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Engelbrecht and Van Dyk come in for DHL Stormers

PUBLISHED: April 25, 2018



Wing JJ Engelbrecht and flank Kobus van Dyk will start for the DHL Stormers against the Rebels at DHL Newlands on Friday.

The DHL Stormers are back home at DHL Newlands following three away games and will face the Melbourne side in a match that kicks off at 15h05 on Freedom Day.

Engelbrecht’s inclusion on the left wing is the only change to the backline, while in the forward pack Van Dyk is at blindside flank, with Pieter-Steph du Toit shifting to lock where he will partner Chris van Zyl.

Cobus Wiese and Seabelo Senatla both make their return from injury on the replacements bench.

DHL Stormers Head Coach Robbie Fleck said that his team is looking forward to playing at DHL Newlands once again.

“It is always good to be back at DHL Newlands and playing in front of our faithful supporters who have played a big role in our three wins at home this season,” he said.

DHL Stormers: 15 Dillyn Leyds, 14 Craig Barry, 13 EW Viljoen, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 JJ Engelbrecht, 10 Damian Willemse, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7 Kobus van Dyk, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 Chris van Zyl, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Ramone Samuels, 1 Steven Kitshoff.
Replacements: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 JC Janse van Rensburg, 18 Carlu Sadie, 19 Cobus Wiese, 20 Nizaam Carr, 21 Paul de Wet, 22 SP Marais, 23 Seabelo Senatla.