Stormers: Aplon and Koster only doubtfuls

2012-04-11 00:00

JOHANNESBURG — Wing Gio Aplon and loose forward Nick Koster are the only two players on the doubtful list for the Stormers’ second Super Rugby tour match against the Crusaders in Christchurch on Saturday.

Aplon sustained a hip injury shortly after half-time during the Stormers’ excellent opening tour victory against the Highlanders in Dunedin at the weekend.

Coach Allister Coetzee said the Springbok’s condition would be assessed during the week, but Aplon has let it be known via Twitter that he is recovering fast.

Koster’s readiness to play could have an impact on Coetzee’s thinking when it comes to the selection of the pack. Rynhardt Elstadt did well on the flank against the Highlanders, but there is talk of Andries Bekker perhaps getting a rest this week by playing off the bench.

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