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    Stormers to unveil Tagicakibau

    2014-02-27 10:28
    Cape Town - Former Chiefs wing Sailosi Tagicakibau is set to join the Stormers on the Australasian leg of their Super Rugby tour, Thursday's Cape Times reports.

    The 31-year-old Samoan international has played 24 Tests (21 for Samoa and three for the Pacific Islanders) and has played in the last three World Cups.

    The Stormers have been on the hunt for a big wing to add depth to their backline and seems to have found their man.

    Tagicakibau, who is 1.93m tall and weighs 100kg, has played for London Irish in the English Premiership since 2005. He played eight Super Rugby games for the Chiefs back in 2005.

    Earlier attempts by the Stormers to attain the services of  Tongan utility back Fraser Anderson, who plays for the Kobelco Steelers in Japan, proved unsuccessful.

    The Stormers host the Hurricanes at Newlands on Friday (19:10 kick-off), before embarking on a tough tour where they will face the Crusaders, Chiefs, Brumbies and Reds.

    Teams:

    Stormers

    15. Jaco Taute, 14. Kobus van Wyk, 13. Jean de Villiers (captain), 12. Damian de Allende, 11. Gio Aplon, 10. Demetri Catrakilis, 9. Louis Schreuder, 8. Duane Vermeulen, 7. Schalk Burger, 6. Siya Kolisi, 5. Manuel Carizza, 4. Rynhardt Elstadt, 3. Frans Malherbe, 2. Scarra Ntubeni, 1. Steven Kitshoff

    Substitutes: 16. Deon Fourie, 17. Oliver Kebble, 18. Pat Cilliers, 19. Michael Rhodes, 20. Nizaam Carr, 21. Nic Groom, 22. Kurt Coleman, 23. Ryno Eksteen

    Hurricanes

    15 Marty Banks, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Conrad Smith (captain), 12 Hadleigh Parkes, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Blade Thomson, 7 Jack Lam, 6 Faifili Levave, 5 Mark Reddish, 4 Jeremy Thrush, 3 John Schwalger, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Ben Franks

    Substitutes:16 Motu Matu'u, 17 Chris Eves, 18 Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, 19 James Broadhurst, 20 Ardie Savea, 21 Chris Smylie, 22 Alapati Leiua, 23 James Marshall
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