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Stormers change two

27th February 2013 10:42


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Promoted: Joe Pietersen

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)

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