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Vermeulen to lead Stormers

2013-01-30 12:47

Cape Town - Stormers coach Allister Coetzee has named his team to take on the Cheetahs in Saturday's pre-season friendly in Bloemfontein.

Kick-off is at 17:00.

In the absence of Schalk Burger, Andries Bekker and Jean de Villiers, fellow Springbok Duane Vermeulen will lead the Stormers into battle. Burger, Bekker and De Villiers - and the other injured or sick players - are all expected to feature against Boland next weekend.

Even without the trio of Burger, Bekker and De Villiers, Vermeulen will be one of seven capped Springboks in action for the Stormers on Saturday - including new faces Jaco Taute (at fullback) and Pat Cilliers (from the bench) and wing Bryan Habana, who will run out as vice-captain.

In all, nine players in the 24-man squad have not played for the Stormers before, with Taute, Damian de Allende and new hooker Martin Bezuidenhout among the newbies in the starting line-up.

On the bench, youngsters Stephan Coetzee, Rayn Smid and Pat Howard (all from last year's WP Under-21 team) will be hoping for their first taste of action, along with other new faces, Ruan Botha and Michael Rhodes who moved to Cape Town last year.

The Stormers will start their 2013 Super Rugby campaign against the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Friday, February 22.

Saturday's match between the Cheetahs and Stormers will be televised live on SuperSport One.

Teams:

Cheetahs:


15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Jannie Boshoff, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Rayno Benjamin, 11 Rocco Jansen, 10 Riaan Smit, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Phillip van der Walt, 7 Davon Raubenheimer, 6 Johannes Prinsloo, 5 Doppies Vermeulen, 4 Rynhardt Landman, 3 Lourens Adriaanse, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Trevor Nyakane.

Substitutes: 16. Ryno Barnes, 17. Caylib Oosthuizen, 18. Lood de Jager, 19. Francois Uys, 20. Frans Viljoen, 21. Juan Smith, 22. Lappies Labuscahgne, 23. Piet van Zyl, 24. Elgar Watts, 25. Barry Geel, 26. Willie le Roux, 27. Hansie Graaff

Stormers:

15. Jaco Taute, 14. Gio Aplon, 13. Juan de Jongh, 12. Damian de Allende, 11. Bryan Habana, 10. Kurt Coleman, 9. Louis Schreuder, 8. Duane Vermeulen (captain), 7. Don Armand, 6. Nizaam Carr, 5. De Kock Steenkamp, 4. Eben Etzebeth, 3. Frans Malherbe, 2. Martin Bezuidenhout, 1. Steven Kitshoff

Substitutes: 16. Stephan Coetzee, 17. Pat Cilliers, 18. Ruan Botha, 19. Michael Rhodes, 20. Rayn Smid, 21. Dewaldt Duvenage, 22. Pat Howard, 23. Gerhard van den Heever, 24. Joe Pietersen

Referee: Lourens van der Merwe

Sport24

Comments
  • Raymond Huxley - 2013-01-30 12:50

    To lead them where? Down the toilet? Again??? When will Saffas pick true leaders. Oh yes, they don't have any!!! :)

      jerome.dreyer.16 - 2013-01-30 13:09

      Your attention seeking has actually become quite pathetic you Aussie wannabe.

      yagyah.rabin - 2013-01-30 13:11

      What!

      stirrer.stirrer - 2013-01-30 13:21

      If I were an Aussie like you, I wouldn't mention "down the toilet" when it comes to a rugby discussion.

      dirkjohannes - 2013-01-30 13:21

      Dowwe d@nner die Huxley knaap. Gaan speel met jou skape jou p@epol!

      Cronje Scholtz - 2013-01-30 13:50

      why is this Huxley idiot so concerned with whats going on with SA rugby and what is written in SA newspapers. Should he not be more concerned with the state of his own country's rugby form???? Clearly a major attention seeker.

      tertius.devereaux.1 - 2013-01-30 14:52

      Jys 110% reg Huxley...

      tertius.devereaux.1 - 2013-01-30 14:53

      Jys 110% reg Huxley...wat doen mens met k*k? Jy flush dit in di toilet af

      donder.wolk.7 - 2013-01-30 14:54

      Huxley, who is your team if I may ask? Go Stormers!

      Cliff - 2013-01-30 18:20

      You are and always were a clowen !!!

      jacobus.rautenbach - 2013-01-30 21:14

      f of

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2013-01-31 02:54

      Raymond. Just like Oupa Sharpie had to play on long after he should have been in his local old age home's rocking chair, just because there was no-one else to captain the Wallabies. Who's the Waratah's captain? Benn Robinson - not the greatest leader. Or the best rugby player. Brumbies? Ben Mowen. Who's that? Rebels? Gareth Delve. A Welshman. Reds? Horwill. Would probably not captain any other team in world rugby. Force? Matt Hodgson. Who's that?

  • Raymond Huxley - 2013-01-30 13:14

    Oh, and look out for my newest Super 15 article this Friday mates. The Huxley makes his season predictions.

      stirrer.stirrer - 2013-01-30 13:37

      Here is the Stirrer's S15 prediction: the only way any Aussie team will make the top 4, is because of the conference system. Again.

      lionel.kemm.9 - 2013-01-30 13:41

      Cant argue with what Stirrer says there.

      tieno.punzul - 2013-01-30 14:07

      Stirrer, for once I agree with you, but just this once

      Cliff - 2013-01-30 18:18

      The Huxley Is A Prick !!!!

      Cliff - 2013-01-30 18:20

      stirrer.stirrer : Even then they will struggle !!!!~

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2013-01-31 02:55

      Threetimesaussiechampions. But we all know you secretly support the Aussies. Moet nou nie kom g@tkruip by stirrer nou dat jy begin bang word so net voor die S15 afskop nie.

      Threetimeschampions - 2013-01-31 09:17

      Christina, kinders moet nie inmeng met grootmens geselsies nie, gaan speel met karretjies

  • maniem1 - 2013-01-30 13:19

    Nice team Viral die backline van die Stomers nice kort nog net vir Jantjies dan gan on keerbaar wees kanie wag om te sien wat diemanne saam gan maak nie sie uit

      joe.dewit.9 - 2013-01-31 17:09

      @Manie, jy weet obviously F-kolletjie van rugby

  • she.is.here.777 - 2013-01-30 13:37

    Well done Duane you da leader of many stars! Keep up the good work well deserved reward this. Kaap groete.

      tieno.punzul - 2013-01-30 14:04

      Bwaa hhaaaaaa haaaaa, jinne jy is maar delusional, en Dan het jy die arrogance om die bulls kaptein te beledig, smaak my jy is maar net so dof soos dowwe duan

      she.is.here.777 - 2013-01-30 16:06

      Delusional oor wat? 'n Opinie gebasseer op feite? Jou kappie is 'n vuilgat en word gereeld gestraf omdat hy nie sy slap gat van die losgemaal verwyder nie en altyd vinnge bal keer nou noem jy my delusional? hehe. Jy moet dalk die slaap uit jou oë vee en in die spieël gaan kyk om die definisie van dof te sien. lol Stormers groete.

      tieno.punzul - 2013-01-30 18:57

      Te minste probeer hy iets doen, jou dof wannabe kan net tacke vir die hele game, geen verbeelding nie. Ek dink jy moet daai tralala pille los

      she.is.here.777 - 2013-01-30 22:44

      Defense wen world cups eks verbaas jy as "kenner" kyk dit mis vee daai slaap uit jou oë mater!

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2013-01-31 02:56

      Captain Steggosaurus is too slow to go anywhere.

      Threetimeschampions - 2013-01-31 09:19

      World cups ja, hierdie is superrugby, goeie voorbeeld is hoe die sharks julle getrap het in die semis, hulle het gespeel om te wen en jou team on nie te verloor,

  • tieno.punzul - 2013-01-30 14:06

    Bwwhaaaaaa haaaaaaa behaaaaawwaaaa hoes en proes, bwhaaaaaa haaaaaa, eina kramp van al die lekker lag, bwwhaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2013-01-31 02:59

      Jy moet maar lekker lag, Jou Aussie spannetjies gaan nerens kom hierdie jaar nie. En jy gaan nog lekker huil wanneer Vermeulen as Springbok kaptein gekies word en jou Wallaby span opneuk.

      Threetimeschampions - 2013-01-31 09:20

      Bwhaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaa haaaaa bwhaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dis snaaks bhaaaaaa haaaaa whaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!

  • tertius.devereaux.1 - 2013-01-30 14:49

    K*k kaptein

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2013-01-31 02:58

      Tertjie, 100% beter kaptein as Kaptein Steggosaurus wat te stadig is om weg te kom van enigiets en dan 10 minute op die geelkaart stoeltjie moet sit.

  • steve.vanrooyen - 2013-01-30 15:12

    where is Schulk!?

      craven.luyt - 2013-01-31 09:39

      Dumbest comment of the millennium. Did you ever do comprehension tests at school?

      joe.dewit.9 - 2013-01-31 17:07

      Schalk is anyway useless

  • wayne.wasserfall - 2013-01-30 21:03

    Must say awesome junior team,good luck

  • jacobus.rautenbach - 2013-01-30 21:14

    what a , a team

  • chrisin.oz.1 - 2013-01-31 02:47

    At last the future Springbok captain gets his chance.

      Threetimeschampions - 2013-01-31 09:26

      BAWAHAAAAAAAAA HHAA WAAHAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • joe.dewit.9 - 2013-01-31 17:06

    Stormers is sissies!

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