Stormers change two

28th Feb 2013, 05:45

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Promoted: Joe Pietersen

Promoted: Joe Pietersen

Stormers coach Allister Coetzee has made two changes to his team to take on the Sharks in Saturday's Super Rugby clash in Durban.


Stormers coach Allister Coetzee has made two changes to his team to take on the Sharks in Saturday's clash.

Full-back Joe Pietersen and tighthead prop Frans Malherbe come into the line-up from the side that went down 17-25 to the Bulls last Friday, whilst fly-half Peter Grant is back in the matchday 22 after completing his Japanese club commitments.

Joining Grant on the bench is prop Pat Cilliers - who started in the number three shirt last week - and scrum-half Louis Schreuder who will warm the bench in place of Dewaldt Duvenage.

Stormers: 15 Joe Pietersen, 14 Gio Aplon, 13 Jean de Villiers (c), 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Rynhardt Elstadt, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 Andries Bekker, 4 De Kock Steenkamp, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Deon Fourie, 1 Steven Kitshoff.
Replacements: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 Pat Cilliers, 18 Don Armand, 19 Nizaam Carr, 20 Louis Schreuder, 21 Peter Grant, 22 Gerhard van den Heever.

Date: Saturday, March 2
Venue: Kings Park, Durban
Kick-off: 19.10 (17.10 GMT)
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Jaco Peyper (South Africa), Cobus Wessels (South Africa)
TMO: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)