News (Fri): Grant out, Rose joins Stormers

May 27, 2011
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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After advice from a specialist on his ankle strain, Peter Grant has been withdrawn from the game to play the Brumbies and will return to South Africa.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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24 Comments

  1. avatar Morné says:
    May 27th, 2011 at 10:10 am

    Check the date, it is not a joke…

  2. avatar JT_Stormers says:
    May 27th, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Maybe next week we will see the 2 F’ups against each other!?

    Cipriani v Rose! :twisted:

  3. avatar Boertjie says:
    May 27th, 2011 at 10:18 am

    Uncle Snor will be delighted – next move he goes to RWC.
    :weed:

  4. avatar Jacques(Bunny)Stormers says:
    May 27th, 2011 at 10:42 am

    ag Fok

  5. avatar Methos The French Stormer says:
    May 27th, 2011 at 10:52 am

    A comment I saw while streaming rugby – when Januarie dies, African famines will be over.

    They should have chucked Rose in die groot gat van kimberly and filled the fooking thing up.

    Cheers

  6. avatar JT_Stormers says:
    May 27th, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Die Rose storie is seker maar net so bol :poop: soos die Ruan Pienaar storie of die Morne Steyn (to Bath) storie etc.

    TWITTER maak net kak! :Rule 9:

  7. avatar JT_Stormers says:
    May 27th, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Reply to JT_Stormers @ 12:42 pm:

    well it is official – Rose has been called up. Stated on Stormers FB page!

  8. avatar namboer_STORMERS! says:
    May 27th, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    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:

  9. avatar Methos The French Stormer says:
    May 27th, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Play Andries Bekker at 10 rather than stupid FKN Earl Rose. Fok Brock Harris before him…

    Cheers

  10. avatar JT_Stormers says:
    May 27th, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Reply to Methos The French Stormer @ 1:16 pm:

    I was thinking of Jantjes at 10 & Aplon 15!? :Dawie:

  11. avatar Morné says:
    May 27th, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Reply to JT_Stormers @ 1:46 pm:

    I was thinking my 4-year old laaitie…

  12. avatar JT_Stormers says:
    May 27th, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Reply to Morné @ 1:50 pm:

    no you weren’t!! You were thinking JdV :roll:

  13. avatar namboer_STORMERS! says:
    May 27th, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Reply to Methos The French Stormer @ 1:16 pm: Reply to JT_Stormers @ 1:46 pm: Reply to Morné @ 1:50 pm:
    Robbie Fleck knows all the calls, I’d even give him a go!..

    Methos, hoe loop die ding daar in Frankryk? Ek was anderdag op die plaas, wou foto’s neem van die skool en Aroab (The Vast Metropolis of) na gelang van jou navraag, maar nooit daarby uitgekom. Gaan seker weer hier in Juliemaand, sal dan as ek net onthou!

  14. avatar Boertjie says:
    May 27th, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Reply to namboer_STORMERS! @ 1:59 pm:

    Ja, die pad hel toe is uitgelê met vroom voornemens.

  15. avatar JT_Stormers says:
    May 27th, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Reply to Boertjie @ 2:27 pm:

    which one? According to the catholics there are 7! The last Pope had it at 11 hells :Dawie:

  16. avatar namboer_STORMERS! says:
    May 27th, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Reply to Boertjie @ 2:27 pm: Moenie my nog herinner nie, ek weet maar te goed! Smaak net die tyd raak weg iewers tussen neus en ore, sal iewers moet briek aandraai.

  17. avatar Boertjie says:
    May 27th, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Reply to JT_Stormers @ 2:28 pm:

    “There are some questions that cannot be answered by Google.”

    “You may think hell is a party, but just remember you’re the barbecue.”

    — Signs in front of a church

  18. avatar gsp27 says:
    May 27th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Jis die stormers is dom, Johan Goosen!

  19. avatar gsp27 says:
    May 27th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Oky bygese hul ht iemand gesoek wie se visa reg is, pick me pick me

  20. avatar Deon_Stormers says:
    May 28th, 2011 at 3:38 am

    t realise the Stormers were that desperate.

  21. avatar bryce_shark_in_oz says:
    May 28th, 2011 at 5:50 am

    Hilarious stuff!

  22. avatar bryce_shark_in_oz says:
    May 28th, 2011 at 5:51 am

    Why no Elgar Watts?

  23. avatar bryce_shark_in_oz says:
    May 28th, 2011 at 6:00 am

    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…

  24. avatar bryce_shark_in_oz says:
    May 28th, 2011 at 6:01 am

    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’…

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