Stormers won't shift Fourie

2011-10-26 18:21

Cape Town - Western Province coach, Allister Coetzee insists that he will not play any of his players out of position if he doesn’t have to next season.

This comes after the Cape Times suggested that departing centre, Jaque Fourie, will be pushed out to the wing upon return to Cape Town during next season’s Super Rugby competition, paving the way for Juan de Jongh to combine with stalwart Jean de Villiers in midfield.

Fourie will, as is also the case with flyhalf Peter Grant, return to play Super Rugby for the Stormers after completing the Japanese season, which overlaps the beginning of the Super Rugby season.

That would mean that, barring injury, De Jongh will be Coetzee’s starting outside centre and give him the chance to cement his place in the team. Should he be successful, it would be very hard for Fourie to slot back into his accustomed role. The theory states that a player of Fourie’s quality cannot be left wilting on the bench and should find a way into the starting team, with wing the next best option available.

The player that would have to make way - should that option be taken - is Conrad Jantjies, with regular wing, Gio Aplon probably shifting back to fullback.

“I am of the opinion that players of the same position should compete, and the best guy on form must play, must start.

“I will have a chat with all of them again. I am not in favour of playing players out of position.” Coetzee told Wednesday’s Cape Times.

The Cape Town rugby public want Western Province rugby to answer for it’s shortcomings of this season after failing to reach the final of neither the Super Rugby competition nor the Currie Cup. Coetzee still believes that they will not have to wait that much longer.

“I can’t mope over the past - it’s done. I’ve got to focus, and it makes me more excited to work harder to get silverware here.

“To pay back the people who are loyal and have supported us. I know that we are really not far off. We will do whatever it takes to win trophies next season.

“It’s something where there are no guarantees. But I will put whatever needs to be put in place to achieve that. We’ve developed and brought players through. There’s continuity in the coaching system, and we will keep continuity with the players now. I feel very positive going forward.”



  • Taetjo - 2011-10-26 20:45

    SARugby's biggest problem is worshiping players... No one should be indispensable.

  • Jerry - 2011-10-26 22:25

    WP Team Management = Recipe for rugby disaster.....!!!! They obviously don't want to win any trophies in the near future....but expect supporters to fill the stadiums when they play. They keep Banana...i mean Habana for, I heard 3mil, but loose JJ and Sadie for a Mil a piece. WTF...!!!! Sell Habana and have good change left after keeping JJ and Sadie.....!!! It does not take a brain surgeon to fathom that one out...!!!!! And that's just one example....there are many more, like Jacques Fourie, Jean de Villiers and Bobajantjies..!! Let them go and replace them with the youth you can move freely around the field....!!!

  • Pieter - 2011-10-26 22:28

    Hulle moet vir ou p@ephol "ek hardloop kant toe" Fourie barman maak. Die ouens like dop koop by 'n ballerina

      Jean - 2011-10-27 11:33

      Waarvan praat jy!? Jacque Fourie was die Stormers se top drie drukker gedurende die 2011 Super 15..met 6 drieë. As hy so baie "kant toe gehardloop" het, sou hy nie so gereeld agter die doellyn gaan kuier het nie! Ek's nie 'n Stormer ondersteuner nie, maar as ek was sou ek maar net my kop geskud het vir jou rugby insae pel!

  • Pieter - 2011-10-26 22:59

    Dit lyk my daar is meer nie-WP manne as WP-ondersteuners wat deesdae 'n eiertjie te lê het oor WP-rugby! Manne. bekommer julle oor julle eie provinsies se swak rugby en los die WP uit! Ons kort net 'n paar stutte van formaat en dan is ons doodreg vir die Super15-seisoen! Julle kan maar die Springbokke verskaf solank die WP/Stormers die rugby speel.

      Cliff - 2011-10-26 23:56

      Spot On My Maat !!!!

      Koos - 2011-10-27 07:40

      @ Pieter , ek stem saam met jou dat die wp net stutte kort en miskien nog n slot of twee, daar word teveel geld gemors op "hasbeens" van ander spanne(Fourie ,Habana), vir hulle gaan dit net oor geld en hul het lankal die passie vir rugby verloor. Die wp het genoeg jong agterspelers met passie, maar daar is nie geld om hulle te hou nie want dit word op manne soos Habana gemors

      Cliff - 2011-10-27 09:47

      Koos & Rene : Ons is nie soos daai idiote van die Blou Bulle , Soos Brannas & Coke ( Hy wat dreig om my dogter te verkrag) en die nar wat hom doktor hou in Kanada wat om verdere ondersoek , die beddens rondstoot in Chris Hani / Bara - Ons is hier en ons gaan nie weg !!!

  • Sarge - 2011-10-27 07:49

    Why are WeePee management still persisting with Jean de Villiers? The guy cant even keep up with most props these days. But then again, the management allowed Western Province to become the retirement village of SA Rugby. Still cant believe they let Sadie and JJ go... Idiots!!!!

      sam.kaitawa - 2011-10-27 09:05

      Because WEEPU did a wee poo poo on WeePee? Hurricanes heading north are just Weepees in the wind

  • sam.kaitawa - 2011-10-27 08:42

    Oh, so that's what he looks like, funny that because I never saw him during the WC, is Bakkies or Smit still there? You gotta love Burger, especially at half time......with sauce and onions

  • sas.holtz - 2011-10-27 14:03

    Kom kerels kom ons wees eerlik. Die probleem le nie soseer by agterspelers nie, maar die vaste 5 suck. Kyk terug oor die seisoen , gereeld geval, strafskoppe, word weggestoot deur kleiner unies se voorrye ens.Ons kan die beste agterlyn he , maar sonder die bal beteken ons niks, dit is weer bewys Sat. teen die Leeus.Kry ordentlike stutte en slotte en ons gesels weer.Dalk ook iemand wat voorspelers ordentlik kan afrig??????

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