Wylie Human in for Dylan Des Fountain and Brok Harris at tighthead are the shocks in the Stormers team to play the Brumbies.
In what can only be described as a suicidal move, ace tigthhead Brian Mujati has been moved across to the other side of the scrum to make way for Harris, while Schalk Ferreira finds himself on the bench. Mujati at 3 has been the cornerstone of the Stormers pack’s success this year and one feels that Rassie Erasmus has missed a trick here.
Schalk Brits is back at hooker, with Robbie Diack in at number 8. Luke Watson moves to the side of the scrum in place of the injured Schalk Burger. Young Pieter Myburgh comes onto the bench as the loose forward replacement.
In the backs, regular halfbacks Januarie and Grant are re-united, while journeyman winger Human is named in the number 14 shirt. Des Fountain clearly did not impress the coach on the wing last weekend, so his demotion to the bench is an indication that he is no longer considered a suitable specialist out wide.
Here is the team:
15 Jantjes, 14 Human, 13 Bobo, 12 de Villiers (capt), 11 Naqelevuki, 10 Grant, 9 Januarie, 8, Diack, 7 Louw, 6 Watson, 5 Bekker, 4 Fondse, 3 Harris, 2 Brits, 1 Mujati
16 Fourie, 17 Ferreira, 18 Skeate, 19 Myburgh, 20 Conradie, 21 Brown, 22 des Fountain