Tim Whitehead will start at inside centre for the Stormers against the Cheetahs at Newlands this Saturday.
Coach Allister Coetzee has chosen not to play a safe no risk approach with Willem De Waal at flyhalf and has instead kept his halfback pairing of Dewaldt Duvenage and Peter Grant.
After a welcome return to form Fijian flyer Sireli Naqelivuki gets rotated to the bench for the slick and destructive Gio Aplon, another sign that the Stormers are looking to play a very attacking game.
The pack remains unchanged from last weeks demolition of the Hurricanes.
Stormers match 22:
15 Joe Pietersen, 14 Gio Aplon, 13 Jaque Fourie, 12 Tim Whitehead, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Peter Grant, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Francois Louw, 6 Schalk Burger (c), 5 Andries Bekker, 4 Anton van Zyl, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Tiaan Liebenberg, 1 Wicus Blaauw.
Subs: 16 Deon Fourie, 17 JC Kritzinger, 18 De Kock Steenkamp, 19 Pieter Louw, 20 Ricky Januarie, 21 Willem de Waal, 22 Sireli Naqelevuki.