Stormers forced to change for Lions trip
Cape Town - There are four changes to the Stormers
starting line-up to face the Lions in their Vodacom Super Rugby
clash at Ellis Park on Saturday.
The Stormers travel to Johannesburg in search of their third
consecutive away win of this Super Rugby season, following
victories in Bloemfontein and Buenos Aires, and their sixth victory from
their seventh game overall.
Two of the changes are rotational, with loosehead prop JC Janse van
Rensburg trading places with Oli Kebble who starts on the replacements
bench, whilst in the loose trio Nizaam Carr comes back into the starting
line-up at openside flank and Siya Kolisi is named among the
replacements this week.
Scrumhalf Nic Groom returns from a minor knee injury which kept him
out of action against the Sunwolves, and hooker Bongi Mbonambi gets
another chance to start as Scarra Ntubeni has been ruled out with a
Stormers coach Robbie Fleck said that his team are
determined to build on the winning momentum they have gathered so far
“We know that every game is an opportunity to improve on what we have done before, and that is our aim up in Johannesburg.
“We have prepared well for this match and the players are focused on giving their best for 80 minutes this weekend,” he said.
15 Jaco van der Walt, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12
Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross
Cronje, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Warwick Tecklenburg, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco
Mostert, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Julian Redelinghuys, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Dylon
Substitutes: 16 Armand van der Merwe, 17 Corne Fourie, 18
Ruan Dreyer, 19 Ruan Ackermann, 20 Cyle Brink, 21 Faf de Klerk, 22 Howard
Mnisi, 23 Andries Coetzee
15 Cheslin Kolbe, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13
Johnny Kotze, 12 Juan de Jongh (co-captain), 11 Leolin Zas, 10 Jean-Luc
du Plessis, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Schalk Burger, 7 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 6 Nizaam
Carr, 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 JD Schickerling, 3 Vincent Koch, 2
Bongi Mbonambi, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg
Substitutes: 16 Mike Willemse, 17 Oli Kebble, 18 Frans
Malherbe (co-captain), 19 Rynhardt Elstadt, 20 Siya Kolisi, 21 Louis
Schreuder, 22 Damian de Allende, 23 Huw Jones