The selection of Sergeal Petersen and Sihle Njezula are the only changes to the Stormers’ starting lineup for Tuesday’s preparation series match against Griquas in Kimberley.
Petersen is at fullback in place of the injured Tristan Leyds and Njezula gets an opportunity on the right wing ahead of Edwill van der Merwe, who drops to the bench.
There are several other of changes among the substitutions list, with props Kwenzo Blose and Lee-Marvin Mazibuko along with loose forward Evan Roos and flyhalf Chris Schreuder all set to make an impact later in the game.
Stormers coach Rito Hlungwani said that the trip up to Kimberley will be a challenge that the players must embrace.
‘Griquas are always highly motivated when they play us and we are looking forward to rising to meet that challenge.
‘It has been a good week of preparations and everyone is excited to get to Kimberley and show what we have planned,’ he said.
Stormers – 15 Sergeal Petersen, 14 Sihle Njezula, 13 Ruhan Nel, 12 Cornel Smit, 11 Leolin Zas, 10 Kade Wolhuter, 9 Godlen Masimla, 8 Juarno Augustus, 7 Ben-Jason Dixon, 6 Marcel Theunissen, 5 Chris van Zyl (c), 4 David Meihuizen, 3 Neethling Fouche, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Ali Vermaak.
Subs: 16 Chad Solomon, 17 Kwenzo Blose, 18 Lee-Marvin Mazibuko, 19 Evan Roos, 20 Ernst van Rhyn, 21 Paul de Wet, 22 Chris Schreuder, 23 Edwill van der Merwe, 23 Sazi Sandi, 25 Abner van Reenen.
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