A Stormers side that has shown great resolve and defensive grit in their last two performances will be without centre Juan de Jongh and fullback Jaco Taute this weekend.
Also out for one of their most challenging fixtures of the rugby calendar are Eben Etzebeth, Michael Rhodes, Scarra Ntubeni and Schalk Burger.
Having dropped 9 log points thus far the Stormers can ill afford anything other than a win against the form New Zealand side. Stats indicate that to win the Super Rugby tournament requires finishing in the top two spots on the log which can only be achieved by losing 4 or less log matches.
The available players have a lot on their shoulders but should have full confidence in Coetzee’s game plan considering the depth of their squad and the fact that they will be playing at the fortress that is Newlands,
Clash of the weekend? We think so.