Stormers ready for the Hurricanes, Jamie Roberts set to start

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The Stormers coach John Dobson has announced his team to take on the Hurricanes this Saturday in the opening round of the 2020 Super Rugby season.

Dobson has named a very strong team that includes Welsh international centre Jamie Roberts, who will make his debut after signing with the Western Cape franchise earlier in January.

The team also includes 10 capped Springboks, including 7 players who won the World Cup in 2019.

Dobson says that Roberts, who has 94 caps for his country, has fitted in really well since joining up with the team last week.

Having seen the Hurricanes’ announced side, Dobson says it is a good team on paper and they will need to be at their best.

The Stormers captain Siya Kolisi will start in the No. 8 position, and he says he is looking forward to the challenge, though it is a position he has played in the past.

The World Cup winning Springbok captain says that they are targeting a win on Saturday to get their campaign off to the best start possible.

Kolisi says he is really excited for this season with the Stormers, and they are raring to get things going on Saturday. – Report by Rob Delport