Jean back for Vodacom Stormers

PUBLISHED: April 19, 2007

Kobus van der Merwe, head coach of the Vodacom Stormers, on Thursday announced his team to play the Blues at Newlands on Saturday 21 April. Kick-off is at 17h05.

In a curtain raiser match at 14h15pm, Vodacom WP take on the Leopards in the Quarter Finals of the Vodacom Cup. Vodacom WP are unbeaten so far and are currently top of the log.

Jean de Villiers is back at centre after missing last weekend’s defeat to the Bulls at Loftus in Pretoria. He replaces Corné Uys, who reverts to the substitutes’ bench.

Brent Russell has miraculously recovered from the ankle injury that forced him off the field against the Bulls and will be at left wing again.

There will be a new face at scrumhalf though, where JP Joubert takes over from Bolla Conradie, who will also be on the bench. Ross Skeate takes over from the injured Andries Bekker at lock, while there are two changes to the front row.

The fiery Tiaan Liebenberg is at hooker for Schalk Brits, while Schalk Ferreira takes over form JD Moller at loosehead prop.

The Vodacom Stormers team is as follows:

15. Conrad Jantjes
14. Breyton Paulse
13. Jean De Villiers
12. De Wet Barry
11. Brent Russell
10. Peter Grant
9. JP Joubert
8. Justin Melck
7 Schalk Burger
6. Luke Watson (C)
5. Ross Skeate
4. Gerrie Britz
3. Brok Harris
2. Tiaan Liebenberg
1. Schalk Ferreira


16. Schalk Brits
17. JD Moller
18. Francois Van Der Merwe
19. Joe Van Niekerk
20. Bolla Conradie
21. Naas Olivier
22. Corne Uys