Boland's 'best' for Bok-laden Stormers
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Boland Cavaliers head coach Randall Modiba has announced his side that will take on the Stormers in a Super Rugby warm-up match at the Boland Stadium in Wellington on Friday.
The hosts will have a massive task of taking facing the Stormers which include nine Springboks.
Boland will be captained by Marlyn Williams. The lock will partner with Johannes Janse van Rensburg as the second-row combination.
In the front row, Arnout Malherbe will don the No.1, with Clinton Theron taking up the tighthead position and the hooker spot belongs to Neil Rautenbach.
Former Western Province player Patrick O’Brien slots in No.8 while Kenan Cronje and Tapiwa Tsomondo complete the loose trio.
In the backline, Ricardo Duarttee and Monty Dumond will have to work extra hard to steer Boland in the direction as the halfback duo.
The centres will be Michaine Fick and Wayne Smith.
While the back three will comprise of wings Juandre Joseph and Valentino Wellman, and the fullback spot belongs to Gavern Skippers.
Boland: 15 Gavern Skippers, 14 Juandre Joseph, 13 Michaine Fick, 12 Wayne Smith, 11 Valentino Wellman, 10 Monty Dumond, 9 Ricardo Duarttee, 8 Patrick O’Brien, 7 Kenan Cronje, 6 Tapiwa Tsomondo, 5 Johannes Janse van Rensburg, 4 Marlyn Williams (captain), 3 Clinton Theron, 2 Neil Rautenbach, 1 Arnout Malherbe.
Replacements: 16 Francois Esterhuyzen, 17 Theunis Nieuwoudt, 18 Clarence van Wyk, 19 Robyn Adams, 20 Deejee Putter, 21 Taine-Randall Booysen, 22 Thurlow Marsh, 23 Vincent Fredericks, 24 Gurshwin Africa, 25 Sherwin Cupido, 26 Garrick Mattheus, 27 Wilneth Engelbrecht, 28 Andries Viljoen, 29 Givan Adams, 30 Shilton van Wyk.
Date: Friday, February 8
Venue: Boland Stadium, Wellington
Kick-off: 17.45 (15.45 GMT)