100-up for DHL Stormers' Grant
May 14, 2014
Peter Grant will start at flyhalf for the DHL Stormers - against the Force at DHL Newlands on Saturday (kick-off 17h05) - in what will be his 100th match for the Vodacom Super Rugby franchise.

Grant moves from inside centre to the No.10 shirt in one of five changes to the starting line-up that went down 12-28 to the Bulls in Pretoria last weekend and will become just the third-ever DHL Stormers Super Rugby centurion.

Grant follows in the footsteps of Andries Bekker (105) and Jean de Villiers (104) in playing 100 matches for the DHL Stormers, having first played for Western Province in 2004 and making his Stormers debut in 2006.

With Grant set to join the '100-Club', prop Brok Harris will make his 200th appearance for Western Province Rugby on Saturday - having amassed 92 DHL Stormers caps and making another 107 appearances for Western Province. Harris made his WP debut in 2006 and his Super Rugby debut for the Stormers in 2007.

Grant's shift from No.12 to No.10 is one of two positional changes to the starting line-up this weekend - the other seeing Damian de Allende move from the right-wing to inside centre.

Other changes to the starting line-up to face the Force this week see the return - from injury - of lock Michael Rhodes and winger Kobus van Wyk, whilst Deon Fourie will start at hooker in place of the injured Scarra Ntubeni.

Rhodes replaces debutant Jean Kleyn in the No.4 shirt, whilst Van Wyk's return in the No.14 jersey has allowed De Allende to move back into the midfield against the in-form Australian franchise.

Kleyn, meanwhile, drops to the bench this week, where he is joined by flyhalf Kurt Coleman who started against the Highlanders and the Bulls.

Hooker Stephan Coetzee, prop Martin Dreyer, loose forward Siya Kolisi, scrumhalf Dylon Frylinck and utility back Michael van der Spuy make up the remainder of the bench, with Frylinck still on debut should he get a run this week.

The DHL Stormers team is: 15. Jaco Taute 14. Kobus van Wyk 13. Juan de Jongh 12. Damian de Allende 11. Cheslin Kolbe 10. Peter Grant 9. Nic Groom 8. Duane Vermeulen (vice-captain) 7. Schalk Burger (captain) 6. Nizaam Carr 5. Ruan Botha 4. Michael Rhodes 3. Pat Cilliers 2. Deon Fourie 1. Brok Harris. Replacements: 16. Stephan Coetzee 17. Alistair Vermaak 18. Martin Dreyer 19. Jean Kleyn 20. Siya Kolisi 21. Dylon Frylinck 22. Kurt Coleman 23. Michael van der Spuy.

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