Fourie makes three changes in the Griquas
Griquas coach, Hawies Fourie, has made three changes to his side for the Currie Cup match against the Western Province Stormers at the Newlands Stadium in Cape Town on Saturday.
After beating the Pumas last weekend for their second victory of the Currie Cup season, Fourie said he would have liked to keep the same team, however, circumstances have reversed his team selection ahead of the Stormers clash.
"We've had some setbacks with regards to injuries, but that is the nature of the game. We need to shake it off and focus on our game against Western Province," Fourie said on Wednesday.
Prop Ewald van der Westhuizen has injured his hamstring, while back-up scrummer, Stephan Pretorius, has also been incapacitated.
The changes mean that Super Rugby prop, Maks van Dyk will be in the starting line-up, while lock, Hugo Kloppers, will be making his debut in the starting 15.
Burger Schoeman has also made the starting 15, in place of Jaco Nepgen who will not be available for the game after losing his father last this week.
Carel Greeff has been moved to the bench.
The backline will remain the same as the game against the Pumas, with Fourie saying that was a positive for the team.
"Our back line has come together very nicely. They are gelling as a unit and we are going to need that consistency. We have Gouws Prinsloo at full back. Everyone is aware of his kicking abilities."
15 Gouws Prinsloo, 14 Ederies Arendse, 13 Jonathan Francke, 12 Doppies la Grange, 11 PJ Vermeulen, 10 Francois Brummer (captain), 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Burger Schoeman, 7 Ruaan Lerm, 6 Marnus Schoeman, 5 Hugo Kloppers, 4 Hilton Lobberts, 3 Maks van Dyk, 2 Martin Bezuidenhout, 1 Steph Roberts
16 Ryno Barnes, 17 Janro van Niekerk, 18 Jonathan Adendorf, 19 Carel Greeff, 20 Abrie Griesel, 21 Dean Grant, 22 Danie Dames
Photo Caption: Hawies Fourie makes three changes to his team for the game agaisnt the Western Province. Photo courtesy of www.rugby365.com
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