Burger to miss Bulls trip
Cape Town - Stormers coach Allister
Coetzee has announced his team for Friday's 2013
Super Rugby opener against the Bulls in Pretoria.
Kick-off is at 19:10.
Jean de Villiers will lead the team into battle in the absence of Schalk Burger
(calf muscle injury), while there are first-ever Stormers Super Rugby starts
for new recruits Jaco Taute, Elton Jantjies and Pat Cilliers.
centre Damian de Allende, who started in the 2012 Currie Cup final, will
get his first-ever taste of Super Rugby action, while, on the bench, Nizaam
Carr (knee) and Dewaldt Duvenage (leg) make their returns are spending
some time on the sidelines last year.
hooker Martin Bezuidenhout will be hoping for his first official game time in a
Stormers jersey after featuring in pre-season games against the Cheetahs and
Boland, while Springbok lock Andries Bekker will play in his 95th Super Rugby
match for the Stormers.
Jaco Taute, 14.
Gio Aplon, 13.
Jean de Villiers (captain), 12.
Damian de Allende, 11.
Bryan Habana, 10.
Elton Jantjies, 9.
Nic Groom, 8.
Duane Vermeulen, 7.
Rynhardt Elstadt, 6.
Siya Kolisi, 5.
Andries Bekker, 4.
De Kock Steenkamp, 3.
Pat Cilliers, 2.
Deon Fourie, 1.
Martin Bezuidenhout, 17.
Frans Malherbe, 18.
Don Armand, 19.
Nizaam Carr, 20.
Dewaldt Duvenage, 21.
Gerhard van den Heever, 22.