DHL Stormers to take on the Cheetahs announced

PUBLISHED: May 9, 2012

The return of Aplon, de Villiers and Etzebeth from injury this week, has seen a number of changes to the match 22 from the team that beat the Force in Perth a fortnight ago.

In the starting XV, Aplon starts in the 14 jersey with Van Den Heever dropping to the bench and JP Du Plessis dropping out of the match 22. De Villiers slots in at 12, with De Jongh moving to 13 and Habana back to the wing. Danie Poolman drops out of the match 22. In the front row Kitshoff retains his place with Deon Fourie coming in for Liebenberg and Harris in for Malherbe, both of whom will play from the bench.

Reserve hooker, Scarra Ntubeni falls out of the match 22. Eben Etzebeth returns from injury at 4 lock, with Steenkamp dropping down to the bench and Armand falling out of the 22. In the only other change, London Irish and Canadian 8/flank Jebb Sinclair, who joined the DHL Stormers today on loan, will provide loose forward cover from the bench.

Your DHL Stormers team to play is:
15. Joe Pietersen
14. Gio Aplon
13. Juan de Jongh
12. Jean De Villiers (C)
11. Bryan Habana
10. Peter Grant
9. Dewaldt Duvenage
8. Nizaam Carr
7. Rynhardt Elstadt
6. Siya Kolisi
5. Andries Bekker (VC)
4. Eben Etzebeth
3. Brok Harris
2. Deon Fourie
1. Steven Kitshoff


16. Tiaan Liebenberg
17. Frans Malherbe
18. De Kock Steenkamp
19. Jebb Sinclair
20. Louis Schreuder
21. Burton Francis
22. Gerhard Van Den Heever

Referee: – Steve Walsh

Kick-Off: 19h10 Saturday 12 May

Curtain Raiser: 16h15 DHL WP v Pumas – Vodacom Cup Semi-final.