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Stormers make three changes for Hurricanes

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Cape Town based Super rugby team the Stormers have named a team with three changes for this Saturday’s match against the the Hurricanes in Wellington.

There are two changes to the starting forward pack and one in the backline for the encounter at Westpac Stadium, which kicks off at 08h35 SA time on Saturday.

Up front hooker Bongi Mbonambi and lock Chris van Zyl are back in the starting line-up, with Scarra Ntubeni and JD Schickerling among the replacements.

The only change to the backline sees Ruhan Nel start at outside centre, with Dan du Plessis set to make an impact in the second half from the replacements bench.

Stormers Head Coach Robbie Fleck said that his team will be going all-out to make a positive start to their tour.

“Our first week in New Zealand has been a good one and we are hoping to build on the momentum we have created.

“We know this will be a big challenge on the road, but it is one we are excited about as a group,” he said.

Stormers

15 Dillyn Leyds, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Ruhan Nel, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 SP Marais, 10 Jean-Luc du Plessis, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Juarno Augustus, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 Chrisvan Zyl, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Steven Kitshoff.

Replacements: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Wilco Louw, 19 JD Schickerling, 20 Jaco Coetzee, 21 Justin Phillips, 22 Dan du Plessis, 23 Damian Willemse.

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