CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - OCTOBER 17: Herschel Jantjies of the Stormers during the Super Rugby Unlocked match between DHL Stormers and Emirates Lions at DHL Newlands Stadium on October 17, 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa. Sporting stadiums around South Africa remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images)

Stormers vs Cheetahs team news for weekend’s encounter

Stormers and Cheetahs have announced their squads that will be in action for their Super Rugby Unlocked clash in Newland on Saturday 8:00 PM EAT.

Centre Frans Steyn is fit and has been handed a starting place in the midfield where he will play alongside William Small-Smith as Chris Smit paves the way.

Rosko Specman, Malcolm Jaer and Clayton Blommetjies form the back three. Tian Schoeman and Tian Meyer will occupy fly-half and scrum-half roles.

Changes in the pack have seen Jeandre Rudolph start at No 8 ahead of Aidon Davis. Ian Groenewalk has replaced JP du Preez in the second row.

Stormers, on the other hand, have recalled  Frans Malherbe and Scarra Ntubeni to the starting squad. Ruhan Nel replaces the injured Edwill van der Merwe on the right-wing, as Angelo Davids will again start on the left.

Halfback, Herschel Jantjies starts at scrum-half as Damian Willemse plays at fly-half.

Stormers: 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Ruhan Nel, 13 Dan du Plessis, 12 Rikus Pretorius, 11 Angelo Davids, 10 Damian Willemse, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Juarno Augustus, 7 Ernst van Rhyn, 6 Marcel Theunissen, 5 JD Schickerling, 4 Salmaan Moerat, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Steven Kitshoff (captain).

Replacements (from): 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Kwenzo Blose, 18 Sazi Sandi, 19 Neethling Fouche, 20 Chris van Zyl, 21 David Meihuizen, 22 Ben-Jason Dixon, 23 Godlen Masimla, 24 Kade Wolhuter, 25 Michal Hazner, 26 Leolin Zas.

Cheetahs – 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Malcolm Jaer, 13 William Small-Smith, 12 Frans Steyn, 11 Rosko Specman, 10 Tian Schoeman, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Jeandre Rudolph, 7 Junior Pokomela (c), 6 Andisa Ntsila, 5 Carl Wegner, 4 Ian Groenewald, 3 Luan de Bruin, 2 Reinach Venter, 1 Charles Marais.
Replacements: 16 Boan Venter, 17 Marnus van der Merwe, 18 Khutha Mchunu, 19 JP du Preez, 20 Aidon Davis, 21 Ruben de Haas, 22 Reinhardt Fortuin, 23 Chris Smit.

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