Taute to start for Stormers

Jaco Taute will wear the Stormers No 15 jersey against the Hurricanes at Newlands on Friday night.

Taute’s return sees Gio Aplon moved to the left wing, with Damian de Allende coming into inside centre and captain Jean de Villiers shifting to outside centre. Last week's midfield starter Michael van der Spuy falls out of the match-day 23 altogether. 

Schalk Burger has also been passed fit after overcoming a groin strain picked up in the match against the Lions last weekend.

Stormers – 15 Jaco Taute, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Jean de Villiers (c), 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Gio Aplon, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Schalk Burger, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 Manuel Carizza, 4 Rynhardt Elstadt, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Steven Kitshoff.
Subs: 16 Deon Fourie, 17 Oliver Kebble, 18 Pat Cilliers, 19 Michael Rhodes, 20 Nizaam Carr, 21 Nic Groom, 22 Kurt Coleman, 23 Ryno Eksteen.

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