Stormers announce touring squad

Stormers coach Alistair Coetzee named 15 forwards and 11 backs in a sqaud that will be lead by Jean de Villiers. Included in the sqaud are Scarra Ntubeni, Eben Etzebeth, Rynhardt Elstadt, Elton Jantjies and Bryan Habana. Stormers Logo

“We’ve had a good week off and we’re looking forward to heading off on tour,” said Coetzee

“Traditionally, we’ve always performed well in New Zealand and Australia and we’re naturally hoping for positive results over the next four weeks.

“It’s a big boost having Scarra, Eben, Rynhardt, Elton and Bryan back from injury, but, like I’ve said throughout the season, it’s a squad effort and we will rely on all 26 players on tour.”

Stormers touring party is as follows:

PLAYING SQUAD:
Gio Aplon
Andries Bekker
Martin Bezuidenhout
Nizaam Carr
Pat Cilliers
Damian de Allende
Juan de Jongh
Jean de Villiers (captain)
Dewaldt Duvenage
Rynhardt Elstadt
Eben Etzebeth
Deon Fourie
Nic Groom
Bryan Habana
Brok Harris
Elton Jantjies
Steven Kitshoff
Siya Kolisi
Frans Malherbe
Scarra Ntubeni
Joe Pietersen
Michael Rhodes
Louis Schreuder
De Kock Steenkamp
Gary van Aswegen
Duane Vermuelen (vice-captain)

MANAGEMENT:
Head coach: Allister Coetzee
Assistant coaches: Robbie Fleck and Matt Proudfoot
Manager: Chippie Solomon
Kicking coach: Greg Hechter
Strength and conditioning coach: Stephan du Toit
Doctor: Dr Arthur Williams
Physiotherapist: Wayne Hector
Physiotherapist/defence analyst: Jacques Nienaber
Masseur: Greg Daniels
Technical analyst: Human Kriek

THE DHL STORMERS’ TOUR ITENERARY:
v Hurricanes (FMG Stadium, Palmerston North) – Friday, April 26
v Blues (North Harbour Stadium, Albany) – Friday, May 3
v Waratahs (Allianz Stadium, Sydney) – Saturday, May 11
v Rebels (AAMI Park, Melbourne) – Friday, May 17

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