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    Taute's knee worries Stormers

    2014-02-14 11:33
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    Cape Town - Stormers fullback Jaco Taute's knee is giving him problems again as they prepare to face Boland in a pre-season friendly in Wellington on Saturday.

    Taute made his return to action against the Kings last week after being sidelined since last April with a serious knee injury.

    He came through last week's game in Port Elizabeth unscathed but now appears to have injured his knee again, Die Burger's website reports.

    The Stormers management will give him time "until Saturday" to prove his fitness for the Boland match.

    Losing Taute will be a significant blow to the Stormers' backline stocks, as they have already lost Cheslin Kolbe and Juan de Jongh with knee injuries, and it is a well known fact that the Capetonians are not happy with their depth in the backline, especially at wing.

    Saturday's clash at the Boland Stadium kicks off at 17:00, 30 minutes later as initially scheduled due to sweltering heat expected.

    The Stormers start their Super Rugby campaign away to the Lions on Saturday, February 22.

    Teams:


    Boland:

    TBA

    Stormers:

    15 Jaco Taute, 14 EW Viljoen, 13 Kyle Lombard, 12 Michael van der Spuy, 11 Devon Williams, 10 Gary van Aswegen, 9 Godlen Masimla, 8 Rayn Smid, 7 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 6 Rohan Kitshoff, 5 Ruan Botha, 4 Jean Kleyn, 3 Pat Cilliers, 2 Tiaan Liebenberg (captain), 1 Oliver Kebble

    Substitutes: 16 Alistair Vermaak, 17 Stephan Coetzee, 18 Brok Harris, 19 Tazz Fuzani, 20 Carel du Preez, 21 Eital Bredenkamp, 22 Justin Phillips, 23 Kurt Coleman, 24 JP Lewis, 25 Scott van Breda

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