News (Fri): Grant out, Rose joins Stormers


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Stormers calls up Earl Rose

After advice from a specialist on his ankle strain, Peter Grant has been withdrawn from the game to play the Brumbies and will return to South Africa. The injury requires 2-3weeks of immobilisation, rest and rehabilitation.

Kurt Coleman, another product of the WP Rugby Institute, has been training with the team and will wear the 10 jersey in the game against the Brumbies. Dewaldt Duvenage will again provide cover. “Kurt has fitted in well at training and has been part of our systems. He is surrounded by experienced players and we have every confidence in his abilities.” Said Coach Allister Coetzee. “Like the rest of the youngsters that we have utilised this year, he has a fantastic opportunity, one that we are confident he is ready for and will grab with both hands.”

Earl Rose has been called up to the squad as specialised 10 cover for Kurt Coleman and will arrive in Australia on Monday. He will remain with the squad until Grant recovers. “Earl has the experience required to provide specialised cover for Kurt. He has a valid visa and thus was immediately available for travel after having being released by Griquas.” Said Coetzee. “He will slot into the Stormers structures and be carefully managed.” Added the coach.

The Stormers list of injured flyhalves includes; Peter Grant, Gary Van Aswegen, Lionel Cronje and Sam Lane.

In other injury related news; CJ Van Der Linde should be available for selection again v the Bulls, whilst Lionel Cronje does not require an operation but still has approximately 4 weeks of rehabilitation left.

Tina coming home, not to Lions

Francois Steyn wil soon return to South Africa, but not to play for the Lions, his agent Gerrie Swart told Sport24. He will focus on his international commitments after completing his season with Racing Metro.

Steyn will then take part in the Springbok training camps and will be available for the Tri-Nations.

He is contracted with Racing Metro up to June 2012.

Andre Pretorius joins Toulon

Former Springbok flyhalf, Andre Pretorius, will join Toulon.

According to Toulon’s website, the current Lions pivot will join the French club later this year.

It might seem like a bit of overkill since Toulon also has Matt Giteau and Jonny Wilkonson on their books, but being a World Cup year, both those players are expected to be unavailable to the club due to their involvement in the world event for their respective countries.

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  1. Thanks for changing the headline at least, much less queasy on the stomach!

    Is there no oxygen pressure chamber where they can pop Gary van Aswegen, Peter Grant and Lionel Cronjé in for a good ol’ bonding and healing session???

    Ai jai jai, I thought we had seen the last of the Mummy. En ek wonder watter dom d*nn*r se slim idee dit was, hemel kan hulle nie maar eers Elgar Watts probeer het nie!
    :what: :shake: :realangry: :cuss: :cuckoo:

  2. Reply to JT_Stormers @ 10:15 am:

    Doubt we’ll ever see Cipriani in Super rugby again…

    Last week he ‘again’ was snapped leaving a club at 6am (with two hotties) before a Rebels ‘A’ team practise that day… and crashed his car en-route to practise…

  3. As for Rose… being ‘back-up’ for a 4th choice player is akin to not making the Quaynbean 3rds in Canberra… but at least it’s a ‘pay-day’…