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Jaco Taute has been named at fullback for the DHL Stormers’ first home game of the 2014 Vodacom Super Rugby season.

The DHL Stormers will host the Hurricanes at DHL Newlands on Friday (kick-off 19h10), with Taute joining the starting line-up at fullback and Gio Aplon shifting across to the wing.

Damian de Allende will move from the wing to partner skipper Jean de Villiers in the Stormers midfield, the latter shifting to the No.13 jersey and Michael van der Spuy dropping out of the matchday squad altogether.

The rest of the team is unchanged from the line-up that went down 10-34 to the Lions last Saturday, as head coach Allister Coetzee looks to maintain consistency in selection.

“I’ve learnt from this competition that you take nothing for granted, it is never easy,” said Coetzee, “you have to take your opportunities.

“The Hurricanes have four All Blacks in the backline, that is where their strength is,” added the Stormers boss on

“We have to make sure we come up with a good performance. The Hurricanes, over the years, have never been scared to run the ball. That is their strength – as well as creating opportunities, with their ability to off-load – and will make it challenging for our defence.”

* Tickets for Friday can be purchased online at TicketPros, or from selected PostNet and Spar outlets/stores. (See more here on ticketing ahead of the weekend.)


The DHL Stormers team for Friday (v the Hurricanes – kick-off 19h10) is as follows:

15. Jaco Taute
14. Kobus van Wyk
13. Jean de Villiers (captain)
12. Damian de Allende
11. Gio Aplon
10. Demetri Catrakilis
9. Louis Schreuder
8. Duane Vermeulen
7. Schalk Burger (vice-captain)
6. Siya Kolisi
5. Manuel Carizza
4. Rynhardt Elstadt
3. Frans Malherbe
2. Scarra Ntubeni
1. Steven Kitshoff

16. Deon Fourie
17. Oliver Kebble
18. Pat Cilliers
19. Michael Rhodes
20. Nizaam Carr
21. Nic Groom
22. Kurt Coleman
23. Ryno Eksteen

Referee: Steve Walsh

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  1. avatar


    February 25, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Like last weekend this is not a bad team but will they put the pride on the field?

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    February 25, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    Canes will win this with a BP!

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    February 25, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    @JT_BOKBEFOK!: Nah Stormers will bounce back and take the win…..

    First week shit is over and they will make things right.

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    February 25, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    You have 9 Boks in this match day 23 and they would have learned from last week….they also play at home which will help then in a huge way

  5. Bekke


    February 25, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Another jogger at 15…. totally overrated

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    February 25, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Problem at stormers go deeper than that one off day last week – they look clueless and I can’t see that changing in 7 days.

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    February 25, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Quality team and as you know attitude going into a game is playing a big role. This team have great players in it and if they do the basics right they will get results…last week I think they had close to 70% possession and territory, they just spilled it every time, not a team in trouble rather a team that need to get together..

    Will be looking forward to see who is right on Friday

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    February 25, 2014 at 4:27 pm


    I hope you are right but my money is on Canes.

  9. avatar


    February 25, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    @JT_BOKBEFOK!: I also hope so

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    February 25, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    Ja, ek hoop ook. Maar julle ken die storie van
    hoop in die een hand, kak in die ander hand
    en die resultaat is ‘n hoop vol kak.

    Baie soos die Stormers tans is.
    Soos JdeV sê, dit was hul kakste wedstryd in sewe jaar.

    Dinge gaan hierdie naweek baie interessant word.
    Sê nou maar die Lions wen en die Bulls verloor wéér.


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    February 26, 2014 at 7:02 am

    Dan is ons niks swakker af as julle na julle teen die Hurricanes verloor het nie Boertjie. :soek:

    die ware toets vir wie die swakste die jaar gaan wees, sal die stormers/bulls game wees. Hehe I’m so filled with confidence this year.

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    February 26, 2014 at 9:06 am


    great! Bulls and Stormers supporters already argueing who have the shittiest team :bangheadt:

  13. avatar


    February 26, 2014 at 9:09 am

    @JT_BOKBEFOK!: Count me out I still with they will get better and the Supershit is not a sprint but a long haul

  14. DavidS


    February 27, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Dit gaan nog kakker wees as die Stormers en die Bulle verloor en die Leeus wen hulle derde agtereenvolgende game…

    Fok ons het ‘n kans om dan nie to P/R game te doen nie…. liewe hemel imagine die Bulle of Stormers verloor die Promo/Rel games teen die Spears!

    Ek fantaseer… realiteit sal weer begin terugkeer binnekort…

  15. avatar


    February 27, 2014 at 1:56 pm


    I thought there is no P/R game this season?

  16. DavidS


    February 27, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Automatic relegation?

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    February 27, 2014 at 3:29 pm


    hahaha – good one! Last I heard is that the team that qualified last time (Lions) will have 2 years before the next P/R.
    Oh and don’t we get 6 teams now?

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    February 27, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    No they are lucky since the Kings get CC status teams are safe for the next two years atleast

  19. DavidS


    February 27, 2014 at 5:39 pm



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