Vodacom Stormers team announced

PUBLISHED: April 7, 2010

Allister Coetzee, head coach of the Vodacom Stormers, today announced his team to play the Blues in Auckland on Saturday 10 April. Kick-off is at 07h30 (SA time).

“We have made a couple of changes to this week’s side”, commented Coetzee. “JD Moller comes in for the injured JC Kritzinger, who has not recovered sufficiently from the hamstring injury he picked up in the match against the Force last weekend. At lock, Adriaan Fondse will get his first start of the season. Fondse has played two Vodacom Cup games and is 100% fit. He may take some time to adapt to the pace of Super 14 rugby, but he is an experienced player and brings a specific role to our game which we feel we need at this time.”

Coetzee continued,“ Dewaldt Duvenage will start at scrumhalf. He is the in form No. 9 at the moment and is best suited for a side like the Blues. Juan De Jong has recovered from his injury and makes a welcome return to the side at centre. He was the first choice No.12 before his injury and is the obvious choice when fit. Tim Whitehead moves to the bench.”

The Vodacom Stormers team is as follows:

15. Gio Aplon
14. Sireli Naqelevuki
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. Adriaan Fondse
3. Brok Harris
2. Tiaan Liebenberg
1. JD Moller


16. Deon Fourie
17. Eusibio Guinazu
18. Anton Van Zyl
19. Pieter Louw
20. Ricky Januarie
21. Willem De Waal
22. Tim Whitehead