Taute nears Stormers return
Cape Town - Stormers utility back Jaco
Taute is expected to play a full game for Western Province’s Vodacom Cup side
this weekend as he completes his recovery from a knee injury.
The Springbok, who can operate at fullback
or centre, made his return to the playing field last weekend when he played 50
minutes for WP in their 27-19 Vodacom Cup win against SWD.
This weekend WP host the Leopards in the
quarter-finals at City Park and Taute is expected to play a full game.
The Stormers have a bye in Super Rugby so
Taute is expected to join them next week as they prepare to host the Rebels at
Newlands on Saturday, May 23.
“Hopefully, after getting 50 minutes for
the Vodacom Cup team against SWD on Saturday, Jaco will be able to get 80
minutes for the Western Province team in their quarter-final against the
Leopards this coming weekend,” Stormers coach Allister Coetzee told the
Stormers’ official website.
“After that extra game time under his belt,
Jaco could be available to us after our bye.”