Coetzee announces team to face Sharks

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FILE: February 2011. Stormers coach Allister Coetzee during a DHL Stormers training session at High Preformance Centre, Bellville. Picture: Ashley Vlotman / AFP

Cape Town – Stormers coach Allister Coetzee announced his team on Wednesday that’ll face the Sharks in this weekend’s Super Rugby clash.

The Cape side are currently being besieged by injuries, with the latest casualties being Elton Jantjies and Jaco Taute who were both injured in last weekend’s nail biting match against the Cheetahs.

Gary van Aswegen will replace Jantjies at  number 10, and Joe Pietersen will move to fullback to cover Taute, with Damian de Allende filling on the right-wing.

Allister Coetzee is aware that Saturday’s clash with the Sharks is a must win.

"It's vital that we get our campaign back on course with a positive result from the match this weekend... we need to get the points against the Sharks,” he said

Centre Juan de Jongh is expected to make his 50th appearance for the Cape side.

Kickoff is at 17h05 at Newlands Stadium.

The full team is as follows:

15. Joe Pietersen
14. Damian de Allende
13. Juan de Jongh
12. Jean de Villiers (captain)
11. Gio Aplon
10. Gary van Aswegen
9. Dewaldt Duvenage
8. Duane Vermeulen (vice-captain)
7. Michael Rhodes
6. Siya Kolisi
5. Andries Bekker
4. De Kock Steenkamp
3. Frans Malherbe
2. Deon Fourie
1. Steven Kitshoff

Reserves:
16. Martin Bezuidenhout
17. Pat Cilliers
18. Gerbrandt Grobler
19. Nizaam Carr
20. Louis Schreuder
21. Kurt Coleman
22. Cheslin Kolbe

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