Koster also crocked

April 25, 2012
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The DHL Stormers injury woes has taken a turn for the worst as it was confirmed that Nick Koster is also on his way back to SA following a knee injury.

Koster is the third loose-forward casualty joining Schalk Burger and Duane Vermeulen on the sidelines.  He also follows Gio Aplon and Jean de Villiers back home as injuries are starting to threaten the Stormers campaign.

Nick Koster aggravated a knee injury in training this week. He will be assessed by a specialist on his return.

Commenting on the injuries coach Allister Coetzee said, “Despite the injuries, the touring group is in high spirits and is very motivated.”

“Our motto for the week is;  nothing special has ever been achieved in ideal conditions. A win this week will be the difference between a good tour and a great one and this group knows that. Our sessions this week have been excellent and we will be going all out for a win in this game.”

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4 Comments

  1. avatar The Year of the Cheetah says:
    April 25th, 2012 at 10:17 am

    funny that

  2. avatar DavidS says:
    April 25th, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    No you believing that a gameplan can affect injury rates is funny.

  3. avatar The Year of the Cheetah says:
    April 25th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Reply to DavidS @ 6:15 pm:

    you remember playing the game do you? Tackling makes you tired and hurts the body much more than attacking does.

    I said in week 2 that the Stormers play a game thats taxing on their own physique.

    And now I seem to be vindicated.

  4. avatar DavidS says:
    April 26th, 2012 at 8:25 am

    Reply to The Year of the Cheetah @ 9:52 pm:

    The conditioning coach prepares the team to play such a game.

    Mentally tackling may have tired you… but these are professionals who buy in and are conditioned to play a specific game style in exercise and diet and even lifestyle.

    Tackling did not make me as tired as running after my own teammmates who were carrying from one ruck to another.

    So by the same token then what about the Crusaders injuries, or the Reds or Lions….

    Sorry Cheetahs your reasoning is like Swiss cheese… full of holes

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