Du Toit raises DHL Stormers 50

PUBLISHED: May 23, 2019

Pieter-Steph du Toit will play his 50th game for the DHL Stormers in the Vodacom Super Rugby encounter with the Highlanders at DHL Newlands on Saturday.

The two-time SA Rugby Player of the Year will feature at blindside flank in a DHL Stormers team that has just one injury-enforced change for the clash with the New Zealand side, which kicks off at 15h05 on Saturday at DHL Newlands.

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Tickets for this game are still available online at wprugby.computicket.com, any Computicket outlet and the stadium box office.

There will be a SuperSport Rugby Challenge curtain-raiser between DHL Western Province and EP Elephants which kicks off at 12h15, with gates opening at 11h50.

The only change to the starting line-up sees Scarra Ntubeni at hooker in place of the injured Bongi Mbonambi, with Chad Solomon set to make his DHL Stormers debut from the replacements bench.

The only other change is among the replacements as a fit-again Wilco Louw comes back into the match-day squad.

DHL Stormers Head Coach Robbie Fleck said that his team is looking forward to playing in front of the DHL Newlands Faithful again.

“The atmosphere last week was incredible and the players can’t wait to get out there again and play in front of our fans.

“We want to keep building and improving as we approach the end of the season and this match will be another important step forward for us,” he said.

DHL Stormers: 15 Damian Willemse, 14 Seabelo Senatla, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Dillyn Leyds, 10 Josh Stander, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Jaco Coetzee, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit (50th DHL Stormers cap), 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 Cobus Wiese, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Steven Kitshoff.
Replacements: 16 Chad Solomon (DHL Stormers debut), 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Wilco Louw, 19 Kobus van Dyk, 20 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 21 Justin Phillips, 22 Jean-Luc du Plessis, 23 Dan Kriel.