Vermeulen out for Stormers

2012-07-25 13:24

Cape Town - Stormers coach Allister Coetzee has named his team to take on the Sharks in their Super Rugby semi-final at Newlands on Saturday.

In the front row, Brok Harris starts at tighthead, with Frans Malherbe dropping to the bench in jersey 16.

Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth returns from injury and will wear jersey No 4, with De Kock Steenkamp playing off the bench and Quinn Roux falling out of the match 22.

Deon Fourie was again chosen at No 8, with Duane Vermeulen considered not yet ready. Don Armand will provide cover from the bench in jersey 19, as Canadian international, Jebb Sinclair is not eligible to play.


15. Joe Pietersen, 14. Gio Aplon, 13. Juan de Jongh, 12. Jean de Villiers (captain), 11. Bryan Habana, 10. Peter Grant, 9. Dewaldt Duvenage, 8. Deon Fourie, 7. Rynhardt Elstadt, 6. Siya Kolisi, 5. Andries Bekker, 4. Eben Etzebeth, 3. Brok Harris, 2. Tiaan Liebenberg, 1.  Steven Kitshoff

Substitutes: 16. Frans Malherbe, 17. Deon Carstens, 18. De Kock Steenkamp, 19. Don Armand, 20. Louis Schreuder, 21. Burton Francis, 22. Gerhard van den Heever

Sharks: TBA

Referee: Steve Walsh


  • maakdiebulle.almalbokke - 2012-07-25 13:25

    Bad news for the Sharks.

      Ettiene - 2012-07-25 13:39

      Ja die sharks so graag daai overrated plank vermeulen wou sien

      maakdiebulle.almalbokke - 2012-07-25 13:45

      . . . . . en jou huis is vuil en jou klere is vuil, papsak is n lelike ding !

      blou.johnny - 2012-07-25 13:46

      ...Go Sharks...!!! ...Go Sharks..!!

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-25 14:17

      damn, was really hoping him and schalk would seal the win for the sharks. oh well, useless fourie at 8th man. sharks by 50

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-25 14:18

      according to ross tucker its about home ground advantage, with him and nick mallet punting the stormers, how can they lose?

      TravieGrif - 2012-07-25 14:29

      It seems like the Stormers have won the game already, so why even bother to take to the pitch on Saturday! It is going to be an epic tussle. To Isak, Ray, Orrinf8 and fellow Stormers supporters, good luck for the weekend. You have had a season to be proud of, and you deserve to be tipped as favourites. It is an immense Sharks team heading your way, so you better be ready. Looking forward to the clash. May the best team win. Whatever happens, we want that S15 trophy in SA!!! Sharks forever!

      CapeChappy - 2012-07-25 15:15

      As a Stormers supporter, I would not feel too bad if the Sharks win. It would be a mammoth effort with all the travel and they played brilliantly against the Reds. If they win, they will deserve it. I am looking forward to an epic game. Hope it's braai weather on Saturday!!

      ChrisinOz294 - 2012-07-26 01:16

      @blackandblue.johnny. Is jy gereed om te huil? Weer?

      Deon - 2012-07-26 15:45

      I wish the Stormers management would just shut up about their injuries every week its the same thing. "ja it looks like Duane will be ready next week, ja it looks like Schalk will be ready in two weeks time." I will believe what they say when I see them on the park.

  • orrinf8 - 2012-07-25 13:26


      Ettiene - 2012-07-25 13:41

      Daai oukies gaan stars sien as die Sharks met hulle klaar is

      orrinf8 - 2012-07-25 13:45

      totally agree :) and OUR STARS are gonna show these guppies why THEY are no 1 in super rugby 2012 .. I'm just loving the fact that THE MIGHTY STORMERS will be winning this tournament at FORTRESS NEWLANDS this year !!!

      blou.johnny - 2012-07-25 13:49

      ...and still no Super- or Currie-cups..., none, zitch. nokol.....

      maakdiebulle.almalbokke - 2012-07-25 13:58

      orrin & sakkie,Joined at the hip.

      orrinf8 - 2012-07-25 14:00

      damn .. maar julle nulle is suurgatte :D .. al wat ek vir julle sal se: SSSTTTOOORRRMMMEEERRRSSS, JOU LEKKER DING !!!

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-25 14:19

      i wouldnt want any of those players in the bok team , not even as waterboys

      Stirrer - 2012-07-25 14:50

      @blou.johnny : At least the Stormers are still in with a chance, unlike another team whose supporters told one and all that this year they will win a fourth Super Cup, but ended up with zero, none, ziltch, nokol. Why? Because of zero, none, ziltch, nokol game plan, talent, or BMT.

      ChrisinOz294 - 2012-07-26 01:18

      @blackandblue.johnny. So who will you support next week? The Chiefs? Your Pink Pansies are kicked out and now the Sharks will see the end of the road. Not a lot of teams left for you. Maybe you should do what your team does and start talking about and warming up for the Currie Cup.

  • lionel.kemm.9 - 2012-07-25 13:26

    Although I wish Duane was back,Deon Fourie has been a revelation as a loosie and think he will have a good game again. Duane will be ready for the final and HM needs him for the Boks:):):) Go Stormers

      jason.children - 2012-07-25 13:37

      TBH Lionel im glad he isnt being pushed too fast! He hasnt played in a while! SFL

      Ettiene - 2012-07-25 13:42

      Vermeulen is overrated soos showpony Spies. Probeer maar nie om te choke nie ne

      danie.vandyk.50 - 2012-07-25 13:44

      Die Stormers wen alweer die game voor hy begin het. Gaan `n tight game wees van begin tot einde en julle Stormerkies maak `n groot fout om die Sharks te onderskat.

      lionel.kemm.9 - 2012-07-25 13:45

      WTF,whats happening at Loftus this weekend buddy,oh and next weekend??

      lionel.kemm.9 - 2012-07-25 13:47

      Ja I agree Jason but a 20 min off the bench would have beem awesome.

      blou.johnny - 2012-07-25 13:51

      ..Heyneke Meyer already has Pierre Spies.... ...our next Bok captain.....

      jacques.duplessis.566148 - 2012-07-25 14:01

      Wat rook jy Jonny?

      Ettiene - 2012-07-25 14:09

      niks nie lionel want ons o/19 en o/21 gaan gatskop op nuweland.

      ChrisinOz294 - 2012-07-26 01:21

      @WTF. Is daar 0/19 en o/21 games aan die gang hierdie naweek? Anyone else that cares about that?

      ChrisinOz294 - 2012-07-26 01:22

      @blackandblue.johnny. Why suddenly the support for Spies? He's a Pink Pansie. Your team is the Sharks this week remember.

  • brandon.styles.14 - 2012-07-25 13:35

    Thats a pity, The Sharks just lost at least 9 points

      ChrisinOz294 - 2012-07-26 06:28

      A bit optimistic there if you think the Sharks are going to get 9 points.

  • wynand.kruger1 - 2012-07-25 13:40

    Isak, die Reds het ook voor die tyd gese hulle het die wedstryd in die sakkie, dis nie net van vat nie Swaer, passop

      danie.fick.98 - 2012-07-25 14:07

      Hahaha,well said Wynand.....

      ray.stadlerjd1 - 2012-07-25 14:37

      Guys we as stormers supporters are just overly optimistic and who can blame us, on another note, we only had 3 springbok selections to plenty from the sharks and bulls, all the non springboks in the team want to do is do the business on Saturday and show the country and the world, that GO TO SLEEP RUGBY rocks, how about that!

  • Blake - 2012-07-25 13:40

    let the talking be done on the field, enough bickering and counting your chickens before they hatch, going to be an epic game, looking forward to it! GOOOO SHARKS!!!!!

      cavin.snyman - 2012-07-25 13:44

      GOOOOOOOOOO SHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sharks forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ettiene - 2012-07-25 13:40

    Vat hulle Sharkies wys daai papsakke hoe om ruggas te speel en laat hulle choke!!!

      ChrisinOz294 - 2012-07-26 01:25

      It is interesting to see how the arrogant overconfidence typical of Bulls supporters spread to the Sharks. I think all these "Sharks" supporters that are so confident "their" team will beat the Stormers are all wearing pink underwear.

  • philip.vaniekerk - 2012-07-25 13:41

    Do not be so sure of your over optimism is still think the Sharks have what it takes to beat the Stomers and it should be a wonderfull tough game ,which is gonna be won upfront.

  • deon.fouche.3 - 2012-07-25 13:44

    Maandag begin die WP voorberei vir die Currie Cup, wat hulle ook nie gaan wen die jaar nie!

      deon.fouche.3 - 2012-07-25 14:00

      Isak, moenie soos die bulle wees nie, asseblief! Los die geskiedenis waar dit hoort, in die verlede! Dit gaan close wees ou maat, maar ek reken ons is die op vorm span en speel net te fisies vir julle om te kan byhou. Sterkte vir Saterdag en die rugby!

      lionel.kemm.9 - 2012-07-25 14:03

      Deon,what you mean leave the history behind,what are you saying in your next comment about 2010.If its good for you then its good for Isak.

      Ettiene - 2012-07-25 14:12

      Isak n vraag vandat die Bulls/Noord Transvaal bestaan wie het die CC die meeste toe gevat think about it ;)

      deon.fouche.3 - 2012-07-25 14:15

      @Lionel.. ek verwys na 2010 se CC final omdat die Stormers weer gaan chocke! Dit is al... Ek is als behalwe n Bul Isak.

      ChrisinOz294 - 2012-07-26 01:28

      @WTF. We can't help the rugby players in Pretoria were not good enough to have their own team until 1938.

  • deon.fouche.3 - 2012-07-25 13:53

    Hey Stormers... Wil julle dalk die reply kyk van die 2010 Currie Cup Final? Ag moenie worry nie, kyk sommer Saterdag! Daar sal nie veel van n verskil wees nie!

      deon.fouche.3 - 2012-07-25 13:53

      Sorry!!!!! Replay..

      Ettiene - 2012-07-25 14:13

      goeie een deon. Saterdag choke hulle weer!!!

      ray.stadlerjd1 - 2012-07-25 14:44

      DIE REF is steve nie Craig nie,

  • neutedop.opinie - 2012-07-25 13:54

    First 3 - Sharks. Locks - Stormers. Loosies - Sharks. 9 + 10 - even. Centres- Stormers. Back 3 - even. Going to be a great game. Hope Stormers take it, but not as easy as a few Stormer supporters think (And PS - you guys act like Bulls supporter!!!)

      MarkSchrade1980 - 2012-07-25 14:08

      Good assesment however I think it's unfair to compare us to Bulls fans

      neutedop.opinie - 2012-07-25 14:20

      Hahaha - Mark, I am Stormer as well - just some of these guys that adopted the "this one is in the bag" mentality.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-25 14:21

      you didnt get the internet memo about home ground advantage from ross tucker? and what about the one about hitting rucks? nick faldo? mallet? bulls fans are educated and cultured while stormers fans are well, stormers fans

      MarkSchrade1980 - 2012-07-25 14:40

      We will only know at 19:00 on Saturday night who wins the game. I think it's to close to call, I however want my team to win but won't be too upset if the Stormers.

      ray.stadlerjd1 - 2012-07-25 14:46

      To be fair the SHarks should be driving on the reserve tanks, while WP should be Full.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-25 17:14

      to be fair the sharks will be flying in a plane to cape town not driving which is so last century

      ChrisinOz294 - 2012-07-26 01:31

      @neutedop. I believe the Stormers loose forwards are just ahead of the Sharks. If Kolisi plays his usual game and Deon Fourie does what he did to the Rebels, the Sharks will be in for a tough time. Elstadt might also be the guy to get under the skin of the du Plessis's. And when they see red, they'll play right into the Stormers hands.

  • Eddie.Minora - 2012-07-25 13:58

    YSTERS!!!! maak die Stormers almal bokke!!

      Ettiene - 2012-07-25 14:13

      nee planke!!!!

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-25 14:21

      why are you calling them irons?

      blou.johnny - 2012-07-25 14:29

      ....11 years... ....and counting.....

      ChrisinOz294 - 2012-07-26 01:33

      @blackandblue.johnny. Jou enigste comment wat jy het (wat nie baie oorsproinklik is nie by the way) gaan van jou af weggevat word volgende naweek. Nou wat gaan jy dan maak?

  • MarkSchrade1980 - 2012-07-25 14:06

    Good Side and good luck to them Shark Supporter

      Ettiene - 2012-07-25 14:14

      What you saying is good luck sharks, let the stormers choke

      john.maree.90 - 2012-07-25 14:23

      you are a good supporter Mark. WTF ??? you need to grow up and find your brain.

      ChrisinOz294 - 2012-07-26 01:34

      WTF's pink longjohn is sticking out under his Sharks outfit.

  • Enrico Capazorio - 2012-07-25 14:07

    Give that man a Bells!

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-25 14:22

      home ground advantage has data ross tucker nick mallet hit rucks

  • ltjvrensburg - 2012-07-25 14:14

    As long as he is fit for the boks...

      Ettiene - 2012-07-25 14:44

      No thanks Id rather bring Anton Leonard back from retirement.

  • robbieyvonne.hutchison - 2012-07-25 14:18

    Strong Team... Pity Duane Vermeulen not ready... Go Stormers Go!!!

  • lourens.vandervyver.798 - 2012-07-25 14:19

    Eina! Wel sonder DV lyk die span nogsteeds goed. Opsie met DF op 8 beteken ons kan 2 stutte kies wat ons gaan nodig he en dat ons kan by bly met KD en RK spoed gewys. EE ook terug vir die ekstra krag in die enjin kamer. Hier kom n titaniese stryd en n lekker ding...

  • stoffel.swanepoel.5 - 2012-07-25 14:26


  • Johan De Beer - 2012-07-25 14:34

    I'm a Sharks supporter, but this Stormers lineup is impressive. Our boys are going to have to dig deep...

      Ettiene - 2012-07-25 14:44

      and dig deep they will

      paul.sdoow - 2012-07-25 16:38

      both teams are impressive admittedly so. but both teams also have a tendency to just go walk about when least expected lets hope both teams pitch and we have a decent game for a full 80 and then we can all say that the best team won on the day

      paul.sdoow - 2012-07-25 16:39

      both teams are impressive admittedly so. but both teams also have a tendency to just go walk about when least expected lets hope both teams pitch and we have a decent game for a full 80 and then we can all say that the best team won on the day

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-25 17:22

      well the best team is the sharks

  • jp.duplooy.14 - 2012-07-25 14:39

    Team is looking good! Good luck sharks! Good luck stormers. Aint gana predict a score , its just plain old stupid! May the best team win!

  • gavin.spaz.taylor - 2012-07-25 14:41

    Sigh at News24.. the Sharks team was announced this morning already.. Meyer Bosman is at Inside Centre. *facepalm.. Sharks still to take it though.. just..

  • johan.stormer - 2012-07-25 15:12

    Dir is jammer dat Pat Lambie en Duane Vermeulen uit is.. Sou graag altwee spanne op volsterkte in aksie wou sien! Beslis die 2 beste SA spanne op huidige vorm! Sterkte aan die Sharks! Aan al die suurgatte Bulle wat hier kommentaar lewer...Gaan kyk op Computicket - daar is Ballerinas in aksie Saterdag middag by die Staatsteater - geniet dit!!! Stormers groete

      hugo.debruyn - 2012-07-25 16:04

      En jy is net so ou suurgat stormer nes die ander stormers. P¤€PHOL

      johan.u.bergh - 2012-07-25 18:47

      @Hugo Hoekom noem jy jouself n poeppol? Lae selfbeeld?

      ChrisinOz294 - 2012-07-26 01:36

      @johna.stormer. Hulle sal nog daai balet baie geniet ook, want die tutus is mos pienk.

  • marley.johnson.35 - 2012-07-25 15:37

    Come on Stormers, lets prove these critics wrong and take the title back to the Cape. I know the sharks have also proved they are a decent team, all things considered. I would so dearly love to meet the Crusaders in the final so we can smash them and take that higher than thou off there NZ faces. But either way lets bring that trophy back to our beautiful country......

  • Jco - 2012-07-26 08:54

    I can not wait for the final in New Zealand next week. I Know it will be a big clash in Cape Town, but the Sharks will win this one. On Monday many Stormers will not be on this blog to post comments! Sharks will travel this way!

  • charles.hendricks.965 - 2012-07-26 09:23


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