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The Stormers could suffer a massive blow ahead of their Super Rugby clash against the Cheetahs as Dewaldt Duvenhage is now in doubt for the match.

Duvenage injured his ankle against the Brumbies in Canberra a few weeks ago and was sent home to recover.

The scrum half came off the bench last weekend against the Bulls but has missed several Stormers training sessions this week.

Stormers coach Allister Coetzee said that pulling Duvenage out of training was done as a precautionary measure but is appears that his participation in the match is in doubt.

Ricky Januarie is out injured this week so the Stormers named Louis Schreuder on the bench.

Schreuder flew with the team to Australia but has not started a Super Rugby match and if he is forced to do so this weekend it would not be ideal as Sarel Pretorius is one of the form players on Super Rugby currently.

Coach Coetzee has played down the doubt over Duvenage and is hopeful that he will start the match.

“Dewaldt was a bit stiff on Wednesday. But I am positive that he could make it for Saturday, ” Coetzee said.

“He is just tight around the quad muscle and because of the treatment he has received I am just being cautious as he could aggravate his condition if he runs in the wet,” said Coetzee.

If the Stormers beat the Cheetahs they will earn a bye for next week as the first and second placed team miss the first round of play off’s.


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