KRAP SY KOP: Robbie Fleck

Rugby fans have been starved of local action for a good few months now.

But on Saturday the Super Rugby season kicks off when the Stormers host the Jaguares at Newlands at 3.05pm.

Even before the start of the new campaign, Stormers coach Robbie Fleck would have had his hands in his hair.

Scheduled to announce his first side of the new season on Thursday, Fleck would have had some selection headaches.

With Eben Etzebeth and Pieter-Steph du Toit ruled out because of injury, there will be a brand new lock pairing.

Fleck’s biggest decision here would be to either bring in rookie Salmaan Moerat or stick to Currie Cup duo JD Schickerling and Chris van Zyl.

It is the back three, however, that would have given him a reason to stress.

With regular fullback SP Marais still recovering from a toe injury, there is a possibility that last year’s right wing Dillyn Leyds will take up the No.15 jersey.

Fleck can also opt to play new signing Sergeal Petersen at the back of the line.

Either way, it will leave him with three frontline speedsters fighting for two positions - Leyds or Petersen doing battle with Raymond Rhule and Seabelo Senatla for starts out wide.

VERSATILE: Dillyn Leyds

The Stormers have added depth to their squad with the signings of Rhule, Petersen and the versatile JJ Engelbrecht.

But with depth comes the responsibility of keeping everyone happy.

And that will be one of Fleck’s biggest challenges heading into the new season.

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