Scarra to start for Stormers

The Stormers have made several changes to their starting XV for Saturday's clash against the Sunwolves in Singapore.

In two changes to the backline that did duty in the Stormers' last match, Johnny Kotze replaces suspended Leolin Zas on the wing, while Louis Schreuder rotates with Nic Groom at scrumhalf.

Up front, hooker Scarra Ntubeni will make his first start since his return from injury, with Bongi Mbonambi set to play off the bench. Lock JD Schickerling also comes back into the starting lineup, with Rynhardt Elstadt shifting to flank alongside Siya Kolisi and Nizaam Carr, who moves to the back of the scrum.

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

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