Sikhumbuzo Notshe to start at eight for Stormers

Date published: April 19 2018

Sikhumbuzo Notshe will make his first start of the Super Rugby season for the Stormers when they take on the Sharks in Durban on Saturday.

The 24-year-old will be at number eight in the only change to the Stormers pack for the coastal derby at Kings Park.

There are two changes to the back-line with Craig Barry starting on the wing and Dillyn Leyds shifting to full-back, while a fit-again Dewaldt Duvenage replaces the injured Jano Vermaak at scrum-half.

Utility back JJ Engelbrecht also returns from injury to take his place among the replacements.

Stormers: 15 Dillyn Leyds, 14 Craig Barry, 13 EW Viljoen, 12 Damian De Allende, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Damian Willemse, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Siya Kolisi (c), 5 Chris van Zyl, 4 Jan de Klerk, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Ramone Samuels, 1 Steven Kitshoff 
Replacements: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 JC Janse van Rensburg, 18 Carlu Sadie, 19 Kobus van Dyk, 20 Nizaam Carr, 21 Paul de Wet, 22 SP Marais, 23 JJ Engelbrecht

Date: Saturday, April 21
Venue: Kings Park, Durban
Kick-off: 17:15 local (15:15 GMT)
Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Egon Seconds, Cwengile Jadezweni
Television match official: Marius Jonker