The Stormers finish off their less than successful tour of Australasia in Dunedin.
Schalk Burger, stand in captain, is quoted as saying: “Every match starts and ends at front and hopefully we can win the physical battle.”
I sincerely hope that he intends winning more than just the physical battle. Against the Highlanders the Stormers have less chance of winning either the physical battle or the match than they have of winning the tournament.
Venue: Carisbrook, Dunedin
Kick-off: 19:35 Local Time, 09:35 SA Time
Referee: Matt Goddard (Australia)
ARs: Keith Brown (New Zealand), Josh Noonan (New Zealand)
TMO: Kane McBride (New Zealand)
15 Israel Dagg, 14 Ben Smith, 13 Jason Shoemark, 12 Daniel Bowden, 11 Fetu’u Vainikolo, 10 Mathew Berquist, 9 Jimmy Cowan (captain), 8 George Naoupu, 7 Alando Soakai, 6 Adam Thomson, 5 Tom Donnelly, 4 Hayden Triggs, 3 Clint Newland, 2 Jason Rutledge, 1 Jamie Mackintosh.
16 David Hall, 17 Chris King, 18 Josh Bekhuis, 19 Steven Setephano, 20 Sean Romans, 21 Johnny Leota, 22 Kendrick Lynn.
15 Conrad Jantjes, 14 Gcobani Bobo, 13 Dylan Des Fountain, 12 Peter Grant, 11 Sireli Naqelevuki, 10 Willem de Waal, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Luke Watson, 7 Duane Vermeulen, 6 Schalk Burger (captain), 5 Andries Bekker, 4 AJ Venter, 3 Brock Harris, 2 Tiaan Liebenberg, 1 JD Moller.
16 Schalk Brits, 17 Wicus Blaauw, 18 Hilton Lobberts, 19 Pieter Louw, 20 Ricky Januarie, 21 Morgan Newman, 22 Liam Bax.