Chiefs bring in a few All Blacks for Stormers clash
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Chiefs head coach Colin Cooper has made a few changes to his starting XV for their Super Rugby Round 13 clash against the Stormers at Newlands on Saturday.
In the backline, All Blacks scrumhalf Brad Weber will start ahead of Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi. Both Weber and Anton Lienert-Brown will start in their 50th games for the Chiefs.
Johnny Faauli returns to the side in the midfield, and the exciting Shaun Stevenson comes back from an injury sustained against the Blues in the second round. Stevenson will start on the bench.
In the pack, All Blacks Nathan Harris and Brodie Retallick will start in the tight five.
In the back row, Tyler Ardron will start at No.8 with Liam Messam and Luke Jacobson on the flanks.
Sam Cane is rested at home with an abdominal strain
Chiefs: 15 Charlie Ngatai (captain), 14 Toni Pulu, 13 Anton Lienert-Brown, 12 Johnny Faauli, 11 Solomon Alaimalo, 10 Damian McKenzie, 9 Brad Weber, 8 Tyler Ardron, 7 Liam Messam, 6 Luke Jacobson, 5 Michael Allardice, 4 Brodie Retallick, 3 Angus Ta'avao, 2 Nathan Harris, 1 Karl Tu'inukuafe.
Replacements: 16 Liam Polwart, 17 Sam Prattley, 18 Jeff Thwaites, 19 Jesse Parete, 20 Pita Gus Sowakula, 21 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 22 Marty McKenzie, 23 Shaun Stevenson.
Date: Saturday, May 12
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
Kick-off: 15.05 (13.05 GMT; 01.05 NZ time Sunday, May 13)
Referee: Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Nick Briant (New Zealand), Quinton Immelman (South Africa)
TMO: Willie Vos (South Africa)