Only one change for Vodacom Stormers

PUBLISHED: April 10, 2008

Vodacom Stormers coach Rassie Erasmus on Thursday announced his side for the Super 14 match against the Cheetahs at Newlands on Saturday (kick-off: 15:00).

He made only one change to the side that beat the Western Force in Perth in the last game of the overseas leg of their campaign.

Lock Ross Skeate goes back to the bench, with Erasmus preferring the heavier and more physical approach of Adriaan Fondse against the strong Cheetah pack.

Fondse was on the bench in the last game.

Scrumhalf Bolla Conradie is back from injury. He was forced to come back home early from tour due to a leg injury.

This week, however, there was doubt about his participation in Saturday’s game because of a bout of the flu.

The Springbok has been declared fit and he replaces the young Conrad Hoffmann.

Veteran All Black flyhalf Tony Brown is still on the bench, with Erasmus preferring to start with Peter Grant again.

Vodacom Stormers

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. Schalk Burger
5. Andries Bekker
4. Adriaan Fondse
3. Brian Mujati
2. Schalk Brits
1. JD Moller


16. Tiaan Liebenberg
17. Brok Harris
18. Ross Skeate
19. Robbie Diack
20. Bolla Conradie
21. Tony Brown
22. Gio Aplon

Referee: Mark Lawrence