Jantjes joins up with the Stormers



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Conrad Jantjes, one of the Stormers big off-season signings, will join up with his new teammates for the first time at training at their Bellville base on Monday.

The Stormers will be stepping up the intensity in their preparation for the 2007 Super 14 this week.

Some of the Stormers players who were returning from injury were also expected to join the squad at training – including former Springbok fullback Conrad Jantjes.

He joined the Western Cape regional side from the Lions and Cats.

All the contracted Springboks, except for Jean de Villiers and the injured De Wet Barry, were also expected to report for training on Monday.

De Villiers, the Stormers’ only Bok in the year-end tour squad, gets a break before joining up with his teammates later.

Barry was concussed in the first minute of the South African team’s 32-7 win over a World XV at the Walkers Stadium in Leicester on Sunday – when the veteran midfield was concussed when he got his head on the wrong side of a tackle and was knocked out by Rugby League convert Andy Farrell.

A few on-field sessions have been scheduled for this week.

“The Stormers are putting in the hours both in the gym and on the training field,” says Stormers team manager Chippie Solomon.

“Supporters, especially the kids who are on school holidays, are welcome to come watch the team in their on field sessions. As always, the players will be happy to sign autographs after the practice session.”

The Stormers will be having their training camp in George from 15 to 20 December. The Bulls will be in George at the same time.

The Stormers play two pre-season friendly games – against the Bulls at Loftus on 13 January and Boland on 20 January at Wellington – before kicking off their campaign with an away match against the Cheetahs on 3 February.

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