Stormers name team to face Sharks



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Conrad Jantjes comes in to the Stormers line up for Saturday’s second round Super 14 clash against the Sahrks in Durban.

The only other change to the match 22 is Adriaan Fondse who will be starting at lock in place of Francois van der Merwe.

Van der Merwe stays in the team though but is dropped to the bench.

Gio Aplon who hardly put a foot wrong against the Bulls is pushed out on to the bench to make way for Jantjes who missed the Bulls match still recovering from hand surgery late last year.

‘Gio had an awesome game (against the Bulls), but Conrad is the number one fullback in the country, seeing that he played for the Springboks at the end of last year.’ Erasmus said on the Stormers site.

Erasmus added that it was a difficult choice but that Jantjes ‘has a big boot, he communicates well and has the experience and offers us great leadership.’

Schalk Burger appears to be showing no signs of suffering from the rib injury he picked up against the Bulls so he is named in the starting line up after flying back from Russia and attending the Laureas Sport Awards.

Kick-off is at 17h00 SA time on Saturday.  

The Vodacom Stormers team is as follows:

15. Conrad Jantjes,14. Tonderai Chavhanga,13. Gcobani Bobo,12. Jean De Villiers (C),11. Sireli Naqelevuki,10. Peter Grant,9. Ricky Januarie,8. Luke Watson,7 Francois Louw,6. Schalk Burger,5. Andries Bekker,4. Adriaan Fondse,3. Brian Mujati,2. Tiaan Liebenberg,1. JD Moller

Reserves :16. Schalk Brits,17. Brok Harris,18. Francois Van Der Merwe,19. Ross Skeate,20. Bolla Conradie,21. Gio Aplon,22. Dylan Des Fountain


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