Four changes for DHL Stormers

PUBLISHED: March 29, 2018

There are four changes to the DHL Stormers starting line-up to face the Vodacom Bulls at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.

There are three changes to the backline and one in the forward pack for the Vodacom Super Rugby clash which kicks off at 17h15 on Saturday.

SP Marais and Dillyn Leyds return from injury to take their place at fullback and wing respectively, while a rib injury to Dewaldt Duvenage means that Justin Phillips will start at scrumhalf, with Jano Vermaak returning from injury to provide cover on the replacements bench.

The only change to the forward pack is a rotational switch between Steven Kitshoff and JC Janse van Rensburg, with hooker Scarra Ntubeni set to make his first appearance this season if he comes on as a replacement.

DHL Stormers Head Coach Robbie Fleck said that his team are determined to continue the winning momentum they generated against the Blues and Reds at DHL Newlands.

“The team has performed well to win our last two games, but we know that there are a number of areas in which we can still improve.

“It has been another good week of training with a few key players returning from injury, so we are looking forward to the weekend which gives us another chance to make a step up in our game,” he said.

DHL Stormers: 15 SP Marais, 14 Dillyn Leyds, 13 EW Viljoen, 12 Damian De Allende, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Damian Willemse, 9 Justin Phillips, 8 Nizaam Carr, 7 Cobus Wiese, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 Jan de Klerk, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Ramone Samuels, 1 Steven Kitshoff.
Replacements: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 JC Janse van Rensburg, 18 Carlu Sadie, 19 Chris van Zyl, 20 Kobus van Dyk, 21 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 22 Jano Vermaak, 23 Craig Barry.