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Stormers, Waratahs unchanged for semi

20/05/2010 06:14:52 AM Comments (0)

The NSW Waratahs and the Stormers have kept faith with winning line-ups for their Super 14 semi-final this weekend.

Stormers coach Allister Coetzee named Bryan Habana and Joe Pietersen in his team on Wednesday after they returned from injury in last weekend's win over the Bulls.

Gio Aplon was also retained after he suffered a heavy blow in the opening minutes of the game.

The Waratahs, who are preparing in Durban for Saturday's match in Cape Town, have retained the team that beat the Hurricanes in the final round of group games.

Wing Lachie Turner will win his 50th Super rugby cap.

Kurtley Beale and Drew Mitchell, who scored two tries each against the Hurricanes, were also in the backline.


Waratahs: Kurtley Beale, Lachie Turner, Rob Horne, Tom Carter, Drew Mitchell, Berrick Barnes, Luke Burgess; Dan Palmer, Tatafu Polota-Nau, Al Baxter, Dean Mumm, Kane Douglas, Patrick McCutcheon, Phil Waugh (capt), Ben Mowen. Res: Damien Fitzpatrick, Jeremy Tilse, Chris Thomson, Dave Dennis, Josh Holmes, Daniel Halangahu, Rory Sidey.

Stormers: Joe Pietersen, Gio Aplon, Jaque Fourie, Juan de Jongh, Bryan Habana, Peter Grant, Dewaldt Duvenage; Wicus Blaauw, Tiaan Liebenberg, Brok Harris, Adriaan Fondse, Andries Bekker, Schalk Burger (capt), Francois Louw, Duane Vermeulen. Res: Deon Fourie, Eusebio Guinazu, Anton Van Zyl, Pieter Louw, Ricky Januarie, Willem De Waal, Tim Whitehead.

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