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Stormers recall Springbok RWC winner for visit of Cardiff

By Rugby365
Herschel Jantjies, right, and Steven Kitshoff of DHL Stormers celebrate a penalty scrum during the United Rugby Championship match between Connacht and DHL Stormers at The Sportsground in Galway. (Photo By Harry Murphy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Captain Steven Kitshoff returns for the Stormers’ United Rugby Championship clash with Cardiff at Cape Town Stadium on Sunday.

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Kitshoff is back to take his place at loosehead prop after being rested last week, with Brok Harris shifting across to tighthead and Neethling Fouche among the replacements.

The backline that did duty against Zebre Parma in Stellenbosch last week is unchanged.

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The only other change to the matchday squad sees hooker Chad Solomon come onto the replacements bench in place of the injured Andre-Hugo Venter.

Stormers Head Coach John Dobson said that the focus is on building some winning momentum after last week’s performance against Zebre Parma.

“We have managed to keep some continuity in our team this week which is pleasing.

“We know that we can improve in many areas and we will have to be sharp as ever to get the result we need on Sunday,” he said.

Stormers: 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Seabelo Senatla, 13 Ruhan Nel, 12 Damian Willemse, 11 Leolin Zas, 10 Manie Libbok, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Evan Roos, 7 Hacjivah Dayimani, 6 Deon Fourie, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Adre Smith, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Steven Kitshoff (captain).
Replacements: 16 Chad Solomon, 17 Ali Vermaak, 18 Neethling Fouche, 19 Ernst van Rhyn, 20 Junior Pokomela, 21 Paul de Wet, 22 Tim Swiel, 23 Rikus Pretorius.

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Date: Sunday, March 20
Venue: Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town
Kick-off: 14.00 (12.00 UK & Ireland time; 12.00 GMT)
Referee: Sam Grove-White (Scotland)
Assistant referees: Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa); Morné Ferreira (South Africa)
TMO: Adam Jones (Wales)

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