Notshe, Vermaak start for Stormers

The Stormers have made two injury-enforced changes to their starting lineup for Saturday's clash with the Force in Perth.

Sikhumbuzo Notshe replaces Nizaam Carr on the flank, while Alistair Vermaak starts at loosehead prop in place of Oli Kebble, who is sidelined with a knee injury.

As a result, prop Wilco Louw and utility back Huw Jones come on to the bench, which features five forwards and three backs.

Stormers coach Robbie Fleck said he wanted to see his team build on their 57-31 victory against the Rebels and finish their Australian tour with a convincing performance.

'It is vital that we continue to build momentum as a team, so our focus is on making another step up and making it two wins from two games on our tour.'

Stormers – 15 Jaco Taute, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Daniel du Plessis, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Leolin Zas, 10 Jean-Luc du Plessis, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Schalk Burger (c), 7 Siya Kolisi, 6 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Vincent Koch, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Alistair Vermaak.
Subs: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 JP Smith, 18 Wilco Louw, 19 JD Schickerling, 20 Rynhardt Elstadt, 21 Louis Schreuder, 22 Huw Jones, 23 Scott van Breda.

Super Rugby teams (Round 16)

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