Auckland – Ross Skeate will start at lock when the Stormers take on the Blues in their Super 14 rugby clash at Eden Park, Auckland, on Saturday. Skeate replaces giant Andries Bekker who moves to the bench.
Former All Black flyhalf, Tony Brown, has joined the team and will be on the bench. Kick-off is at 06:30, South African time.
Stormers team: Conrad Jantjes; Tonderai Chavhanga, Gcobani Bobo, Jean De Villiers (c), Sireli Naqelevuki; Peter Grant, Ricky Januarie; Luke Watson, Francois Louw, Schalk Burger, Ross Skeate, Adriaan Fondse, Brian Mujati, Schalk Brits, JD Moller. Reserves – Deon Fourie, Brok Harris, Andries Bekker, Robbie Diack, Conrad Hoffmann, Gio Aplon, Tony Brown.