Schalk Burger has been given a starting berth for the Stormers against the Highlanders at Newlands on Saturday following an impressive cameo last week.
The destructive flanker is one of four changes from the side that did battle in Bloemfontein. Elsewhere in the forwards, Scarra Ntubeni will start in the No 2 jersey, with Allister Coetzee hoping for his bench to play a role later on.
'Players like Deon Fourie and Siya Kolisi can make a big impact for us off the bench – they're game sharp and aware of the roles they need to fill,' said the coach.
In the backline, Sailosi Tagicakibau starts on the wing, while Kurt Coleman gets another shot at flyhalf in place of the struggling Peter Grant.
Stormers – 15 Jaco Taute, 14 Damian de Allende, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Jean de Villiers (c), 11 Sailosi Tagicakibau, 10 Kurt Coleman, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Schalk Burger, 6 Nizaam Carr, 5 Michael Rhodes, 4 Ruan Botha, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Steven Kitshoff.
Subs: 16 Deon Fourie, 17 Oliver Kebble, 18 Brok Harris, 19 Jurie van Vuuren, 20 Siya Kolisi, 21 Louis Schreuder, 22 Peter Grant, 23 Kobus van Wyk.
Highlanders – 15 Ben Smith, 14 Richard Buckman, 13 Malakai Fekitoa, 12 Shaun Treeby, 11 Trent Renata, 10 Liam Sopoaga, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Nasi Mani, 7 John Hardie, 6 Elliot Dixon, 5 Josh Bekhuis, 4 Joe Wheeler, 3 Chris King, 2 Liam Coltman, 1 Kane Hames.
Subs: 16 Brayden Mitchell, 17 Matías Díaz, 18 Ma'afu Fia, 19 Jarrad Hoeata, 20 Shane Christie, 21 Fumiaki Tanaka, 22 Jason Emery, 23 Phil Burleigh.
Photo: Gallo Images