Burger back to captain Stormers

March 30, 2011
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Schalk Burger returns to captain the Stormers team for the Sharks this weekend.

As expected Burger together with the impressive Elstadt returns to the Cape side in the only two changes to the starting XV.

Burger’s return coincided with the loss of Pieter Louw who will miss the rest of the Super rugby season due to a knee injury.

The backline remains unchanged with De Kock Steenkamp moving to the bench, where he is joined by the European recruit, Ethienne Reynecke, who will earn his first Stormers cap if he gets onto the park.

Stormers team:

15 Gio Aplon, 14 Danie Poolman, 13 Jaque Fourie, 12 Jean de Villiers, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Peter Grant, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Francois Louw, 6 Schalk Burger (c), 5 Andries Bekker, 4 Rynhardt Elstadt, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Deon Fourie, 1 Wicus Blaauw.

Replacements: 16 Ethienne Reynecke, 17 CJ van der Linde, 18 De Kock Steenkamp, 19 Nick Koster, 20 Ricky Januarie, 21 Gary van Aswegen, 22 Juan de Jongh.

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9 Comments

  1. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    March 30th, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Last year’s Kiwi loose-forward wrecking trio back together… ouch!

    Cannot see the Sharks taking this even with home advantage@

  2. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    March 30th, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    JT… $15-1 roughie on the Cheetahs to win in Auckland… hehe!

    Stormers favs at the TAB now…

  3. avatar JT says:
    March 30th, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 2:29 pm:

    not quite :? only 10-1 at bwin.com :-(

    I have my money on Stormers, Landers, Canes, Reds and Blues this weekend

  4. avatar JT says:
    March 30th, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Reply to JT @ 2:35 pm:

    The Tahs v Chiefs is too tricky IMO to wager any money on.

  5. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    March 30th, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Reply to JT @ 2:35 pm:

    I’m sure they’ll all win too…

    Thinking the Cane’s one could be the other way though (big maybe)…

    Have some money on The Rebels as my roughie $4.5-1… they have to win away sometime soon…

  6. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    March 30th, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    https://www.sportsbet.com.au/sports/summary/SportID/6/CompetitionPID/29641/RoundPID/962

  7. avatar JT says:
    March 30th, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 3:04 pm:

    I’m sure they’ll all win too…

    With your record on the Ratrace that statement does NOT fill me with confidence :soek: :mrgreen:

  8. avatar JT says:
    March 30th, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 3:10 pm:

    pretty much the same as Bwin only that it looks like Bwin max is 10/1 instead of the 15/1…

  9. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    March 30th, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Reply to JT @ 3:33 pm:

    Touche’!

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