Triple blow for Stormers

The Stormers have confirmed Tonderai Chavhanga, Nick Koster and Deon Fourie will not travel with the side to Australasia.

Team spokesman Frikkie Erasmus told keo.co.za on Sunday Koster and Fourie are out for the entire tour with knee injuries. The good news for the Stormers is Conrad Jantjes is fit and may be brought into the mix on the wing with Percy Montgomery retaining his place at fullback. Schalk Ferreira is likely to cover Schalk Brits at hooker.

Chavhanga injured his hamstring in Saturday’s match against the Lions and is out for two to three weeks. The Springbok winger may link up with the Stormers when they head to Australia to play the Waratahs.

Coach Rassie Erasmus will announce his 26-man touring squad in the coming week.

By Jon Cardinelli