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Stormers make three changes for Lions at Newlands

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Stormers Super Rugby head coach Robbie Fleck has named his team to play the Lions at Newlands on Saturday.

Fleck has moved Nizaam Carr into the starting line-up after Cobus Wiese was ruled out with a shoulder injury.

Providing cover at providing loose forward is Johan du Toit, the younger brother of Pieter-Steph du Toit, who is in line to make his Super Rugby debut for the Stormers if he comes off the replacements bench.

There is just one other change to the Stormers forward pack that started in the 34-26 victory against the Chiefs last week, with Pieter-Steph du Toit named at lock and Frans Malherbe rotating with Wilco Louw at tighthead prop.

The only change to the backline sees Jano Vermaak return to the team after being sidelined with concussion last week, with Godlen Masimla getting an opportunity to provide scrumhalf cover on the replacements bench.

Stormers Head Coach Robbie Fleck said that his team face another serious test against the Emirates Lions, which makes for a mouth-watering South African Super Rugby derby.

“The support we got last week at Newlands was simply phenomenal and we would love to see people turn out in their numbers to support us again.

“The players have worked hard again this week and we know that we will have to be as sharp as ever if we are to maintain our winning momentum,” he said.

Stormers

15 SP Marais, 14 Cheslin Kolbe, 13 EW Viljoen, 12 Dan du Plessis, 11 Dillyn Leyds, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7 Siya Kolisi (captain), 6 Nizaam Carr, 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 Eben Etzebeth (vice-captain), 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg.

Replacements: 16 Ramone Samuels, 17 Oli Kebble, 18 Wilco Louw, 19 Jan de Klerk, 20 Johan du Toit (Super Rugby debut), 21 Godlen Masimla, 22 Kurt Coleman, 23 Dan Kriel.

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1 Comment

  1. Thomas Kennedy

    14th April 2017 at 2:07 pm

    Stormers had missed tackles in the Crusaders game that resulted in tries for the opposition. Need to be sharper and more miserly going on.

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