Siya Kolisi, Pieter-Steph du Toit and Damian de Allende have returned to the Stormers’ starting lineup for Saturday’s match against the Crusaders at Newlands.
Kolisi and Du Toit sat out the Stormers’ previous game against the Jaguares, while De Allende was on the bench. But the trio have all been included in the run-on XV to front the Crusaders.
In one of three changes to the backline, De Allende comes in for the benched Dan Kriel. Meanwhile wing Seabelo Senatla takes over from the injured Sergeal Petersen, and Josh Stander replaces Jean-Luc du Plesssis at flyhalf.
In the forward pack, Kolisi and Du Toit are on the flanks with Jaco Coetzee at the back of the scrum, while Cobus Wiese starts in the second row next to Eben Etzebeth.
The only front row change comes on the replacements bench, with the experienced Frans Malherbe set to provide an impact in the second half.
Stormers – 15 Damian Willemse, 14 Seabelo Senatla, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Dillyn Leyds, 10 Josh Stander, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Jaco Coetzee, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Siya Kolisi (c), 5 Cobus Wiese, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Steven Kitshoff.
Subs: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Frans Malherbe, 19 Kobus van Dyk, 20 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 21 Justin Phillips, 22 Jean-Luc du Plessis, 23 Dan Kriel.
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