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DHL Stormers change three for Brumbies

PUBLISHED: April 18, 2019


There are three changes and a positional switch in the DHL Stormers starting line-up to face the Brumbies at DHL Newlands on Saturday.

There are two changes to the backline and one in the forward pack for the Vodacom Super Rugby encounter, which kicks off at 15h05 on Saturday.

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Joshua Stander will be at flyhalf with Dan Kriel at inside centre in place of Jean-Luc du Plessis and Damian de Allende who are both being rested for this match.

Pieter-Steph du Toit returns to take his place at blindside flank, with Kobus van Dyk moving to No.8 in place of the injured Jaco Coetzee.

Tighthead prop Neethling Fouche, loose forward Siya Kolisi and utility back JJ Engelbrecht will be among the replacements in the only other changes to the match-day 23 that featured in the win against the Rebels in Melbourne last week.

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

“It is great for us to be in front of our supporters at DHL Newlands again, which is something we want to make the most of.

“It will be crucial for us to build some momentum in the second half of the season and that starts on Saturday against the Brumbies,” he said.

Tickets are available through Computicket- either online at wprugby.computicket.com – or in-store and also from Shoprite/Checkers stores and the DHL Newlands Box Office during match weeks. Only tickets bought from wprugby.computicket.com, or any Computicket outlet will be valid at DHL Newlands. These are the only outlets which are licenced to sell tickets to DHL Newlands. Tickets obtained from any other source may not be valid.

There are more ticket options beyond the standard season ticket and matchday ticket. The DHL Newlands Faithful will be able to ‘Upgrade to Business Class’ in a special offer. The halfway line Business Class seats have been refurbished on the halfway line in Block H on the Railway Stand and holders of these tickets will also have exclusive access to the Railway Coach bars both before, during and after the match. These prime seats will cost R320 each.

Zeelo is offering safe, efficient and affordable transport to DHL Stormers fans for the game against the Brumbies. With tickets starting at just R100, you can jump on a luxury shuttle from Tyger Valley Mall, Canal Walk Shopping Centre, The Liberty Promenade Shopping Centre, Vangate Shopping Centre and the Sea Point Library. First time users can get their first ride free by entering the promo code VSR2019 when booking.

DHL Stormers: 15 Damian Willemse, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Ruhan Nel, 12 Dan Kriel, 11 Dillyn Leyds, 10 Joshua Stander, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Kobus van Dyk, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Ernst van Rhyn, 5 Cobus Wiese, 4 Salmaan Moerat, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Steven Kitshoff (captain).
Replacements: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Neethling Fouche, 19 Johan du Toit, 20 Siya Kolisi, 21 Justin Phillips, 22 JJ Engelbrecht, 23 Seabelo Senatla.