Investec Stormers name unchanged team

PUBLISHED: May 12, 2004

Investec Stormers coach Gert Smal today announced an unchanged team from the one that beat the Sharks last Saturday for this Saturday’s Super 12 semifinal against the Crusaders in Christchurch.

Kick-off is 09:30 (SA time). The Stormers arrived back in New Zealand on Tuesday after playing their penultimate league game in Christchurch two Saturdays ago.

Having to fly back and forth between New Zealand and South Africa twice in nine days and having previously lost to the Crusaders means the Stormers are regarded as ranked underdogs in that country, but Smal warns they will have more bite this time round.

”I think that (loss) is just the nature of the Super 12,” he said. ”If you lose, then you must prepare for the next game.

“This is a new game with new combinations and we are excited to be in a semi-final.”

Investec Stormers:

15. Werner Greeff
14. Tonderai Chavhanga
13. Marius Joubert
12. De Wet Barry
11. Gus Theron
10. Gaffie Du Toit
9. Bolla Conradie
8. Adri Badenhorst
7. Schalk Burger
6. Hendrik Gerber
5. Selborne Boome (Captain)
4. Quinton Davids
3. Eddie Andrews
2. Pieter Dixon
1. Daan Human

16. David Britz
17. Pat Barnard
18. Willem Stoltz
19. Pierre Uys
20. Neil De Kock
21. Gavin Hume
22. Breyton Paulse.