Now I know the title of my article is quite windgat and the Lions could do to us what they did to the Sharks a few weeks ago but I am rather confident of a Stormers victory this weekend!!
Allister Coetzee made a few changes to the side to take on the team coached by John… oh wait, Um, Carlos Spen… no, let me try again, Johan Ackerman.
Andries Bekker returns to the second row but this time he will be partnered by De Kock Steenkamp who replaces the slightly injured Eben Etzebeth, who rightly deserves a break having played all three tests against the English.
Another youngster that has played non stop rugby this season is young loosehead prop Steven Kitshoff – he is replaced by the former Sharks prop Deon Carstens.
Bryan Habana seems to have been ‘rested’ and will warm the bench along with regular hooker Tiaan Liebenberg.
Here is the team:
15 Joe Pietersen, 14 Gio Aplon, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Jean de Villiers (c), 11 Gerhard van den Heever, 10 Peter Grant, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Siya Kolisi, 7 Don Armand, 6 Tyrone Holmes, 5 Andries Bekker, 4 De Kock Steenkamp, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Deon Fourie, 1 Deon Carstens.
Subs: 16 Tiaan Liebenberg, 17 Brok Harris, 18 Quinn Roux, 19 Jebb Sinclair, 20 Louis Schrueder, 21 Burton Francis, 22 Bryan Habana.Tweet