Our final Saturday match takes us down to Newlands, where the injury ravaged Stormers take on the Waratahs, who start their two week tour in Cape Town before moving inland to Bloemfontein.
The Stormers are have selected new import Jebb Sinclair to start his first match, after making his debut early in the match last weekend, replacing the injured Nizaam Carr, while Don Armand is the only loose forward cover on the bench. The Stormers have to beat the Waratahs in order to stay in touch with the Bulls, who currently head up the SA conference, as well as the overall log.
The Waratahs do not really have anything to play for at this stage, except maybe a little pride as they are bobbing in mid table, neither coming nor going. They welcome back to the starting line up the impressive Bernard Foley, while Sarel Pretorius drops to the bench, being replaced by livewire Brendan McKibbin.
Stormers: 15. Joe Pietersen, 14. Gio Aplon, 13. Juan de Jongh, 12. Jean de Villiers (captain), 11. Bryan Habana, 10. Peter Grant, 9. Dewaldt Duvenage, 8. Jebb Sinclair, 7. Rynhardt Elstadt, 6. Siya Kolisi, 5. Andries Bekker, 4. Eben Etzebeth, 3. Brok Harris, 2. Tiaan Liebenberg, 1. Steven Kitshoff
Substitutes: 16. Deon Fourie, 17. Frans Malherbe, 18. De Kock Steenkamp, 19. Don Armand, 20. Louis Schreuder, 21. Burton Francis, 22. Gerhard van den Heever
Waratahs: 15. Bernard Foley, 14. Tom Kingston, 13. Rob Horne, 12. Adam Ashley-Cooper, 11. Atieli Pakalani, 10. Berrick Barnes, 9. Brendan McKibbin, 8. Dave Dennis, 7. Chris Alcock, 6. Rocky Elsom (c), 5. Sitaleki Timani, 4. Dean Mumm, 3. Sekope Kepu, 2. John Ulugia/Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1. Benn Robinson.
Res: 16. Josh Mann-Rea, 17. Jeremy Tilse, 18. Kane Douglas, 19. Jono Jenkins, 20. Wycliff Palu, 21. Sarel Pretorius, 22. Daniel Halangahu
Referee: Craig Joubert
Assistant Ref 1:Stuart Berry
Assistant Ref 2:Christie Du Preez
TMO : Shaun Veldsman