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Stormers sweat over Willemse for Crusaders


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Cape Town Super Rugby team the Stormers could have to face the current champion Crusaders in Christchurch this weekend without flyhalf Damian Willemse

The Stormers have played two matches and won one and lost one but this weekend will be the real test as they are up against last year’s champions on the road.

Flyhalf Willemse limped from the field in Sydney in the Stormers 34-27 defeat to the Waratahs on Saturday.

Stormers assistant coach Paul Feeney says that Willemse could miss this weekend’s match in Christchurch.

“Damian has sustained a haematoma on his quad. It was quite a heavy knock and we will know in the next 48 hours whether he will be able to play against the Crusaders,” Feeney told SuperSport.

“Let’s put it this way, if we were playing the game on Thursday he definitely would not be able to play, so we are really unsure at this stage,” added Feeney explaining how doubtful Willemse is for Saturday.

“Obviously Damian is our preferred starting flyhalf but we have confidence in George (Whitehead) and I thought he did okay against the Waratahs.”

“There was not one person that made a difference to that result. I thought he did a reasonable job and although he hasn’t played much Super Rugby he does boast quite a lot of experience.”

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