Stormers name side for Sharks
Cape Town - Gary van
Aswegen will wear the No 10 jersey for the Stormers in Saturday's all-South
African Super Rugby clash against the Sharks at Newlands.
Kick-off is at
will start in place of Elton Jantjies (knee) in one of two injury-enforced
changes to the Stormers team from last week - the other will see Damian de
Allende start in the No 14 jersey.
Pietersen has been moved back to fullback to cover for the injured Jaco Taute
(out for the season with an ACL injury), with De Allende, in turn, taking over
from Pietersen on the right-wing.
Scrumhalf Nic Groom - who had a horror match against the Cheetahs last weekend - drops out of the match-day 22 altogether and is replaced by Dewaldt
Juan de Jongh will play his 50th match for the Stormers.
The Stormers pack is unchanged from the team that started against the Cheetahs, but
there are new backline faces on the bench in Kurt Coleman and Cheslin Kolbe,
the latter will join fellow Vodacom Cup star, Gerbrandt Grobler, as potential
debutants this week.
SA Sevens representative, has been in superb form at fullback for the Western Province team in recent weeks and is an exciting talent, whilst
Coleman, the flyhalf reserve to Van Aswegen this weekend, has already made five
Super Rugby appearances for the Stormers.
ahead to Saturday, Stormers head coach Allister Coetzee said: "We are
under no illusions that it is a tough task. The Sharks are an incredibly good
vital that we get our campaign back on course with a positive result from the
match this weekend... we need to get the points against the Sharks.
looking forward to being back at Newlands on Saturday and want to encourage
all spectators to take part in our #RESPECT campaign - respect the teams out
there and also your fellow spectators."
Pietersen, 14. Damian
de Allende, 13. Juan de
Jongh, 12. Jean de
Villiers (captain), 11. Gio
Aplon, 10. Gary
van Aswegen, 9. Dewaldt
Duvenage, 8. Duane
Vermeulen, 7. Michael
Rhodes, 6. Siya
Kolisi, 5. Andries
Bekker, 4. De Kock
Steenkamp, 3. Frans
Malherbe, 2. Deon
Fourie, 1. Steven
Substitutes: 16. Martin
Bezuidenhout, 17. Pat
Gerbrandt Grobler, 19. Nizaam
Carr, 20. Louis
Schreuder, 21. Kurt
Coleman, 22. Cheslin