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Wilco Louw set to earn 50th Stormers cap against Jaguares

Wilco Louw set to earn 50th Stormers cap against Jaguares - Sports Leo

The Stormers have made four changes for an encounter with the Jaguares – which kicks off at 3.05 pm in Cape Town on Saturday – with Springbok tighthead prop Wilco Louw set to earn his 50th Super Rugby cap off the bench.

Fellow Springbok tighthead Frans Malherbe and JD Schickerling (lock) both come into the starting line-up after playing off the bench last week in Johannesburg, while Jaco Coetzee (flank) and Bok scrumhalf Herschel Jantjies return from minor injuries.

The Stormers will be looking to make it four straight wins this season in the clash with the Jaguares, who played in the Super Rugby Final last year.

Each of the last five encounters between these two sides has been won by the home team on the day, with the Argentinean squad picking up two wins in the last three meetings.

The Jaguares have also managed to win their last five games in a row against South African opposition and they will again offer a very formidable challenge in Cape Town.

Stormers coach John Dobson said that his team want to raise their standards this week in what should be a tough examination at Newlands: “We have managed to keep some settled combinations and we would like to see the result of that out on the pitch on Saturday with a clinical performance.”

Stormers team: 15 Dillyn Leyds, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Ruhan Nel, 12 Jamie Roberts, 11 Seabelo Senatla, 10 Damian Willemse, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Juarno Augustus, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Jaco Coetzee, 5 JD Schickerling, 4 Salmaan Moerat, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Steven Kitshoff (captain).

Replacements: 16 Chad Solomon, 17 Ali Vermaak, 18 Wilco Louw, 19 Chris van Zyl, 20 Johan du Toit, 21 Ernst van Rhyn, 22 Godlen Masimla, 23 Jean-Luc du Plessis.

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