Warrick Gelant, Deon Fourie and Juan de Jongh have all been named in the match-day squad for the Stormers in the top-of-the-table clash with Leinster in Cape Town on Saturday evening.
There are three changes to the Stormers starting lineup to face Leinster in a table-topping Vodacom United Rugby Championship matchup at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.
The home side will be looking to make it eight consecutive home wins when they take on the eight-time champions at 6:15pm on Saturday.
Warrick Gelant starts at fullback, with Damian Willemse shifting to inside centre in place of Rikus Pretorius, who is ruled out due to a concussion.
Deon Fourie returns from injury to take his place on the side of the scrum while, in the only other change to the starting XV, JJ Kotze replaces the injured Scarra Ntubeni at hooker, with Wilmar Arnoldi set to make his Stormers debut from the replacements bench.
Also among the subs, is experienced centre Juan de Jongh, who is one of four players in the match-day squad with over 100 Stormers caps.
Stormers head coach John Dobson said his team are looking forward to testing themselves against the log leaders.
“This should be a great occasion for a number of reasons, with the top- two teams in the standings taking each other on at Cape Town Stadium.
“This is a crucial game for both teams with the playoffs getting closer and we are expecting an intense game.
“We know Leinster’s pedigree and saw how competitive they were last week, so we are looking forward to measuring ourselves against them.
“We will have to be accurate and clinical in all that we do for the full 80 minutes, which is a challenge that the team is embracing,” he said.
Stormers – 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Seabelo Senatla, 13 Ruhan Nel, 12 Damian Willemse, 11 Leolin Zas, 10 Manie Libbok, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Evan Roos, 7 Hacjivah Dayimani, 6 Deon Fourie, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Adre Smith, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 JJ Kotze, 1 Steven Kitshoff (c).
Subs: 16 Wilmar Arnoldi, 17 Brok Harris, 18 Neethling Fouche, 19 Salmaan Moerat, 20 Junior Pokomela, 21 Ben-Jason Dixon, 22 Paul de Wet, 23 Juan de Jongh.