WP to hold onto youngsters

2012-03-04 22:22

Cape Town - The Western Province Rugby Union is hoping to extend the contracts of several of their young stars.

Lock Eben Etzebeth, loose forward Siya Kolisi and props Steven Kitshoff and Frans Malherbe all played instrumental roles in the Stormers' 15-12 victory over the Sharks at Newlands on Saturday night.

These four are all only 20 years old and several scribes suggested recently that the Bulls and Sharks could try to lure them away from Western Province.

But Stormers coach Allister Coetzee told Die Burger they are confident to retain the services of the youngsters for the next few years.

"It is in the pipeline. We want to make a few announcements this week," Coetzee said when asked whether WP made sure they'll retain the youngsters' services.

Kitshoff and Malherbe scrummed exceptionally well against the Sharks, which laid the platform for their eventual 15-12 victory, after flyhalf Peter Grant kicked a touchline penalty in the dying moments.

Etzebeth and Kolisi were equally impressive, standing no inch back against more experienced opposition and showing good, controlled aggression.

"The scrums were a big factor in our victory. It was pleasing to see how a 20-year-old Steven Kitshoff troubled Jannie du Plessis - a Springbok -  late in the game.

"We were criticised for our scrumming in the warm-up matches but it's nice to see how positively the front row and pack responded," said Coetzee.

Captain Jean de Villiers was also full of praise for his young stars.

"It would be great if we can make a habit of pulling through a game like this one. We had a very young pack out there today, and see how well they went against quality opposition," De Villiers told SAPA.


  • Saffa - 2012-03-04 22:38

    Stars???? WHA HA HA HA HA

      Bootman - 2012-03-04 22:46

      Pieter vertel ons van julle bekers asseblief. Ons by die WP het so lanklaas n beker gesien. Almal op die forum vind dit uiters interesant.

      Bootman - 2012-03-04 23:08

      Pieter ek weet jy's n bietjie dof en ek vergewe jou, maar WP speel nie in Super Rugby nie. Dankie in elk geval vir jou storie oor julle bekers. Sal jy so gaaf wees om more die storie weer te vertel. Ek will he al my pelle by die werk moet dit lees. Jy's my held.

      Sean - 2012-03-04 23:41

      Suppose Stormers won the cup already , once again ! LOL !!

      HennieduPles - 2012-03-05 09:29

      Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket , save it for a rainy day??? Like B Banana ?

      Jimmy - 2012-03-05 09:31

      Saffa you are one sick idiot!!

      Jimmy - 2012-03-05 09:34

      Bootman you are too. What is wrong with so many Bulls supporters? The Bulls are a great team but where do they get such sick jokers for supporters from. They belittle the Bulls by their sad attitiude.

      adrian.bruwer - 2012-03-05 12:23

      WP youngsters won the U19 & U21 Currie Cups in the 2010 season. But "holding onto youngsters" is too late.. We already lost 3 to the Bulls and 1 to the Sharks. But holding onto Etsebeth and Kitshoff is a brilliant idea. These guys are future Springboks and we're Super proud of them.

      Saffa - 2012-03-05 15:34

      @Stormsaam Ek is heel bedwelmd om te dink ons gaan ons 4de beker wen diejaar. 4 meer as die Stomes

      Eduard - 2012-03-05 15:47

      Snaaks my vorige "comment" is nie weer "report" nie. Seker die tik wat jy laat oor ry vanaf die kaap, op jou eie sukkel ek om te dink iemand kan soveel stront dag in en dag uit praat - glo jy self wat jy se?

      Saffa - 2012-03-05 15:50

      @Stormsaam Wat is onjuis wat ek gese het? Het die Bulls nie al 3 bekers nie, is dit onwaar? Het die Stormers nie ZERO nie, is dit onwaar?

      Eduard - 2012-03-05 16:00

      Onjuis - wtf - was dit die nuutste woord op die program laas naweek op loftus??? Kyk na jou eerste "comment".

      Saffa - 2012-03-05 16:17

      @Stormsaam Antwoord my vraag. Het die Bulls 3 bekers: Ja/Nee Het die Stormers ZERO bekers: Ja/Nee

      Saffa - 2012-03-05 16:32

      @Stormsaam Sien julle is soos 'n d@nnerse klomp politici, die oomblik as ek jou in 'n hoek druk met feite verdwyn julle of se iets heeltemal van topic af. WP/STORMERS= JOKERS OF WORLD RUGBY

      Saffa - 2012-03-05 18:17

      @Stormsaam Vir die derde keer, moet asseblief nie die onderwerp ter sake ignoreer nie, antwoord my vraag.

  • Bootman - 2012-03-04 22:42

    I can understand them maybe taking an offer from the Sharks but why would want to go to the Bulls. Why would anybody want to live in Tswane when you can live in beautiful Cape Town. JJ and Sadie must be crying themselves to sleep at night, wishing they'd never left CT for that cestpool.

      Saffa - 2012-03-04 22:55

      @Bootman They would like to touch the Super trophy, that's why.

      Francois - 2012-03-04 23:00

      Bootman, speaking of the Cape vs Pretoria - firstly though it is hard to admit it, the Blue Bulls have played better rugby than the WP since 2002, it makes it easier to be a Blue Bulls supporter, for the supporter off course. Then if the Cape is so good (which it is), please give us the name of your favourite three wine estates and the names of their winemakers and their best cultivars, please also name your favourite mountain peaks and the name of the beach you often visit. Apart from that, there is not much happening there since Krige retired. The correct spelling so by the way is cesspool. De Villiers, disregarding how good and fast he was, is becoming a liability and JJ and Sadie definitely will rather play rugby for any other team than to bench behind de Villiers and Du Jongh for a season, specifically one in which the WC team for 2015 will be started to be determined and de Villiers is not going to be on that list. Let us hope for Jean's sake that he wins one trophy in a WP jersey or Stormers. Then back to the article, why is it that Coetzee only wakes up now? Hougaard will be, barring injuries the WC 2015 scrummie with hopefully Pretorius. Thus a boytjie from Piketberg is playing for the Bulls, why? Allister had to please the hierarchy of WP and choose January to fill the quota which was does not exist, but everyone knows it is three. Sadie and JJ made the right choice, they will prob carry our hope in 2015.

      Francois - 2012-03-04 23:37

      Bootman, kyk bietjie daar my Facebook profiel of as dit te ver is, ek kom van die Kaap af. Ek ondersteun die WP, selfs as hulle verloor, maar dit maak my nie die ekwivalent van 'n provinsiale rasis nie. Die feit dat iets van Pretoria af kom, maak nie daardie iets noodwendig sleg nie en quid pro quo vir die Kaap. Die harde realiteit is dat jy moet 'n beker wen (en die konferensiebeker tel nou nie eintlik nie) om 'n kampioen te kan wees. Dan oor die wynplase ens, dit is ironies dat dit die goed is waaroor die Kapenaars altyd spog, maar Pretorianers ken nie net Pretoria beter as die Kapenaars nie, hulle ken die wynplase en die berge ook beter. Hulle weet bv dat mens ook kan duik in die see en nie net noodwendig hoef branderplank te ry nie. Gaan kry vir jou 'n goeie bottel Pinotage (dit is 'n uniek Afrika, SA en Wes Kaap wyn - veral van 'n goeie landgoed af en dink aan die harde werklikheid: Second place is the first looser. Se^ vir Allister ook. Dit is die NZ sindroom, jy moet die beker wen om die beste te wees en net dan het jy die reg om te spog - dus op die oomblik is die Josh Strauss en sy span en John Mitchell. Tot weer.

      James Parker - 2012-03-04 23:56


      Lionel - 2012-03-05 07:06

      Ken,just like Johan Goosen was booed when Bulle played Cheethas in Polokwane in the warm up game,idiot!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Bootman - 2012-03-05 07:36

      Lionel I dont think it's fair to call Kenny an idiot. It's simply old age getting to the fella. He forgets about when the Moftus crowd booed Percy Montgomery when the Boks ran onto Loftus. Booing the opposition is one thing............but booing a Springbok............What is that they say about glass houses and stones?

      Stormkaap - 2012-03-05 07:46

      Francois, just interested in the latter part of your statement about why Coetzee only waking up now. Let me say to u that when WP lost Sadie and Engelbrecht may I remind you that Rassie was in charge, in fact apart from those two there were others eg Whitehead and a host of schoolboys that went tothe Sharks. As for Hougaard on the past two performances he is not assured a berth at all. And as for quotas, frankly dont know what your talking about. The three of the four players that is being talked about being contracted are white. What I am interested in is supporting my franchise and enjoying the rugby they play. As for wines who cares, like you said we enjoy the beach, mountains, retreats and much more that the Western Cape has to offer and having spent some time in Pretoria, I would rather live their than in Johannesburg anyday.

      Lionel - 2012-03-05 07:50

      Apologies there Bootman,my lack of respect for the elderly/ancient is not very good.................its so true how quick they forget things but want to try and nail us. I for one don't like the booing its disrespectful but you get it all over!!!!

      Bootman - 2012-03-05 08:12

      I'm with you on that one Lionel. I don't like the booing either. I was at Newlands on Saturday and was quite dissapointed in the booing. But like you say, it happens all over. Even saw it in the Aus and NZ games.

      HennieduPles - 2012-03-05 09:16

      Bootman. Getting your picture in the papers holding the Cup ? Priceless.

      Sulaiman - 2012-03-05 10:42

      From kaapie point of view. I will rather live in Pretoria than Jo-burg anyday.

  • Ockie - 2012-03-05 07:26

    Dit is goed vir SA rugby om die jong ouens te sien deurkom. 2015 sal daar verseker nuwe gesigte wees. Eben Etzebeth se naam sal daar wees as hy nie beseer raak nie. Hierdie ou het baie talent en is ook nog groot en sterk. SA het 'n gewoonte om harde voorspelers te kweek en die Aus en NZ spanne is daarop jaloers.

  • Pieter - 2012-03-05 07:31

    I dont think WP can hold on to these youngsters. There is roomers that Ollie Le Roux will come out of retirement and also that CJ is looking for a new contract. We all know that the WP likes experience so they wouls probably give them contracts

      Lionel - 2012-03-05 07:37

      Wow,you thought this out all by yourself,impressive indeed!!!!!!

      Stormkaap - 2012-03-05 07:47

      Ollie lookin for a roomie! rumours

  • Francois - 2012-03-05 07:45

    Well done Stormers. Hier is ouens hier wat gese het Sharks met 12-15 punte. Toe wen Stormers 15-12. So laat hulle voortgaan met hul voorspellings. En oor die jong manne - Etzebeth en Kitshoff is definitief die beste opkomende jongelinge in hul posisie- feite. Ook geluk aan die Bulle - dit was skitterend. Aan die Cheetahs en Lions; kry jul vingers in die vars lug; ons het n vierde kompeterende span nodig om die ander lande se spanne van punte te weerhou!

  • hvanderlinde - 2012-03-05 07:47

    It really sucks that someone jacked SAFFA's profile. I quite injoyed her unbiased and informed comments on this blog and I'm sure even Lloyd and co. misses her

      Lionel - 2012-03-05 07:57

      Hannes,its that sick "Doc" from Canada.

      Bootman - 2012-03-05 08:39

      What is this world coming to when they allow the patients at an insane asylum to use the internet. I guess crazy people have rights too.

      Jason - 2012-03-05 08:46

      Yeah pisses me off to. She discusses rugby, but she went away this weekend so im sure she will be back!

      Lionel - 2012-03-05 08:47


      hvanderlinde - 2012-03-05 10:37

      Raven, off course. Look, she wasn't being mysterious about who she supported (lets be honest, nobody is) but as a clear supporter of Rugby she was still able to objective about star performers in other franchises like Johan Goosen (Cheetahs), Junadre Kruger (Bulls) and Warren Whitely (Lions). In Fact, she was mentioning some of these names prior to them even playing super rugby, which shows an interest in the game which cedes the habit of being concerned with which province they represent. Ultimately we are all Springbok supporters and I believe we should all show more interest in the other franchises instead of just bashing other teams and their supporters because we're so hopelessly blinded by provincialism.

  • Keith - 2012-03-05 09:35

    Extend die kontrakte van die laaities so gou as moontlikwant vulture unions soos die Bulle hou van poaching. Gaan kyk maar hoeveel spelers van ander provinsies speel vi hulle.Hulle struggle om home grown talent deur te bring.

      Pieter - 2012-03-05 13:42

      Moenie kwaad raak as die Stormers has beens koop nie, in plaas van om hul talent te behou nie.

      Stormkaap - 2012-03-05 13:46

      Moenie worry Rassie is weg.. No more CJ, Welsh and so on

      PietSnot - 2012-03-05 14:40

      Keith, as die WP bestuur te onnosel is om talent te waardeer (o.a. Sadie, Engelbrecht, Whitehead) moet die bestuur uitgeskop word. Moenie ander unies kwalik neem as hulle vir ons briljante jong spelers 'n tuiste bied nie. Bedank hulle eerder omdat die talent sodoende nie verlore gaan vir Springbokrugby nie.

  • Ignatius - 2012-03-05 14:14

    Sal sien of WP rugby hlle kan hou!!!

      PietSnot - 2012-03-05 14:43

      Ignatuis, nie 'kan' nie, maar 'wil'. Ons hier in die Kaap is gese├źnd met 'n rugbystruktuur wat duerspel is met politiek en boonop amateuragtig bestuur word.

  • Saffa - 2012-03-05 16:16

    @Stormsaam Antwoord my vraag. Het die Bulls 3 bekers: Ja/Nee Het die Stormers ZERO bekers: Ja/Nee

      PietSnot - 2012-03-05 18:42

      @FakeSaffa Ek sal namens Sormsaam antwoord. Ja, ja, ja. Maar dit is geskiedenis. Net soos die WP se vyf-in-'n- ry Curriebekers geskiedenis is. Al wat nou tel is die 2012 Superkampioenskap. En ja, die Bulls het Saterdag goed gelyk - net 'n gek sal dit ontken. Maar gaan hulle die 2012-Superbeker wen? Net 'n gek sal sy geld daarop sit

      Saffa - 2012-03-05 23:03

      @Pietsnot En jy reken die Stormers gaan?

      PietSnot - 2012-03-06 12:31

      @FakeSaffa, Ek het nie besonder baie hoop vir die Stormers nie, maar wie weet. In ieder geval, wen of verloor, ek bly maar 'n Stormer ondersteuner (so al sufferend voort)

  • Andre - 2012-03-15 18:22

    IT is good for the future of Wp and the Stormers to get new blood into the team. We should look at a few backline players to combine with Duvenhage and De Jongh for the future. Go Stormers.

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