Stormers have some Boks back for Zebre

───   MORGAN PIEK 08:46 Wed, 24 Nov 2021

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The Stormers will have some of their Springboks available for Saturday’s United Rugby Champions game against Zebre in Cape Town.

While Salmaan Moerat is still uncapped he was on tour with the Springboks for their recent tour of the UK.

Moerat, as well as his second-row partner, Marvin Orie, and the versatile Damian Willemse will be considered for selection for the match against the team from Parma.

The assistant coach, Rito Hlungwani, said that the trio are available.

“As you all know, Salmaan and Marvin were both touring with the Springboks. They came back so they will be available for us this weekend.

“Damian Willemse is available for us. They haven't been around us for a while, especially Marvin and Damian, but it's very good to have them back.

“It's quite exciting to have Salmaan and Marvin there. They're very different players, Marvin is very experienced when it comes to lineouts. He'll give us a good buffer there. He hasn't played in a while, so we just hope he's not rusty, if he is we'll make sure that we train so he's nice and ready come Saturday.

“It also gives us a bit of room when it comes to substitutions. It's quite exciting to have those two guys back and it gives us more room to play around with selection and substitutions come game day.”

The Stormers host Zebre at 15:00 on Saturday afternoon at the Cape Town Stadium.

Morgan Piek OFM Sport

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