Stormers give Grant the boot
Cape Town - Stormers head coach Allister Coetzee
has made four changes ahead of Saturday afternoon' Super Rugby clash against the Highlanders.
The Stormers will take on the high-riding Highlanders at Newlands with fit-again hooker Scarra Ntubeni back in the front row and hard-running wing Sailosi Tagicakibau wearing the No 11 jersey.
In other changes, experienced Springbok flank Schalk Burger comes in for Siya Kolisi
at No 7 and Kurt Coleman will make his first start of 2014 in the flyhalf position, with the out-of-form Peter Grant
dropped to the bench.
"Having Scarra back to full fitness is a good thing for us. We have spoken about our set-piece, so it's all about trying to get consistency there," coach Coetzee told the Stormers' official website.
"Players like Deon Fourie and Siya Kolisi
can make a big impact for us off the bench - they're game sharp and aware of the roles they need to fill.
"At the same time, I thought Schalk Burger and Kurt Coleman - who are starting this week - made big impacts off the bench against the Cheetahs," added the Stormers boss.
"Kurt, in particular, has been very patient. He started the season late because of injury after a strong Currie Cup campaign in 2013 and he went on our Super Rugby tour without playing a minute. He deserves this starting opportunity after showing some good touches against the Cheetahs."Teams:Stormers:
15. Jaco Taute, 14. Damian de Allende, 13. Juan de Jongh, 12. Jean de Villiers (captain), 11. Sailosi Tagicakibau, 10. Kurt Coleman, 9. Nic Groom, 8. Duane Vermeulen
, 7. Schalk Burger, 6. Nizaam Carr, 5. Michael Rhodes
, 4. Ruan Botha, 3. Frans Malherbe, 2. Scarra Ntubeni, 1. Steven Kitshoff
Substitutes: 16. Deon Fourie, 17. Oliver Kebble, 18. Brok Harris
, 19. Jurie van Vuuren, 20. Siya Kolisi
, 21. Louis Schreuder, 22. Peter Grant
, 23. Kobus van WykHighlanders: