The Stormers host the Brumbies in Cape Town to round off Friday’s action
The Stormers are being talked up heavily in the media as usual this season, but this time around it is with good reason as they seem to be one of the two SA teams in with a real good shout early on in the season. The Brumbies have not shown any reason for either concern by either their fans or opposition with two average showings thus far.
Ref: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
ARs: Pro Legoete (South Africa), Cobus Wessels (South Africa) (subject to possible change)
TMO: Johann Meuwesen (South Africa)
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
Kick Off: 19.10 SA Time, 17.10 GMT
Stormers: 15 Joe Pietersen, 14 Gio Aplon, 13 Jaque Fourie, 12 Juan de Jongh, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Peter Grant, 9 Ricky Januarie, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Francois Louw, 6 Pieter Louw, 5 Andries Bekker (captain), 4 De Kock Steenkamp, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Tiaan Liebenberg, 1 JC Kritzinger.
Replacements: 16 Deon Fourie, 17 Eusebio Guinazu, 18 Anton van Zyl, 19 Pieter Myburgh, 20 Dewaldt Duvenage, 21 Lionel Cronje, 22 Sireli Naqelevuki.
Brumbies: 15 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 14 Pat McCabe, 13 Stirling Mortlock, 12 Christian Lealiifano, 11 Francis Fainifo, 10 Matt Giteau, 9 Josh Valentine, 8 Stephen Hoiles (captain), 7 George Smith, 6 Rocky Elsom, 5 Mark Chisholm, 4 Ben Hand, 3 Salesi Ma’afu, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 Ben Alexander.
Replacements: 16 Huia Edmonds, 17 Guy Shepherdson, 18 Justin Harrison, 19 Mitchell Chapman, 20 Patrick Phibbs, 21 Matt Toomua, 22 Tyrone Smith.