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Stormers suffer late Bok blow ahead of Leinster

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)

Stormers have been dealt a late injury blow just hours before their United Rugby Championship match against Leinster.

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Springbok scrumhalf Herschel Jantjies has been ruled out of the match with a hand injury.

Stormers revealed that Jantjies has not recovered in time and Paul de Wet will take up the role as scrumhalf for the Round 17 clash.

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Godlen Masimla will be on the replacement bench.

DHL Stormers: Warrick Gelant, Seabelo Senatla, Ruhan Nel, Damian Willemse, Leolin Zas, Manie Libbok, 9 Paul De Wet, Steven Kitshoff (CAPT), JJ Kotze, Frans Malherbe, Adre Smith, Marvin Orie, Deon Fourie, Hacjivah Dayimani, Evan Roos

Replacements: Wilmar Arnoldi, Brok Harris, Neethling Fouche, Salmaan Moerat, Junior Pokomela, Ben-Jason Dixon, Godlen Masimla, Juan de Jongh

Leinster: Max O’Reilly, Adam Byrne, Jamie Osborne, Rory O’Loughlin, Rob Russell, Ciarán Frawley, Cormac Foley, Ed Byrne, John McKee, Thomas Clarkson, Brian Deeny, Josh Murphy, Alex Soroka, Scott Penny, Rhys Ruddock (CAPT)

Replacements: Lee Barron, Michael Milne, Vakh Abdaladze, Jack Dunne, Seán O’Brien, Nick McCarthy, Harry Byrne, Martin Moloney

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Date: Saturday, April 30
Venue: Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town
Kick-off: 18.15 (17.15 UK Time, 16.15 GMT)
Referee: Craig Evans (Wales)
Assistant referees: Aimee Barrett-Theron (South Africa); Morné Ferreira (South Africa)
TMO: Ben Crouse (South Africa)

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