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Stormers rue poor lineouts

2013-03-31 15:26

Cape Town - The Crusaders' unmatched ability to take better options was, according to Stormers captain Jean de Villiers, the primary reason why they toppled the Stormers 19-13, at Newlands, on Saturday evening.

"From an attacking viewpoint, we took the wrong options," said De Villiers.

"We had made so much progress (with our ability to attack) in the past weeks, and then we disappointed so much tonight."

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The New Zealand visitors ran out at Newlands with a plan which was primarily aimed at disrupting the Stormers lineout and it worked like a charm although the Stormers battled gamely and at the end came within a whisker of snatching victory from the jaws of defeat.

The fact that they had lost so many lineouts was self-destructing but with limited opportunities, the Stormers could have triumphed had they taken better options.

Stormers coach Allister Coetzee also referred to the poor option-taking which he simply masked as "mistakes".

"It was a very disappointing result and mistakes again cost us tonight," Coetzee said.

"You cannot play this game if you cannot win your set-piece, and especially your lineout.

"That is where we battled and that is why we couldn’t put them under pressure with ball in hand."

Coetzee praised his charges for their positive attitude, especially on defence, even when they were a player short.

"The positive for me is that you can't coach attitude, and the guys showed a big desire out there to fight back," he said.

"You can coach lineouts, and you can get it right.

"It is difficult to say why we did not show consistency (from one week to the next) but we have to get the lineout right because we're facing the Cheetahs next, they've got a strong lineout."

The Stormers mentor said the issues in the lineouts did not merely come down to the throw-ins but a combination of factors they needed to improve on.

Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder said his team's gameplan had worked well, even though they were without several key players.

"We knew the Stormers' set-piece was critical to their game, and the guys have just done a lot of hard work (on that area) this week," Blackadder said.

"We put them under pressure and it doesn't happen by accident.

"The team had been through a bit this week because, obviously, there was a bit of attention about the players that we didn't have but I think the senior players did a great job. We really prepared well for this week so we got a really good outcome."

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Comments
  • Eugene Beyers - 2013-03-31 15:35

    The Crusaders just done there homework !! Better luck next time boys !!!

      Julius Malememba - 2013-03-31 16:29

      all it took was to attack one aspect of the Platberg Plonkers gameplan ... and they could not adjust ... talk about one-dimensional ...!!

      Grootrot van Zyl - 2013-03-31 16:40

      Jean, you once again made the wrong option to not have a decent back - up for Elton when he was not on form. It happens to a player and he will probably come through, but to incessantly think that he will start performing 25 mins into a game, is stupid and then to have no back - up is just plain poor coaching. If you pay that amount for a flyhald, one expects him to catch a ball under pressure, not to mention under no pressure.

      Grootrot van Zyl - 2013-03-31 16:55

      Than again Jean, it also does not help if you do not know what to do with Deon Fourie. He is the best loose forward the Stormers have and he is probably the second best hooker, by Liebenberg's time is ending. I think you must decide on what to do with Fourie, as AC definitely cannot. If he is to play hooker, then let him get used to throwing in the ball at the lineouts and it does not help that Bekker always calls the ball for himself. Victor Matfield who is probably the best lock to ever play for SA, except maybe for Pieter Rossouw, never called the ball for himself in tight like a tiger situations. Bekker did it three times in a row. That is call predictability. AC will say that you are all a family, but it seems as if some brothers are closer to daddy than others.

      Jared Van Niekerk - 2013-03-31 17:03

      The only thing I hate than to see an SA team lose, is locals supporting overseas teams. The Stompies should therefore rue the shocking behaviour of the Boolands crowd. Where else would you have the "home" crowd booing their own kicker when the home team takes a shot at goal? Where do the papsakke get these "supporters? The papsak-swilling, tik-smoked, passion-gapped crowd at Boolands must surely count as the worst and most embarrassing bunch of loser supporters in world rugby. You can take them out of the Cape Flats, but you can't take the tik and passion gaps out of their mentality. I do not support the Stompies, but even I think JdV and co deserve better than the scum at Boolands.

      Lance Elliott - 2013-03-31 21:15

      Jean is just the captain and a very good one at that. There are selectors that choose a team and are responsible for Jantjies starting. Ever thought why a home crowd would boo their own kicker ? Doesn't make sense. Maybe its the local NZ supporters booing ? If a supporter can turn their back on their land of birth its not difficult for them to boo now and then. Don't try to demonize all WP supporters without proof please..

      Lance Elliott - 2013-04-01 07:02

      Dave, you're right. The best you can do when you engage one face to face is talk rugby and ask if they like the Chiefs or Crusaders ? Don't try to get confrontational because it will go nowhere. Show them that you accept their decision and that you aren't a blueprint of our ancestors. They need to realizE that they are no different to the Jurassic specimens that arrive at test matches with old SA flags..living in the past.Luckily those are practically extinct.. The saddest is to see the kids of the SA-NZ supporters cheering for the AB's... So gaan die lewe. If you don't love your country, don't expect it to welcome you or love you back.

      lionel.schultz.1 - 2013-04-01 07:54

      @Jared van Niekerk. Where is it cast in stone that locals may not support an overseas team or even an international overseas team? I took a following to NZ rugby back in the early 70's when I was a teenager and became an All Black supporter in the 80's. I am now 56 and always been a staunch supporter of the All Blacks and Crusaders when Super Rugby first started. I have also been fortunate enough to visit NZ on six occasions, as my daughter is a NZ citizen, however now lives in Sydney as she married an Aussie in January. I am also a keen soccer supporter and do not follow the local cr*p, and support Manchester United and England, despite England only winning the SWC once back in 1966. I did support Durban City when still a boy back in days of the old local National Football League and yes when it was all still white players.

      Jeff Gacy - 2013-04-01 08:34

      Lance, the way little Joe was booed, is what happens to every single opposition kicker at Newlands. Suck it up.

      Lance Elliott - 2013-04-01 08:43

      Jeff, Joe is a homeside player not opposition player like you said. He must have been booed by a handful of Crusader fans. Joe doesn't miss, that's probably why they had to try something negative and he hit the poles..

      Jeff Gacy - 2013-04-01 09:14

      Lance, what I'm trying to say is that Newlands is the booing capital of the world. You don't hear that sort of thing anywhere else in the world. Not nearly as bad, anyway. Now, everybody is complaining about a handful of Crusaders supporters booing him.

  • Jeff Gacy - 2013-03-31 15:36

    With Bankie Bekker and Vaak Fourie, you are always going to struggle.

      Jeff Gacy - 2013-03-31 16:25

      Sorry Jaycee, my mistake.

      Julius Malememba - 2013-03-31 16:27

      ... en oupa Jean ... useless!!

      Paul Anderson - 2013-04-01 08:32

      Well said guys,I rest my case.

  • rais.frost - 2013-03-31 15:41

    We played like dogs.Lineouts terrible, some of the blame needs to be placed on Bekker too. All our lineout balls were going to Bekker. The Crusaders were reading him like a book. Assuming that he calls the lineouts, he should have changed the jumpers: we have 5 guys tall enough to be used. The one or two balls that went to Steenkamp were easily taken by him. Jantjies terribly off form, but who else? We chased all other decent flyhatves away - Katrakilis, Francis, Cronje.... Van den Heever's injury also looked bad. If we play like this again, Cheetahs will put 20+ past us.

      BlouMasjien BlouBloed - 2013-03-31 16:43

      Bekker, not the sharpest tool in the shed, just like papsak visser.Nick Mallett said ' . .Matfield thinks about the linouts . . .bekker, however, will call on himself and if he loses one, he will call another one ,because he is upset he lost one. Then if it happens again, he will blame the hooker . . ..

      Daniel Milne - 2013-03-31 19:02

      AC chose the 4 midgets/joe/el/dewie/juan and once and for all ! Size matter in super 15 games esp. when they go down the wire! When will you learn AC or maybe you should resign

      Kobie van Straaten - 2013-04-01 09:53

      Crusaders knew Jantjies was the weak link and they gunned him, Line outs was so predictable, then the STormers started their old defending game, best off all is the fact that the last 10min on the saders try line not one had a bit off game creation and made runners come from inside out into gaps. Sorry Coetzee is USELESS Proudfoot still moves tight head to lose head, Brokkie needs to go to a team that will make him the player that he so badly want to be and Flekkie has got the Players but no imagination.

  • Jimmy NZ - 2013-03-31 15:44

    Still more excuses! Couldn't just say we got beaten! But not to worry, nobody really cares!

      Jeff Gacy - 2013-03-31 16:27

      No credit where it's due.

      Lance Elliott - 2013-03-31 20:04

      Comments after Bulls loss -196..after Stormers loss 422(and growing) love them or hate them, people love/ fear the Stormers..Yes, we got beaten by a very good team yesterday, but considering how well we handled the Brumbies there is no reason to panic whatsoever.Fresh Ginga back next week, and Etzebeth at the end of the comp, we have the potential make a comeback.

      Jimmy NZ - 2013-03-31 20:11

      I think the word you are looking for is loathe!

      Lance Elliott - 2013-04-01 07:28

      You said if Graeme, your shallow because just because..there is still more interest in whether the Stormers win or lose than the Bulls. Its 80% Bulls mouthing off here..When humans become fearful they become angry just like you are. If the Bulls matched up with the Stormers next week it would be one way traffic from the Stormers..spend some more time offering constructive criticism on how to repair your Bulls as it is becomeing very obvious to everyone that the Bulls are worried about something here or else they are just in denial about the reality that there is no new gameplan for the Bulls and that they will need to play on instinct alone as time isn't on their side to come up with a plan that is fresh and less predictable.

      Jeff Gacy - 2013-04-01 07:36

      Yes Lance, we are fearful of your cupless team, whom we beat about 6 weeks ago.

      Lance Elliott - 2013-04-01 08:53

      (*becoming:re previous post)..Stormers have some solid players getting ready to make a comeback(Schalk, Liebenberg, Etzebeth, Grant). Some relatively easy games overseas when looking at the tough sides we recently played..I feel quite sympathetic towards the Bulls as last I heard they flew out about 5 reserves..For the Stormers its positive news going forward..S15 is a loong competition.

      Lance Elliott - 2013-04-01 20:44

      Graeme, the Stormers were minus MANY stars and did well considering we were severely depleted... (Schalk,Grant,Etzebeth,Ginja,Habana,Liebenbeg). I'm born and raised Capetonian and this is my team, you sound a lil jealous of our mountain though..

  • Chad Jason Wilson - 2013-03-31 15:55

    if the stormers are in the relegation play off who will their loan players play for?

      Sboniso Gumbi - 2013-03-31 17:04

      There we go again,WISH-full thinking.

      Jimmy NZ - 2013-03-31 18:27

      Check the log again numbnuts!

      Nico Eksteen - 2013-03-31 19:20

      If that ever happens, SA Rugby is f.........

      Kobie van Straaten - 2013-04-01 10:13

      ISak MISKIEN KAN JY NIE LEES NIE MAAR DINK JY MOET WEER NA DIE SA LOG GAAN KYK. BULLS 15 HET N BYE DAT CHEETAHS OP LOFTUS. STORMERS 15 MOET CHEETAHS IN BLOEM AANVAT DAN HONGER SHARKS IN CAPE SADES SE STADION. KINGS HET SOVER NOG NET HARDE GAMES GEHAD HULLE MAKLIKE GAMES KOM NOG NA SO 3 WEKE KAN DINGE NIE SO GOED LYK VIR JOU SPAN NIE!!!!!!!!!

  • Gary Doyle - 2013-03-31 16:21

    Tough lessons in a tough competition, time to move on. Im looking forward to a good battle between the Sharks and Crusaders this weekend.

  • Japie Jiemies - 2013-03-31 16:52

    As julle d game reg gekyk het,kan julle gesien het dat jean was baie maal onkant,hkm ek so se is soos volg,as die crusaders n scrum,losgemaal het en d saders se nmr 9 gooi na d 10 dan is jean al klaar by fruen,my punt is hys onkant maar vir hom word nie gestraf nie of wil hy al weer onderskep driee druk?.

      Jeff Gacy - 2013-03-31 16:55

      He has no idea where the offside line is.

      Niel van der Walt - 2013-03-31 17:54

      Japie, jean moet omkant wees sodat hy betyds by die aanvaller kan uitkom. As hy aankant bly sal sy ou heupe nie ou tot by fruean nie.

      Kobie van Straaten - 2013-04-01 10:18

      @Japie, Stormers kan baie bly wees saders het met daai nr 9 gespeel. As nr 9 tyd mors met die bal is dit nie Jean se skuld nie.

  • Joshua van Vuren - 2013-03-31 17:00

    @ visser.isak, djy het baie om te se van die Bulle ne, 'Brumbies met 20+', en nog ander negatiewe dinge- doen so voort, jou Stormer, doen so voort.

      Nico Eksteen - 2013-03-31 19:27

      Wat was die Nulle se telling teen die Crusaders?

      Jeff Gacy - 2013-03-31 20:02

      41-19 I think. (Bulls 3rd after tour and Stormers 4th before tour) What's your point?

      Lance Elliott - 2013-04-01 10:57

      @ Daan..o so true, just look at your thumbs downs to prove it. We still have some quality players coming back as the competition starts winding down-serious fresh legs.

  • Reagan Titus - 2013-03-31 17:01

    the sooner they realise that deon fourie couldnt throw a ball if his life dependit on it the sooner things will work in that dept and I'm still asking the question why did you let dimitri go elton is mediocre

  • BlouMasjien BlouBloed - 2013-03-31 17:01

    The stormers should rue imbecile supporters, like papsak visser ,vallemj and chrisinoz.

      vallemj - 2013-03-31 17:53

      The Bull's should rue imbecile supporters, like BlouDrol ,Jeff Gayc and Julius.

      Jeff Gacy - 2013-03-31 18:44

      It's Gacy. Don't let me come for you.

      vallemj - 2013-03-31 21:09

      LOL, come for me... Sorry Jeff I'm married, but Gayc I'm sure Ken would not mind for you to come for him.

      Sboniso Gumbi - 2013-03-31 21:16

      Good 1 u go u :-)lol

      Sboniso Gumbi - 2013-03-31 21:19

      They do a handy job in managing the nulle lol!.

      peter.wentz.549 - 2013-03-31 21:37

      You and what army Jeff? Go spew your blou bul drivel somewhere else...

      Jeff Gacy - 2013-04-01 06:19

      Peter, it was a joke. As jy weer skrik, skrik wakker.

      BlouMasjien BlouBloed - 2013-04-01 07:09

      @gumbi, Thanks for the compliment.

  • Sboniso Gumbi - 2013-03-31 17:12

    U cant help but admire the NZ ''goodcountrymen'' psche but get to a rugby field

      BlouMasjien BlouBloed - 2013-03-31 17:41

      Only because there's no arrogant stormer supporters

      Sboniso Gumbi - 2013-03-31 19:05

      I dont see the point of starting that who'se bad who'se good story

      BlouMasjien BlouBloed - 2013-03-31 20:45

      you don't need to, we already know it's the stormpies

      Sboniso Gumbi - 2013-03-31 21:08

      Nulle havent won in 4 games,worry about that

      BlouMasjien BlouBloed - 2013-03-31 21:27

      3 games actualy, ignorant mutch?

      Wade Johnson - 2013-04-01 03:10

      Oh ya, Bulls lost 3 in a row. We were beginning to lose count.

  • Rondee Scherman - 2013-03-31 17:54

    Did'nt see the game but everybody knows that Deon Fourie cant throw a ball into a line out. That is why he will never be a top rated hooker. Set play is unfortunately crucial. If they dont solve the problem watch what happennext game.

      Daniel Milne - 2013-03-31 19:05

      AC does not know it

      Elroy Felix - 2013-04-01 11:03

      AC's ignorance and arrogance will be the downfall of the Stormers again this year. For crying out loud if u want Fourie on the field then move him to flank. Bezuidenhoud could have made the difference.... I also think Fleckie's time is up. The backline seems clueless. Variations on a attack is way toe deep.

      Kobie van Straaten - 2013-04-01 11:50

      Stormers kan baie bly wees saders het met daai nr 9 gespeel. Crusaders knew Jantjies was the weak link and they gunned him, Line outs was so predictable, then the STormers started their old defending game, best off all is the fact that the last 10min on the saders try line not one had a bit off game creation and made runners come from inside out into gaps. Sorry Coetzee is USELESS Proudfoot still moves tight head to lose head, Brokkie needs to go to a team that will make him the player that he so badly want to be and Flekkie has got the Players but no imagination.

  • Clive Adrian Hammond - 2013-03-31 18:01

    We were well beaten in the line outs, lazy jumpers more than bad hooker! I will however be supporting the cheetahs next week, if we put janties on the field again! How many games can this guy loose for us!!!

      Niel van der Walt - 2013-03-31 18:20

      Jys rerig dom as jy dink dit was jantjies se skuld.

      Werner Pretorius - 2013-03-31 20:50

      Kies hom asb net Saerdag teen cheetahs weer.

      Jeff Gacy - 2013-04-01 08:37

      Welcome back Thomas, we all missed you.

      Johnny Better - 2013-04-02 11:51

      Please play Jantjies next week. That will play right into the Chetaahs plan. Cheetahs Groete!

  • Buksie Bota - 2013-03-31 18:19

    En laasjaar huil al die platberg stompies omdat Deon en Jantjies nie bok kaans gegee word nie, Nou weet julle hoekom!

      Jeff Gacy - 2013-03-31 18:46

      Comment of the day.

      Nico Eksteen - 2013-03-31 19:25

      Deon played flank most of the time last year.

      Lance Elliott - 2013-04-01 10:49

      Ek dink AC is miskien die enigste een wat wou het het dat Jantjies n Bok moes word..Stormers voel min vir Jantjies. Hys n R1.5m probleem vir die seisoen.

  • archmichael - 2013-03-31 19:15

    19-13??? I thought it was 19-14? Is news24/sport24 showcasing it's immaculate journalistic skills again?

      Rude Awakning - 2013-04-01 07:04

      More like potaato,tomaato!

  • Johan Hattingh - 2013-03-31 19:30

    Bulls rue poor scrums. Hindsight is a perfect sceince!

      BlouMasjien BlouBloed - 2013-03-31 20:39

      Still better than the stormers scrum

      Rude Awakning - 2013-04-01 07:00

      Nowhere near the SHARKS scrum!when we take the scrum the only thing you will see is our behind! How's that for hindsight?

      Rude Awakning - 2013-04-01 15:40

      Thom aas, I detect your excitement in your comment! It must be your team with pink ballerina dresses and bummies showing, dancing up a STORM! Ok, You can stop drooling now!

  • abe.botha.5 - 2013-03-31 19:38

    I truely hope Bekker is not picked for the Boks. After yesterday's display he needs to play high school rugby

      Sboniso Gumbi - 2013-03-31 21:04

      Wow thats harsh,r u bull

      Lance Elliott - 2013-04-01 07:14

      @ Botha..Bekker doesn't need to be removed, he just needs new line-out calls. His commitment was 100%. With the amount of quality loosies, maybe its time for Spies to lose 10kg of muscle and become a star wing or centre as the Bok bus is currently full in the loosies dept..

      Lance Elliott - 2013-04-01 10:45

      Actually a wing Tardy, but he's settling nicely into lock.

  • Johan Brand - 2013-03-31 19:40

    Just about the only possible thing from this game was the good peformance from Kolisi. Kom aan Stormers, julle sal moet baie beter !

      Niel van der Walt - 2013-03-31 19:56

      What did kolisi do?

      Jeff Gacy - 2013-03-31 20:03

      Niel, at one point I saw him run in the right direction. Surely that must count for something.

      Niel van der Walt - 2013-03-31 20:29

      Lol !

      Chrisin Oz - 2013-04-01 22:36

      Jeff Gay, yes that is at least one thing he does. And that is at least one thing the Bulls forwards can learn from him.

  • Nico Eksteen - 2013-03-31 19:43

    Am I the only one that think Bekker played well (bar a few line-out calls). Excellent in defence.

      Jeff Gacy - 2013-03-31 20:03

      Yes.

      Jimmy NZ - 2013-03-31 20:09

      As usual, Jeff is 100% correct! Just be honoured when he responds to you!

      Jeff Gacy - 2013-03-31 20:25

      Thanks Jimbo. Peace.

      BlouMasjien BlouBloed - 2013-03-31 20:34

      @nico eksteen en kreun , only in your world of makebelieve, you surely are delusional!

      Sboniso Gumbi - 2013-03-31 21:00

      Its deon fourie,me too

      Tertius Devereaux - 2013-03-31 23:47

      Bekker het soos sy g*t gespeel

      Blou Aunty - 2013-04-01 00:17

      Ek skaam my vir die blou bulle hier. Het ons span nie meer probleeme as die nie

      Jeff Gacy - 2013-04-01 06:13

      No Aunty, we are higher on the log than them and they still have to tour.

      Lance Elliott - 2013-04-01 07:11

      Blou Aunty, jy is maar eerlik-respek vir jou. Gisteraand was die kommentaar 421 oor die Stormers se verloor en 196 oor die Bulle..Daar is 8 Bulle wat kommentaar teen elke Stormer wat die 421 telling gemaak het..

      BlouMasjien BlouBloed - 2013-04-01 07:33

      @lance, Dit is oor die stormpies so grootbek was voor die 'game' en hul die Bulle gas gegee het nadat hul teen die Brumbies verloor het. Karma's a biatch.

      Lance Elliott - 2013-04-01 08:21

      IVM komentaar, statistiek wys anders. Bulle ondersteuners het die meeste negatiewe om te se..die nommers is daar.

      BlouMasjien BlouBloed - 2013-04-01 08:44

      @lance, dit is die probleem, jy is soos n donkie met oogklappe, jy sien net wat jy wil sien

      Lance Elliott - 2013-04-01 10:28

      Blou masjien die nommers back my veite op. Isak was die een ou wat gese het die Brumbies moes wen..ek sien n 100 Bulle wat sleg oor die Stormers praat. Almal kan sien ons is op die op..julle op die af.. :-)

  • Werner Pretorius - 2013-03-31 19:53

    Ek is glad nie n stormers ondersteuner nie. Om die waarheid te se ek het vd crusaders geskree, maar ek dink jul ondersteuners is bietjie hard op julle. Stormers verdediging was uitstekend. En teen n kreatiewe span soos die crusaders en n afdag (gebeur min) in lynstane is die telling eintlik nie sleg gewees nie. As dit kings was het almal nou gejuig al het hul verloor.

      Nico Eksteen - 2013-03-31 21:26

      Miskien moet jy 'n bietjie meer patrioties raak en vir Suid-Afrikaanse spanne skree as hulle teen oorsese spanne speel. Daarna kan jy worry of besorg wees.

      Werner Pretorius - 2013-03-31 23:32

      Ek kan seker skree vir wie ek wil ne

      Blou Aunty - 2013-04-01 00:13

      Snaaks hoe die mense di cape crusaders slegs sê maar jy kan skree vir wie jy wil

  • Alet Terblanche - 2013-03-31 22:06

    Dit is die slegste wat ek nog ooit my span lynstanne verloor het, what happend boys don,t underestimate the oppisition. GO STORMERS maak ons trots!!!

      Niel van der Walt - 2013-04-01 08:43

      Ek dink nie daar is spanne wat die crusaders onderskat nie.

  • Hermann - 2013-04-01 01:51

    Again we make newlands our home away from home.. and oh yes there were not 47000 supporters for the stroompies,it was only 20000, Saders= 25000 , Bulls , Cheetahs and Sharks the rest.. Long live Crusaders! Long live Saders Supporters!

      Wade Johnson - 2013-04-01 03:07

      Daan, don't take any notice of Hermann. He clearly dropped out of School, so his Maths is pretty poor. Get out your Abacus, Hermann !!

      Nico Eksteen - 2013-04-01 04:35

      I only saw 20 Crusaders supporters. The camera was focussing on this 1 Capie Crusader apie who made his naam gat all the time

      Wade Johnson - 2013-04-01 04:41

      Yip, there weren't that many of them.

      Nico Eksteen - 2013-04-01 04:43

      Make it 21, that will include Kobus Wiese's laatie (and probably Kobus himself)

      Jeff Gacy - 2013-04-01 08:31

      1,000,000 or 10 Crusaders supporters. Result still the same.

      Johan Hattingh - 2013-04-01 09:21

      Then why does the stormer supportes boo their own kicker!

      Prudence Arendse - 2013-04-01 09:44

      They did not boo the kicker....only the referee!

      Jeff Gacy - 2013-04-01 09:47

      No Donovan, there's a lot more culture in Pretoria.

      Lance Elliott - 2013-04-01 10:40

      Johann, you don't think its a small group of AB Newlands faithful booing the kicker.. Your unsubstantiated assumption is like saying all Bulls supporters are brain-dead which isn't true yet many claim...No proof we boo our own team..Joe is a super talented kicker, no reason to boo him if your a Stormer supporter.

      Johan Hattingh - 2013-04-01 17:54

      Lance, you just have to listen to the volume of the booing.

      stirrer.stirrer - 2013-04-02 16:32

      Jeff Gay (c), the only culture in Pretoria is the stuff that grows between your toes.

  • Rude Awakning - 2013-04-01 07:11

    Aren't you making a storm in a teacup? Maar moetnie worry nie #the storm is over now # *singing*

  • Nico Eksteen - 2013-04-01 08:43

    News24: 3 articles on Stormers game - 750 comments, 1 article on Bulls match - 200 comments. Says it all

      Jeff Gacy - 2013-04-01 09:16

      Yes, everybody hate the Stormers and their supporters.

      Werner Pretorius - 2013-04-01 09:17

      Ek dog jy se ons moet patrioties wees, maar jy saai die onmin

      Johan Hattingh - 2013-04-01 09:22

      You talking about Media and Stormers24?

      Nico Eksteen - 2013-04-01 09:23

      600 of the 750 comments from nulle supporters. Shows their inferiority complex and unpatriotism

      Nico Eksteen - 2013-04-01 09:36

      Proof that nulle supporters are the worst and most unpatriotic in the country.

      Jeff Gacy - 2013-04-01 09:49

      No Nico, most of us will support the Sharks on Saturday. That's a sign of patriotism. We just detest you lot. 3 Cups to 0, Donovan.

      Lance Elliott - 2013-04-01 10:21

      Correct Nico, they know from here on Stormers can improve with easier teams and a few good players who are coming back soon (Respect to the Cheeths, they will be tough). All the Bulle choose to complain about the Stormers because its too painful to think about the shambles their beloved Bulls are in..

  • Nico Eksteen - 2013-04-01 09:54

    Anyone noticed Kobus Wiese's man-love for the Crusaders? His laaitie even wore a Crusaders jersey. Pathetic

      Jeff Gacy - 2013-04-01 10:03

      Freedom of choice and common sense.

      BlouMasjien BlouBloed - 2013-04-01 10:48

      Wat het jy verwag? Die tweegesigte (province) het die 'Lions' uit Superrugby gestem, nou verwag hul dat die Lions hul ondersteun!? Ek dink nie so nie.

      Nico Eksteen - 2013-04-01 10:56

      Wiese kom van die Kaap. Hy is steeds suurgat omdat hy nie vir WP kon speel nie, hy kon nie span kry nie.

      Remo Liut - 2013-04-01 11:20

      nico, jy is verkeerd hy kom van Namibia

      Nico Eksteen - 2013-04-01 11:24

      Hy was op Gim in die Paarl, ek dink sy ma-hulle woon steeds daar. Ek het nog op skool teen hom rugby gespeel. Ons is dieselfde ouderdom

      Niel van der Walt - 2013-04-01 13:39

      Nico, hy was duidelik beter as jy

  • herman.burger.5 - 2013-04-01 12:02

    Yes, Alister, the first wrong option you took was with your team selection. Yes, this mistake again cost you. Like against the Bulls and the Sharks. Yes, you cannot play this game without a flyhalf. What is the point of having a flyhalf that is no longer allowed to kick for goal or touch, that no longer can be trusted even with kick-offs and unfortunately can no longer be trusted to catch a rugby ball. You can't play at this level when you award yourself a yellow (red?) card before every match.

  • Jaco Grobbelaar - 2013-04-01 15:11

    Apparently Robbie Deans is in line to coach the Stormers. Deans will mentor the Wallabies until the 2015 World Cup –if he doesn't get fired before then. Coetzee's contract also finishes that time by when he would not have won the Super Rugby trophy. Jake White will leave the Brumbies for the Wallabies and Deans will take over from Coetzee.

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