It is reported that Peter Grant may be available for the Stormers as early as 5 February.
Peter Grant could be available anywhere from the 5th of February to the 28th of February, depending on how his Japanese club Kobe Kobelco Steelers fare in the next few weeks.
Elton Jantjies is expected to run on as first choice fly-half in the warm up games on 2 & 9 February against the Cheetahs and Boland respectively.
With the likelihood that Peter will be available for the start of the season increasing, it will be interesting to see who Allister Coetzee favors at the all important No 10 position. Grant has been praised for his great accuracy in goal-kicking, but at the same time criticized for his inability to punt the ball decent distances and control the game effectively at fly-half. In the same vein, Elton Jantjies has also blown hot and cold this past season, at times looking like a deer in the headlights and at others looking like the possible future for SA at No 10.
What is encouraging is that the Stormers will have good depth at No 10 this year, in contrast to the 2011 season where they were forced to call up Earl Rose on standby after losing their first 6 choices at fly-half to injury.