Match Preview: DHL Stormers v Zebre Parma

Match Preview: DHL Stormers v Zebre Parma

The DHL Stormers are reinforced by the return of World Cup winning Springboks Manie Libbok, Damian Willemse and Deon Fourie as they look to bounce back from four straight defeats on tour in Europe.

Key ball carrier Evan Roos is also fit to resume duties at No 8 for the meeting with the Italian visitors at the Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch, joining breakdown ace Fourie and the athletic Hacjivah Dayimani in what looks to be a really well balanced and potent back row.

Head coach John Dobson said: “It has been a major boost to have the World Cup ‘Boks, plus a few other key players back in the mix again.

“We were very disappointed with the results on tour and this is a great opportunity for us to get some momentum going in front of our fans in Stellenbosch.”

DHL Stormers v Zebre Parma

Danie Craven Stadium, Stellenbosch  – KO 17.15 IRE & UK / 18.15 ITA / 19.15 SA

Referee: Eoghan Cross (IRFU, 11th league game)

AR 1: Christopher Allison (SARU) AR 2: Paul Mente (SARU)

TMO: Frank Murphy (IRFU)

Live on: SuperSport, Viaplay, Premier Sports, Flo Rugby &


DHL Stormers: Warrick Gelant, Courtnall Skosan, Ruhan Nel, Damian Willemse, Leolin Zas, Manie Libbok, Herschel Jantjies, Kwenzo Blose, Joseph Dweba, Neethling Fouche (CAPT), Adre Smith, Ruben van Heerden, Deon Fourie, Hacjivah Dayimani, Evan Roos

Replacements: Andre-Hugo Venter, Ali Vermaak, Brok Harris, Connor Evans, Marcel Theunissen, Paul de Wet, Clayton Blommetjies, Suleiman Hartzenberg

Zebre Parma: Geronimo Prisciantelli, Jacopo Trulla, Luca Morisi, Enrico Lucchin, Simone Gesi, Giovanni Montemauri, Alessandro Fusco, Danilo Fischetti, Luca Bigi (CAPT), Matteo Nocera, Matteo Canali, Andrea Zambonin, Guido Volpi, Bautista Stavile, Taina Fox-Matamua

ReplacementsGiampietro Ribaldi, Luca Rizzoli, Muhamed Hasa, Leonard Krumov, Giovanni Licata, Thomas Dominguez, Franco Smith Jr, Lorenzo Pani

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