Fourie out of Durban derby

The Stormers will be without the services of Deon Fourie for their clash with the Sharks at Kings Park on Saturday.

Just 24 hours after being named as the starting hooker for the match in Durban, Fourie has been ruled out due to a concussion.

Allister Coetzee is now down to his fourth-choice hooker, as the inexperienced Stephan Coetzee will be given a baptism of fire against Springbok hooker Bismarck du Plessis.

Mike Willemse is likely to take Coetzee's place on the bench as the Stormers once again scramble for cover after yet another injury to their already depleted squad.

Tiaan Liebenburg and Scarra Ntubeni are still some way off a return, and it remains to be seen how long Fourie will be out for.

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