Stormers add duo, without Etzebeth

Date published: May 9 2016

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Stormers head coach Robbie Fleck has named a 25-man touring squad for their Super Rugby clash with the Sunwolves on Saturday.

Outside back Khanyo Ngcukana and prop Alistair Vermaak are two additions to the group for the team's historic first-ever game in Singapore.

Fleck said the bye week allowed players to recharge, and added that they are eager to make the most of their trip both on and off the field.

"The players enjoyed the break and the week off has allowed a lot of the players to get rid of some niggles," he said, with lock Eben Etzebeth remaining on the sidelines and not travelling with the squad.

"We are the first DHL Stormers side to play there [Singapore], so it is a similar situation to when we travelled to Argentina. It is a long way to travel and we are going to enjoy the sights and sounds of Singapore, but we know we have a job to do and we need to come back with a win."

Following their narrow loss to the Waratahs at Newlands, coach Fleck wants to see a convincing performance from his side in Singapore.

"Momentum is key and we are coming off a loss, so it is vital that we come back with a win to start phase three of our campaign," he added.

Stormers squad: Schalk Burger, Nizaam Carr, Damian de Allende, Juan de Jongh (co-captain), Pieter-Steph du Toit, Jean-Luc du Plessis, Rynhardt Elstadt, Nic Groom, JC Janse van Rensburg, Huw Jones, Oli Kebble, Vincent Koch, Cheslin Kolbe, Siya Kolisi, Johnny Kotze, Frans Malherbe (co-captain), Bongi Mbonambi, Khanyo Ngcukana, Sikhumbuzo Notshe, Scarra Ntubeni, JD Schickerling, Louis Schreuder, Brandon Thomson, Kobus van Wyk, Alastair Vermaak

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