Wow, now this is going to be a big game.
For the Stormers, it represents a brilliant opportunity to cement themselves at the top of the log and also repeat their best-ever performance of three wins on tour. Win this game and one would feel that the Cape side are firmly on track for a semi-final – and probably a home one at that.
The Reds, though, have shown this year that they are real contenders and in beating the Bulls last week, catapulted themselves right into the semi-final reckoning. They’ll know that letting the Stormers leave Brisbane with a win will mean a serious blow to their own title hopes.
Ref: Chris Pollock (New Zealand)
ARs: Ian Smith (Australia), Simon Moore (Australia)
TMO: George Ayoub (Australia)
Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Kick-off: 11:40 SA Time, 10:40 BST
Reds: 15 Peter Hynes, 14 Brando Va’aulu, 13 Will Chambers, 12 Anthony Faingaa, 11 Digby Ioane, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Will Genia (captain), 8 Leroy Houston, 7 Daniel Braid, 6 Scott Higginbotham, 5 Adam Byrnes, 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Laurie Weeks, 2 Saia Faingaa, 1 Ben Daley.
Replacements: 16 Sean Hardman, 17 Greg Holmes, 18 Jack Kennedy, 19 Ezra Taylor, 20 Jake Schatz, 21 Ben Lucas, 22 Luke Morahan.
Stormers: 15 Gio Aplon, 14 Sireli Naqelevuki, 13 Jaque Fourie, 12 Juan de Jongh, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Peter Grant, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 François Louw, 6 Schalk Burger (captain), 5 Andries Bekker, 4 Adriaan Fondse, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Tiaan Liebenberg, 1 JC Kritzinger.
Replacements: 16 Deon Fourie, 17 JD Moller, 18 Anton van Zyl, 19 Pieter Louw, 20 Ricky Januarie, 21 Willem de Waal, 22 Tim Whitehead.