Stormers know what's coming

2012-03-26 21:01

Cape Town - The Stormers know what to expect from the Bulls when the two sides clash in their Super Rugby match in Cape Town on Saturday, according to head coach Allister Coetzee.

"I have seen how the Bulls have been playing for years now and I can't see that they will change their style," Coetzee said on Monday.

"They have a massive kicking game that takes in hard chases and up-and-unders. We have all seen how effective it has been for them.

"Their execution will be the same, even when they don't play at altitude, and then one can expect their chase to be better. Their aerial skills are phenomenal."

The Bulls, who trounced defending champions the Reds 61-8 at the weekend, sent shock waves through the rugby world and Coetzee accepted that his side would be underdogs on home soil this week.

The Stormers, by all accounts, were lucky to come away with a win against the Lions in Johannesburg on Saturday, but Coetzee said he was pleased they had kept their unbeaten record intact.

"We don't feel guilty about our position [as an unbeaten team] because we've worked hard to be where we are now," Coetzee said.

"The players are in a good space and it is a good thing that we can learn while we're winning."

The Stormers have a few green horns like Nick Koster, Siya Kolisi, Eben Etzebeth, Steven Kitshoff, Scarra Ntubeni and Frans Malherbe in their match-day forwards contingent.

Collectively they have less than 20 Super Rugby caps but Coetzee is confident of going to battle with them.

"I'm pleased to say that they at least know what to do, and I'm confident in their ability at this level," he said.

"I was pleased to see how Scarra made those tackles when he came on as a substitute [against the Lions] and it confirmed that we have the back-up that we can draw on.

"Our Vodacom Cup team is also unbeaten and those players are ready to step up when needed, and that will be the case as this competition unfolds."

Coetzee said the selection process ahead of the Bulls encounter would have to be accurate.

"The selection must have the right balance and mix.

"With Rynhardt Elstadt ready for Super Rugby now it is a selection headache, more so because other locks have also become available this week."

"When you play against a side like the Bulls there is no room for error.

"We also have to be physically up for it, especially since we know what's coming.

"My feeling is that Saturday's game will be a good advertisement for South African rugby."


  • Bulldozer - 2012-03-26 21:12

    ''I have seen how the Bulls have been playing for years now and I can't see that they will change their style". He probably didn't watch their game against the Reds.

      Jason - 2012-03-27 07:01

      Sadly Bulldaisy may actually be correct, I didnt think the Bulls vs Reds was a typical example of yea old bulls play. That said you never now how much this early talking up is tactical diversion and how much is legitimate concern.

      Darren - 2012-03-27 07:12

      Isak…seriously mate…go do some work! stop looking for friends!

      Jason - 2012-03-27 07:53

      @Izak, learn a little humility my friend. @Darren No 1 team in the world??? Really! you are not even top of the Super Rugby log let alone ranked number 1 in Super Rugby. A good side definately, but No 1? As a true humble Stormers supporter i see it quite Simply! If we play like we played against the Blues we will win. If we play like we played against the Lions we will lose! Stormers 4 life!

      Dewald - 2012-03-27 08:31

      Isak, when the Bulls play, everyone looks like a D team!

  • Grant - 2012-03-26 21:21

    only managed to get the cheap standing tickets under the Danie Craven Stand.....the atmosphere will be electric....not missing this game, thats for damn sure!

      Jc - 2012-03-27 12:34

      @ Grant - At least you have tickets. I am not that lucky! BTW where have you been - haven't seen you posting in a long while - always liked to read your comments!

      Saffa - 2012-03-27 18:36


  • Rinus - 2012-03-26 21:34

    Well done Allister, an early start to your usual excuses......

      Johan - 2012-03-26 22:50

      Isak, jy snap dit nie? haha

  • Saffa - 2012-03-26 21:38

    That must be the worst feeling ever, you know what's coming but there is nothing you can do about it. On Mon the poor idiots will say: We lost by 30, at home, against men in pink! Just shoot us, 11yr and counting

      Saffa - 2012-03-26 21:46

      I smell something

      Saffa - 2012-03-27 06:10

      @Saffa you smell your own puke

      Saffa - 2012-03-27 14:29

      @fake Saffa Back to the kitchen my dear

  • Corley - 2012-03-26 21:49

    Ons almal weet dit gaan 'n harde, tawwe stryd wees, maar ek weet dat die Bulls 100% sal gee en dat die streep truie 'n paar strepe gaan verloor Saterdag! AC moet onthou die Bulls kan ook verdedig, nie net die streep truie nie! Mag die beste span wen!

  • Sigmund - 2012-03-26 21:53

    Amazing. He sounds more and more like Peter de Villiers.

  • Schaun - 2012-03-26 21:54

    interesting, wp unbeaten and bulls defeated by blues...the game i can say in was our link player the scrumhalf that sat out that game..even this week end against the reds the bulls played totally sloppy when houghaard moved to wing, same as old days when fourie was nt playing, thats the crutial link to bulls win and bulls defeat, i think if stormers can take out bulls scrum half they got a chance of actually winning another one,say what u want that scrummy is good, and he turns a game very fast, good luck stormers, u sure gonna need it, i went 1 to 15 and only found the 20year old prop that got edge on his opponent, the rest i cant even c bekker better than his opponent, but yeah will be a good game, good luck to both teams, just hope that they get syked up if they play overseas also like this and play like monsters, regardless what sa team it is

      Johan - 2012-03-26 22:20

      Skryf maar liewer in afrikaans, ou schaun!

      BlouMasjien - 2012-03-27 07:10

      @Schaun ,Ou seun ek dink jy het "mental damage"(let op die spelling). Jy verkag engels, jy het geen begrip van grammatika, sin struktuur en spelling nie! Skryf weer as jy in die groot skool is my kind.

      Heiku - 2012-03-27 10:33

      I was able to read and comprehend the comment. Just read the damn words and use your brain. Not that hard.

  • Christo - 2012-03-26 22:35

    Ja a Scarra het die "tackles" gemaak maar hy kon nie sy lynstaanspringers vind nie - nogals in ons kwartgebied. Waarom is Bekker so vroeg afgehaal....rus vir die Bulle? Vertrou onse Alistair doen sy beplanning baie baie goed anders is ons in onse kanon in.

  • Peter - 2012-03-27 00:25

    Saffa get a life Heard you went for a brain scan the other day and they found nothing . Its good to support your team but you go totally overboard like all Pink Bulls supporters So tell me when did you flee SA with your tail between your legs ? Jy wil nie my try nie ou bees' Who you King Kong couldn't you have come up with something more original you brain dead moron with standard 8 woodwork Oops sorry thats giving you a compliment

      Saffa - 2012-03-27 01:48

      I can afford a full-time translator. What happened to your hair? Lost in the same accident you lost your brain and looks? Poor wife

      Bulldozer - 2012-03-27 06:39

      Peter, rather grow a comb over, it can only improve your looks.

      S - 2012-03-27 09:08

      @Dr Death, hoe kan jy geld maak as jy heeltyd op N24 sit? Hardloop stert tussen die bene soos 'n sleg hond uit SA weg, gaan sit in Kanada en kry daar ook nie pasiënte nie. Een of ander tyd sal jy seker die boodskap kry. Bly maar weg uit Stellenbosch. Die plek is net vir intelligente mense met kultuur. Hoe voel dit om 11 jaar sonder pasiënte te sit?

      S - 2012-03-27 09:23

      Dr Death, as a self proclaimed medical man you should know that hair loss in men is the result of an abundance of testosterone. That should explain why you still have all your hair.

      Saffa - 2012-03-27 14:32

      @Stirrer Small correction, it is the abundance of the DHT (Testosterone) not the free Testosterone you referring to. Anything else doc can help you with? I actually like the feeling of 11 years no patients, I don't need to work for 12 yr now

  • Smell - 2012-03-27 07:59

    What on Earth has happened to our beloved Saffa Cat?

      Saffa - 2012-03-27 09:04

      I am here old chap. Dr van Zyl fakes my profile in the evenings.......(when he should be scrubbing up for surgery)

      S - 2012-03-27 09:17

      If idiots like fake Saffa keep on stealing your profile, wouldn't you strip your moer too? I think it's high time N24 do something about this blatant, childish identity theft. Duplicate names should NOT be allowed. Neither should idiots be allowed on the forums.

      Saffa - 2012-03-27 14:34

      I get so mad that I don't have internet at home, I just want to get back at Saffa 24/7. I'm really neglecting my new kitchen

      Saffa - 2012-03-27 14:35

      @Stirrer So what are you doing on here?

  • Morné - 2012-03-27 08:24

    Ja nee saffa jy is 'n Moroon op steriods.

      Saffa - 2012-03-27 14:36

      Se Morne Myburgh met sy 5 kenne. Klim op die treadmill boetie, jy kan nie bekostig om snot hier kwyt te raak nie

  • Christiaansmit777 - 2012-03-27 11:35

    Go Bulls!

  • rueon.scott - 2012-03-27 14:08

    see no reason why stormers should be underdogs in own back yard- they lack consistency though- one good game then one poor- hope it wiil be good against bulls in which case it will be heck of a game- that is of course if bulls also play well. The recovery from retirements of Matfield, Bakkies, Danie and Du Preez is an eye opener but I still think Stormers will win - GO STORMERS

      Saffa - 2012-03-27 15:02

      @rueon It's a given that you will be the underdogs if you have never in the history of the competition won a single trophy

      Gert - 2012-03-27 16:39

      @ Alle Stormers. Julle gee my Deja vu alweer. elke jaar hoor ek hoe goed die span is en natuurlik ook die volgende: "Hierdie is ons jaar". Ek wil nie met julle trofeekas spot nie, want julle het dit al genoeg dit gehoor. Ek dink julle moet ophou belowe en bietjie uithaal en wys. As julle saam die groot honde wil piepie moet julle die agterbene hoog lig

      Saffa - 2012-03-27 16:59

      Dankie Gert, ek kannie meer saamstem nie. Die Stormertjies laat my op die mat val en amper 'n epileptiese aanval kry van die lag: Watch ons diejaar, ja maar die ref het gecheat, o hel die wind het gewaai, ja maar ons was dan hoog op die log in Maart, my ouma het van die dak afgebl@ksem BWA HA HA KOKERS OF WORLD RUGBY

      S - 2012-03-27 17:26

      @Fake Saffa Childish Dr Death Moron Idiot: Jy is reg, die Stormers kook. Ek is bly jy het dit uiteindelik besef. Gaan vermink asb. nog 'n paar slagoffers. Uit Dr Death se pasiënt reviews (Nr 1, daar volg nog 'n paar): "Staff on the phone very nice and profesional. He was rude. Said he knew leg pain and it was in my head. Bone was still broken and did get fixed in a later surgery almost a year later. Very hard to get another orthopedic surgeon in town." Ek weet wie jy is :D

      Saffa - 2012-03-27 18:39

      @Stirrer Hi rerig oubaas se honne, was dit 'n geheim wie ek is? fake Saffa het dit mos al lankal uitvertel. Nou wat kan jy nou doen? Wat van die ander 90% positiewe comments, gaan jy hulle ook post? Of gaan jy tipies Stormer die een uitsonder wat jou pas, jy weet soos julle net die 2002 swak Super jaar van die Bulle noem, maar niks weet van die 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012 totale oorheersing nie. Daai vrou se been was nooit gebreek nie, steeds nie, sy word deur psigiatrie nou opgevolg vir jou informasie. Next please

  • Johan - 2012-03-27 19:33

    @Fake Saffa - Het jy nooit aandag gekry toe jy 'n kind was nie? Jou eentonige kommentaar irriteer almal op News 24. As jy alleen is kan jy altyd by die hoekie vir eensames gaan soek vir 'n maat, die manne op hierdie website stel nie belang in jou nie! En ja - hoekom gebruik jy 'n "fake profiel" - is jy bang die ouens moer jou op straat? Gaan maak nou klaar want ek is seker jou nagskof as karwag begin al amper.. En ja Dorette stuur groete en vra of jy nog steeds die blou pilletjies en ritalin saam gebruik? Sien uit na jou eensydige reply en jou kommentaar op Sondag!

      Saffa - 2012-03-27 20:13

      @Johan Het jy al vir 500 mense vertel van jou piepie vroeer vandag? Wat 'n pateet. Sondag se kommentaar: Stormers verloor met 20 teen 'n span in pienk op hul tuisveld, how embarrassing! Copy en paste dit maar. Of laat Dorette dit doen, sy moet mos als agter jou aandra. Wonder of dit nog vir haar gaan snaaks wees oor 'n jaar of twee

      Peter - 2012-03-27 23:31

      Saffa-ten minste het ek n vrou , wonder hoeveel opblaas poppe is in jou kas Romeo of moet ek se Einstein het jy regtig niks beter om te doen behalwe om eentonige en verveelige kommentaar op 24 te pos nie (moet jy nie in die bed wees nie , jou slaap tyd is mos lankal verby ) of kan jy graad RR hanteer met min rus

      Saffa - 2012-03-28 03:43

      @Pietertjie En dis nou jou bydrae ou Brad Pitt?

  • rudi.strydom2 - 2012-03-28 07:17

    Dit sal lekker wees om kommetaar en menings oor die artikels te sien, maar al wat daar is, is die gedurige vervelige bek gevegte en slegse. Kry 'n kroeg daarvoor......

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