Bekker back for Stormers

Erasmus makes just one change to his XV to face Western Force

Last Updated: 27/03/08 11:24am

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Bekker: In action earlier in the season

Bekker: In action earlier in the season

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Stormers coach Rassie Erasmus has made just one change to his starting XV for their Super 14 match against the Force at Subiaco Oval on Friday.

Andries Bekker comes in at lock for Adriaan Fondse who moves to the bench.

Hooker Tiaan Liebenberg flew out from Cape Town on Tuesday to re-join the side after recovering from a thigh injury and replaces Deon Fourie on the sidelines.

Erasmus has given Peter Grant, who retains his place at fly-half, a vote of confidence which sees former All Black import Tony Brown remain on the bench.

The Stormers came desperately close to recording a third consecutive win last time out but were denied by the Blues in dying minutes of a nail-biting game which saw the home side win 17-14.

Stormers: 15 Conrad Jantjes, 14 Tonderai Chavhanga, 13 Gcobani Bobo, 12 Jean de Villiers (c), 11 Sireli Naqelevuki, 10 Peter Grant, 9 Ricky Januarie, 8 Luke Watson, 7 Francois Louw, 6 Schalk Burger, 5 Andries Bekker, 4 Ross Skeate, 3 Brian Mujati, 2 Schalk Brits, 1 JD Moller.
Replacements: 16 Tiaan Liebenberg, 17 Brock Harris, 18 Adriaan Fondse,19 Robbie Diack, 20 Conrad Hoffmann, 21 Tony Brown, 22 Gio Aplon.

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