Kitshoff returns for DHL Stormers

PUBLISHED: March 17, 2022

Captain Steven Kitshoff returns for the DHL Stormers’ Vodacom United Rugby Championship clash with Cardiff at DHL Stadium on Sunday.

The encounter with the Welsh outfit kicks off at 14h00 on Sunday at DHL Stadium.

Kitshoff is back to take his place at loosehead prop after being rested last week, with Brok Harris shifting across to tighthead and Neethling Fouche among the replacements.

The backline that did duty against Zebre Parma in Stellenbosch last week is unchanged.

The only other change to the match-day squad sees hooker Chad Solomon come onto the replacements bench in place of the injured Andre-Hugo Venter.

DHL Stormers Head Coach John Dobson said that the focus is on building some winning momentum after last week’s performance against Zebre Parma.

“We have managed to keep some continuity in our team this week which is pleasing.

“We know that we can improve in many areas and we will have to be sharp as ever to get the result we need on Sunday,” he said.

DHL Stormers: 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Seabelo Senatla, 13 Ruhan Nel, 12 Damian Willemse, 11 Leolin Zas, 10 Manie Libbok, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Evan Roos, 7 Hacjivah Dayimani, 6 Deon Fourie, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Adre Smith, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Steven Kitshoff (captain).
Replacements: 16 Chad Solomon, 17 Ali Vermaak, 18 Neethling Fouche, 19 Ernst van Rhyn, 20 Junior Pokomela, 21 Paul de Wet, 22 Tim Swiel, 23 Rikus Pretorius.