Lock Adriaan Fondse should be ready by the
second week of the Super 14 competition and Emerging Springbok
centre Morgan Newman should be ready by the end of January or early
February after a sooner than expected recovery.
The news on Conrad Jantjes is as expected. The Springbok
fullback still needs a further four to six weeks as does loose
forward cum wing Nick Koster. Centre Dylan des Fountain will take
another two to three weeks before he is ready but should be fit
enough to be considered for the first match, against the Lions in
Johannesburg, on February 13.
The Stormers, with three warm-up matches, should be
well-prepared when they run out against the Lions. They play the
Western Force from Perth at Newlands on January 23 and follow that
up with a match against the Sharks on January 29, also at Newlands.
The Boland Cavaliers are next on their list when they play their
franchise partner in the new Cape Town Stadium on February 6.