2013 DHL Stormers squad announced

PUBLISHED: February 14, 2013

The DHL Stormers unveiled their 2013 squad at last night’s Kick-off Party at DHL Newlands, with 34 players named for duty ahead of the Vodacom Super Rugby tournament.

As per SANZAR regulations, all Super Rugby franchises have to name a registered group of players ahead of the season.

Injured players like hookers Tiaan Liebenberg (back) and Scarra Ntubeni (shoulder) and lock Eben Etzebeth (ankle) were thus all named in the Stormers squad but they will miss the opening rounds of action.

The Stormers will open their 2013 Super Rugby campaign against the Bulls on Friday, February 22. Their first home game is on Saturday, March 9 against the defending champion Chiefs. (CLICK HERE for ticketing information!)

The DHL Stormers squad for 2013 is as follows:

1. Gio Aplon (Utility back)
2. Don Armand (Flank/lock)
3. Andries Bekker (Lock)
4. Martin Bezuidenhout (Hooker)
5. Ruan Botha (Lock)
6. Schalk Burger (Loose forward – captain)
7. Deon Carstens (Prop)
8. Nizaam Carr (Loose forward)
9. Pat Cilliers (Prop)
10. Kurt Coleman (Flyhalf)
11. Damian de Allende (Centre/wing)
12. Juan de Jongh (Centre)
13. Jean de Villiers (Centre)
14. Dewaldt Duvenage (Scrumhalf)
15. Eben Etzebeth (Lock)
16. Rynhardt Elstadt (Flank/lock)
17. Deon Fourie (Hooker/flank)
18. Peter Grant (Flyhalf)
19. Nic Groom (Scrumhalf)
20. Brok Harris (Prop)
21. Bryan Habana (Wing)
22. Elton Jantjies (Flyhalf)
23. Steven Kitshoff (Prop)
24. Siya Kolisi (Flank)
25. Tiaan Liebenberg (Hooker)
26. Frans Malherbe (Prop)
27. Scarra Ntubeni (Hooker)
28. Joe Pietersen (Utility back)
29. Michael Rhodes (Flank/lock)
30. De Kock Steenkamp (Lock)
31. Louis Schreuder (Scrumhalf)
32. Jaco Taute (Fullback/centre)
33. Gerhard van den Heever (Wing)
34. Duane Vermeulen (No.8)