Burger confirmed as Stormers captain

January 16, 2013
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A fit again Schalk Burger will once again lead the Stormers for the 2013 Super Rugby campaign.

Burger who missed the entire season last year through injury in the first game against the Hurricanes will lead the Stormers while Springbok captain, Jean de Villiers assumes the role of vice-captain.

Speaking to the Stormers website, head coach Allister Coetzee had little hesitation in re-instating Burger.

“Now that he is fit, Schalk will resume the DHL Stormers captaincy in 2013.

“We are, however, blessed with an incredibly strong leadership base in every position. Schalk will have the Springbok captain in Jean de Villiers to lean on, an Absa Currie Cup-winning captain in Deon Fourie and I haven’t even mentioned the likes of Andries Bekker, Tiaan Liebenberg, Duane Vermeulen, Dewaldt Duvenage and Bryan Habana – all of whom are leaders in their positions.”

The Stormers are currently on a pre-season training camp in Hermanus and kick off their campaign against the Bulls in Pretoria.

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11 Comments

  1. avatar Vetgesmeerde Blits says:
    January 16th, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    It is great to have the legend back!

    Not much difference between him and Jean de Villiers. Would have been happy with either.

  2. avatar Jacques(Bunny)WP Jong Bloed says:
    January 16th, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Hope Schalla will have an injury free season for once but I doubt it :whistling:

  3. avatar Morné says:
    January 16th, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Reply to Jacques(Bunny)WP Jong Bloed @ 6:53 pm:

    Hey slet, doen jy Varsity Cup weer die jaar?

  4. avatar Jacques(Bunny)WP Jong Bloed says:
    January 16th, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Reply to Morné @ 6:56 pm: Jip het die eerste een nou net na jou rugga email gestuur,

    Hoe gaan dit? Met die Kat?:D

  5. avatar Jacques(Bunny)Die wat nie hier is nie is elders!! says:
    January 16th, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    Must say a Win against the Bulls in Round 1 will make the world of a difference

  6. avatar Morné says:
    January 16th, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Reply to Jacques(Bunny)WP Jong Bloed @ 6:57 pm:

    Dit gaan pregnant dankie!

  7. avatar Jacques(Bunny)Die wat nie hier is nie is elders!! says:
    January 16th, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Reply to Morné @ 7:17 pm: :respek: Vir julle twee

  8. avatar Americano says:
    January 17th, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Really glad this Leviathan is back!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. avatar Kwevoels says:
    January 17th, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Let’s just hope burger last this year.The stormers can only win with Burger so I expect a win :whistling:

  10. avatar Kwevoels says:
    January 17th, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Let’s just hope burger last this year. The stormers can only win with Burger so I expect a win :whistling:

  11. avatar Boertjie says:
    January 18th, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Ja well, no fine.
    I didn’t miss him in the teams of the
    Stormers or the Boks. Overrated
    chrashballer hanging around with
    the backs half the time.
    But not quite as useless as Spies, of
    whom I read quite a damning article in
    SA Rugby.

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