Scrum-half blow for Stormers

Date published: March 23 2016

The Stormers will be without the services of scrum-half Jano Vermaak when they meet the Jaguares in Buenos Aires on Saturday.

Vermaak missed their their victorious encounter with Brumbies last week due to a neck injury, while Nic Groom was the stand-in number nine and Louis Schreuder provided cover on the bench.

According to Netwerk24, Vermaak will face a lengthy lay-off as he has to undergo surgery and will be sidelined for at least three months.

The 31-year-old's absence will therefore see Groom will starting at scrum-half again on Saturday with Schreuder as his back-up.