The DHL Stormers have returned from their week off with no major injury concerns ahead of their Vodacom Super Rugby clash against the Rebels at DHL Newlands on Saturday (kick-off 19h10).
Johnny Kotze sat out Monday’s afternoon session with a minor niggle, whilst fellow wing Kobus van Wyk remains on track for the Lions match on June 6.
Tickets for Saturday’s Vodacom Super Rugby clash between the DHL Stormers and the Rebels can be purchased from http://wprugby.computicket.com – with prices starting at R80 for standing and seating prices ranging between R90 and R140.
The full DHL Stormers injury report (18/05/15):
– Wing Johnny Kotze (ankle stiffness) took part in the morning session today but sat out the afternoon session. He is not in doubt for this weekend.
– Flanker Michael Rhodes missed training with a cold but will hopefully join team training soon as he nears his comeback from a hamstring injury.
– Centre Jaco Taute will play Vodacom Cup rugby (DHL Western Province are in the semifinals) as his comeback from a knee injury continues to gather momentum. He has now played two games in a row for DHL WP.
– Wing Kobus van Wyk (knee) is still on track for the Lions match, having started pitch-side running today.
QUOTES FROM HEAD COACH ALLISTER COETZEE:
On Seabelo Senatla’s potential return from SA Sevens duty:
“We will need to take a look at him, to see where he is at mentally and physically, but we could give him off this week to energise him before getting him back into the mix.
“I want to ensure that he is 100% ready and in the right frame of mind before making a call on him (selection-wise) and we will see him on Tuesday.”
On facing the Rebels at DHL Newlands this Saturday:
“The Rebels have beaten the Crusaders and the Brumbies away this year, so it shows their capacity as a team. We’ve had a good bye, with three big games coming up at DHL Newlands, but it’s all about this weekend and getting the victory.
“We need to get certain things right again, and we’ve looked at that, so it’s more about ensuring we are strong and better as a team rather than worrying about our opponents.”