Stormers to send SOS

2011-06-20 22:02

Stephen Nell

Cape Town - The Stormers may ask SA under-20 loose forward Siya Kolisi to join their squad for next Saturday's Super Rugby semi-final at Newlands.

Kolisi, who celebrated his 20th birthday last week, has been one of the Baby Boks' stars in the Junior World Championships in Italy.

Stormers coach Allister Coetzee said on Monday that he had been in contact with the South African camp about Kolisi.

South Africa only have fifth place left to play for and a request to rather wrap Kolisi in cotton wool and send him home to Cape Town would surely not be unreasonable. Kolisi excelled in the Western Province under-19 side last year and also came through their Rugby Institute in Stellenbosch.

Coetzee mentioned that there were other options to fill the void left by the injury to Duane Vermeulen. Nick Koster will replace Vermeulen in the starting line-up, but the Stormers need another loose forward for their substitutes bench, though Rynhardt Elstadt could also play on the flank if necessary.

"I am yet to make a decision because I don't know yet who we will play against in the semi-finals," said Coetzee.

"We have Siya and he was part of our initial squad. Hilton Lobberts is also doing well and one could even look at Andries Bekker there and bring Anton van Zyl into the side.

"There are a number of options and my decision will be based on who we play."

The loss of Vermeulen is a body blow, but Coetzee believes that Koster will give a good account of himself.

"Duane's abrasiveness, defence and knowledge of the lineouts are valuable qualities, but Nick is not lagging in those areas. We are very fortunate to have a player of his quality and he will also bring a different dimension to our attack.

"We will miss Duane, but Nick has learned a lot and was excellent in the games in which he was sent on as a substitute. It's an opportunity for him to start one of the most important games in the tournament."

Coetzee will know by Friday whether he will have versatile front-ranker CJ van der Linde available for next week's semi-final at Newlands. Van der Linde is recovering from a groin injury.

"CJ is making good progress and is running strongly again. If he's not ready for the semi-final, he should be fit enough to play 80 minutes the week after that. We will not consider any player who can't play for the full 80 minutes for the semi-final."


  • SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-20 22:11

    Huge improvement for the stormers, this guy is better than Dom Duane by a landslide

      chappy - 2011-06-20 22:26

      Duane has been the #1 eighth man in the S15 this season and if you took off your subjective blinkers you would see that. You must be PDV in disguise I'm guessing..

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-20 22:58

      @chappy Maybe you should get your IQ checked. What does vetgat, dom Duane do that gets you so excited?

      Mike@CapeT - 2011-06-20 23:29

      Chappy....if you know the real Saffa, you will realise that he is a huge fan of Duanes. Don't be fooled by this fake.

      WPBEFONK - 2011-06-21 05:51

      Please stay away from this blog, if you can't make positive and constructive contributions.

      thumper - 2011-06-21 08:05

      You again? You so ashamed by your own identity that you have to assume another one? Its not even funny asswipe!

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-06-21 08:12

      WPBEFONK,you should not be talking about constructive contributions,but i agree that the scum Effel needs to find another hobby as long as it does not envolve under age kids or any other human beings for that matter

      Shistirrer - 2011-06-21 09:11

      It's the dof Kanadoos again!

      Staalbal - 2011-06-21 15:25

      How sad is ones life to have to imitate other people. Shame.

  • Ace Ventura - 2011-06-20 22:14

    Another youngster on the road to nowhere.

      Dundermoose - 2011-06-21 00:46

      Well you're just a ray of sunshine... you must be a real laugh around the braai!

      HugoG - 2011-06-21 01:38

      Jip soos die Bloubulle 7de geeindig het!Gaan die ou Bulle toe want daar is die seisoen klaar verby!Shame so dis nou net kritiek lewer vir julle spul ottertjies met die snotneusies van BYBELCITY!

      Marcell - 2011-06-21 02:33

      Another wanabee turning into a hasbeen.

      WPBEFONK - 2011-06-21 05:52

      Just SHUT UP!!!!!!

      sparkies - 2011-06-21 07:49

      Morining Tiddly Winks(ACE).you remind me of a certain ANCYL let me think.....

  • genisus - 2011-06-20 22:43

    Duane has been rock solid all season!! Its also awesome that WP has got such great depth.... Basically going through 5 Fly-halves in a season and still finish 2nd overall shows there is great promise for WP's future! Jou lekker ding!

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-20 23:01


      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-20 23:02

      Hi All If you need a little laugh, check out Gareth Hawkins' pic, goeiste pienk vark, wat gat met jou aan??

      Tiger - 2011-06-21 07:40

      @ SAFFA-CAT As Duane Vermeulen se IK solid onder die grond was soos jy beweer sou hy vir die Bulle gespeel het. Jou stuk saad.

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-06-21 08:05

      Tiger,jy is nie baie slim nie,is jy?

      Tiger - 2011-06-21 09:50

      @BLOODY AGENT Om met blou bulle te kommunikeer het 'n mens nie veel verstand nodig nie...jy moet jou IK drop sodat hulle jou ook kan verstaan

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-06-21 10:01

      Tiger,as jy n bietjie intelligensie gehad het sou jy geweet en besef het dat SAFFA n groupie/fake id freak het wat al die comments maak,sy sal nie sulke comments maak soos wat jy hier lees nie,So vra jou self af of jy werklik so slim is

  • SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-20 23:05

    Mike@CapeT what do you reckon, Kolisi the "X factor? Or XX or XY?

      Ace Ventura - 2011-06-20 23:23

      Ek dink hy het XX, dieselfde as die res van die Stormers spelers.

      Mike@CapeT - 2011-06-20 23:36

      Effels, I really don't know the chap, so I can't say.........but if he came through the Cape Academy, then I would have to say yes. Surely you should have finished work by now or are you hanging around to use the boss' computer while he is not around?

      Ace Ventura - 2011-06-20 23:37

      Hulle smaak veral die 'balls' gedeelte van ball sense.

      Ace Ventura - 2011-06-20 23:47

      Mike, Dr.van Zyl is saving lives in Canada at this hour, whereas, even though I'm at home, my job is never really done.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-20 23:52

      @mikie No, it's only 2:50pm in Vancouver. Just a consulting day today, so pretty plain sailing, thanks for asking

      HugoG - 2011-06-21 01:39

      dr van zyl...bwahahahahahahahahaha jou dom p@es!

      HugoG - 2011-06-21 01:40

      Jy weet nie eers waar is Vancouver nie jou dom boomroker!

      Dowwe Duane - 2011-06-21 01:58

      @HugoG HA HA lekker lag ek, ek's mal daaroor as goete met die IK van 'n kolhaas my aanvat hier. Jy bietjie jaloers? Jou baas bietjie streng met jou? Foeitog

      Marcell - 2011-06-21 02:46

      Dowwe Duane: ag nee man, 'n kolhaas het ook 'n binneste :)

      Mike@CapeT - 2011-06-21 07:17

      My mistake Effels...thought you could only get a half day job!

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-06-21 08:04

      Effel,jy is die surgical waste ,dit is die naaste wat jy in n mediese beroep gaan kom ,en as jy werklik n dokter is is jy sekerlik nie baie suksesvol nie want jy is permanent op news 24,of ek moet maar aan neem dat jy nie pasiente het nie,om eerlik te wees ek kan nie dink dat iemand hulle lewe aan n vuil moer soos jy sal toevertrou nie

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-06-21 08:04

      Fake ACE

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-21 08:22

      FAKE!!!!!!! @Mike - Kolisi does have the x-factor mate. Very talented loosie.

  • Claude - 2011-06-21 05:40

    How many people here make comments just to see who will react?

      Marcell - 2011-06-21 06:07

      Jy sal moet wag vir wpbefonk. Hy sal jou kan antwoord. Hy moet net eers sy papsakgriep afslaap.

      Andy49 - 2011-06-21 14:43

      all the Blue bull losers, they got let out of pre-primary early to-day. These idiots actually have a competition amongst themselves to see who can generate the most comments and/or thumbs down. Signs of uneducated & unemployed youth.

  • blooper - 2011-06-21 07:07

    What about Puke Wats-his-name?

      thumper - 2011-06-21 08:09

      He's a Bull...hopefully

      Rob van den Heuvel - 2011-06-21 09:36

      @Blooper - I think he burnt a few bridges in CT, now playing for southern kings....

  • sean - 2011-06-21 07:09

    Saffa-Cat .... If stupidity was a disability you would have a free parking ticket.

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-06-21 07:59

      Cant believe that you fell for Effels fake posts,Not The real SAFFA bud

      Hannes van der Linde - 2011-06-21 09:33

      This SAFFA... she's a man!

  • Stormer4eva - 2011-06-21 07:39

    Marcell: Miskien n bietjie Papsak griep ssos jy noem , maar darem nie in die tronk geslaap soos die gespuis van TSWANE !!!!!!

      Marcell - 2011-06-21 07:58

      Ek het nie die artikel gelees nie. Persoonlik dink ek dis nou weer 'n klomp groen mannetjies in Metro kleure wat 'n punt wou bewys. Jammer Bees was nie daar naby nie. Ek weet van die 'gespuis' is ook Shark en undercover Stompie ondersteuners.

  • Tiger - 2011-06-21 07:49

    Goeie nuus!!!! Die Bulls kan nog steeds die playoffs maak op 2 Julie op Nuweland!!! Hulle moet net Donderdag Computicket toe gaan en kaartjies koop!!!

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-06-21 08:00

      Wow WHAT A CHIRP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      thumper - 2011-06-21 08:10

      They must just bring their R150 with for the fine for drinking on the pavement

      Jan - 2011-06-21 11:03


  • sonnyg - 2011-06-21 08:17

    This guy is very talented

      Rob van den Heuvel - 2011-06-21 09:37

      Agreed, SARU take note, look after this lad.

  • sonnyg - 2011-06-21 08:18

    The SA u20 team has been such a dissapointment. Such a talented squad and we playing for 5th.

  • Kok - 2011-06-21 09:09

    Didn't the baby boks choke against England???? Here comes another choke for the stormers.

      Hannes van der Linde - 2011-06-21 09:31

      Pot calling the kettle black

  • wpmannetjie - 2011-06-21 09:11

    hey guys the bulls can still make the finals .....IF THEY BUY A TICKET hehehehe !!!!!!

      Clayton - 2011-06-21 12:40

      Good one, try reading the comments above, someone cracked that joke already.... Rtard

  • ek se manet - 2011-06-21 09:27

    i have been reading your comments the whole season , something is wrong this morning , SAFFA-CAT wont normally say bad thing about players , aspecially stormers player , and i know she like duane vermeaulen as a player... this cant be her commenting know !!!

      ek se manet - 2011-06-21 09:29


      Hannes van der Linde - 2011-06-21 09:31

      This SAFFA... She's a man

  • Jan - 2011-06-21 10:56

    Saffa-Cat, take your fake toys and go and play on the highway. It is said, rather keep quit let people think you are an idiot, than talk and let them see that you are. PLEASE, if you do not have something good to say, keep your trap shut. At least Duane is much better this year than Spies and kankowski combined

  • Lachesis - 2011-06-21 10:59

    LOL ou safa jy wys ons almal weer dat jy rerag die IQ van 'n tuinstoel het....

  • Jan - 2011-06-21 11:06


      Ace Ventura - 2011-06-21 11:31

      Watse 'sterre' het die Bulle al ooit by julle gesteel?

      Kok - 2011-06-21 13:50

      Ek stem saam Ace. Sover ek weet, maak die bulle sterre en die stormers koop dan die sterre. Dis soos ons land se minerale. Ons haal dit uit, verkoop dit aan die eerste wereld lande en koop die klaargemaakte produk weer by hulle.

      Dowwe Duane - 2011-06-21 15:08

      @Jan d@@s En die Stormers steel nie ne??! Habana/Jantjies/Jacques Fourie/January/Grant/Dom Dunae/Louw/Fondse/Elstadt/Tiaan/Harris etc etc 60% is gekoop, maar die breinlose, eenogige stomes sal nou nie daai raaksien nie.

      Stormer4eva - 2011-06-22 06:23

      Dankie Slim Dr. !!!!!

  • Coenza - 2011-06-21 11:33

    Go Stormers!!

  • Staalbal - 2011-06-21 15:24

    Kolisi is a guy with a very bright future and a more than capable replacement, yet another young gun coming through the ranks. I just hope province hold onto these guys. We'll miss Duane, but I believe the STORMERS have enough to do the job. Go STORMERS!!!!!!

      Dowwe Duane - 2011-06-21 15:32

      @Staalbal Have you ever seen Kolisi play?

  • ikey_tiger - 2011-06-21 20:12

    what time is the Bulls game Saturday?

      Stormer4eva - 2011-06-22 06:24

      Like I Said , No Game , But The Clever Dr. Does not know yet !!!!!!!

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