The Stormers play their penultimate tour match down in Wellington.
The Stormers have a theoretic chance of still making the semi-finals, but one feels that it is just that. Theoretic! Languishing in 11th with two victories from eight, their chances are all but over. Salvaging some pride at the end of the season will be the most important thing for them now.
Will the Stormers be demoralized by knowing they have no real chance of making the semi’s, taking away the hunger required to beat the Hurricanes?
Or will it be the hurricanes who think the Stormers are easy points and then stumble?
Venue: Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Kick-off: 17:30 Local time, 07:30 SA Time
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)
ARs: Vinny Munro (NZ), Joey Salmans (SA)
TMO: Garratt Williamson (NZ)
15. Cory Jane, 14. Zac Guildford, 13. Conrad Smith, 12. Ma’a Nonu, 11. David Smith, 10. William (Willie) Ripia, 9. Alby Mathewson, 8. Rodney So`oialo (Captain), 7. Karl Lowe, 6. Faifili Levave, 5. Jason Eaton, 4. Jeremy Thrush, 3. Neemiah Tialata, 2. Andrew Hore, 1. John Schwalger
16. Dane Stuart Coles, 17. Timothy Fairbrother, 18. Bryn Evans, 19. Victor Vito, 20. Dan Kirkpatrick, 21. Jason Kawau, 22. Tamati Ellison
15. Conrad Jantjes, 14. Wylie Human, 13. Gcobani Bobo, 12. Jean de Villiers (Captain), 11. Sireli Naqelevuki, 10. Peter Grant, 9. Dewaldt Duvenage, 8. Luke Watson, 7. Duane Vermeulen, 6. Schalk Burger, 5. Hilton Lobberts, 4. Adriaan Fondse, 3. Brian Mujati, 2. Tiaan Liebenberg, 1. JD Moller
16. Schalk Brits, 17. Brok Harris / Wicus Blaauw, 18. AJ Venter, 19. Pieter Louw, 20. Ricky Januarie, 21. Willem de Waal, 22. Dylan Des Fountain