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Allister CoetzeeThe Stormers plan to lodge a complaint with Super Rugby organisers SANZAR about the provisional 2014 Super Rugby draw.

A provisional list of Super Rugby fixtures have been released to the Stormers for 2014 and revealed a a tour from hell for the Stormers.


Stormers coach Allister Coetzee says that he is not at all happy with the list of Super Rugby fixtures that SANZAR want his team to play.

“Our fixture list was tough and that’s one of the lessons we have had to take on board – how to deal with it,” Coetzee told TimesLive.

“I’ve seen a provisional fixture list for next season and on tour we have the Crusaders, Chiefs, Brumbies and Reds, which is crazy. We’re definitely going to lodge a complaint about it.”

The Stormers went from South African Conference winners in 2012 to finishing in seventh place overall and were the third best South African team in 2013.

Cotezee was not happy with the fixtures that his franchise were given in 2013 as they started this year with away games against the Bulls and Sharks, followed by home games against the Chiefs, Brumbies and Crusaders.

While Coetzee is not happy about the 2014 Super Rugby fixtures it will be next to impossible to get them changed as SANZAR use a very expensive company in Canada to draw up the fixtures and any changes have knock on effects – often across the board.

SANZAR’s South African regional tournament director Johan Botes has confirmed that South African teams do have a window to express their concerns but added that it was unlikely that fixtures would be changed as, “if something changes, everything changes”.

Note: The confirmed Super Rugby fixtures are usually released sometime in October.

9 Responses to Super Rugby: Toetie not happy with Stormers draw for 2014

  • 1

    Ag kom nou Toetie… dis omtrent dieselfde sterkte spanne as wat die Bulls die jaar op toer moes speel.

    Dis maar net julle beurt vir ‘n taai toer… en dalk is dit ‘n verbloemde seëning!

    Ruk jouself reg, ruk jouself na jouself…

    Wat erger is as ‘n strawwe toer, is as ‘n span ‘n swak afrigter het… en ek hoor nie vir Jean de Villiers, Eben Etzebeth en Bryan Habana kla die afgelope paar jaar nie!

  • 2

    @ grootblousmile:
    Ja, dis amper dieselfde as wat Bulls die jaar gehad het. Net blues ipv chiefs. Wow Alister, dis swak.

  • 3

    Nee kyk, AC is al die afrigters sommer ver voor, dit is nog nie eers die einde van die super 15 vir 2013 nie, en hy maak al reeds verskonings vir waarom die Stormers nie in 2014 die trofee gaan wen nie.

    Wil iemand nog sê die man beplan nie lank vooruit nie !!

  • 4

    FFS!!! AC, cry me a fooking river you wingeing prat.

    Give that man a papsak. (Bells will give him another headache)

  • 5

    Well, with a bit of luck, he won’t have to worry about the tour, he’ll be at home, watching it on his telly.

  • 6

    Eish. Talk about putting the cart before the horse. Be a man and resign. Unless you change your game plan you will never win a tournament. Jake’s 2007 WC winning formula won’t cut it in 2014.

  • 7

    5 @ Just For Kicks:
    Wishfull thinking?

    What Mathew Proudfoot has done with the WP/Stormers pack is all being undone by your head coach IMO.

    You may be right. Time for change.

  • 8

    Bulls played the Blues, Crusaders, Reds and Bumbies this year, lost 3/4 and are still 2nd on the log.
    Explain that AC.

  • 9

    AC is too much of a buddy to the players than a coach – it works for a while until one day that players are not good enough and the coach needs to replace them… Then the sh!t hits the fan.
    I know – it happened to me :-/


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