• Stormers rotate halfbacks

    Kurt Coleman and Louis Schreuder will start for the Stormers against the Chiefs at Newlands on Saturday.

    The duo replace Demetri Catrakilis and Nic Groom respectively.

    In other changes to the team that beat the Sharks, Kobus van Wyk has shaken off the calf muscle injury that delayed his start to the 2015 season and wins back the No 14 jersey from Johnny Kotze, who is resting a slightly troublesome AC joint.

    Meanwhile, Jean Kleyn comes in at No 4 lock for Eben Etzebeth, who is being rested as part of the South African Super Rugby franchises’ agreement with the Springboks.

    Regular No 5 lock Ruan Botha, over his minor concussion, returns to the match-day squad this week via the bench, where he is joined by experienced loose forward Schalk Burger, who is set to win his 99th cap for the Stormers.

    Stormers – 15 Cheslin Kolbe, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Dillyn Leyds, 10 Kurt Coleman, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Duane Vermeulen (c), 7 Siya Kolisi, 6 Nizaam Carr, 5 Manuel Carizza, 4 Jean Kleyn, 3 Vincent Koch, 2 Scarra Ntubenii, 1 Steven Kitshoff.
    Subs: 16 Neil Rautenbach, 17 Alistair Vermaak, 18 Frans Malherbe, 19 Ruan Botha, 20 Schalk Burger, 21 Nic Groom, 22 Demetri Catrakilis, 23 Huw Jones.

    Super Rugby teams (Round 5)

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