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Stormers to use Bok Hooker Shimange for Highlanders

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The Stormers are planning to use the Springbok number two hooker against the Highlanders, to level up the forwards in the Stormers vs Highlanders match on Saturday.

Hanyani Shimange has been on the bench for the last two weeks and he will get his chance against Highlanders and All Black hooker Anton Oliver.


Stormers coach Kobus van der Merwe believes Shimange is better suited to the specific task than Schalk Brits.


“We expect the Highlanders will involve their heavy pack as often as possible and that this match will be played at a slow tempo. Shimmy will give us a bit more weight in the scrums,” van der Merwe said.


Several of the Highlanders have been suffering from a stomach bug and van der Merwe says he might bring on Brits as an impact player if the Highlanders are showing signs of becoming tired.

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