Groom back at No 9 for Stormers

The Stormers have made four changes to their starting lineup for Saturday's encounter against the Lions.

In the only change to the backline, scrumhalf Nic Groom returns from a minor knee injury to start at No 9, with Louis Schreuder dropping to the bench.

Among the forwards, hooker Bongi Mbonambi replaces the injured Scarra Ntubeni, while loosehead prop JC Janse van Rensburg trades places with Oli Kebble.

In a final rotational change, Nizaam Carr takes over from Siya Kolisi at openside flank.

Stormers – 15 Cheslin Kolbe, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Johnny Kotze, 12 Juan de Jongh (c), 11 Leolin Zas, 10 Jean-Luc du Plessis, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Schalk Burger, 7 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 6 Nizaam Carr, 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 JD Schickerling, 3 Vincent Koch, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg.
Subs: 16 Mike Willemse, 17 Oli Kebble, 18 Frans Malherbe (c), 19 Rynhardt Elstadt, 20 Siya Kolisi, 21 Louis Schreuder, 22 Damian de Allende, 23 Huw Jones.

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