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May 18, 2017
Hier Kom’ie Bokke

SPRINGBOK: Etzebeth

Fleck calls up the Green and Gold for Blues

Robbie Fleck has pakked his Stormers span dik with Springboks ahead of their clash against the Blues at Newlands tomorrow (7pm).

Tight-five trio Frans Malherbe, Eben Etzebeth and Pieter-Steph du Toit come back to boost the team, while centre Damian de Allende is on the bench for the first time this year.

Also a familiar feature in the Green and Gold, Blitzbok superstar winger Seabelo Senatla will start for Fleckie’s manne.

After conceding 24 tries in their last three matches against Kiwi teams, the coach knows his manne will have to defend better against the likes of Sonny Bill Williams and the Ioane brothers Reiko and Akira.

Fleck warns: “If we look at the Blues, they have a lot of players will a lot of X-factor so we have to be sharp defensively to contain them.

“Defence is not a stand-alone thing. And it’s got a lot to do with turnovers. I’m not saying our defence is perfect and we have been focusing on it for the last three weeks.

“I say it with respect. We don’t want to dig too deep and we need more line speed in the defence.

“We can’t go back to drifting. We have to change our defence.”

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