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Four changes for DHL Stormers

PUBLISHED: April 14, 2023


There are three changes to the DHL Stormers’ starting forward pack and one in the backline for their Vodacom United Rugby Championship encounter with Munster at DHL Stadium on Saturday.

The DHL Stormers reume their Vodacom United Rugby Championship campaign at 18h15 on Saturday when they host the Irish side in the penultimate match of the league phase of the season.

Gates at DHL Stadium open at 14h00, with DHL Western Province up against the Toyota Cheetahs in a Currie Cup match at 15h00 before the Vodacom United Rugby Championship clash.

The only change to the backline sees Paul de Wet start at scrumhalf in a rotational switch with Herschel Jantjies, who will feature off the replacements bench.

In the forward pack Ruben van Heerden partners Marvin Orie in the second row, while Hacjivah Dayimani and Willie Engelbrecht join Ben-Jason Dixon to form the loose trio.

Loose forward Evan Roos is also set to make his return from injury from the replacements bench.

DHL Stormers Head Coach John Dobson said that his team are looking forward to playing at home as they look to make it 20 consecutive wins at DHL Stadium.

“We have had some incredible support at home this season and we know that it will be another special atmosphere on Saturday.

“This is a great opportunity for us to build some momentum as we head towards the play-offs and with DHL Western Province playing first it promises to be another memorable double-header,” he said.

DHL Stormers: 15 Damian Willemse, 14 Suleiman Hartzenberg, 13 Ruhan Nel, 12 Dan du Plessis, 11 Seabelo Seabelo, 10 Manie Libbok, 9 Paul de Wet, 8 Hacjivah Dayimani, 7 Ben-Jason Dixon, 6 Willie Engelbrecht, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Ruben van Heerden, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Joseph Dweba, 1 Steven Kitshoff (captain).
Replacements: 16 JJ Kotze, 17 Ali Vermaak, 18 Neethling Fouche, 19 Ernst van Rhyn, 20 Marcel Theunissen, 21 Evan Roos, 22 Herschel Jantjies, 23 Clayton Blommetjies.