Groom, Van Wyk start for Stormers

The Stormers have made two changes to their backline for Saturday's clash against the Brumbies at Newlands.

Scrumhalf Jano Vermaak is battling with a neck injury and replaced by Nic Groom, while Kobus van Wyk returns from an ankle strain to start on the right wing, with Leolin Zas dropping to the bench.

Coach Robbie Fleck has selected an unchanged forward pack from last weekend's loss to the Sharks, and said there was still a good energy in the team camp.

'I have been encouraged by the positive intent our players have shown so far, and this is another great opportunity to test ourselves against a strong team. We are developing as a team, and hope to take another step forward in what will be another great battle at Newlands.'

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

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