Is this a fatal blow to the Stormers for Saturday?
March 28, 2013, 09:58:04
Stormers prop Pat Cilliers will make his second start of the 2013 season, after being named to face the Crusaders in Cape Town on Saturday. (This is not fatal)
Cilliers comes in for the suspended Steven Kitshoff in the number one jersey in one of two changes to the Stormers starting line-up that claimed a 35-22 win over the previously unbeaten Brumbies this past weekend.
The other change is also in the front-row, with hooker Tiaan Liebenberg (elbow) a late injury-victim. (How is tha tfo rbad luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - effects our scrum and lineouts!!!!!! -could be fatal but here is hoping)
Currie Cup-winning captain Deon Fourie will start in the number two jersey for the Stormers, with Martin Bezuidenhout taking his place amongst the replacements once again.
Bezuidenhout, who is on loan from the Lions this season, will be joined on the bench by the experienced Brok Harris (77 Super Rugby appearances) - who, in turn, will be part of a Stormers matchday squad for the first time this year.
Stormers: 15 Joe Pietersen, 14 Gio Aplon, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Jean de Villiers (c), 11 Gerhard van den Heever, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage , 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Rynhardt Elstadt, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 Andries Bekker, 4 De Kock Steenkamp, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Deon Fourie, 1 Pat Cilliers.
Replacements: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 Brok Harris, 18 Don Armand, 19 Nizaam Carr, 20 Nic Groom, 21 Damian de Allende, Jaco Taute.