Habana to start for Stormers

    2013-04-22 22:35
    Cape Town - Stormers coach Allister Coetzee has confirmed that fit-again Springbok wing Bryan Habana will start in the No 11 jersey against the Hurricanes in Palmerston North on Friday, according to the Beeld website.

    Habana has sufficiently recovered from a knee injury sustained against the Cheifs on March 9 and will take his place in the starting team for the Stormers' first tour match.

    Habana's inclusion is likely to be at the expense of Damian de Allende. That should be the only change from the Stormers team that beat the Sharks 22-15 in their last game.

    Utility forward Ryhardt Elstadt and hooker Scarra Ntubeni are also back from injury but will likely play off the bench, while flyhalf Elton Jantjies should also feature amongst the reserves.

    Lock Eben Etzebeth, who has been sidelined since February with an ankle injury, will only be ready the following week.

    After Friday's game, the Stormers also face the Blues, Waratahs and Rebels on tour.

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