Investec Stormers Pre-Season Training Camp 2005

PUBLISHED: January 18, 2005

The Investec Stormers will embark on their 2005 pre-season training camp tomorrow. Coach Gert Smal on Monday announced a provisional 36-man squad to go on the pre-season camp.

The squad is as follows:

Adri Badenhorst
Alten Hulme
Andries Bekker
Bolla Conradie
Breyton Paulse
Chris Rossouw
Danie Thiart
David Britz
David Hendricks
De Wet Barry
Eddie Andrews
Egon Seconds
Faan Rautenbach
Gaffie Du Toit
Gerrie Britz
Gus Theron
Hanyani Shimange
Jaco Engels
JD Moller
Jean De Villiers
Joe Van Niekerk
Jonghi Nokwe
Luke Watson
Marius Joubert
Neil De Kock
Pat Barnard
Pieter Dixon
Quinton Davids
Riaan Olckers
Rob Linde
Ross Skeate
Schalk Burger
Tertius Carse
Tiger Mangweni
Tonderai Chavhanga
Werner Greeff

The 4 and ½ day camp is being held at Lourensford Estate, Somerset West. The camp will focus on rugby specific training – the estate having its own floodlit field, unique mountainous training environment and accommodation for the team and management.

Coaching staff and players will utilize this time to formulate their approach to the competition and finalise the plans for the season ahead.

“The Vodacom Super 12 is arguably one of the toughest rugby competitions in existence and this time together as a group, will help us prepare both mentally and physically for the challenges ahead,” said Investec Stormers coach Gert Smal. “We are excited about the forthcoming season and will look to use the camp, warm up game, and tour games, to provide the best possible preparation for the season.”

The Investec Stormers play one warm up game in South Africa against Boland in Wellington on 28 January 2005. The Stormers team then takes on the Gwent Dragons in Dubai on 4 February, and the Wasps in London, UK, on Sunday 13 February, before returning to Cape Town to complete their preparations.