DHL Stormers Head Coach Robbie Fleck named an unchanged match-day squad for the Vodacom Super Rugby clash against the Chiefs at DHL Newlands on Saturday.
The team that did duty in the 29-17 victory against the Vodacom Bulls last week has been retained to face the New Zealand side at 15h05 on Saturday.
The DHL Stormers will be looking to make it six straight wins at DHL Newlands this season, following victories against the Jaguares, Blues, Reds, Rebels and Vodacom Bulls.
Captain Siya Kolisi will lead a settled outfit which features 12 players with more than 50 Vodacom Super Rugby caps in the match-day squad.
DHL Stormers Head Coach Robbie Fleck said that continuity at this stage of the season is invaluable.
“It is great to be able to pick the same side, but the challenge is for us to raise our standards even further to meet the next challenge.
“We are looking forward to playing at DHL Newlands again having put the hard work in during the week,” he said.
The match at DHL Newlands will be dedicated to raising funds for the Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players’ Fund, with a local rugby team dressed in Players’ Fund branded t-shirts collecting change from spectators, while also promoting the use of an SMS line which will enable the public to SMS “Rugby” followed by their name to 49701 at a cost of R30/sms (network & admin fees apply) which will go towards the cause. This gives the DHL Newlands Faithful a chance to stand together with a worthy cause.
DHL Stormers: 15 SP Marais, 14 Dillyn Leyds, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Damian Willemse, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7 Kobus van Dyk, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 Chris van Zyl, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Ramone Samuels, 1 Steven Kitshoff.
Replacements: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 JC Janse van Rensburg, 18 Frans Malherbe, 19 Cobus Wiese, 20 Nizaam Carr, 21 Paul de Wet, 22 Jean-Luc du Plessis, 23 Seabelo Senatla.