Stormers to protest over ‘crazy’ 2014 fixture list

2013-07-16 00:00

CAPE TOWN — The Stormers will lodge a formal protest with Super Rugby organisers Sanzar after receiving a “crazy” provisional fixture list for the 2014 Super Rugby season.

Speaking to the Timeslive website, Stormers coach Allister Coetzee said: “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 Crusaders, Chiefs, Brumbies and Reds are the top New Zealand and Australian teams in the current 2013 Super Rugby season. It is not the first time the Stormers have been dissatisfied with their fixtures. This year they were fuming after having to face the Bulls and Sharks away, followed by home games against the Chiefs, Brumbies and Crusaders to begin the season.

Sanzar’s SA regional tournament director Johan Botes said it is unlikely the fixtures will be altered. Sanzar has not yet released the fixtures to the public.

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