Juarno Augustus will pack down at No 8 for the Stormers at Ellis Park. Picture: Backpagepix
Juarno Augustus will pack down at No 8 for the Stormers at Ellis Park. Picture: Backpagepix

Stormers' Augustus, Masimla start against the Lions at Ellis Park

By Wynona Louw Time of article published Feb 13, 2020

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The Stormers have made three changes and one positional switch for their Super Rugby match against the Lions at Ellis Park on Saturday (kick-off 3.05pm).

At scrumhalf, Godlen Masimla gets his first start of the season in the absence of Herschel Jantjies, who's nursing a sternoclavicular injury. 

Up front, Juarno Augustus also gets his first start after returning from injury. He will start at No 8 in the place of Johan du Toit, who moves into the No 6 jumper with Jaco Coetzee unavailable for the Round Three clash as he's still recovering from a concussion. 

In the front row, Wilco Louw comes into the run-on side, with Frans Malherbe providing cover on the bench. 

Among the replacements, fit-again JD Schickerling and Cobus Wiese will provide second-row cover, while Paul de Wet, who can cover scrumhalf and wing, will make his first appearance for the Stormers in 2020.

Stormers: 15 Dillyn Leyds 14 Sergeal Petersen 13 Ruhan Nel 12 Jamie Roberts 11 Seabelo Senatla 10 Damian Willemse 9 Godlen Masimla 8 Juarno Augustus 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit 6 Johan du Toit 5 Chris van Zyl 4 Salmaan Moerat 3 Wilco Louw 2 Scarra Ntubeni 1 Steven Kitshoff (captain).

Replacements: 16 Chad Solomon 17 Ali Vermaak 18 Frans Malherbe 19 JD Schickerling 20 Cobus Wiese 21 Ernst van Rhyn 22 Paul de Wet 23 Jean-Luc du Plessis.

Lions: Andries Coetzee, Tyrone Green, Manuel Rass, Dan Kriel, Courtnall Skosan, Elton Jantjies (capt), Morne van den Berg, Len Massyn, Vincent Tshituka, Marnus Schoeman, Marvin Orie, Ruben Schoeman, Jannie du Plessis, Pieter Jansen, Dylan Smith. 

Replacements: Jan-Henning Campher, Sti Sithole, Carlu Sadie, Wilhelm van der Sluys, Willem Alberts/Ruan Vermaak, Hacjivah Dayimani, Dillon Smit, Wandisile Simelane

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