Stormers' chances boosted as Hurricanes rest key stars
Cape Town - Three of the Hurricanes’ star All Blacks will miss the clash against the
Stormers in Wellington on Saturday due to New Zealand Rugby’s resting policy.
Kick-off is at 08:35 SA time.
Jordie Barrett, who is usually to be found at fullback or on the wing, will start
at inside centre, while Ngani Laumape, who has been one of the Hurricanes’ key
players in the early rounds, has been left out of the match-day 23-man squad.
In addition, All Blacks stars Dane Coles (hooker) and TJ Perenara (scrumhalf) will also be rested. Ricky Riccitelli and little-known Richard
Judd will fill their boots, respectively.
Other changes see Ben Lam starting on the left wing, Ardie Savea
shifting from No 8 to openside flank and Vaea Fifita moving from lock to
Flyhalf Beauden Barrett will lead the side.
15 Chase Tiatia, 14 Wes Goosen, 13
Matt Proctor, 12 Jordie Barrett, 11 Ben Lam, 10 Beauden Barrett
(captain), 9 Richard Judd, 8 Reed Prinsep, 7 Ardie Savea, 6 Vaea Fifita,
5 Liam Mitchell, 4 James Blackwell, 3 Ben May, 2 Ricky Riccitelli, 1
Substitutes: 16 James O’Reilly, 17 Xavier Numia,
18 Jeffrey Toomaga-Allen, 19 Isaia Walker-Leawere, 20 Sam Henwood, 21
Finlay Christie, 22 Fletcher Smith, 23 Danny Toala
Dillyn Leyds, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Ruhan Nel, 12 Damian de Allende,
11 SP Marais, 10 Jean-Luc du Plessis, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Juarno
Augustus, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 Chrisvan
Zyl, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Steven
Substitutes: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Wilco
Louw, 19 JD Schickerling, 20 Jaco Coetzee, 21 Justin Phillips, 22 Dan
du Plessis, 23 Damian Willemse