May 22, 2013 in Uncategorized
With the Stormres injuries stacking up and them not being in the best of form (under statement) there is a real possibility that the Stormers might end the season at the bottom of the SA Conference and would then have to face the Lions in the pro/releg matches to be held during the S15 play-offs.
With all of Burger, Bekker, Grant, De Kock, Cilliers, Malherbe, Carstens, Scarra, Elstadt, Vermeulen, Fourie, Rhodes, Dewies, De Jong, Ruan and Taute injured they do look like depleted team on the cusp of collapsing.
Getting a multitude of injuries is nothing new nor a problem only at this union but getting injuries while the confidence and form is at an all time low is difficult to overcome.
I can’t see the winning against the Reds who will be ruing lost chances against the Cheetahs. The Kings at Newlands and away might also be difficult as the Kings will know wins here will spare them qualifying for next . And with the Cheetahs and Bulls flying high there aren’t many games AC can count on as definitive wins.
I do believe the Stormers deserves to be in the play-offs as they are totally missing the plot and I do believe some pressure would be needed for the bosses at the top to do some very necessary restructuring of the WPRU administrators and coaching staff.
It would be very funny I the Stormers lose the play-offs at be out of SR for next season. This will really through the cat among the pigeons and we might even see some of those horizontally challenged officials get the boot.
I know this will please my wife no-end because this will open up so much more time over the weekends.