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    Etzebeth to ton-up Kolisi: You're an 'inspiration'

    2018-05-05 09:04

    Cape Town - Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth has paid tribute to Stormers captain Siya Kolisi ahead of his 100th Super Rugby match.

    Kolisi will reach the special milestone when he leads his side out to take on the Bulls at Newlands in a crucial clash on Saturday. 

    Etzebeth, meanwhile, remains sidelined as he continues his recovery from a shoulder injury that has kept him out for the season so far. 

    The Stormers are hopeful that a return to action is just around the corner for the towering No 4, but on Saturday he will be supporting from the stands. 

    Etzebeth took to Instagram to pay tribute to Kolisi.

    "Wish I could have been your teammate today," Etzebeth wrote.

    "You've been a inspiration to many people and it's been a privilege to have been there since day 1!"

    Stormers hooker Scarra Ntubeni, meanwhile, will earn his 50th Super Rugby cap when he comes off the bench. 

    Kick-off is at 15:05.

    Stormers

    15 SP Marais, 14 Dillyn Leyds, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Damian Willemse, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7 Kobus van Dyk, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 Chris van Zyl, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Ramone Samuels, 1 Steven Kitshoff

    Substitutes: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 JC Janse van Rensburg, 18 Frans Malherbe, 19 Cobus Wiese, 20 Nizaam Carr, 21 Paul de Wet, 22 Jean-Luc du Plessis, 23 Seabelo Senatla

    Bulls

    15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Johnny Kotze, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Burger Odendaal (captain), 11 Divan Rossouw/Travis Ismaiel, 10 Handre Pollard, 9 Andre Warner, 8 Thembelani Bholi/Marco van Staden, 7 Jason Jenkins/Thembelani Bholi, 6 Marco van Staden/Roelof Smit, 5 Lood de Jager, 4 RG Snyman, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Lizo Gqoboka 

    Substitutes (from): Jaco Visagie, Frans van Wyk/Nqobisiwe Mxoli, Conrad van Vuuren, Hendre Stassen/Roelof Smit, Ivan van Zyl, Manie Libbok, Divan Rossouw/Travis Ismaiel 

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