Eben Etzebeth has returned to the Stormers’ starting lineup in one of six changes for their clash against the Jaguares in Buenos Aires on Saturday.
Etzebeth, who played from the bench against the Vodacom Bulls last weekend, will form the second-row partnership with JD Schickerling.
There are a further four changes to the pack as Cobus Wiese shifts to flank in place of the injured Pieter-Steph du Toit, while fit-again Jaco Coetzee comes in for rested captain Siya Kolisi.
Up front Wilco Louw and Bongi Mbonambi join stand-in captain Steven Kitshoff in the front row.
The only change to the backline sees Damian de Allende drop to the bench to have his game time managed. He is replaced by Dan Kriel.
Stormers – 15 Damian Willemse, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Dan Kriel, 11 Dillyn Leyds, 10 Jean-Luc du Plessis, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Kobus van Dyk, 7 Cobus Wiese, 6 Jaco Coetzee, 5 JD Schickerling, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Steven Kitshoff.
Subs: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Neethling Fouche, 19 Johan du Toit, 20 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 21 Justin Phillips, 22 Damian de Allende, 23 Seabelo Senatla.
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