Springbok prop Steven Kitshoff is one of three players who will make their first start of the season when the Stormers host the Jaguares on Friday.
Along with fit-again Kitshoff, Scarra Ntubeni and Juarno Augustus all come into the starting forward pack, while Cobus Wiese will also make his return from injury off the bench.
In the only change to the backline from the Stormers’ last match, Dillyn Leyds comes in at fullback, with Damian Willemse falling to the bench.
‘We are looking forward to being back at Newlands for what will be a tough match against the Jaguares on Friday,’ coach Robbie Fleck commented.
‘The players are focused on raising our standards further as we look to keep building and creating momentum.’
Stormers –15 Dillyn Leyds, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Dan du Plessis, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 SP Marais, 10 Jean-Luc du Plessis, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Juarno Augustus, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Siya Kolisi (c), 5 JD Schickerling, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Steven Kitshoff.
Subs: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Wilco Louw, 19 Cobus Wiese, 20 Jaco Coetzee, 21 Justin Phillips, 22 Ruhan Nel, 23 Damian Willemse.
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