Injuries force Stormers to change five for Cheetahs clash

The Stormer coach Allister Coetzee has been forced to make five changes to the side that lost to the Crusaders last week after a string of injuries to his first choice players.Teamsheets

–       Jaco Taute starts at Full back

–       Joe Pietersen shifts to the wing inplace of injured Van der Heever.

–       Steven Kitshoff returns after suspension.

–       Michael Rhodes replaces injured Rynahardt Elstadt on debut.

–       Nic Groom starts at no.9 with Louis Schreuder providing cover.

–       Lock Gerbrandt Grobler is promoted to the bench.

–       Fly half Gary van Aswegen is promoted to the bench.

Andries Bekker will make history as he will become the first Stormer to win his 100th cap for the franchise.

Those not considered due to injury include; Schalk Burger, Brian Habana, Tiaan Leibenberg , Peter Grant, Scarra Ntumebi, Gerard van der Heever, Rynhardt Elstadt, Don Armand.

The Stormers travel to Bloemfontein to take on the Cheetahs on Saturday, KO 17:05 CAT (16:05 GMT)

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Stormers

15. Jaco Taute , 14. Joe Pietersen , 13. Juan de Jongh , 12. Jean de Villiers (captain) , 11. Gio Aplon , 10. Elton Jantjies , 9. Nic Groom , 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. Gary van Aswegen , 22. Damian de Allende

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