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The fifth of six Super Rugby matches in Round 10 on Saturday is in Cape Town where the Stormers host the Waratahs at Newlands.

Both teams go into the match off solid wins last week. The Stormers beat the Reds 40-22 and the Waratahs beat the Force 13-49.

The Stormers currently lead the Africa 1 Conference while the Waratahs are third in the Australian Conference. In the overall standings the Stormers are second on 28 points while the Waratahs are 11th with 17 points.

The Waratahs have played seven matches and won three while the Stormers have played eight and won six. The Waratahs will be desperate to keep winning as another loss will severely impact on their chances of reaching the play offs.

The Stormers have played the Waratahs 18 times in Super Rugby since 1998 and they have won 10 matches, drawn one and lost 7. This gives them a record of winning 56% of their matches.

In Cape Town the Stormers have played the Waratahs 10 times and won 6 matches, drawn one and lost three. This gives them a record of winning 60% of their home matches against the Waratahs.

The average score when the Stormers host the Waratahs is Stormers 23 Waratahs 19.

For this match the Stormers have made four changes. Both co-captains return – Juan de Jongh and Frans Malherbe – after they were rested against the Reds. De Jongh has recovered from concussion and starts alongside Damian de Allende in midfield.

Malherbe returns at tighthead prop after being ruled out last week due to illness. The only other changes to the starting line-up are rotational switches to the forward pack as Schalk Burger takes his place at No.8 with Nizaam Carr shifting to the flank and Siya Kolisi moving to the replacements bench, whilst in the front row JC Janse van Rensburg starts at loosehead prop.

The Waratahs have made one change to their side. Dean Mumm comes into the side in the number six jersey, while Sam Lousi comes onto the bench.

The Bookies have given the Waratahs a7 point start for this Match – with an offer of up to $200 in Bonus bets. The Stormers have won 80% (four out of five) matches at home this season so they should win this by two points.

This Match will be shown on TV in NZ (Sky), Aus (Fox Sports), SA (SuperSport) and in the UK on Sky Sports 2 on the Red button.

Average score: Stormers 21 Waratahs 20

Last five results
11 Apr 2015 Stormers v Waratahs 32-18 Sydney
05 Apr 2014 Stormers v Waratahs 11-22 Cape Town
11 May 2013 Stormers v Waratahs 15-21 Sydney
19 May 2012 Stormers v Waratahs 19-13 Cape Town
22 May 2010 Semi Stormers v Waratahs 25-6 Cape Town

Stormers overall record against the Waratahs
Played 18 , Wins 10 , Losses 7 , Draws 1

Match No.77:Stormers v Waratahs
Date : Saturday 30 April 2016
Venue : Newlands, Cape Town
Kick Off local: 19:15 local
Referee: Mike Fraser
Assistant Ref 1:Paul Williams
Assistant Ref 2:Cwengile Jadezweni
TMO :Shaun Veldsman

Teams

Stormers

15 Cheslin Kolbe, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Juan de Jongh (co-captain), 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Leolin Zas, 10 Jean-Luc du Plessis, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Schalk Burger, 7 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 6 Nizaam Carr, 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 Rynhardt Elstadt, 3 Frans Malherbe (co-captain), 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg.

Replacements: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 Oli Kebble, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 JD Schickerling, 20 Siya Kolisi, 21 Louis Schreuder, 22 Brandon Thomson, 23 Huw Jones.

Waratahs

1. Paddy Ryan , 2. Hugh Roach , 3. Tom Robertson , 4. David Dennis (vc), 5. Will Skelton , 6. Dean Mumm , 7. Michael Hooper (C), 8. Jed Holloway , 9. Nick Phipps , 10. Bernard Foley , 11. Rob Horne , 12. Kurtley Beale , 13. Israel Folau , 14. Reece Robinson , 15. Andrew Kellawa

Replacements :16. Tatafu Polota-Nau , 17. Jeremy Tilse , 18. Angus Ta’avao , 19. Sam Lousi , 20. Wycliff Palu , 21. Matt Lucas , 22. David Horwitz , 23. Matt Carraro

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