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    Liebenberg could face Reds

    2013-05-20 10:11
    Cape Town - The Stormers will welcome the return of hooker Tiaan Liebenberg and lock De Kock Steenkamp for their Super Rugby clash against the Reds at Newlands.

    Coach Allister Coetzee confirmed to Die Burger's website that the duo should be fit to face the Australians on Saturday.

    Liebenberg has been plagued by injury this year and his return will no doubt boost the struggling Cape side. Scarra Ntubeni missed their 30-21 loss to the Rebels of Friday after pulling a hamstring in the pre-match warm-up. His place was taken by Martin Bezuidenhout, while Deon Fourie did duty at flank.

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    Fourie injured his ribs against the Rebels, so Liebenberg's availability is key for a team reeling after three losses in a row on their Australasian tour.

    Prop Pat Cilliers is also an injury doubt after hurting his ankle, which should see Frans Malherbe return to the starting team.

    The Stormers are currently languishing at 11th spot on the overall log, with only four wins from 11 games. They're also second from bottom in the South African conference, six ahead of the Kings and the dreaded promotion-relegation playoff spot.


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