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Stormers bring back their stars for Cheetahs

Bryan Habana has recovered from flu and starts this weekend

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Article Published: Wednesday 4 July 2012|

Stormers coach Allister Coetzee has brought a number of his star players back for this weekend's away match against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

Steven Kitshoff returns from a week's rest, after the Junior World Championships, to partner last week's man of the match Deon Fourie and Frans Malherbe in the front row.

Brok Harris falls out of the match 22 with a broken nose and Deon Carstens and Tiaan Liebenberg cover the front row from the bench.

Eben Etzebeth is for the second week not considered with an ankle injury and Steenkamp and Bekker again pair up at lock.

Kolisi moves from 8 to 6 and is partnered with Elstadt at 7, who returns from suspension and Canadian international Jebb Sinclair at 8.

Tyrone Holmes, who had a first start last week, falls out of the match 22, with Don Armand providing cover in jersey 19.

Joe Pietersen and Bryan Habana, who were both withdrawn with flu last week, return to make up a back three of Pietersen (15), Aplon (14) and Habana (11).

Poolman falls out of the match 22 with a hamstring injury, whilst VD Heever provides cover from the bench. Marcel Brache, who played off the bench last week, falls out of the match 22.


15. Joe Pietersen , 14. Gio Aplon , 13. Juan de Jongh , 12. Jean de Villiers (C) , 11. Bryan Habana , 10. Peter Grant , 9. Dewaldt Duvenage , 8. Jebb Sinclair , 7. Reynhardt Elstadt , 6. Siya Kolisi , 5. Andries Bekker , 4. De Kock Steenkamp , 3. Frans Malherbe , 2. Deon Fourie , 1. Steven Kitshoff

Reserves , 16. Tiaan Liebenberg , 17. Deon Carstens , 18. Quinn Roux , 19. Don Armand , 20. Louis Schreuder , 21. Burton Francis , 22. Gerhard van den Heever

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