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The Stormers – A team in trouble


Written by Clayton Saville (Clayton(PJLD))

Posted in :Original Content, Stormers, Super Rugby, WP on 24 Mar 2014 at 11:34
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Having lost four out of five games this season and the possibility of a fifth looming large this weekend the DHL Stormers are currently enjoying their worst start to a campaign since 2001.
To make matter worse for embattled coach Allister Coetsee he has added to his long injury list, Tiaan Liebenberg joined Schalk Burger on a Cape Town bound flight on Sunday after picking up a quadriceps injury during Saturdays loss to the Brumbies. Ruan Botha has a 50% chance of facing the Reds while Jaco Taute and Siya Kolisi  will be considered for selection

WP President Thelo Wakefield has expressed his extreme displeasure at the results this season, saying that while he has taken the injury toll into account, he, the board and the fans are fed up  and will be instituting sweeping changes to the management and back room staff. The Stormers squad has suffered numerous injury issues over the past few seasons and Wakefield wants answers as to what the cause of the high count is.

“It is very disappointing, and it is not what I expected. I placed my faith in the team. I met with the management tonight, and I can say that some hard words fell, and they know exactly what to expect,” he said.

“I informed the management this evening that there will be a couple of changes, and we are looking at all areas of the management – be it coaching or medical or whatever. The players are our most important assets, and at this stage, I need to look at the full monty – from a psychological level right down through to medical services.

“There will be additions to management, and we know exactly where we lack expertise. I cannot give names at this stage of who it might be.”

Wakefield would not be dragged into answering whether or not Coetsee and or any of his assistants would be dismissed  upon returning to CT but things certainly don’t look good for Allister and his staff with mounting media pressure calling for their heads Having lost four out of five games this season and the possibility of a fifth looming large this weekend the DHL Stormers are currently enjoying their worst start to a campaign since 2001.

Quotes first appeared on IOL.co.za – Clayton



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