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Stormers head coach Allister Coetzee has confirmed that eighthman Nizaam Carr will miss the rest of the Super Rugby season due to injury.


The former Bishops star injured his knee at a first-half ruck against the Cheetahs on Saturday at Newlands and had to be assisted off the field.

Scans done on Sunday showed that Carr had torn the anterior cruciate ligaments in his right knee.

Carr was replaced by substitute Jebb Sinclair, the Canadian and London Irish player, who joined the Stormers last week.

Coetzee said it is likely that Sinclair will be promoted to the run-on XV next week against the Waratahs.

“As you could see Sinclair does play towards the ball as a No 8 which is a good sign, he is also a good ball-carrier so I think he will be the No 8 next week because we have got none,” said Coetzee.

“It is short notice (to look abroad) so I think that we have to look at (local) players like Nick Fenton-Wells and Don Armand for this weekend. Rohan Kitshoff is out with a shoulder injury in the Vodacom Cup game this weekend so we we will have to see.

“It is tough, we have got to make sure we field a strong side this coming weekend and cover all of the positions. We are playing against a top quality Waratahs side with a big pack and a side with a good set-piece so, we have got some work to do.”

Fenton-Wells scored a try for the WP in Saturday’s Vodacom Cup semifinal and has been a stand-out performer.

However, since the WP side have already lost Kitshoff, Coetzee may be reluctant to call up Fenton-Wells or Armand as WP play the final against Griquas in Kimberley next weekend.

10 Responses to Super Rugby: Stormers lose Carr for the season

  • 1

    Eishhh… Bad news for Stormers.

    Teams depth will be tested around now in the tournie…

  • 2

    4 Quality loosies out now for the Stormers.. for some time.

    It will stretch the Stormers quite a bit, no doubt.

  • 3

    If only SARU would just kick the Lions out of the S15 comp now, we could borrow a few of theirs!!!!

  • 4

    3@ Just For Kicks:
    They’ll be available at bargain basement prices soon.

    Shouldn’t be too hard to pursuade Josh Strauss to move back to the Cape nearer to his “stukkie”. He’ll have to shave the beard though, and could just lose a fair degree of his “powers”.

    Minnie probably wouldn’t want to move. He’s a died in the wool South of JHB boy. But, money talks.

  • 5

    afternoon everyone
    no, there wasnt much of a halleluja_chorus left after that game!!
    we’ve played some of the kakkest rugby i’ve seen in a long long time!!

  • 6

    Team doctor Org Strauss confirmed on Sunday that Stegmann (fractured forearm, 4-6 weeks), Potgieter (knee cap dislocation, 6-8 weeks) and Kirsten (hand fracture, 4-6 weeks) will only be available after the June break in Super Rugby when the Springboks will play three Tests against England.

    All three picked up tour-ending injuries in Australia and have already returned to Pretoria.

    Good news for Bulls fans however is that Dewald Potgieter (hamstring) and Wynand Olivier (ribs) have been declared fit and will be available for selection for the Highlanders match on Saturday.

    Prop Dean Greyling is also en route to New Zealand after the birth of his child.

  • 7

    We have some fight night threads where one can have a go at each other and their teams. Go to this article and read the comments thats a proper mud slinging fight.

    here is one

    Albert Kulsen – May 15, 2012 at 06:42

    Koos jy is n …box. trek uit jou safaripak en klim terug in die bed. Die treine sal oraait wees sonder jou vandag. In die Kaap steur ons nie aan komentaar van agter die boerewors gordyn nie! hehehe

  • 8

    7@ superBul:I’ve been reading a few of these treads over the last couple of weeks, and as good as banter is, what is being said on these sites is now becoming downright embarrassing. The childishness, abusiveness, mane calling and racial slurring going on is not a good advert for us as a nation, I am afraid. As I said, I am all for a bit of tough old rugby banter, but what outsiders must think when they read this, I hate to think. I have trawled rugby sites from around the world to see if they do the same, but can come up with nothing quite as bad as what I see coming out of our own country. Very sad indeed.

  • 9

    @ Just For Kicks:
    just back from my shoping spree.

    Yes we do go overboard, but we are a nation who is frustrated and every little thing we say out of line gets you tagged as a racist.

    Look at tonights news we will get more and more frustrated if our mouths are shut like this.
    When you are hurt you want to hurt back, very sad human behavior but a reality.

    But one thing i read a while ago is that We , South Africans are known to be the people who come up with jokes, SMS or other ways to laugh after a serious disaster. Just think for yourself how quick the jokes flow.
    I really dont take any joke against the Bulls serious, i just try to hit back with something sensible or just keep quiet. Fight nights is not my style , i seldom comments. What i like to do is throw stats in front of my opponents, something the Bulls gave me alot to use.

  • 10

    superBul wrote:

    South Africans are known to be the people who come up with jokes,



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