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Super Rugby Unlocked – Two changes to Stormers side to face Lions

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The DHL Stormers will start their Vodacom Super Rugby Unlocked this weekend and their coach John Dobson has included seven Springboks in his line-up.

The Stormers had a bye in round 1 and will get their campaign underway against the Emirates Lions this weekend at Newlands.

Dobson made two changes in his starting XV from the team that played the Lions at Loftus.

Sergeal Petersen will replace the injured Senatla and Mbonambi will get the start in the number two jumper ahead of Scarra Ntubeni.

Dobson whats his team to make a good start to their campaign and he said the players are ready for the clash.

This is our first competitive match since March, so to say that we are looking forward to it would be an understatement. The players and coaches have all worked hard in preparation and we can’t wait to get going.

“We have been able to select a very strong team with some quality players missing out, so the challenge will be to gel as a unit and start our campaign on the front foot,” he said.

The match will kickoff on Saturday at 19:00 and will be broadcast live on SuperSport

DHL Stormers: 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Dan du Plessis, 12 Rikus Pretorius, 11 Leolin Zas, 10 Damian Willemse, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Juarno Augustus, 7 Ernst van Rhyn, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 JD Schickerling, 4 Salmaan Moerat, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Steven Kitshoff.

Replacements: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 Leon Lyons, 18 Neethling Fouche, 19 Chris van Zyl, 20 Nama Xaba, 21 Paul de Wet, 22 Michal Haznar, 23 Tim Swiel.

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