3 Apr 2012

Stormers skipper to miss four-week Super tour

7:31 am on 3 April 2012

The competition-leading Stormers will be without their captain and flanker Schalk Burger on their four-week tour Down Under.

Burger hasn't played since injuring his knee in the opening round of Super rugby in February and coach Allister Coetzee didn't want to risk recalling him too soon.

Centre Jean de Villiers will continue to deputise for Burger.

The Stormers face the Highlanders on Saturday in a top-of-the-table clash, followed by the Crusaders, the defending champions Queensland and Western Force.