Stormers on the recruitment drive

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May 23, 2023, 01:18

So latest out of the Stormers camp is that they will be bringing a number of players back from overseas now that the salary cap has been relaxed but not to mention the fact that they've had their best season in years when it come to crowd attendance. 

Sold out crowd this weekend. 

That said, rumours are that Gelant is on his way back. 

Then Pieter Steph is heading back. 

Willie Le Roux might join even though he'll be 34. 

For me the best news is JD Schickeling is heading back. Finally a world class lock. 

And then finally Leyds might also be heading back. 

The only sad news is that we will be without Kittshoff. 

So we definitely need a decent loose head prop.

May 23, 2023, 08:16

Will be great if all those players return

Stormers have some class locks in Ruben v Heerden, Andre Smith and Moerat

Really liking the look of young Conor Evans

Yes they will need a new loosehead, they should go after Boan Venter playing in Scotland

They could do with a young 13 as well. If Gelant returns he goes to 15, Willemse to 12 with Dan at 13

May 23, 2023, 08:50

JD is real good news but Kitzie is bad news….Dan is a much better 12 than Willemse and he should stay there…Ruhan Nel is doing good @ 13 and Willemse preferred position is 15….if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it : )

May 23, 2023, 11:03

They are also in talks with Edwill Van der Merwe to bring him back from the Lions. 

The one player they should bring back is Rikus Pretorius. 

Dan Du Plessis has been great all season. He is pushing 28 and Nel is 32 already. 

But the season is long and we need players and depth. 

I'm liking the idea of Libbok, Willemse, Pretorius, Gelant. Then we have the youngsters on the wings. 

But maybe Willemse should shift to the wing like Willie use to do if Dan is Fit with Gelant at 15. Or Gelant on the wing with Willemse at 15.

May 23, 2023, 20:36

No Willemse is too valuable to be wasted on the wing, his best position is 12 and Gelant is a must at 15

Edwill vd Merwe will be a great acquisition as well

Best backline in my opinion would be:

15. Gelant

14. Senatla

13. Dan

12. Willemse

11. Zas

10. Libbok

9. Jantjies

With Willie, Nel and Edwill as back ups but would be equally happy to see Edwill starting ahead of Senatla

Angelo Davids is also very good on the wing

May 24, 2023, 01:57

Apparently Senatla may never play again. He has nerve damage on his shoulder and still has 2 more operations ahead of him thank to Bundi Aki moronic charge. 

Please, not Jantjies, De Wet is a far better 9 than him. 

Definitely think that would be a great backline. If anything, Nel could shift to the wing to give us a tall back. 

But Dan Du Plessis has been the best 12 in the URC. So no idea where Willemse will fit. 

May 24, 2023, 08:24

Disagree Jantjies has rediscovered his form and is playing really well these days

de Wet is at best solid nothing special

Sad news re Senatla

May 25, 2023, 14:34

Any player who returns to RSA to play and earn RANDS has lost more than just his rugby skills.

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