Wed. May 22nd, 2019

Everything you need to know about the Stormers vs Brumbies

Super RugbyThe Brumbies are in Cape Town as they begin their Super Rugby two-match tour with a fixture against the Stormers at Newlands this weekend.

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Stormers Head Coach Robbie Fleck said that his team are looking forward to playing at Newlands again when they take on the Brumbies on Saturday.

“It is great for us to be in front of our supporters at Newlands again, which is something we want to make the most of.

“It will be crucial for us to build some momentum in the second half of the season and that starts on Saturday against the Brumbies,” he said on the Stormers’ website.

Stormers team and injury news

There are three changes and a positional switch in the Stormers starting line-up to face the Brumbies.

There are two changes to the backline and one in the forward pack for the Super Rugby encounter.

Joshua Stander will be at flyhalf with Dan Kriel at inside-centre in place of Jean-Luc du Plessis and Damian de Allende who are both being rested for this match.

Pieter-Steph du Toit returns to take his place at blindside flank, with Kobus van Dyk moving to No.8 in place of the injured Jaco Coetzee.

Tighthead prop Neethling Fouche, loose forward Siya Kolisi and utility back JJ Engelbrecht will be among the replacements in the only other changes to the match-day 23 that featured in the win against the Rebels in Melbourne last week.

Stormers: 15 Damian Willemse, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Ruhan Nel, 12 Dan Kriel, 11 Dillyn Leyds, 10 Josh Stander, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Kobus van Dyk, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Ernst van Rhyn, 5 Cobus Wiese, 4 Salmaan Moerat, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Steven Kitshoff (c)

Substitutes: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Neethling Fouche, 19 Johan du Toit, 20 Siya Kolisi, 21 Justin Phillips, 22 JJ Engelbrecht, 23 Seabelo Senatla

Brumbies team and injury news

Flanker Jahrome Brown will make his first start for the Brumbies this weekend.

The inclusion of Brown is the only change to the starting XV that defeated the Lions 31-20 at GIO Stadium with Murray Douglas and Wharenui Hawera being included on the bench.

Other than that, Head Coach Dan McKellar sticks with the same twenty-three that clinically dispatched the Lions in Canberra with, a five-try performance that delighted the home support and made it three wins in succession at their host venue.

Brumbies: 15 Tom Banks, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Tom Wright, 11 Toni Pulu, 10 Christian Lealiifano (c), 9 Joe Powell, 8 Pete Samu, 7 Jahrome Brown, 6 Tom Cusack, 5 Sam Carter, 4. Rory Arnold, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 2 Folau Faingaa, 1 Scott Sio

Substitutes: 16 Josh Mann-Rea, 17 James Slipper, 18 Les Makin, 19 Darcy Swain, 20 Murray Douglas, 21 Matt Lucas, 22 Wharenui Hawera, 23 Andy Muirhead

Kick off time

Saturday, 20 April at 15:05 (SAST).

TV & Live Stream

The game will be broadcast live on SuperSport 1 (SS1).

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