DHL Stormers reinforced in Newport

PUBLISHED: May 9, 2024

The DHL Stormers welcome back three players from injury for their Vodacom United Rugby Championship encounter with Dragons RFC in Newport on Friday night.

Angelo Davids, Sti Sithole and Sacha Feinberg-Mngomezulu all make their return to the matchday 23 for the clash against the Welsh outfit, which kicks off at 20h35 (SAST) on Friday at Rodney Parade.

Davids is on the wing in a backline that features Wandisile Simelane and Dan du Plessis in midfield, while Feinberg-Mngomezulu is on a replacements bench which also includes halfbacks Stefan Ungerer and Jean-Luc du Plessis.

Sithole is in the front row alongside Frans Malherbe and Joseph Dweba, while the only other change to the starting forward pack sees Willie Engelbrecht included on the side of the scrum.

DHL Stormers Director of Rugby John Dobson said that his team is aware of just how important this game is in the context of their season.

“There is little room for error as the play-offs get closer and having had all of last week to prepare, we are determined to give our best on Friday night.

“We know that Rodney Parade is a tough place to play, so it will require a big effort to get the result that we need,” he said.

DHL Stormers: 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Suleiman Hartzenberg, 13 Wandisile Simelane, 12 Dan du Plessis, 11 Angelo Davids, 10 Manie Libbok, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Evan Roos, 7 Ben-Jason Dixon, 6 Willie Engelbrecht, 5 Ruben van Heerden, 4 Salmaan Moerat (captain), 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Joseph Dweba, 1 Sti Sithole.
Replacements: 16 Andre-Hugo Venter, 17 Brok Harris, 18 Neethling Fouche, 19 Adre Smith, 20 Hacjivah Dayimani, 21 Stefan Ungerer, 22 Jean-Luc du Plessis, 23 Sacha Feinberg-Mngomezulu.