Schickerling, Scarra start for Stormers

Young lock JD Schickerling will make his Stormers starting debut in Saturday's clash against the Jaguares in Buenos Aires.

Coach Robbie Fleck has made three changes and a positional switch to the forward pack, while there is one injury-enforced change to the backline.

Schickerling takes over from Pieter-Steph du Toit in the second row, while hooker Scarra Ntubeni will make his first start of the season as a replacement for Bongi Mbonambi. In the final change to the pack, flank Sikhumbuzo Notshe comes back into the starting lineup, with experienced Schalk Burger dropping to the bench and Nizaam Carr shifting back to No 8. 

In the backline, Leolin Zas gets another opportunity to start after Dillyn Leyds suffered a knee injury in training on Tuesday, which means that Huw Jones comes back into the match-day squad.

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

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