Liebenberg could face Reds

    2013-05-20 10:11
    Cape Town - The Stormers will welcome the return of hooker Tiaan Liebenberg and lock De Kock Steenkamp for their Super Rugby clash against the Reds at Newlands.

    Coach Allister Coetzee confirmed to Die Burger's website that the duo should be fit to face the Australians on Saturday.

    Liebenberg has been plagued by injury this year and his return will no doubt boost the struggling Cape side. Scarra Ntubeni missed their 30-21 loss to the Rebels of Friday after pulling a hamstring in the pre-match warm-up. His place was taken by Martin Bezuidenhout, while Deon Fourie did duty at flank.

    GALLERY - Super Rugby - Round 14

    Fourie injured his ribs against the Rebels, so Liebenberg's availability is key for a team reeling after three losses in a row on their Australasian tour.

    Prop Pat Cilliers is also an injury doubt after hurting his ankle, which should see Frans Malherbe return to the starting team.

    The Stormers are currently languishing at 11th spot on the overall log, with only four wins from 11 games. They're also second from bottom in the South African conference, six ahead of the Kings and the dreaded promotion-relegation playoff spot.


    What To Read Next

    Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

    Comment on this story
    Comments have been closed for this article.
    Live Video Streaming
    Sport Talk


    No results are available


    Rank Team P W Pts

    Opinion Poll

    Which South African franchise stands the best chance of winning this year's Super Rugby title?

    The ultimate Super Rugby quiz!

    There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.