Kurt Coleman has flown to Australia and Peter Grant is expected to be fit to play in the next game, but the DHL Stormers have confirmed that they are looking at options from outside of the squad as they look to have flyhalf well covered as the business end of the Vodacom Super Rugby arrives.
Lionel Cronje, the third choice flyhalf who started against the Blues in the absence of Grant and Gary van Aswegen, pulled up in the first half in Auckland with a medial ligament tear on his left knee. Coach Allister Coetzee confirmed afterwards that Cronje would play no further part in the Stormers’ campaign, and of course Van Aswegen will only be back from his injury after the competition.
“We have called Kurt Coleman over to join the squad but we are also looking at options from outside of the squad,” said Coetzee in a telephone interview with SuperSport.com from Auckland.It is no secret that Springbok utility back Ruan Pienaar was the first choice for the Stormers and it is understood they are interested in getting Pienaar’s services for next year, but the man now most likely to come in to help the Stormers as a stop-gap measure is Derick Hougaard, the former Bulls pivot now playing for Saracens.
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