Kebble set to start at Loftus

    2014-05-05 09:05
    Cape Town - Loosehead prop Oliver Kebble is likely to start for the Stormers in their Super Rugby clash against the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.

    As it happened: Stormers v Highlanders

    According to Die Burger's website, Kebble is expected to take the No 1 jersey from Steven Kitshoff, after the latter injured his knee in the 29-28 win over the Highlanders last Saturday.

    With Springbok prop Pat Cilliers also sidelined, coach Allister Coetzee appears to have no other option than to start with Kebble.

    Kebble, 21, has played in eight of the Stormers' 10 matches this year, but all of his appearances came as a substitute. The 35 minutes he played against the Highlanders at the weekend was by far the most time he's spent on the pitch in a Super Rugby game.

    Kebble is a strong ball carrier, but the Stormers scrum struggled this past weekend and starting at Loftus would be a real baptism of fire for the youngster.

    Kick-off for Saturday's South African derby is scheduled for 19:10.

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