Deon Fourie will lead the Stormers against the Cheetahs at Newlands on Saturday,in the absence of regular captain Jean de Villiers.
Damian de Allende starts in midfield alongside Juan de Jongh, while Fourie completes a pacey yet light loose trio also containing Siya Kolisi and Nizaam Carr.
Journeyman prop Ross Geldenhuys has been included on the bench and stands to make a Stormers debut, to go along with his caps for the Lions, Cheetahs and Kings.
Stormers: 15. Joe Pietersen, 14. Gio Aplon, 13. Juan de Jongh, 12. Damian de Allende, 11. Bryan Habana, 10. Elton Jantjies, 9. Louis Schreuder, 8. Nizaam Carr, 7. Deon Fourie (captain), 6. Siya Kolisi, 5. De Kock Steenkamp, 4. Eben Etzebeth, 3. Brok Harris, 2. Tiaan Liebenberg, 1. Steven Kitshoff
Substitutes: 16. Scarra Ntubeni, 17. Ross Geldenhuys, 18. Gerbrandt Grobler, 19. Don Armand, 20. Dewaldt Duvenage, 21. Gary van Aswegen, 22. Gerhard van den HeeverTweet