This is probabaly going to be the game of the weekend, it is certainly the one with the most significance.
AND I WON’T SEE IT.
Both teams are level on points with the Stormers edging 2nd spot because of having a better points difference by 40 points. A loss could see either team’s home semi chances slipping away.
The Stormers have let in only 12 tries thusfar with the Crusaders only 3 ahead having let in 15. This is significantly better than 6th placed Brumbies who are next best having let in 20 tries. Does this mean this is going to be a boring game? Not on your life. Expect a humdinger of a game.
Ref: Stuart Dickinson (Australia)
ARs: Pro Legoete (South Africa), Andrew Lees (Australia)
TMO: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
Kick-off: 19.10 SA time, 17.10 GMT
Stormers: 15 Gio Aplon, 14 Sireli Naqelevuki, 13 Jaque Fourie, 12 Juan de Jongh, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Peter Grant, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Francois Louw, 6 Schalk Burger (captain), 5 Andries Bekker, 4 Adriaan Fondse, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Tiaan Liebenberg, 1 JD Moller.
Replacements: 16 Deon Fourie, 17 Eusebio Guinazu, 18 Anton van Zyl, 19 Pieter Louw, 20 Ricky Januarie, 21 Willem De Waal, 22 Tim Whitehead.
Crusaders: 15 Colin Slade, 14 Sean Maitland, 13 Robert Fruean, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 Zac Guildford, 10 Dan Carter, 9 Kahn Fotuali’i, 8 Kieran Read, 7 Richie McCaw (captain), 6 George Whitelock, 5 Chris Jack, 4 Brad Thorn, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Corey Flynn, 1 Wyatt Crockett.
Replacements: 16 Ti’i Paulo, 17 Ben Franks, 18 Sam Whitelock, 19 Thomas Waldrom, 20 Andy Ellis, 21 Daniel Bowden, 22 Jared Payne.