Stormers make three changes

Stormers coach Allister Coetzee made three changes to the team.

Stormers coach Allister Coetzee. Picture: Rafiq Wagiet/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Gary van Aswegen will play at flyhalf for the Stormers for Saturday's clash against the Sharks.

His inclusion will be in place of the injured Elton Jantjies.

Stormers coach Allister Coetzee made three changes to the team.

Damian de Allende comes in for Jaco Taute and starts on the wing, with Joe Pietersen moving to fullback.

Dewaldt Duvenhage will replace Nic Groom in the starting line-up.

Coetzee said van Aswegen will need support from experienced players.

"Fortunately for Gary, he's got Dewaldt on his inside and Jean de Villiers on his outside to take pressure off him and keep him calm."

The Stormers:

  1. Joe Pietersen, 14. Damian de Allende, 13. Juan de Jongh, 12. Jean de Villiers (captain), 11. Gio Aplon, 10. Gary van Aswegen, 9. Dewaldt Duvenage, 8. Duane Vermeulen (vice-captain), 7. Michael Rhodes, 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. Gerbrandt Grobler, 19. Nizaam Carr, 20. Louis Schreuder, 21. Kurt Coleman, 22. Cheslin Kolbe.

The Sharks:

  1. Francois Steyn, 14. Sean Robinson, 13. Paul Jordaan, 12. Meyer Bosman , 11. JP Pietersen, 10. Patrick Lambie, 9. Cobus Reinach, 8. Keegan Daniel (C) , 7. Ryan Kankowski, 6. Marcell Coetzee, 5. Franco van der Merwe, 4. Pieter-Steph du Toit, 3. Jannie du Plessis, 2. Kyle Cooper, 1. Tendai Mtawarira. Replacements. 16. Craig Burden, 17. Wiehahn Herbst, 18. Anton Bresler, 19. Jean Deysel, 20. Charl McLeod, 21. Riaan Viljoen, 22. Odwa Ndungane.