Stormers shift Grant to 15

Peter Grant will start at fullback and Demetri Catrakilis at flyhalf when the Stormers battle the Lions this Saturday.

Catrakilis replaces Grant at No 10, and will be partnered by Nic Groom in the halfbacks. Grant's move to No 15 sees Jaco Taute dropping to the bench.

Captain Jean de Villiers returns to the starting side at No 12, a move that forces Damian de Allende to shift to the wing.

Bok prop Pat Cilliers has recovered from injury and has been included on the bench. Winger Devon Williams is also among the reserves and could make his Super Rugby debut this Saturday.

Flank Schalk Burger and winger Cheslin Kolbe both failed their respective fitness tests and will not be available for this week's match.

Stormers – 15 Peter Grant, 14 Damian de Allende, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Jean de Villiers (c), 11 Sailosi Tagicakibau, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Siya Kolisi, 6 Nizaam Carr, 5 Michael Rhodes, 4 Ruan Botha, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Deon Fourie, 1 Steven Kitshoff.
Subs: 16 Stephan Coetzee, 17 Pat Cilliers, 18 Brok Harris, 19 Jurie van Vuuren, 20 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 21 Louis Schreuder, 22 Devon Williams, 23 Jaco Taute.

Photo: Marty Melville/AFP

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