Gas Man running on empty

Gus the Gas Man Theron has been excluded from the Stormers 28-man touring squad for the overseas leg of their Vodacom Super 14 campaign.

Theron is one of two Stormers who have actively participated in the competition thus far who have been left out by coach Kobus van der Merwe. The other is Griquas import Attie Winter.

Joe van Niekerk is in the final stages of his injury rehab and is expected to be fit for the clash with the Force in Perth.

The only surprising inclusion is that of U21 prop Schalk Ferreira, who has exclusively played Vodacom Cup rugby this season.

There is still no sign of Jaco van der Westhuyzen, although the Bok flyhalf may join the Cape side at any time if he does eventually join them.

STORMERS TOURING SQUAD

Andrews Eddie
Badenhorst Adri
Barry De Wet
Bekker Andries
Benjamin Rayno
Booi Chumani
Britz Gerrie
Brits Schalk
Burger Schalk
Chavhanga Tonderai
Conradie Bolla
De Kock Neil
De Villiers Jean
Edmonds Huia
Eksteen Henk
Ferreira Schalk
Fullard Neil
Grant Peter
Joubert Marius
Melck Justin
Moller JD
Nokwe Jongi
Olivier Naas
Pietersen Joe
Shimange Hanyani
Skeate Ross
Van Niekerk Joe
Watson Luke