Rebels change two for Stormers
13 Jul 2012
Loosehead prop Rodney Blake and No 8 Gareth Delve return to the Rebels’ starting line-up for their last game against the Stormers in Cape Town.
Blake comes in for front rower Nic Henderson, who falls out of the match 22. Delve’s inclusion sees a shuffle in the loose trio, with flanker Luke Jones dropping out.
Hooker Adam Freier, who played his 104th Super Rugby game off the bench against the Lions last week, announced his retirement during the week. Luke Holmes will provide cover among the reserves.
It will also be skipper and former Wallabies centre Stirling Mortlock’s last appearance as he will retire at the end of the season.
Rebels – 15 Julian Huxley, 14 Mark Gerrard, 13 Mitch Inman, 12 Stirling Mortlock (c), 11 Cooper Vuna/Lachlan Mitchell, 10 James Hilgendorf, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Gareth Delve, 7 Hugh Perret, 6 Tim Davidson, 5 Hugh Pyle, 4 Cadeyrn Neville, 3 Jono Owen, 2 Ged Robinson, 1 Rodney Blake.
Subs: 16 Luke Holmes, 17 Paul Alo-Emile, 18 Al Campbell, 19 Ryan Hodson, 20 Nic Stirzaker, 21 Cooper Vuna/Lachlan Mitchell, 22 Richard Kingi.