Bok duo back for Stormers

Date published: March 2 2015

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The Stormers have been boosted by the return of Springbok duo Eben Etzebeth and Schalk Burger to their squad for their clash with the Sharks.

Unbeaten in their opening three fixtures, the side from Cape Town do however have injury worries in the shape of Michael Rhodes, Ruan Botha and Jurie van Vuuren, who suffered issues during their hard-fought 22-19 win over the Lions.

"Our focus is keep building capacity, for instance a guy like Bongi Mbonambi did well when he started in Scarra Ntubeni's place against the Lions. You don't want to start well and then slip away at the end due to your squad capacity not being good enough," head coach Allister Coetzee told thestormers.com before looking ahead to hosting a wounded Sharks team in Round Four this coming weekend.

"We're not reading anything into the Sharks' loss to the Bulls, they're a powerful side and we need to make a lot of improvements if we are to keep up our good record at home.

"The guys showed great character last week, I was very pleased with the players' effort – despite the mistakes they made. The good thing, however, is that these mistakes can be fixed."

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