Rassie Erasmus has brought in a direct replacement for the suspended Schalk Burger.
Previous speculation was that Erasmus might shift Luke Watson around to the side of the scrum and bring in Robbie Diack at no 8. Diack has indeed come into the squad, but he will be wearing the number 19 jersey with youngster Pieter Myburgh coming straight into the starting lineup at 6.
The rest of the team remains unchanged, with both JD Moller and Gcobani Bobo cleared to play, despite injury fears earlier in the week. Lock Francois van der Merwe drops out of the 22 to make way for Diack in the only other change.
Burger, meanwhile, has seen the light (or maybe watched the replay) and issued a formal apology to Willie Roos, after the former’s unsportsmanlike conduct saw him banned for two weeks. From the apology, I think we can deduce that the Stormers have decided not to appeal against the original verdict, possibly since they know full-well how lighlty Burger actually got off!
Here is the Stormers team:
15 Jantjes, 14 Chavhanga, 13 Bobo, 12 de Villiers (capt), 11 Naqelevuki, 10 Grant, 9 Januarie, 8 Watson, 7 Louw, 6 Myburgh, 5 Bekker, 4 Fondse, 3 Mujati, 2 Liebenberg, 1 Moller
16 Brits, 17 Harris, 18 Skeate, 19 Diack, 20 Conradie, 21 Aplon, 22 des FountainTweet