Stormers bring back Grant for Crusaders




Kobus Van Der Merwe, head coach of the Vodacom Stormers, today announced his team to play the Crusaders at Newlands on Saturday 29 April. Kick-off is at 19h10 local time.

Peter Grant has come in for Naas Olivier who stays in the squad but is named on the bench. Neil De Kock has also been named as scrumhalf ahead of Bolla Conradie who is also named on the bench. Joe Pietersen also comes in at fullback.

The pack only has one change with Ross Skeate coming in for Gerrie Britz. Jean De Villiers is named on the wing.

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The Crusaders have rested McCaw, Carter and MacDonald for this match but they will want to win well after suffering a draw last week against the Force.

The Vodacom Stormers team is as follows:

15. Joe Pietersen
14. Rayno Benjamin
13. Marius Joubert
12. De Wet Barry (C)
11. Jean De Villiers
10. Peter Grant
9. Neil De Kock
8. Joe van Niekerk
7 Schalk Burger
6. Luke Watson
5. Andries Bekker
4. Ross Skeate
3. Eddie Andrews
2. Schalk Brits
1. JD Moller


16. Hanyani Shimange
17. Neil Fullard
18. Gerrie Britz
19. Adri Badenhorst
20. Bolla Conradie
21. Naas Olivier
22. Chumani Booi

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