Stormers have to do it without blunt force of Evan Roos against Warriors

The loss of backrower Evan Roos’ blunt force has been offset with the inclusion of Warrick Gelant’s sharp, surgical presence at the back for the Stormers in their United Rugby Championship (URC) quarterfinal against Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun Stadium on Saturday.

Roos suffered a concussion in training this week and makes way for Willie Engelbrecht in the No 6 jersey.

With Gelant back at fullback, Sacha Feinberg-Mngomezulu takes the No 12 jersey with Dan du Plessis as midfield partner.

Ben Loader is on the left-wing while last week’s front row bench of Brok Harris, Joseph Dweba and Frans Malherbe are starters in Glasgow.

Stormers director of rugby John Dobson kept his chin up despite the loss of the influential Roos.

“We know that it will take a top performance to stay alive in this competition and that is a challenge we have embraced. We will have to do it without a number of our front-line players due to injuries, but it is testament to the depth we have built and the quality of our squad that there is plenty of belief.

“Despite having almost a full team ruled out, we have built up some good momentum heading into the play-offs. This is our first URC play-off match away from home after playing

…. to be continued
Read full article at the Original Source
Copyright for syndicated content belongs to the linked Source : –