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NEWS: Junior Pokomela to make Stormers debut against Dragons in URC

The Stormers have handed Junior Pokomela his debut in Friday’s URC encounter with the Dragons in Newport.

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The Stormers have handed Junior Pokomela his debut in Friday's URC encounter with the Dragons in Newport.

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The Capetonians’ four-match overseas tour comes to an end against the Welsh outfit at Rodney Parade, with the match kicking off at 20:35 SA time.

Cheetahs loanee Pokomela’s inclusion is the only change amongst the forward pack from the side that drew 20-20 with Edinburgh last week.

The backline sees a number of changes, though – five in all – with the fit-again halfback pairing of Stefan Ungerer and Manie Libbok back at No 9 and No 10 respectively, along with centres Dan du Plessis and Ruhan Nel and winger Leolin Zas, who all featured against Munster two weeks ago.

“We have been competitive in every game on this tour and we want to end it with our best performance yet,” said Stormers coach John Dobson.

“We know it will take 80 minutes of accurate execution against a tough Dragons side, but the team is excited to give it a full crack.

“We have some talented players coming in this week and we are looking forward to seeing what they can do out there.”

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Stormers

15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Leolin Zas, 13 Ruhan Nel, 12 Dan du Plessis, 11 Edwill van der Merwe, 10 Manie Libbok, 9 Stefan Ungerer, 8 Evan Roos, 7 Willie Engelbrecht, 6 Junior Pokomela, 5 Salmaan Moerat (captain), 4 Ernst van Rhyn, 3 Neethling Fouche, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Brok Harris

Substitutes: 16 JJ Kotze, 17 Kwenzo Blose, 18 Sazi Sandi, 19 Justin Basson, 20 Marcel Theunissen, 21 Paul de Wet, 22 Tim Swiel, 23 Juan de Jongh

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