Stormers ’trying good’ on injury front welcoming back key players for Sharks clash

By Wynona Louw 24m in the past

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CAPE TOWN – Stormers assistant coach Dawie Snyman says they’re “looking good” on the injury front as they’re welcoming back numerous key players forward of their essential Rainbow Cup SA meeting with the Sharks at Kings Park on Saturday.

The Stormers, who edged the Lions 39-37 to safe their first win within the competitors on the weekend, must win the away sport in the event that they wish to have a combating probability of reaching the highest spot, at present occupied by the Bulls.

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Some optimistic injury information is one factor that can definitely have the Capetonians feeling a bit extra assured – particularly contemplating the calibre of players returning.

World Rugby Player of the Year Pieter-Steph du Toit, who was rested for the Lions sport, is back after his necessary (nationwide) break.

Second-rowers JD Schickerling and Marvin Orie, who have been sidelined with an ankle injury and concussion respectively and thus did not characteristic within the final sport, are additionally back within the combine.

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“Pieter-Steph is back after resting last week and JD is running nicely, he’s doing well.

“Marvin obviously had to rest because of the concussion, he’s also back at training.

“We have no new injuries, so that’s good” Snyman mentioned.

Snyman added that flyhalf Abner van Reenen has additionally been cleared and is offered for choice after taking knocks to his shoulder within the final two video games.

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The assault coach additionally confirmed that centre Ruhan Nel is back with the staff after becoming a member of the Blitzboks for their Olympic preparations and went on to elucidate they’ll have a look at combos in midfield fairly than simply slotting Nel proper back in.

With each Rikus Pretorius and Dan du Plessis being inside centres primarily, one would anticipate one in all them to do responsibility at 12 with Nel coming in at 13, particularly given how nicely he went he joined the Blitzboks at their Stellenbosch base.

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But Snyman mentioned they’ll see how they will mix the totally different midfielders.

“At this stage we are looking at combinations, we know what we have in Ruhan and Dan is also showing us what he can do.

“At this stage we are actually playing him (Du Plessis) out of position, he’s favoured at 12, that’s where he started his rugby and played most of it.

“So ja, we expected him to move to 13 and do the job there, but defensively it’s a little bit different.

“On attack the roles are also a bit different, but we’ll look at the combinations.”


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