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    Etzebeth, Du Toit rested for Singapore trip

    2017-03-20 14:02

    Cape Town - Stormers head coach Robbie Fleck has named a 25-man squad for the trip to Singapore where they will face the Sunwolves this weekend.

    Fleck's charges have won all three of their matches thus far this season, having beaten the Bulls and Jaguares at Newlands before travelling to Port Elizabeth where they overcame the Southern Kings.

    Having come off a bye in Round 4, the Stormers will be aiming to make it four wins from four games when they face the Sunwolves at the National Stadium in Singapore on Saturday, March 25.

    Captain Siya Kolisi is back to lead a squad which has a good blend of youth and experience, after he was rested for the Southern Kings clash.

    Springbok trio Eben Etzebeth, Pieter-Steph du Toit and Frans Malherbe were not considered for selection due to the national team’s management plan, whilst the likes of Huw Jones, Jean-Luc du Plessis, Jano Vermaak, Cheslin Kolbe, Juan de Jongh, Damian de Allende, Steph de Wit, Leolin Zas and Scarra Ntubeni are all currently sidelined with injuries.

    Fullback SP Marais and flank Nizaam Carr are also rested.

    Fleck said that it will be vital for his team to capitalise on the momentum they have built early in the campaign in what will be a testing outing against the Sunwolves.

    "We have made an encouraging start to the campaign, but we cannot afford to drop intensity coming off our bye week.

    "We know how tough the Sunwolves can be on home turf, so it will be crucial that we maintain our focus for 80 minutes if we are to get the desired result," he said.

    Stormers touring squad:

    Bjorn Basson, Kurt Coleman, Jan de Klerk, Dan du Plessis, Robert du Preez, Dewaldt Duvenage, Rynhardt Elstadt, JC Janse van Rensburg, Oli Kebble, Siya Kolisi (captain), Dan Kriel, Dillyn Leyds, Wilco Louw, Godlen Masimla, Bongi Mbonambi, Sikhumbuzo Notshe, Caylib Oosthuizen, Ramone Samuels, JD Shickerling, Seabelo Senatla, Frans van Wyk, Chris van Zyl, EW Viljoen, Cobus Wiese, Damian Willemse

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