Leyds to lead Stormers

Wing Dillyn Leyds will captain the Stormers in their pre-season friendly against the SWD Eagles in George on Saturday.

Apart from handing the captaincy reins to Leyds, coach Robbie Fleck has also named ex-Bulls duo Dan Kriel and SP Marais in the playing squad.

Youngsters Damian Willemse (flyhalf) and Cobus Wiese (lock) will feature for the second time for the Stormers in they play in George.

'We are looking at some different combinations and it is exciting to see what sort of depth we have at our disposal, so hopefully we learn a lot from the experience,' said Fleck.

Stormers – Juarno Augustus, Eital Bredenkamp, David Brits, Jaco Coetzee, Kurt Coleman, Jean-Luc du Plessis, Harlon Klaasen, Cheslin Kolbe, Dan Kriel, Dillyn Leyds (captain), Wilco Louw, Godlen Masimla, SP Marais, Daniel Maree, Dean Muir, Khanyo Ngcukana, Sikhumbuzo Notshe, Caylib Oosthuizen, Justin Phillips, Carlu Sadie, Marcello Sampson, JD Schickerling, Marnus Schoeman, Chad Solomon, Reuben Terblanche, Frans van Wyk, EW Viljoen, Cobus Wiese, Damian Willemse, Eduard Zandberg.

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