A 27-man Stormers playing group will first take on a Combined Club XV and then hosts False Bay RFC in each half of their first warm-up game at the Phillip Herbstein grounds on Saturday.
The Combined Club XV will be made up of top local non-university club talent and will give club players a chance to push for selection in the Western Province Rugby Challenge team. The match kicks off at 11:30am.
There will also be a 17-man Stormers conditioning group, including 12 Springboks, which will train at False Bay RFC from 10:30am.
‘After a rewarding pre-season, we will be able to gauge where we are in our first warm-up game,’ said Stormers coach Robbie Fleck.
‘It is important to take this first step and get some game time under our belts. It should be a valuable learning experience for us and we will also use the opportunity to do some conditioning with the rest of our training squad.’
Stormers playing group: Juarno Augustus, Craig Barry, Kwenzo Blose, Jaco Coetzee, Dan du Plessis, JJ Engelbrecht, Neethling Fouche, Herschel Jantjies, Daniel Jooste, Dan Kriel, Michael Kumbirai, Nico Leonard, Dillyn Leyds, SP Marais, Salmaan Moerat, Scarra Ntubeni, Justin Phillips, Marno Redelinghuys, Seabelo Senatla, Joshua Stander, Edwill van der Merwe, Kobus van Dyk, Ernst van Rhyn, Chris van Zyl, Ali Vermaak, Cobus Wiese, Nama Xaba.
Stormers conditioning group: Damian de Allende, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Jean-Luc du Plessis, Eben Etzebeth, Corne Fourie, Steven Kitshoff, Siya Kolisi, Wilco Louw, Frans Malherbe, Bongi Mbonambi, Ruhan Nel, Sikhumbuzo Notshe, Sergeal Petersen, JD Schickerling, Chad Solomon, Jano Vermaak, Damian Willemse.
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