Great news for all the Stormers fans and fellow mountain goats out there- from the official Stormers website- Schalk "Wild Man from Borneo" Burger is back in training, and looking at making his comeback in the pre-season warm-up matches vs the Bulls and Boland. According to fitness and conditioning trainer Greg Hechter, Burger has been working hard on his fitness and is expected to join his teammates at training on Monday. "We are very confident that he will be ready for the start of the Super 14. He will be seeing a specialist in another week or two and we will make sure that he is happy. At this stage it seems he will be cleared to play January, which will give us a month and two friendly games to get him confident." Seems like Schalkie will be doing everything but taking contact in the pre-season drills, but will start taking contact again in January, in time for the 2 warm-up games vs the Bulls at Loftus(13 Jan) and Boland in Wellington(20 Jan) before starting the S14 campaign vs the Cheetahs in Bloem on 3 Feb. According to Hechter, the rehab of other injured stars Tonderai Chavanga, Peter Grant, Schalk Brits and new signing Conrad Jantjies is also on track to start the S14, barring any further injuries. Add to this the progress that both Tim Dlulane and Guthro Steenkamp are making at the Bulls, and it seems as if, at long last, a few SA sides might just start this season`s S14 with their actual 1st-choice teams. Good news all round.