uit te brand!!lmimm

      Blouvitrioel - 2012-05-09 14:18

      Hulle brand al die afgelope 11 jaar. Bul groete.

      Saffa - 2012-05-09 14:34

      What is BESAG? Is it a verb, a noun, an adjective? I'm not fluent in Bull?

      Blouvitrioel - 2012-05-09 15:08

      Daarsy Blue, vertel die meisie. Bul groete.

      Japjapjap - 2012-05-09 16:17

      @siffi- but your fluent in bullsheet??

  • Harry - 2012-05-09 14:09

    oh boy, i can just imagine the Sharks or Bulls pulling a "foefie" like that, same story as last year when they had to "loan" the show pony Schalk Brits - Stormers thanks, you guys make it soooo easy ...

      Japjapjap - 2012-05-09 16:18

      en daai fijiaan, en en....

      Saffa - 2012-05-09 18:41

      Andy Goode playing flyhalf for the Sharks ring any bells old Harry?

  • Glen - 2012-05-09 14:35

    All these comments about picking home grown talent, get real folks, Rugby is a global game and sometimes we can perhaps gain something from having "outsiders" in our ranks. Plenty South African players leave to play overseas and come back better off for it too. To slag Stormers off for having 1 overseas player is a bit unfair, The Bulls have a Kenyan in their Super rugby squad this year, the Sharks have a Frenchman and the Lions have a New Zealander. Most of the other Super Rugby squads contain players of nationalities other than their home country. I don't see a problem.

  • Charl - 2012-05-09 14:36

    Suid afrikaanse rugby ondersteuners is darem nie van die slimste in die wereld nie...... Die comments hieronder is verskriklik en behoort op 'n verhoog tydens in kunste fees. Die enigste ou wat iets weet is die Saffa mannetjie. Mense wat wil vertel dat iemand 'n aap is, maar sukkel om te spel... En hoekom die arrogante bul ondersteuners altyd moet "commen"taar lewer op WP berigte??? Seker omdat hulle so bang is dat die WeePee eintlik maar 'n beter rugby unie is en altyd sal wees, die dat hulle dit nodig verg om die WeePee af te kraak. As jy 'n ander span wil ondersteun net omdat die WeePee 'n Kanadees geleen het, go for it. Dan was jy nog nooit in jou lewe lojaal nie en sal aard op Loftus. Die Blou Bul se ondersteuners basis groei ook net as hulle iets wen. Se vir my baie oor die tipe ondersteuner. So hou asseblief julle arrogante en oningeligte opinies vir julself. Groete WeePee ondersteuner.

      RealTokolos - 2012-05-09 14:57

      Dis Saffa Wyfie... NIE mannetjie nie! PLANK

      Blouvitrioel - 2012-05-09 15:09

      Dis 'die comments hierbo...'. Foefol. Bul groete.

      Ren%c3%a9 - 2012-05-09 15:13

      @Charl, oh dear, I could call you stupid, but I rather not insult the stupid!!!

      thejuanpretorius - 2012-05-09 15:44

      reading the comments that was posted, you really do have a good point!

      Japjapjap - 2012-05-09 16:31

      @charl- "Suid afrikaanse rugby ondersteuners is darem nie van die slimste in die wereld nie..."-charl is jy sa se nr 1 ondersteuner?? charl, die enigste oukie wat ni iets weet ni, is di charl mannetji??charl, 90% van 24 se forums is oor weepee- daarom lewer Bulle kommentaar op weepee forums, verstaan jy??charl, die weepee se ondersteuners basis groei ook net as hulle iets wen...oeps, julle is seker al diep in di rooi??charl, natuurlik is di magtige weepee unie 'n beter unie, as di klein, onbekende, niks segende Bulle unie, met hulle vele Super bekers en talle CC??charl, is jy deel van daai webside "we hate the bulls" hoor julle is al 20000- hypocrite??

      Slang - 2012-05-10 04:51

      blouwitdrol - as jy weer 'n "comment" op 'n artikel skryf, sal jy let dat die "comment" onder die skryf boksie is... Maar hoe sal jy weet, jy commen, ek bedoel "comment" net op ander se kommentaar. Japjapjap.... ek sien jy ly aan klein dorpie sindroom.... Troll artikels oor ander spanne omdat daar nie veel van jou spannetjie geskryf word nie....

  • Gershon - 2012-05-09 14:50

    Im a full blooded Stormers supporter... but wtf! is managment thinkn! (0_0)

  • Johan - 2012-05-09 14:59

    Maar die Stormers speel mos nie met spelers van ander unies/lande nie. BWA HA HA JOKERS OF WORLD RUGBY

      Blouvitrioel - 2012-05-09 15:13

      Volgende in Nakalawakala ook weer terug. Bul groete.

  • Jacques - 2012-05-09 15:41

    Ek is n groot Super Stormers ondersteuner maar dinge soos die maak dat al ons jong talent deur die Bulle en ander unies gekoop word. Dit stuur eenvoudig verkeerde boodskap uit na jou jong talent wat hard werk op vodacom en klub vlak.

      Japjapjap - 2012-05-09 16:33

      jacqi kom ek en jy huil 'n bietji saam,.. wee pee snik snik wee pee snik snik

  • Billy - 2012-05-09 16:38

    goodluck Jebb!! hope the stormers show the ropes good and proper. then you can leave with some tips for the boys back home. it must be an honour for him to be able to play here. :)

      Billy - 2012-05-09 16:41

      oh, PS. hope you dont bruise easily.

  • bloedisblou - 2012-05-09 21:29

    check die foto van die kanadees, hy laat tot duan soos n' super model lyk! hene nee wragtig, die ou gaan eers volgende jaar op die veld draf want dit gaan maande vat om sy kontrak aan hom te skets, tipies weepie...

      Johan - 2012-05-09 22:36

      bloedisblou Kyk die perd is afskuwelik, maar niks, absoluut niks is dommer en leliker as Duane nie. Ek's nie seker of daai dikbus kan asemhaal sonder hulp nie

      Gavin - 2012-05-10 13:38

      Lyk my jy het n probleem met Duane omdat hy beter as jul stampkar NO.8 Spies is.

  • Charlie - 2012-05-10 08:16

    Coetzee is making the statement that we have a dearth of loose forwards in South Africa. What rubbish.

  • patrickjasoncawood - 2012-05-10 08:39

    Sure the local loosies feel great about this signing...

  • Theo Ferreira - 2012-05-10 09:29

    It takes guts and dedication to overcome the challenges of playing at this level if you grow up in the USA or Canada, where everyone else plays hockey or football instead and most national players still keep a day job going. 3 world cups from now I would not be surprised to see a newcomer team in the quarters. So, show some class guys and welcome Jebb to SA Rugby, I can guarantee you this is a massive honour and dream for him; to play in South Africa. The Stormers have gone above and beyond using their young talent and are at the point where the next emerging bloke in line for this position just isn't up to this level yet. If you want to continue winning, consider approaching this as if it is a professional sport.. Welcome Jebb, enjoy the tough games coming up!

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