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Stormers make 4 changes ahead of Ospreys assignment

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Hacjivah Dayimani on the charge. (Photo by Gordon Arons/Gallo Images)
Hacjivah Dayimani on the charge. (Photo by Gordon Arons/Gallo Images)

John Dobson has made four changes to his Stormers team to take on Ospreys at the Cape Town stadium on Saturday evening.

Hacjivah Dayimani and Junior Pokomela are the two new faces in the pack, in place of Ernst van Rhyn (injury) and Deon Fourie (bench), respectively.

Damian Willemse will shift to fullback to fill in for Warrick Gelant, who has been left out due to a minor thumb injury. Rikus Pretorius will wear the inside centre jersey.

There are a further three changes on the bench in the form of Ali Vermaak, Ben-Jason Dixon and Sergeal Petersen.

"We have been pleased with our results recently, but we know there is still much we can improve in our game and hopefully we can show take another step forward on Saturday," said Dobson.

"It is another great opportunity for us to play in front of our faithful supporters and we are expecting a real test from the Ospreys, who have a number of Test players in their ranks," he said.

Kick off is at 18:15.

Stormers

15 Damian Willemse, 14 Seabelo Senatla, 13 Ruhan Nel, 12 Rikus Pretorius, 11 Leolin Zas, 10 Manie Libbok, 9 Paul de Wet, 8 Evan Roos, 7 Hacjivah Dayimani, 6 Junior Pokomela, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Adre Smith, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Chad Solomon, 1 Steven Kitshoff (captain)

Substitues: 16 JJ Kotze, 17 Ali Vermaak, 18 Neethling Fouche, 19 Connor Evans, 20 Deon Fourie, 21 Ben-Jason Dixon, 22 Herschel Jantjies, 23 Sergeal Petersen

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