Stormers make four changes


Thursday, March 24, 2005    NZPA    Fotopress

Coach Gert Smal has made two changes in the outside backs and two in the forwards as his team chase their first win in the final match of a four-game overseas tour.

Werner Greeff replaces Gaffie du Toit at fullback while Breyton Paulse comes onto the right wing in place Tonderai Chavhanga from the side who lost to the New South Wales Waratahs in Sydney on Saturday.

Up front, Hanyani Shimange will start at hooker ahead of Pieter Dixon while Luke Watson replaces flanker Joe van Niekerk, who has an injured knee.

The seventh-placed Stormers haven't tasted success since their opening round defeat of the Sharks while the fourth-placed Hurricanes suffered their first loss of the competition last weekend to the Bulls after opening with three wins .

Team: Werner Greeff, Breyton Paulse, Marius Joubert, De Wet Barry, Jean De Villiers, Chris Rossouw, Neil De Kock (captain), Adri Badenhorst, Schalk Burger, Luke Watson, Gerrie Britz, Quinton Davids, Faan Rautenbach, Hanyani Shimange, Eddie Andrews. Reserves: Pieter Dixon, Riaan Olckers, Rob Linde, David Hendricks, Bolla Conradie, Gaffie du Toit, Tonderai Chavhanga.