Stormers call up Earl Rose

2011-05-27 10:21

Cape Town - After advice from a specialist on his ankle strain, Peter Grant has been withdrawn from the Stormers team to play the Brumbies and will return to South Africa. The injury requires 2-3 weeks of immobilisation, rest and rehabilitation.

Kurt Coleman, another product of the WP Rugby Institute, has been training with the team and will wear the 10 jersey in the game against the Brumbies. Dewaldt Duvenage will again provide cover.

“Kurt has fitted in well at training and has been part of our systems. He is surrounded by experienced players and we have every confidence in his abilities,” said Coach Allister Coetzee.

“Like the rest of the youngsters that we have utilised this year, he has a fantastic opportunity, one that we are confident he is ready for and will grab with both hands.”

Earl Rose has been called up to the squad as specialised flyhalf cover for Coleman and will arrive in Australia on Monday. He will remain with the squad until Grant recovers.

“Earl has the experience required to provide specialised cover for Kurt. He has a valid visa and thus was immediately available for travel after having being released by Griquas,” said Coetzee.

“He will slot into the Stormers structures and be carefully managed,” added the coach.

The Stormers list of injured flyhalves includes Grant, Gary van Aswegen, Lionel Cronje and Sam Lane.

In other injury related news; CJ van der Linde should be available for selection against the Bulls, while Cronje does not require an operation but still has approximately four weeks of rehabilitation left.

Captain Schalk Burger says that spirits are high and the team is confident of following last week's win over the Blues in Auckland.

"The team is in high spirits after last week's win." he said on the Stormers site.

We really had to dig in and we managed to pull victory out of the fire. Confidence is up and now we are looking forward to the challenge ahead against the Brumbies.

"The Brumbies are a better team than the log suggests and we will need to be up for it if we want to come away with the victory. As a team we have never beaten them away from home so we would like to put the record right on Saturday.

"They have some very experienced guys and also great game-breakers in Matt Giteau and Adam Ashley-Cooper so we know it will be a huge challenge. " 


  • Sheriffff - 2011-05-27 10:25

    Imagine Rose takes the scene by storm and has a blinder of a game tomorrow

      Hanjo - 2011-05-27 10:28

      he'll only be joining the team, in Melbourne next week. but wouldn't that be irony.

      Sheriffff - 2011-05-27 10:31

      @Hanjo - would be crazy!

      Bellakanoose - 2011-05-27 10:46

      Would be funny, but it's about as likely as Naas returning for the Boks...

      Howzitekse - 2011-05-27 11:01

      I agreed with PDV that he did have some skills, but should never have gone to Jo'burg. Very few players look good playing for the Lions (sorry Lions supporters, but you have had a few lean years) I for one would not mind Earl Rose having a blinder for the Stormers. He was man of the match a few times for Lions, and used to score tries regularly, specially against WP.

      Lucky Strike - 2011-05-27 11:11

      That is really scraping the barrel.

      Benny66 - 2011-05-27 11:39

      @bellakanoose. At least if the Stormers had called up Naas (not Olivier) and he was given the ball in play, no one would carch him cos he'd run like a rabbit to avoid being tackled!

      watalife - 2011-05-27 11:47

      For 40 years supporting WP Rugby not once did I critize anybody thorugh there hardships and now they do this to there supporters. Who the hell made the final deccission on this joker? Rather play Stevie Wonder @10 and he will do better.

      Armchair Coa - 2011-05-27 12:25

      and to think they said NO to Ruan a few weeks back.

      Noitol - 2011-05-27 12:44

      @ Howzitekse, Lucky Strike and others. Now now, guys, Earl has a reputation for blowing hot and cold. How do we know Saturday won't be one of his "hot" days?

      Schweet - 2011-05-27 13:11

      Earl the Pearl! - Biggest joke in rugby ever, maybe alister will paint the ball like Spurs seats and earl might shine......

      JuanT - 2011-05-27 14:58

      "...blinder of a game..." mmmmmm, let me think ...??? ....uh don't think so.

      Plesierspier - 2011-05-27 15:34

      Imagine they find out Paris Pilton is still a virgin

      Raymond - 2011-05-27 22:24

      VERY unlikely!!!!!!.Maybe a blunder of a game,as usual. LOL FROM A STORMER

      Black Falcon - 2011-05-28 14:00

      Damn right there Lucky Strike. Scraping the barrel.

  • Hanjo - 2011-05-27 10:26

    I posted the same article just about a hour before this one was posted...not exactly on top of your game this morning hey Sport24

      Superdude - 2011-05-27 10:47

      They are to busy looking for stories like Wolf Boy eats mother while suckling.... Residents sitting on open toilets in local township confused for aliens.

      WeZo - 2011-05-27 11:35

      agreed. i read it much earlier this morning on the Super15 website and looked over here coz i wanted to see all da comments. but it wasnt news yet!

      Hilton H - 2011-05-27 13:54

      Because this really isn't news. A light aircraft landing at CT International is more newsworthy than a lightweight landing at Melbourne International.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-27 15:01

      @Watalife - Rene agrees with what Brannas, Krugga and Alwyn say ...that kinda tells me all I need to know about her.

      watalife - 2011-05-27 15:24

      @SAFFA The level of wisdom in that circle is as flo as the flo nulle. The lights are on but nobody is home.

      MrMojoRising - 2011-05-27 17:52

      Rene, het jy vergeet van Papier Spies dalk?

  • gooinat - 2011-05-27 10:27

    Stormers still to win by 8 points,great oppertunity for Coleman to show he's stuff,good luck!!!!!!!!

      Krugga - 2011-05-27 10:39

      Hehehe... Kry vir jou Papnat. Waas die diepte nou? Moet se Earl die nar sal mooi inpas by die ander WP narre. Lekker dag vir jou ou seun.

      gooinat - 2011-05-27 10:48

      Kyk ou boet,eks nie n Rose fan nie,gellukig gaan hy nie speelkans kry nie en sal net die bags dra,moenie twak praat oor diepte,hoeveel loskakels van ons is beseer met ligamente beserings,Duvenage en Jean de Villiers kan ook daar cover,sterkte vir moreaand ou Freddy Krugga,die nightmare on Elm street gaan moreaand plaasvind vir die Bulls op Moftus!!!!!!!!

      MrMojoRising - 2011-05-27 11:02

      Krugga, jy is darm regtig 'n idioot. Stormers het nou hulle top 3 los skakels verloor . . . Wie is die Bulls se 3de opsie? Kom by ou grote.

      ZAPMAN - 2011-05-27 11:16

      Mojo...Brummer,maar jy weet te min van rugby om te weet wie dit is

      sweis1986 - 2011-05-27 11:22

      Zapman, Brummer is No.2, hy't gevra wie derde opsie is. Lees eers mooi voor jy comment ou seun, jy maak n poephol van jouself

      watalife - 2011-05-27 11:24

      @ZAPMAN Surely you not talking about francois brummer? WTF has made him so special again? Did he pomp you and now he is the NEXT Dan Carter?

      H&P - 2011-05-27 11:27

      ZAPMAN ding Derick Hougaard is nog op die bench vir die bulle

      Krugga - 2011-05-27 11:28

      Papnat & moronrising, desperaat is wanneer jy n ex Blou Bull smeek om te kom help en dan tevrede moet wees met die tipe kaliber van Mel Rose. Beserings, siestog, kry julle soooo jammer...

      gooinat - 2011-05-27 11:29

      @Alwyn,word wakker ou drol,haal af jou Stevie Wonder brille en lees reg wat Mojo geskryf it,as jy kan kees,dus nogge vraag.

      ZAPMAN - 2011-05-27 12:16

      Gooinat,en agterdrawwertjie Whatalive,Len Olivier,of Wesley Dunlop ,Make your pick,en wat Brummer aanbetref SA U/19, Jy wou mos weet hoekom is hy special,En wat is daar tans op Stormers Loskakel ? Rose en Kurt? , n moerse verskeidenheid en diepte,Daar is beter losskakels in die Kaap maar geen vertroue van die coach nie.So moenie jou frustrasies op Bul supporters uithaal nie

      TrueSaffa - 2011-05-27 12:35

      Krugga, earl rose is 5de in lyn, na grant, van aswegen, cronje en coleman. So wat is die bulle se 5de keuse? Moenie se ons het nie diepte jy iets wil se maak seker jy dink daaroor voor jy net jou bek oop maak.

      Hannes - 2011-05-27 12:45

      ZOT: Peter Grant / Gary van Aswegen / Lionel Cronje / Kurt Coleman / Elgar Watts / Demetri Catrakilis (specialist) Dewaldt Duvenhage / Jean de Villiers (stand in). Ons het 'n totaal van 6 spesialis los skakels, noem vir my 8 spelers wat julle suksesvol kan gebruik op vir steyn te vervang??? Brummer? Dunlop? van der Westhuizen? wie nog sparky? Diepte, jy het geen idee wat dit beteken nie

      ZAPMAN - 2011-05-27 12:58

      Hannes Ek bedoel Anus Dit is waar jy die pot mis sit JVDW, kan ook 10 speel,Hougaard sal enige plek kan speel waar jy hom sit ,dit is nou al 6,maar met ons sogenaamde min diepte het ons al 3 super trophies gewen,en myvolgende vraag met soveel diepte soos jy se hoekom dan Earl nader trek uit n ander franchise uit, O en nog iets jy is maar eintlik n oppervlakkige moer

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-27 13:07

      @Alwyn - Jaco vd Westhuizen your number 4 flyhalf? Oh dear sweet Isis. Give me Earl any day....

      ZAPMAN - 2011-05-27 13:16

      You got him your wish were granted ,Go Earl

      René Müller - 2011-05-27 13:49

      The Bulls strategy is QUALITY not QUANTITY!! Why have 8 possible flyhalves? Are the guys made from paper down in Cape Town? One tackle and the next guy comes in? Some of your stormer supporters are really way past being dense! You can give my dumbs down, verbally attack (that's what you're good at), but sticks and stones can break my bones, however any nasties coming from a WP/Stormers supporter, waste of reading space!

      René Müller - 2011-05-27 13:50

      dumbs = thumbs (was thinking of some Stormer supporters hence the word dumb)

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-27 14:01

      @Rene: Oh dear. I take it you have not read much of what your BULLS buddies spew on this site have you? Please tell me you are not another one of those "I am a Christian and go to church on Sundays" Bulls fans......(yet spend most of the week criticising, mocking and showing prejudice to everyone else?) If you are one of those.....thumbs down.

      Hilton H - 2011-05-27 14:02

      That's a bit embarrassing Rene - calling Stormers supporters dense and then spelling the name of something you've lived with your entire life - wrong. That is classic and the webpage should now be closed for any further comments because nothing will surpass that.

      ZAPMAN - 2011-05-27 14:05

      Renee backs a class team more that what the supporters of the DHL Chokers can say

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-27 14:12

      @Zapman - Rene has just hit herself in the face with a plank....kapow.

      gooinat - 2011-05-27 14:14

      @Saffa,was it not more like a P... Klap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Hilton H - 2011-05-27 14:26

      The team may be class but it's the supporters we worry about.

      watalife - 2011-05-27 14:45

      @SAFFA-CAT Check the blonde bimbo who is acting like a pre-school teacher (stick and stones) oh really how dumb can one blonde actually be? Just a few weeks ago i remember the old flo nulle falling around the moftus turf when they clashed there soft body against our players and came up second best. We must find out when she is having her birthday so i can send he a box of Polly-Filler for all her cracks.

      gooinat - 2011-05-27 14:55

      @Watalife LMFAO-nice one buddy!!!!!

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-27 15:10

      @Watalife - :) Hehehehehe, you have got it right in ONE. These amoebas from up north must be able to take what they dish out.

      René Müller - 2011-05-27 15:31

      To Saffa and all her little pimps: You are all little attention seekers, all you do all day long is spewing your bitterness (trophy-less, sad, pathetic few Stormers supporters who really are an insult to other Stormer supporters) on the rugby blogs, never stick to proper conversation. The fact that I am actually having a conversation with any of you is an insult to my intellect. You really are a sad, pathetic bunch. Shame.

      watalife - 2011-05-27 15:39

      @ Rene... I see you have just got yourself a Stormers supporter to do all your tipo for you after the little mistake you made earlier? you are very Kleva ne???

      Hilton H - 2011-05-27 15:51

      A conversation usually requires the participation of 2 intelligent people in order to make it work. Anyone know where I can find a replacement for Rene ?

      Hilton H - 2011-05-27 15:54

      And you're welcome to join ' us bitter bloggers '. My guess is, though, that you'll probably last as long as a hitchhiker with no dumbs.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-27 16:02

      @Rene - Bitter and twisted is not your colour. Try orange.

      watalife - 2011-05-27 16:05

      Sjoe it will take a while they are all in Groen Dakkies.....

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-27 16:07

      PSSSS: @Rene - sad and pathetic, is trying to convince folk one is a Christian and "a jolly hockeysticks" nice person - when back at the cave, one is prejudiced, judgmental and petulant.....would you not agree? Sad and pathetic Part II: Tweeting Bulls players 24/7......... A little "pot-kettle-black" of you to point your manicured finger at us wouldn't you say? Thanks for playing.

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  • GILLBERT - 2011-05-27 10:28

    hahahahaha the tiger woods of rugby earl rose

      Howzitekse - 2011-05-27 11:03

      Best rugby player of all time? Not Quite.

      WeZo - 2011-05-27 11:39

      dude. u didnt just compare him to Tiger Woods!!!! please take that back. take nothing from Earl but u cant compare him to an international sport GREAT!

      Staalbal - 2011-05-27 11:55

      @ WeZo PDV made that statement

      Stryder - 2011-05-27 12:12

      This is a joke right? Seriously it must be a joke. Surely some first team flyhalf at some school could be a better option?

      Nebs - 2011-05-27 12:20

      PdV made that comment about Ruan Pienaar

      René Müller - 2011-05-27 12:40

      Gilbert, and we all know whats happening with ol' Tiger! Poor Rose, it's not his fault Divvy made such a silly statement. I think its rather a case, Tiger is the Rose of Golf!!

  • thumper - 2011-05-27 10:28

    Earl effing Rose? You have got to be kidding! Hopefully he trips walking down the stairs of the plane and injures his ankle.

      Jacky - 2011-05-27 10:57

      same thing i thought Earl F*(*(*&(g Rose... nie F*(ck Ac was da rerag nie someone else ni??????????????????? net soe lank hy die bank warm sit is ek oraait.!!!!!!!!!

      The_Fox - 2011-05-27 11:46

      @thumper, @Jacky- in all honesty I would rather pick Duvenhage at 10 than this tool. WHERE IS ELGAR WATTS ALL OF THE SUDDEN??

  • Jonathan - 2011-05-27 10:33

    I rate Earl Rose as a good up and coming player...think he'll play for the boks one day.

      Jacky - 2011-05-27 10:58

      he received only 1 cap but neva played...

      Werfbobbejaan - 2011-05-27 11:01

      Wake up and smell the second rate rugby player, he is a vodacom class player at best.

      MaanDonkie - 2011-05-27 11:09

      One day he'll play for the boks.....will not be in this light year!!! The Stormers should rather field 14 players...will be a lot more effective that with Rose in the team.

      Sheriffff - 2011-05-27 11:14

      @Jonathan - what you smoking mate?

      The_Fox - 2011-05-27 11:45

      @Jonathan, you are being sarcastic, I hope.

      George - 2011-05-27 13:18

      Jonathan is stuffing around with you guys. Either that or he has just finished a zol of "omkyktwak". Earl Rose is a has-been and only to think that the Stormers has called him up is sending shivvers down my back. I'll rather play Deon Fourie (hooker) than to think of playing that welted rose.

      Brannas - 2011-05-27 13:21

      You right pal. Earl Rose will slot perfectly into the stormer team, Rose, January , Habana and Jantjies will turn the stormers into a formidable team Bhahahaha. For the first time ever I agree with the stormer supporters that the S15 tournament is already won, with the sighning of Rose, I'm convinced the S15 cup is already safe in Cape Town, BHAHAHAHA. AC is going to take the cup with this players and then Snorre will take the same players over and bring the world cup home. 3 hoorays for SA rugby brain trust. SAFFA-CAT.... where are you gal, i would really like to see your view on this outstanding selection for the stormer's PIVOT. Maybe you still in shock and speechless after this anouncement, that will be actually a good thing if your mouth is shut for a while, so carry on and stay in shock. BHAHAHAHAHA. Go stormakies, you definately on the right track now. BHAHAHAHA.

      Gerhard - 2011-05-27 16:55

      @ Jonathan - What are you smoking, I'll have some so that I can also start believing your shit.

  • Marcell - 2011-05-27 10:33

    Dis nie al wat die stompies gaan verloor nie. Klink my hullle is desperaat! Brumbies by 5!

      Krugga - 2011-05-27 10:45

      Marcell, hulle is! Die Stompies raak nou dun in sekere areas, net so dun soos hulle amo in finals.

      Kpt_Keyboard - 2011-05-27 10:52

      dit kan seke net di zef bulls supporters wees wat slke aanmerkings maak!

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-27 13:15

      Oh dear....I see the Bulls are full of glee. Let me pop their balloons....Should Earl POSSIBLY get game time for the Stormers and do just an OK job, P de Villiers will have him in the Bok team in place of Mourning Steyn quicker than you can down a brannas and cola. Frankly, not sure what the huge fuss is. Earl is purely flying over a specialist cover at 10 - he did perform pretty well for the Griquas in the Vodacom cup. I don't dig the man - but he does have Super rugby experience..... and is a stop gap for the FINAL game on tour (rebels), should Coleman be injured - nothing more, nothing less. When back to CT, Grant should be fit, and we can call on Catchikilis if required.....Coleman will also still hopefully be fit. Jean Div, Dewald Duv can also do what is needed at 10.... I find it amusing that Earl has been called up - but I certainly won't have sleepless nights about it-YET. Now Bullyboys, I suggest you start worrying about finding the 8 points you need JUST to catch up to us on the log, and leave the Earl worrying to us.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-27 13:23

      @and added to that: I don't rate Earl the Pearl.....but I am certain he won't even get onto the field.....same as Ettiene Reyneke is old Earl - cover, nothing more - nothing less.

      sparkster - 2011-05-27 13:29

      Marcell...sorry but as usual you make no sense.This is a long tough completion(your first).Their are always going to be injury's and yes sometimes you have to stoop low and call up a guy like Rose.But you say we desperate?Girl we still in third and desperate to get back to no 1.You on the other are desperate to stay in the top10.Big deference there.Have another lollipop

      Brannas - 2011-05-27 13:34

      Hey SAFFA, welcome back, Earl Rose, Bhahahaha, now I've seen it all, you guys better dust that trophy cabinet properly, with Earl, Ricky, Habana and Jantjies in the team, that S15 trophy is definately on it's way to Cape Town. BHAHAHAHAHA.

      gooinat - 2011-05-27 13:35

      Howdy Partners!!!!!!!!!!!!No use talking to Dumbell I mean Marcell,mommy has already tucked him into bed and he's dreaming how oneday he will be a Stormers supporter.

      sparkster - 2011-05-27 13:46

      Brannas...if we win the game.I would say you are going to look like the biggest poophol that has walked the street.As it is you pretty close to taken that 1st place from Krugga

      René Müller - 2011-05-27 13:59

      Saffa, now you have clearly lost the plot. Rose for Steyn! Seriously, I think the 'ink' is affecting your brain! You've lost it, and not in a small way either! Hahahahahaha, Rose for Steyn?????

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-27 14:07

      @Partners - these okes and one chick (Rene) are in serious need of a competent government in Tswane. I'm not sure what else could pull them out of swamp.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-27 14:15

      @Rene - I suggest a few sessions of Literacy 101 for you in the community hall. READ WHAT I SAID Barbie. Peter de Villiers is a HUGE Earl Rose fan - and I am sure he will just be looking for a chance to SHOVEL Earl into the Bok squad.....(which would be a tragedy!!!....but I would laugh myself silly, just because of the grief it brings you smurfs....)

      watalife - 2011-05-27 14:50

      @SAFFA-CAT & Gooinat, Before she does any sessions in Literacy 101 they must send her to ABET classes.

      Plesierspier - 2011-05-27 15:39

      @ SAFFA die breinchirurg We don't need to catch up with you, don't you worry, Bulls will make the play-offs! And then you know what normally happens... like in 3 out of 4 chance vs zero out of 16 chance

      CliffBradley - 2011-05-27 15:48

      René Müller : Maybe the ink is affecting her brain , you on the other don't have one judging from your comments , back to the cave , let some other dumb BB supporter pull you around by your hair , you are worth nothing else !!!

      Brannas - 2011-05-27 16:40

      @sparkster,,,,, I love the way you say, "IF we win the game" Bhahahaha, IF, You're in doubt pal, against the Brumbies BHahahahhaha.

      Gerhard - 2011-05-27 17:15

      Please redirect René Müller to the "SON" home page where she may feel at home, I am sick of all her verbal crap and vomit she is spewing. She is probably a blond or simply brain dead, if I received such abuse as she did on this site then I would surely change my profile name or simply stop commenting about things I have no clue of.

      Brannas - 2011-05-27 18:10

      @Gerhard Bester ex post office stamp licker ( according to your facebook info). Shut your trap tappit and go and drown yourself in that cape d$%s wyn.

  • la Rey - 2011-05-27 10:34

    WTF? Earl no brain Rose. Oops their goes the season Kurt Colemann must be wrapped in cotton. Well before you know it PdV will have Rose in the T3 squad!!!

  • CapeTownJunk - 2011-05-27 10:36

    I don't know what would be worse for me as a Stormers supporter: Earl Rose winning a game for the Stormers, or Earl Rose losing a game for the Stormers.

      GHT - 2011-05-27 11:10

      I'd go with winning.... Sigh. What a horrible situation we find ourselves in

  • Ryan - 2011-05-27 10:38

    WTF Earl Rose??? You have to be kidding!!! Check our team next week, Ricky Januarie at scrumhalf and Earl Rose at flyhalf. But seriously, WTF???

      MaestroX - 2011-05-27 12:30

      Hey Ryan, imagine just how excited PDV would be at that combination??? He would have a hard-on for a month!! It’s his dream 9-10 combo!!! Come on Stormers, my 3 year old daughter would be a better choice!!

  • MrMojoRising - 2011-05-27 10:41

    Hoe is dit moontlik om so baie los skakels te verloor!? Wat gaan an met Grant? Hy is erger as Brussow deesdae!

      watalife - 2011-05-27 11:27

      Since his return he has done absolutely nothing. This spells problems for the Stormers.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-27 13:26

      Yup - after the S15 is finished we must let Grant go. We don't need him back next year - my opinion. I would prefer to see Lionel take over the 10 berth....orrrrrrrrrrrrr, Gary van Aswegen. If Gary is the designated 10, Lionel can take 15 (he is something special there as well - attacking from deep etc). So I reckon Grant can move on, and enjoy Japan with Fourie du Preez.

      gooinat - 2011-05-27 13:41

      Hell Saffa,I wished I could share your enthusiasm regarding Lionel Cronje,hell the boy makes me nervous,he;s kicking is not up to scratch as was Grants before he went to Japan,I understand that he is still young and time is on he;s side.I sincerely hope he makes a success of he's oppertunitys.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-27 14:16

      @Gooinat - Lionel will come good ) If he has to, at 15 :) But I still see big things for the young man.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-27 14:20

      @Gooinat - YBNormal commented below that Earl is the only person around who has a passport, that is why he is flying over...

      gooinat - 2011-05-27 14:36

      Sh@t Saffa,I have a passport as well:):)

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-27 14:54

      Hahahaha, Earl's also had a valid VISA giving him entry into Oz. (You know how full of shite the Oz officials are with entry Visas etc) SO: this decision kind of makes a little more sense now. He is genuinely only going as "worst case scenario" reserve.

  • agagiano - 2011-05-27 10:42

    ok daar is die season nou heeltemal verby

      ZAPMAN - 2011-05-27 11:07

      3 Weke terug al verby,Choke Choke

      TrueSaffa - 2011-05-27 12:41

      Zapman, choke? wat van die blues game? ons sit nog lekker op die log met 2 maklik games oor op toer, dan weer terug in SA. nee wat, dinge lyk nog goed!

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-27 13:31

      @Zapman - Alwyn - I seriously hope you won't be going to church on Sunday. Can you spell hypocrite?

      sparkster - 2011-05-27 13:32

      ZAPMAN..the only one here chocking is your wife on Lloyds .......

      ZAPMAN - 2011-05-27 14:13

      Saffy,the sudden holy one calling people degrading names and her sidekick Mummford,aka Sparky,can only thrive when they support each other on news 24 ,at least my team has a flyhalf and not Earl Rose

      sparkster - 2011-05-27 14:19

      and ZAPMAN, what if we win with Earl and you lose with Styne.POOPHOLS!!!!!!!!!!!!

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-27 14:34

      @Alwyn - NOPE. Unlike you and Rene I have never stated that I am a church going, Christian who dishes out food and good deeds like Divvy dishes out Bok jerseys. You lot DID profess to being "holier than thou" so now you have to live up to it, lest you be called hy-po-crites.

  • Norval - 2011-05-27 10:44

    sorry Stormers maar WTF? Earl Rose!!!! is dit snorre en rassie se besluit!!! Of het Earl fotos van RAssie en Snorre in die stort en nou moet hulle kom kies!!!????

      CliffBradley - 2011-05-27 10:57

      Norval : Ek dink jy is baie naby aan die waarheid , ek dink net Januarie het hulle gevang en toe vir Earl Rose gebel as n getuie

      ZAPMAN - 2011-05-27 11:01

      Howzit Cliff ,I,m back

      CliffBradley - 2011-05-27 11:27

      ZAPMAN: You should have gone around Kimberley & shot Earl Rose , Welkom terug !!!

      ZAPMAN - 2011-05-27 11:33

      hahaha Clif, Maybe he is in a mood to play his flash in the pan blinders but i wouldnt count on it

      MaestroX - 2011-05-27 12:33

      He is the worst fly half I have seen in my life, yes he can show glimpses of brilliance on attack, but on defence he has more reverse gears than an Italian tank!!!

  • StaalBurgher - 2011-05-27 10:46

    I am extremely confused. Earl Rose?! Don't the Griquas fall under the Cheetahs?

      The_Fox - 2011-05-27 10:54

      Ek oorweeg selfmoord.

      DeonL - 2011-05-27 10:58

      He is probably on loan from them, but I am sure there are many better flyhalves in the Cape than Earl.

      ZAPMAN - 2011-05-27 11:02

      Fox Jy sal ons almal n guns bewys,nou op no 3 internet idiot rating ,hou so aan amper daar

      The_Fox - 2011-05-27 11:12

      Ag ou ZAP, jy is so blerrie cute.

      ZAPMAN - 2011-05-27 11:17

      Sorry ek date nie jou soort nie,OPGESKUIF NA NO 2

      The_Fox - 2011-05-27 11:23

      @ Zap, ek het regtig gehoop ek gaan nommer een haal op jou lys voor die naweek. Waar trek ek nou?

      Redwine - 2011-05-27 11:25

      Why dont you guys exchange mobile numbers and continue your rantings in private? I mean if it contained anything intellegent the rest of us could join in but this is just BS.

      Plesierspier - 2011-05-27 15:44

      @The Fox Jy moes dit al 11 jaar terug oorweeg het! Of wil jy nog 11 jaar so aan sukkel. Makliker opsie, join die Bulls en geniet die een wen en beker op die ander

  • eben_69 - 2011-05-27 10:47

    Please not!

  • ZAPMAN - 2011-05-27 10:49

    Bhwahahahahahahahahah eh eh eh,Must surely be an improvement

  • GerryC - 2011-05-27 10:50

    rather play with 14 men.

      Rob van den Heuvel - 2011-05-27 11:28

      Too funny :)

  • podgy - 2011-05-27 10:51

    Oh No!!!! OH No!!! Oh No!!!

  • CliffBradley - 2011-05-27 10:54

    Ok , Lloyd & Your Boksom Bende ( Wagga Incl) , You got me now , I'm out of here , call me when the Currie Cup Starts , Maybe Earl Rose has died of old age by then !!!

      eben_69 - 2011-05-27 11:01

      lol, i'm also waiting for Lloyd en kie to do their thing... Lloyd, you there?

      ZAPMAN - 2011-05-27 11:03

      Please dont go Cliffie

      CliffBradley - 2011-05-27 11:28

      ZAPMAN: Only for you I will stay till the Rebels chase Earl Rose around !!!

      Zip23 - 2011-05-27 11:29

      Not worried about Lloyd, what Id like to know is where is SAFFA? There is no way she can spin this one.

      ZAPMAN - 2011-05-27 11:35

      Saffa is busy with her 11 o clock appointment if you know what i mean

      The_Fox - 2011-05-27 11:43

      @ ZAP, what 11:00 appointment?

      Zip23 - 2011-05-27 12:14

      Zap, the guys are guttered, leave them alone. Good hearted banter is one thing, but this is really bad for their title aspirations. I mean, if we cant retain the cup, surely wed all prefer the stormers winning it to the reds/saders?

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-27 13:38

      @Zip23 - I am here.....I commented above. You would be amazed to see just how this is all going to work out. Many tears for Bulls fans when Morne Steyn is dropped from the Bok squad to make way for Earl....

      ZAPMAN - 2011-05-27 14:15

      Saffy the dillusional one

      Lloyd - 2011-05-27 14:55

      Here I am chaps, the line at the soup kitchen was a little longer than I anticipated.

      Plesierspier - 2011-05-27 15:45

      @Cliffie Hoe wase merino nr 28 gisteraand?

      CliffBradley - 2011-05-27 15:50

      Lloyd : You are not well , very very sick

      Zip23 - 2011-05-27 16:16

      @SAFFA, I am sure it could still work out, just dont play the guy. But you are right, this is just the kind of thing that will convince snorre to include Earl in the WC squad, I mean if the Stormers brain trust rate him so highly, shouldnt the Boks?

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-27 16:22

      @Zip23 - The Stormers don't rate him highly, the management rated the fact that he already had a VISA for entry into Australia......truth. Seriously though - the Boks are in trouble if Earl does get a run for the Stormers - P Divvy will only need to see ONE good pass and it's tickets for Morne.

      CliffBradley - 2011-05-28 05:38

      Plesierspier: Je Effel , anders as j ( BB) tipe , knop ek nie dir merino,s , Ek braai ( Nie Naai) hulle

      CliffBradley - 2011-05-28 05:39

      Plesierspier: Effel , Is jy afgedank as die hoof Kanadese doctor ?

  • Dries Badenhorst - 2011-05-27 10:55

    Eish - this is really not the best way to start my weekend. I played flyhalf at school in 1990 - don't the selectors wanna have a look at me? I'm sure that I can give Rose a run for his money - in fact, I'm sure my 10 year old son will give Earl a run for his money. If there was 1 player I hoped Province will NEVER touch again, then it was Rose after the way he slapped the union in the face when he moved to the Lions. And in all his time there I was thankful as he was instrumental in making sure the Lions stayed at the bottom of every possible log. And now he's back.....all I can do is hope the sum of 14 is good enough to carry the weight of Rose being there.

  • CliffBradley - 2011-05-27 10:56

    StaalBurgher : Now I got it thanks Staal , it is a trick from Naka to get us week for 18th June .

  • Omri - 2011-05-27 10:57

    Hierdie is 'n klomp KAK !!!!!

  • kultovazazl - 2011-05-27 10:57

    i thought this was some prank news article when i realised its actually real. sigh i just hope Coleman doesn't die in the game against brumbies.

  • cerealkilla77 - 2011-05-27 10:58

    There goes the neighbourhood!!

  • Wytie - 2011-05-27 10:58

    but my cell phone has been on all day... no one has called me !! why earl?? i would do a much better job..!!

  • tracer - 2011-05-27 10:59

    OMG????? And we thought the Stormers knew what they were doing?!?!?!? There goes SA's chances of winning the tournament.

      ZAPMAN - 2011-05-27 11:05

      Correction SA still have chance ,Bulls will come through,cant believe you actually pinned your hope on the DHL Chokers

      René Müller - 2011-05-27 14:04

      ZAPMAN, maybe the Stormers must learn to score tries, then they won't be so dependent on a reliable kicker!! If you read somewhere on the blog, they have a possible 8 players that can fill the position! Man it's hilarious!

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-27 14:59

      @Rene - it may be 'hilarious' in your eyes - but it seriously has nothing on the stuff up you made trying to 'rip off' Stormer fans a little higher up. Now that was HILARIOUS :)

      Zip23 - 2011-05-27 16:19

      I think SAFFA is seriously pissed that there is another chick she has to compete with now. And she is blond, and on the pic quite good looking.

      CliffBradley - 2011-05-28 05:42

      Zip23 - She looks a bit scurvy to me , I don't even think Plesierspier would touch her with a long stick !!!

  • Mike@CapeT - 2011-05-27 10:59

    Watch him play a blinder......if he gets on to the park.....:)!

      ZAPMAN - 2011-05-27 11:04

      He play like a blind oke,will fit right in the Stormers gameplan

      The_Fox - 2011-05-27 11:14

      Jissie Zap maar jou engels is fantasties! Is jy 'n onderwyser?

      ZAPMAN - 2011-05-27 11:37

      Nee n Wildsboer,Suiplap,vrouejagter,wat wil jy nog weet?

      The_Fox - 2011-05-27 11:43

      Ok Zap, ek is te depressed vir enige comebacks vandag. Jy wen.

      Plesierspier - 2011-05-27 15:46

      Foeitog Mikie, die fetale alkohol sindroom maak jou klaar ne!

  • talkboy - 2011-05-27 10:59

    Printing error????

  • MACKAROONEY - 2011-05-27 11:00

    is it APRIL THE 1ST ?

  • Koos - 2011-05-27 11:02

    baai baai stormers!!

  • LionsFan - 2011-05-27 11:03

    is it april 1st ? now that is funny ,good luck earl

      milswanka - 2011-05-27 11:35

      Now they will feel the wrath of "The Rose"...hehehehe, this is kak funny!!! Rather them than the Lions, we had enough of him..chuckle chuckle chuckle!

  • Wayne Hawkey - 2011-05-27 11:05

    PDIVVY must be so excited!

  • eben_69 - 2011-05-27 11:05

    Colourd Backline my bru...met loskakel as vroueslaner!

  • MrMojoRising - 2011-05-27 11:05

    Okay, so Stormers se top 3 los skakels is uit . . . hopelik is Grant nie vir te lank beseer nie. Ek sou verkies het dat 'n ander los skakel sou speel, verkieslik Ismael, of 'n los skakel van die Maties/UCT. . . maar punt is, Rose het tenminste darm Super Rugby ondervinding, dalk veras hy ons!

      Zip23 - 2011-05-27 11:14

      Yeah, right. Glass half full kinda guy?

      Werfbobbejaan - 2011-05-27 12:28

      Moet seker 'n Leeu ondersteuner wees, hehe, want hulle het altyd hoop vir die volgende jaar.........

  • Werfbobbejaan - 2011-05-27 11:07

    OMG!! Stormers must be past desperate. Hahahahahahahahaha........

  • Gorilla - 2011-05-27 11:08


  • MBSS (Meeste bulls supporters Suck) - 2011-05-27 11:09

    Daar gaan ons hoop om die "Nulle" se monde stil temaak. Ai Ai Ai...

      Zip23 - 2011-05-27 11:17

      Lord knows we Bulls do suck some time, but this is a all time low for the Stormers. I feel your pain.

  • Kok - 2011-05-27 11:10

    Absolute great vision by Rassie and Allister. I always rated & still rates Earl Rose as the best and most talented flyhalfs in this country. In fact, he can play any position in the backline. I hope he get some game time. On the other hand, where is Elgar Watts? Wasn't he in the Stormers practise group earlier this year???????

  • The_Fox - 2011-05-27 11:11

    Earl Rose is THE worst player in SA by a loooooong shot. Why is Grant so bloody injury prone at the moment? Hopefully Kurt doesn't get injured otherwise we are in DEEP (deeper?) crap. Bloody hell man I just can't believe this. My blood is boiling.

      watalife - 2011-05-27 12:25

      Voice your dissatisfaction and send fax to Mr Rob Wagner 021 659 4601

  • John - 2011-05-27 11:13

    Somebody tell me this is a joke! Pleeeeeease. I'm so gatvol of Stormers management sending out mixed messages. One moment Grant is borderline for Saturdays game the next he is being sent home. So just how bad is the friggen injury???????? That is all we want to know. Earl Rose for %$@#%$ sake!

  • Zip23 - 2011-05-27 11:13

    There is nothing Lloyd or anyone can say to make this worse for the Stormer supporters. I would have laughed, but this is no laughing matter. You poor souls.

      The_Fox - 2011-05-27 11:27

      Thank you ZIP. I must confess, this is THE worst possible news.

      Zip23 - 2011-05-27 11:31

      I know weve disagreed before, but no supporter deserves this kind of treatment. What are they thinking?

      The_Fox - 2011-05-27 11:41

      @Zip, no idea mate. I honestly can not understand the logic behind this decision. It makes no sense at all. I'm going to attempt to drown myself now.

      Zip23 - 2011-05-27 12:03

      Funny thing is even if he is only on the bench, he will still influence the game negatively. Thats how bad that guy is for rugby. He is to the stormers what brandy and coke is to the bulls.

      The_Fox - 2011-05-27 12:14

      @ZIP - couldn't have said it better myself.

      Raven - 2011-05-27 14:22

      Ek sal want dis kak snaaks - die storie en almal se comments het my amper my koffie teen my screen laat spoeg van die lag.

      Cadder - 2011-05-27 15:51

      @ Zip23: Thank you, an objective, sensible comment from a non-Stormers supporter about this article. Thank you for your empathy. I would rather see Brock Harris play at flyhalf. Yes, us Stormers supporters will never live this one down ...

  • Skilpop - 2011-05-27 11:17

    I love how everyone have something to day about Earl Rose, but can't recommend a better replacement!! Typical men, like to moan, but can't suggest a solution!!

      thumper - 2011-05-27 11:27

      There's a blind carguard down the road that would do a better job than Rose. Happy now?

      Rob van den Heuvel - 2011-05-27 11:30

      What happened to the negotiations with Ruan Pienaar? Would be good for SA Rugby to have options...?

      Hannes - 2011-05-27 11:53

      I can recommend not one but two, in fact Elgar Watts and Demetri Katrakilis are better and part of the WPRU setup already. Typical woman, thinking they can finger point on a whim while only making collosal fools of themselves. Go clean something

      Skilpop - 2011-05-27 12:05

      Ja, Hannes, that is why women are running the Western clean something ;)

      thumper - 2011-05-27 12:41

      Hey Skilpop, then why don't you rather take up lying and cheating in politics and leave the rugby talk to the men and Saffa-Cat

      Skilpop - 2011-05-27 15:28

      Thumper, I think calling yourself a man is a bit generous - try boy.

      GraemeBB - 2011-05-27 23:33

      @Skilpopa - what is munching you? I come here to free myself of typical female moaning (dont mind the groaning), but this isnt a solution.

      CliffBradley - 2011-05-28 05:44

      GraemeBB : Sharp OK , Especially from a BB(@Skilpopa - what is munching you? I come here to free myself of typical female moaning (dont mind the groaning), but this isnt a solution.)

  • sonnyg - 2011-05-27 11:17

    HAHAHAHAHAHAAH!!! LOL. What has happened to Elgar Watts?

      The_Fox - 2011-05-27 11:25

      No idea, wish I knew. Like I said, this is the worst news of the year. Apparently the Stormers management will only confirm this rumour later today.

      Hannes - 2011-05-27 11:49

      So let's see.... Peter Grant / Gary van Aswegen / Lionel Cronje / Kurt Coleman / Elgar Watts / Demetri Catrakilis. There is no other team in this country that can boast the amount of talent and depth at flyhalf like the Stormers can...... PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE call up Elgar or Demetri. This is gut fken wrenching, heartbreaking, bowl cringing news. I am crying my bloody eyes out with my head in my hands contemplating how to commit suicide! FARK THIS!!!!

      The_Fox - 2011-05-27 11:59

      @Hannes - I could not agree more with comment. This is really a very dark day for WP Rugby.

      The_Fox - 2011-05-27 11:59

      Should read "your" comment.

      ZAPMAN - 2011-05-27 13:03

      Hannes easy way to commit suicide,Run through Khayalitsha and shout the K word ,RIP Boet

  • Raka13 - 2011-05-27 11:23

    Looks like WPRU has thrown in the towl. It took us 10 years to be where we are at the moment(looking at the log this year and last year). Some bulls supporters have one thing right....all the bloody has-beens are camping out at Newlands. First it was Januarie, then Habana and now Rose. Who is next? Spies, Olivier, van der Westhuizen?

      The_Fox - 2011-05-27 11:28

      RAKA, I just can't understand why Elgar Watts wasn't considered? Or that Dimitri chap?

  • Zip23 - 2011-05-27 11:26

    See Toulon signed Pretorius, call the guys in France and offer them Rose for free before he derails your entire season! At least Rose isnt always injured.

  • Johann - 2011-05-27 11:29


      Raka13 - 2011-05-27 11:43

      It's not desperate, it's called suicide

  • goyougoodthing - 2011-05-27 11:30

    I hope he gets smashed

  • JacquiRich - 2011-05-27 11:32

    It must be a joke! Come one!!??

  • MaanDonkie - 2011-05-27 11:34

    Hahaha he's not gonna get a VISA to get into Aus...the idiot has a criminal record. They are keeping people like Rose out of their country. Stormers rather phone my nephew...he plays for Namakwaland Senior Primer just have give him a togg bag and he'll come!