Stormers change four for Jagaures showdown
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: There are four changes to the Stormers starting line-up to face the Jaguares at Newlands on Friday.
Forwards Steven Kitshoff, Scarra Ntubeni and Juarno Augustus will all make their first starts of the season, while the only change to the backline sees Dillyn Leyds come in at fullback for the encounter.
Utility forward Cobus Wiese also makes his return from injury on the replacements bench for the clash with the South American team.
Stormers Head Coach Robbie Fleck said that following their bye last week, his team are aiming to build more momentum before their four-week tour of Australasia.
“We are looking forward to being back at Newlands for what will be a tough match against the Jaguares on Friday.
“The players are focused on raising our standards further as we look to keep building and creating momentum,” he said.
Stormers: 15 Dillyn Leyds, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Dan du Plessis, 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 JD Schickerling, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Steven Kitshoff.
Replacements: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Wilco Louw, 19 Cobus Wiese, 20 Jaco Coetzee, 21 Justin Phillips, 22 Ruhan Nel, 23 Damian Willemse.
Date: Friday, March 15
Venue: Newlands Stadium, Cape Town
Kick-off: 19.10 (17.10 GMT; 14.10 Argentina time)
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa), Rasta Rasivhenge (South Africa)
TMO: Christie du Preez (South Africa)