Vodacom Stormers select team for Lions

PUBLISHED: February 11, 2010

Allister Coetzee, head coach of the Vodacom Stormers, on Thursday announced his team to play the A&G Lions at Coca Cola Park, Johannesburg, on Saturday 13 February. Kick-off is at 17h05.

There are no surprises, with Springboks Jaque Fourie and Bryan Habana making their Super 14 debuts for the Cape franchise. Gio Aplon has been selected ahead of big Sereli Naqelevuki at right wing on the back of fantastic pre-season form.

Schalk Burger has been declared fit to lead the side after some concern about a shoulder injury he picked up during the warm-up game against a Boland XV last Saturday. He will be leading the side.

His flank partner, Francois Louw, has also been declared fit. Duane Vermeulen will be making a positional swift from flank to No 8 – the position occupied by the departed Luke Watson last year.

The Vodacom Stormers team is as follows:

15. Joe Pietersen
14. Gio Aplon
13. Jaque Fourie
12. Juan De Jongh
11. Bryan Habana
10. Peter Grant
9. Dewaldt Duvenage
8. Duane Vermeulen
7 Francois Louw
6. Schalk Burger (C)
5. Andries Bekker
4. De Kock Steenkamp
3. Brok Harris
2. Tiaan Liebenberg
1. Wicus Blaauw

16. Deon Fourie
17. JC Kritzinger
18. Anton Van Zyl
19. Pieter Louw
20. Ricky Januarie
21. Lionel Cronje
22. Sireli Naqelevuki