Excitement is building ahead of Sunday’s kickoff Heineken Champions Cup Between encounters london irish and stormer At Brentford Community Stadium.
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tee time is 15:00 (SA time).
The Storm are currently fifth in Group B after two games, while the London Irish are 11th.
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There are four variations of the Stormers team.
There have been two changes to the forward line-up, two changes to the backline and a number of positional changes in preparation for the returning clash with Premier League sides.
Lock Connor Evans made his first start for the Storm while Junior Pokomela was on the blind side in a loose trio.
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At the back, Angelo Davies replaced the injured Lelin Zass, with a fit Ruhan Nell joining Dan Duplesis in midfield and Damien Williams at the back. .
Hooker Andre-Hugo Venter, prop Ali Vermaak, scrumhalf Stefan Ungerer and utility guard Sacha Feinberg-Mngomezulu will all get opportunities off the bench, along with utility forward Simon Miller, who will make his Storm debut if he plays.
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Head coach John Dobson says his side need to be at their best for a worthy away win.
“There aren’t many teams winning away from home in this game, so we know we’ll give it our all on Sunday.
“It’s been some hard work on the training ground this week so hopefully we’ll see the payoff on Sunday,” he said. He said.
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Substitutes: 16 Ignacio Ruiz, 17 Danilo Fecchetti, 18 Celan Parker, 19 Chunya Monga, 20 Josh Basham, 21 Chandler Kan Ning’an-South, 22-Joe Powell, 23-Michael Dykes
15. Damian Williams, 14. Suleiman Harzenberg, 13. Ruhanel, 12. Daniel Du Plessis, 11. Angelo Davis, 10. Manny Libock, 9. Paul DeWitt, 8. Hadji Wahdaimani, 7. Junior Pocomera, 6. Deon Fourie, 5. Marvin Orie, 4. Connor Evans, 3. Neethling Fouche, 2 . Joseph Dweba, 1. Steven Kitshoff (captain)
Subs: 16. Andre Venter, 17. Ali Vermark, 18. Brock Harris, 19. Simon Miller, 20. BJ Dixon, 21. Willie Engelbrecht , 22. Stefan Ungerer, 23. Sasha Feinberg-Mgomezulu