Grant gears up for 100th game

Stormers flyhalf Peter Grant will play his 100th game for the franchise against the Western Force on Saturday.

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CAPE TOWN - Stormers flyhalf Peter Grant is excited to start against the Western Force on Saturday, in what will be his 100th game for the Cape side.

Grant will start ahead of the in-form Kurt Coleman, who drops to the bench.

The 29-year-old Grant, who has been rewarded with a start despite coach Allister Coetzee being in two minds about picking him on sentiment, says it will be a momentous occasion.

"I'm very glad I'll be able to start and wear the number 10, which is my preferred jersey, this weekend. It's also special that it takes place at Newlands. I think I'm quite fortunate that it worked out that way."

Grant has struggled since his return from Japan, but believes he has improved the areas of his game he wasn't happy with.

"I've worked hard on my kicking especially. Last week playing at 12 didn't help my case, but I'm confident. We're in a situation where we have nothing to lose, so we're just going out there and enjoying ourselves. That will definitely work in my favour."

Grant says Coleman understands the importance of the day.

"He's been electric. He's taken his opportunity and played some really good rugby. I think he understands my situation though. Where we are and with our position on the table at this stage of the season, it's not critical that we start Kurt."