Stormers to rest Etzebeth and Kitshoff

Date published: April 28 2015

Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth and prop Steven Kitshoff will not feature for the Stormers in Saturday's Super Rugby clash against the Cheetahs.

In-form loosehead Kitshoff has started all ten of the Stormers' fixtures this season and is in need of a break while Etzebeth will be given the week off as part of the agreement with SARU to rest key Springboks.

However, coach Allister Coetzee said that full-back Cheslin Kolbe and centre Damian de Allende would travel to Bloemfontein, despite the duo having played almost every minute of the SA conference leaders' season so far.

It is not yet clear if tighthead Frans Malherbe, who has played for five consecutive weeks, will be rested.  

All of the above mentioned players have been included in the Springboks' training squads for the two upcoming camps.