Myburgh replaces Schalk for Vodacom Stormers

PUBLISHED: February 27, 2008

Pieter Myburgh will be filling the big boots of the suspended Schalk Burger at flank for the Vodacom Stormers Friday night against the Crusaders at Newlands.

Rassie Erasmus, head coach of the Vodacom Stormers, on Wedensday announced his team for their third Super 14 match of the season. Kick-off is at 20h35.

Burger was suspended for two weeks on Tuesday after being charged with acting in a manner contrary to good sportmanship.

Robbie Diack comes onto the bench after playing at No 8 for Vodacom WP in a Vodacom Cup match on Saturday. Myburgh will be making his Super 14 debut.

The rest of the team stays unchanged, with fullback Conrad Jantjes and centre Gcobani Bobo declared fit to play.

Bobo limped off the field with a sore ankle just after halftime of the defeat to the Sharks in Durban on Saturday, while Jantjes injured an ankle at training on Tuesday.

The Vodacom Stormers team is as follows:

15. Conrad Jantjes 14. Tonderai Chavhanga 13. Gcobani Bobo 12. Jean De Villiers (C) 11. Sireli Naqelevuki 10. Peter Grant 9. Ricky Januarie 8. Luke Watson 7 Francois Louw 6. Pieter Myburgh 5. Andries Bekker 4. Adriaan Fondse 3. Brian Mujati 2. Tiaan Liebenberg 1. JD Moller


16. Schalk Brits 17. Brok Harris 18. Ross Skeate 19. Robbie Diack 20. Bolla Conradie 21. Gio Aplon 22. Dylan Des Fountain