Jean out for Bulls



Jean De Villiers

Jean De Villiers headlines a horrific list of Stormers injuries, as they count the costs of their one point victory over the Highlanders at the weekend.

Captain De Villiers has been ruled out of the big north-south derby against the Bulls in Pretoria on Saturday, with an AC joint problem that has been plaguing the centre through-out the season.
He will be reassessed next week, but perhaps it is time that the Springbok captain gets a well deserved rest.
Two players have been ruled out for the remainder of the season, with two more in doubt potentially only returning in the latter stages or play-offs.
Scrumhalf Louis Schreuder has fractured his thumb and had to have it operated on – he will be out for three months.
Wing Kobus van Wyk damaged wrist ligaments and could be out for some time.
His injury is similar to Manuel Carizza’s, who was injured in Round Two and remains on the casualty list.
Prop Steven Kitshoff has an MCL injury and it is up to a specialist to confirm exact lay-off, but it is likely will be long term.
More concerns at lock with Jurie van Vuuren, whose shoulder was injured in the match, out for this week and will be sidelined for eight weeks.
furthermore, two-try hero Frans Malherbe who took a knock to the head will be given this week to prove his fitness.
This goes for lock Michael Rhodes as well, he is also carrying a niggle from the weekend.
Some positive news for the desolated Stormers squad is that Prop Pat Cilliers, who has recovered from a knee complaint, and lock Jean Kleyn, ffrom an ankle issue, and they will be up for consideration this week.
However, flyhalf Demetri Catrakilis who broke his nose against the Lions on the Easter weekend requires another week before becoming available for selection.
Source: Rugby365
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  1. This is going to be a difficult one for the Stormers…..find it difficult to see them win this one but Stormers vs Bulls or WP against Blue Bulls always a close one

  2. @Duiwel:

    I am always weary of a stomers side sans Jean, or with Jean on the wing. That midfield suddenly get very sparky – which is why they won the CC 2 years ago.

    a bit of ‘when your biggest strength become your biggest weakness’ vibe, juts like Strauss at Cheetahs now.

  3. Big north south derby?

    I’d suggest tthat on current form naming this game thusly is fantasy thinking on the side of desperate Stormers fans clinging to fantasies of 2009/2010.

    The truth is that the big north-south derbies have already been played between Sharks and Bulls and this game is a game where the Bulls will be seeking BPs so they can continue their march up the table to achieve at least a play off position.


    And so many have tried and tried and tried

    and failed…. time and again…

    Let me explain it to you like this by analogy to WW2

    The Russians had stupid peasant and factory worker soldiers with a very basic rudimentary education… but they had plenty of them and plenty of tanks, aeroplanes and artillery.

    The Germans had smart soldiers who were trained to use initiative and intelligence, complex excellent aeroplanes and brilliant tanks.

    From Stalingrad onwards the Russians ALWAYS without fail used exactly the same tactics in every offensive they launched and it basically boiled down to throwing as many bombs and artillery shells and tanks and soldiers at one particular spot until the Germans broke.

    The campaign ended in Berlin…

    The Bulls are the same… you know what iis coming, you know what they are going to do, you know what the strengths and weaknesses are… and yet… more often than not at the end oof the game you have less points than them.

    Being smart has ZERO ZIP FOKKOL NOTHING to do with it.

    Having the players to actually nullify the Bulls gameplan is what you need. And that has nothing to do with brains because the Bulls gameplan at heart is really really simple.

  5. @DavidS: Fok jy word meer vol kak hoe ouer jy word….

    Nope Bulls gameplan is simple no brains rugby… print from HM…still works but a smart team will outsmart them…..

    Stormers just need to go play smart and don’t give away penalties….Cheetahs through they could run the Bulls down…..big mistake if you gave so many penalties away….

    Don’t care much about WW….never has never will…so you lost me their…..

    Stormers team looks like they want to change their ways on the field and win or lose on Saturday as long as they keep building towards that, I will be happy, plus for Stormers is that Jean is not playing….

  6. Hahahahahha, stupid brainless rugby. I love it when allegations like that comes through. Smart teams will beat us more often than not, hahahahaha. Yeah that is a pearl. Well as allways, I am humbled by how smart the rest of the world is, I have only one thing to say. GO PlANK Power!

  7. In good news for the Bulls, the jelly fish has been around for millions of years, even though they have basically no brain. Good news for me and my fellow Bulls supporters.

  8. @Aldo: Had to get that one in :soek: it’s Bulls vs Stormers……must go fishing a bit on this one….

    Ye Bulls gameplan is simple but effective and has been proven throughout the past 7 years..

    I see old Grant is in for Jean, that should be a good 10 points for the Bulls….

    I see a bonus point win for the Bulls here, forwards will dominate and kill the Stormers….

  9. In sticking to my true Blue colours, I will comment from now on like a boer who has never spoken English. I are happy to speaks the Bulls to wins this game. Plank power likes to win games en are being struggles for the Stormers to win. At the end of da day and on da udder hand, the scoresbord bo die pavillion will be countings Bulls 36, Stormers 12.

  10. @Aldo:

    I’ll tell you what Jacques…

    There is nobody cleverer than Stephen Hawking…

    We’ll llet him play the Bulls…

    By your theory he should beat the crap out oof them left right center above and below…