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Stormers make two changes in the pack for Blues

Wilco Louw starts for the Stormers this weekend

Wilco Louw starts for the Stormers this weekend

Stormers Super rugby head coach John Dobson has made two changes to his forward pack for this Saturday’s match against the Blues at Newlands.

The two changes are in the tight five as tighthead prop Wilco Louw and lock Chris van Zyl both come into the starting line-up, with Frans Malherbe and Salmaan Moerat among the replacements.

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There are two further changes to the replacements bench, with prop Kwenzo Blose set to make his Stormers debut when he comes on and utility forward Cobus Wiese back in the matchday squad.

Stormers Head Coach John Dobson said that his team is looking forward to a blockbuster clash at Newlands.

“This game has all the makings of a classic South African-New Zealand battle, in front of the Newlands Faithful.

“With our bye coming up next week we are going to pour absolutely everything into getting the result and making it five consecutive wins.

“We have made some rotational changes up front, but otherwise we have managed to keep some good continuity as we look to keep building and raising our standards,” he said.


15 Dillyn Leyds, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Ruhan Nel, 12 Jamie Roberts, 11 Seabelo Senatla, 10 Damian Willemse, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Juarno Augustus, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Jaco Coetzee, 5 JD Schickerling, 4 Chris van Zyl, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Steven Kitshoff (captain).

Replacements: 16 Chad Solomon, 17 Kwenzo Blose ( Stormers debut), 18 Frans Malherbe, 19 Salmaan Moerat, 20 Cobus Wiese, 21 Ernst van Rhyn, 22 Godlen Masimla, 23 Jean-Luc du Plessis.

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