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Author:  saffer13 [ Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:45 pm ]
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17 February
Stormers v Jaguares
15:05 SA Time
Newlands Stadium

No fancy business this season, just get on with it.

Author:  handyman [ Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:08 pm ]
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saffer13 wrote:
17 February
Stormers v Jaguares
15:05 SA Time
Newlands Stadium

No fancy business this season, just get on with it.

Proper time for the game, not a fan of the 7 pm kickoffs. First game or 2 are usually scrappy, but cannot wait to see how we manage our flyhalf situation.

Author:  saffer13 [ Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:09 pm ]
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handyman wrote:
saffer13 wrote:
17 February
Stormers v Jaguares
15:05 SA Time
Newlands Stadium

No fancy business this season, just get on with it.

Proper time for the game, not a fan of the 7 pm kickoffs. First game or 2 are usually scrappy, but cannot wait to see how we manage our flyhalf situation.

Flyhalf and midfield worries me.

Author:  Vleis [ Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:58 pm ]
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Hello saffer13.

Sorry, I don't mean to hijack your thread, but can you please point me to any websites/links/contact details/etc re playing rugby (incl scholarships, etc) at University on the West Coast of USA. Many thanks.

Author:  assfly [ Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:18 pm ]
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Awful game to start with for the Stormers. It's always an ugly and unsatisfying game.

Author:  Sandstorm [ Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:11 pm ]
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assfly wrote:
Awful game to start with for the Stormers. It's always an ugly and unsatisfying game.


Get used to it. The next 5 weeks are going to be uglier than a Kiwi sister for the Stormers. :(

Author:  Jensrsa [ Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:13 pm ]
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Sandstorm wrote:
assfly wrote:
Awful game to start with for the Stormers. It's always an ugly and unsatisfying game.


Get used to it. The next 5 weeks are going to be uglier than a Kiwi sister for the Stormers. :(


A tough tour coming up without a number of senior players

Author:  handyman [ Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:04 am ]
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Jensrsa wrote:
Sandstorm wrote:
assfly wrote:
Awful game to start with for the Stormers. It's always an ugly and unsatisfying game.


Get used to it. The next 5 weeks are going to be uglier than a Kiwi sister for the Stormers. :(


A tough tour coming up without a number of senior players

That's when you just have to back your youngsters.

Author:  Chilli [ Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:18 am ]
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Jensrsa wrote:
Sandstorm wrote:
assfly wrote:
Awful game to start with for the Stormers. It's always an ugly and unsatisfying game.


Get used to it. The next 5 weeks are going to be uglier than a Kiwi sister for the Stormers. :(


A tough tour coming up without a number of senior players

Getting the excuses in early?

Author:  Sards [ Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:35 am ]
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Should be a high scoring walkover for the Stormers......the Bulls smashed them by more than 7 and you know how shithouse the Bulls have become.

Author:  Jensrsa [ Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:36 am ]
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Chilli wrote:
Jensrsa wrote:
Sandstorm wrote:
assfly wrote:
Awful game to start with for the Stormers. It's always an ugly and unsatisfying game.


Get used to it. The next 5 weeks are going to be uglier than a Kiwi sister for the Stormers. :(


A tough tour coming up without a number of senior players

Getting the excuses in early?


I'm only them helping out :)

Author:  Puma [ Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:46 pm ]
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Preseason game against the Bulls was the Jaguares first real preparation match. Previously they've only have a couple of sessions against Argentina XV... they might still be a bit raw for this first match.

I wish Ledesma will go with Bertranou as his starting SH, he normally sets up quicker and faster ball for the backs than Landajo, and also provides some extra defenisve coverage at the rucks...

Author:  Chilli [ Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:39 pm ]
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Jensrsa wrote:
Chilli wrote:
Jensrsa wrote:
Sandstorm wrote:
assfly wrote:
Awful game to start with for the Stormers. It's always an ugly and unsatisfying game.


Get used to it. The next 5 weeks are going to be uglier than a Kiwi sister for the Stormers. :(


A tough tour coming up without a number of senior players

Getting the excuses in early?


I'm only them helping out :)

What a helpful chap you are.

Author:  Jensrsa [ Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:41 pm ]
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Lekker rain in the Cape tonight, some rare thunder too :)

I hope it lasts for a while

Author:  Jensrsa [ Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:42 pm ]
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Chilli wrote:
Jensrsa wrote:

I'm only them helping out :)

What a helpful chap you are.


They need all the help they can get. I hear their objective for the season is to win at least one play-off game, if they make it that far.

Author:  saffer13 [ Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:09 pm ]
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Jensrsa wrote:
Lekker rain in the Cape tonight, some rare thunder too :)

I hope it lasts for a while

Following a few friend's FB feeds and seeing quite a bit of rain lately. :thumbup:

Author:  Jensrsa [ Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:11 pm ]
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saffer13 wrote:
Jensrsa wrote:
Lekker rain in the Cape tonight, some rare thunder too :)

I hope it lasts for a while

Following a few friend's FB feeds and seeing quite a bit of rain lately. :thumbup:


Friday night we had good rain for about 5 hours, tonights was heavy but only for about an hour (unless it rains again during the night)

Author:  saffer13 [ Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:14 pm ]
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Jensrsa wrote:
saffer13 wrote:
Jensrsa wrote:
Lekker rain in the Cape tonight, some rare thunder too :)

I hope it lasts for a while

Following a few friend's FB feeds and seeing quite a bit of rain lately. :thumbup:


Friday night we had good rain for about 5 hours, tonights was heavy but only for about an hour (unless it rains again during the night)

Hopefully the catchment areas are getting good amounts. The posts I was seeing was from rivers flowing into dams on farms, etc. specifically in the EC regions though. :thumbup:

Author:  Jensrsa [ Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:16 pm ]
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saffer13 wrote:
Jensrsa wrote:
saffer13 wrote:
Jensrsa wrote:
Lekker rain in the Cape tonight, some rare thunder too :)

I hope it lasts for a while

Following a few friend's FB feeds and seeing quite a bit of rain lately. :thumbup:


Friday night we had good rain for about 5 hours, tonights was heavy but only for about an hour (unless it rains again during the night)

Hopefully the catchment areas are getting good amounts. The posts I was seeing was from rivers flowing into dams on farms, etc. specifically in the EC regions though. :thumbup:


True, raining in Gbay or CT is meaningless in terms of the dams, we need it in the catchment areas

Author:  Jensrsa [ Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:25 am ]
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Quote:
Bok lock Pieter-Steph du Toit is set to miss the Stormers' Super Rugby opener against the Jaguares at Newlands this Saturday due to a back injury.

With Eben Etzebeth also unavailable for the Stormers, Chris van Zyl and JD Schickerling are now likely to start in the second row.

Meanwhile, the good news is that a fully-fit Wilco Louw should be able to start in the front row.

http://www.sarugbymag.co.za/blog/details/du-toit-to-miss-stormers-opener

Author:  Jensrsa [ Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:51 am ]
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Someone posted this possible Starting XV on another site

1 Kitshoff
2 Bongi
3 Louw
4 Schickerling
5 van Zyl
6 Wiese
7 Kolisi
8 Carr
9 Duvenhage
10 Willemse
11 Rhule
12 DDA
13 Engelbrecht
14 Peterson
15 Leyds

Author:  Luciano [ Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:54 am ]
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Puma wrote:

I wish Ledesma will go with Bertranou as his starting SH, he normally sets up quicker and faster ball for the backs than Landajo, and also provides some extra defenisve coverage at the rucks...


Didn´t Cubelli join the Jaguares???

edit: ah, he is injured :(

Author:  Jensrsa [ Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:00 am ]
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Jaguares tour squad

Front rowers
Felipe Arregui, Agustín Creevy, Javier Díaz, Nicolás Leiva, Julián Montoya, Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro & Juan Pablo Zeiss

Locks
Matías Alemanno, Tomás Lavanini & Guido Petti

Backrowers
Marcos Kremer, Juan Manuel Leguizamón, Tomás Lezana, Pablo Matera, Javier Ortega Desio, & Leonardo Senatore

SHs
Gonzalo Bertranou & Martín Landajo

FHs
Joaquín Díaz Bonilla, Juan Martín Hernández & Nicolás Sánchez

Centres
Baustista Ezcurra, Santiago González Iglesias & Matías Orlando

Wingers / FBs
Emiliano Boffelli, Sebastián Cancelliere, Bautista Delguy, Ramiro Moyano & Joaquín Tuculet

Author:  OomPB [ Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:11 am ]
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Going to miss this one. Depart for Heathrow via Addis Abbaba at kick off time. :(

Author:  Jensrsa [ Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:15 am ]
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OomPB wrote:
Going to miss this one. Depart for Heathrow via Addis Abbaba at kick off time. :(


Ethiopian Airlines. Cheap flight?

Author:  OomPB [ Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:17 am ]
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Jensrsa wrote:
OomPB wrote:
Going to miss this one. Depart for Heathrow via Addis Abbaba at kick off time. :(


Ethiopian Airlines. Cheap flight?

Yes, SAA cant compare, going on a work trip. Ethiopian are the best in Africa.

Author:  OomPB [ Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:18 am ]
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Have one night to try and get lost in London. Will be plain sailing after spending 4 weeks in Lagos.

Author:  beachboy [ Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:29 am ]
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Jensrsa wrote:
Someone posted this possible Starting XV on another site

1 Kitshoff
2 Bongi
3 Louw
4 Schickerling
5 van Zyl
6 Wiese
7 Kolisi
8 Carr
9 Duvenhage
10 Willemse
11 Rhule
12 DDA
13 Engelbrecht
14 Peterson
15 Leyds


I thought EW Viljoen is back - if so, based on last years form I would start him. I would not start Louw - in view of his recent injury maybe just the last 20/30 minutes off the bench. Otherwise I am ok with that team.

Author:  assfly [ Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:45 am ]
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That could potentially be the worst backline the Stormers have ever fielded.

Author:  Chilli [ Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:00 pm ]
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assfly wrote:
That could potentially be the worst backline the Stormers have ever fielded.

Was going to say the same. [watch then score 100's of tries and defend like daemons :roll: ]

Author:  beachboy [ Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:23 pm ]
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Chilli wrote:
assfly wrote:
That could potentially be the worst backline the Stormers have ever fielded.

Was going to say the same. [watch then score 100's of tries and defend like daemons :roll: ]

C'mon guys - trust in Fleckie - we will be more attacking this season :nod:
DDA to get a few MOM awards and be a shoe in for Boks :)

Author:  saffer13 [ Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:05 pm ]
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Jensrsa wrote:
Someone posted this possible Starting XV on another site

1 Kitshoff
2 Bongi
3 Louw
4 Schickerling
5 van Zyl
6 Wiese
7 Kolisi
8 Carr
9 Duvenhage
10 Willemse
11 Rhule
12 DDA
13 Engelbrecht
14 Peterson
15 Leyds


Very uninspiring. Went from such a promising pre-season team on paper to an injury ravaged c-squad.

Author:  Bowens [ Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:17 pm ]
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Vleis wrote:
Hello saffer13.

Sorry, I don't mean to hijack your thread, but can you please point me to any websites/links/contact details/etc re playing rugby (incl scholarships, etc) at University on the West Coast of USA. Many thanks.


Central Washington or Grand Canyon (Arizona) would be the best places to look out west. The traditional powers like Cal and St Mary's are difficult to get into.

Author:  Sards [ Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:17 pm ]
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saffer13 wrote:
Jensrsa wrote:
Someone posted this possible Starting XV on another site

1 Kitshoff
2 Bongi
3 Louw
4 Schickerling
5 van Zyl
6 Wiese
7 Kolisi
8 Carr
9 Duvenhage
10 Willemse
11 Rhule
12 DDA
13 Engelbrecht
14 Peterson
15 Leyds


Very uninspiring. Went from such a promising pre-season team on paper to an injury ravaged c-squad.


Thankfully you aren't playing a Kiwi team

Author:  Sandstorm [ Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:19 pm ]
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Sards wrote:
saffer13 wrote:
Jensrsa wrote:
Someone posted this possible Starting XV on another site

1 Kitshoff
2 Bongi
3 Louw
4 Schickerling
5 van Zyl
6 Wiese
7 Kolisi
8 Carr
9 Duvenhage
10 Willemse
11 Rhule
12 DDA
13 Engelbrecht
14 Peterson
15 Leyds


Very uninspiring. Went from such a promising pre-season team on paper to an injury ravaged c-squad.


Thankfully you aren't playing a Kiwi team


Nothing about DDA???? I think you've grown a bit recently, Sards. :thumbup:

Author:  saffer13 [ Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:28 pm ]
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Sandstorm wrote:
Sards wrote:
saffer13 wrote:
Jensrsa wrote:
Someone posted this possible Starting XV on another site

1 Kitshoff
2 Bongi
3 Louw
4 Schickerling
5 van Zyl
6 Wiese
7 Kolisi
8 Carr
9 Duvenhage
10 Willemse
11 Rhule
12 DDA
13 Engelbrecht
14 Peterson
15 Leyds


Very uninspiring. Went from such a promising pre-season team on paper to an injury ravaged c-squad.


Thankfully you aren't playing a Kiwi team


Nothing about DDA???? I think you've grown a bit recently, Sards. :thumbup:

He mentioned him just yesterday boet :lol:

Author:  saffer13 [ Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:48 pm ]
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Bowens wrote:
Vleis wrote:
Hello saffer13.

Sorry, I don't mean to hijack your thread, but can you please point me to any websites/links/contact details/etc re playing rugby (incl scholarships, etc) at University on the West Coast of USA. Many thanks.


Central Washington or Grand Canyon (Arizona) would be the best places to look out west. The traditional powers like Cal and St Mary's are difficult to get into.

Ja, sorry Vleis for not answering. Here's a starting point.
https://www.usarugby.org/scholarships/

Author:  Carfer [ Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:43 pm ]
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Jaguares - Possible Starting XV :

1. Arregui Felipe
2. Creevy Agustín
3. Tétaz Chaparro Nahuel
4. Alemanno Matías
5. Lavanini Tomás
6. Matera Pablo (c)
7. Ortega Desio Javier
8. Lezana Tomás
9. Bertranou Gonzalo
10. Sánchez Nicolás
11. Boffelli Emiliano
12. González Iglesias Santiago
13. Orlando Matías
14. Moyano Ramiro
15. Tuculet Joaquín

Author:  Vleis [ Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:50 am ]
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Bowens wrote:
Central Washington or Grand Canyon (Arizona) would be the best places to look out west. The traditional powers like Cal and St Mary's are difficult to get into.


Thanks Bowens. By difficult to get into, do you mean based on academic ability, or rugby ability? Thanks.

saffer13 wrote:
Ja, sorry Vleis for not answering. Here's a starting point.
https://www.usarugby.org/scholarships/


Thanks saffer13. I'll have a look at that link. :thumbup:

Author:  Sards [ Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:13 am ]
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Sandstorm wrote:
Nothing about DDA???? I think you've grown a bit recently, Sards. :thumbup:


Even Yankee has seen the light and taken down his skommel poster...


No need to say anymore....

There was a satarical piece just recently where Rassie made a few house calls , to assure the likes of Rhule and DDA that they need never , ever , bother about the Springboks again. It took awhile but it seems everyone has seen the light.

I am always right about the centres....I follow them . No need to admonish Yankee anymore....its like smacking a baby .

Good to see JJ back in the mix .... he will make a huge difference if he can get some ball....he is a big lad

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