Stormers captain fully recovered
Jean de Villiers said he was fully recovered from his wrist injury and 100 percent fit to play.
CAPE TOWN - Stormers captain Jean de Villiers on Wednesday said he was fully recovered from his wrist injury and 100 percent fit to play.
De Villiers has been included in the Stormers team for this weekend's clash against the Cheetahs at Newlands.
The centre picked up an injury during the sides loss to the Crusaders in Christchurch three weeks ago.
De Villiers said he was ready and raring to go.
“It has recovered nicely. I had two good sessions last week. I’m confident about my fitness.”
Coach Allister Coetzee said new signing Jebb Sinclair was the best man suited for the job.
Sinclair has been loaned by his Aviva Premiership side London Irish to the Stormers.
Sinclair was named in Saturday's match 22 to face the Cheetahs.
His call up comes as regulars Schalk Burger, Duane Vermeulen and Nick Koster remain sidelined with knee injuries.
Coetzee said Sinclair brings a lot of experience.
“Duane Vermeulen is a huge loss and you have to replace him with an experienced player.”
Coetzee added Sinclair was the best choice to play at the back of the scrum.
“We have outstanding players, but they lack experience. We had to go for Jebb Sinclair to balance the equation.”
The game kicks off at 7:10pm.
(Edited by Lindiwe Mlandu)