Burger back to lead Stormers

Schalk Burger will captain the Stormers against the Bulls this Saturday, while Springbok Sevens star Seabelo Senatla is in line to make his Super Rugby debut.

Burger missed the Stormers' last game against the Sharks in Durban. He has since recovered from a neck injury to feature in the Tests against Wales and Scotland, and will start for the Stormers at Newlands this weekend.

Gio Aplon is another who has recovered from injury to take his place in the starting side. The veteran winger's return allows Sailosi Tagicakibau to move to No 13. Juan de Jongh will start at No 12 in the absence of the injured Damian de Allende.

Burger and hooker Deon Fourie will bolster the pack. A couple of Bok forwards in Tiaan Liebenberg and Siya Kolisi will make an impact from the bench.

An injury to Kobus van Wyk has seen Senatla, who did duty with the Springbok Sevens side earlier this season, promoted to the match-day 23. 

Stormers – 15 Jaco Taute, 14 Gio Aplon, 13 Sailosi Tagicakibau, 12 Juan de Jongh, 11 Cheslin Kolbe, 10 Kurt Coleman, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Schalk Burger (c), 6 Nizaam Carr, 5 Ruan Botha, 4 Michael Rhodes, 3 Pat Cilliers, 2 Deon Fourie, 1 Alistair Vermaak.
Subs: 16 Tiaan Liebenberg, 17 Sti Sithole, 18 Martin Dreyer, 19 Manuel Carizza, 20 Siya Kolisi, 21 Louis Schreuder, 22 Peter Grant, 23 Seabelo Senatla.

Photo: Carl Fourie/Gallo Images

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