Deon Fourie has been forced to withdraw from the DHL Stormers team to play the Cell C Sharks in Durban this weekend, due to failing a concussion test late in the week.
Reserve hooker Stephan Coetzee thus moves into the starting lineup, where he will face stern opposition from Bismarck du Plessis in his first start at this level.
Former Junior Springbok Mike Willemse comes into the number 16 jersey, joining fellow front row debutant Sti Sithole on the bench.
DHL Stormers (revised) – 15 Jaco Taute, 14 Cheslin Kolbe, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Sailosi Tagicakibau, 10 Kurt Coleman, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Duane Vermeulen (c), 7 Siya Kolisi, 6 Nizaam Carr, 5 Ruan Botha, 4 Michael Rhodes, 3 Pat Cilliers, 2 Stephan Coetzee, 1 Alistair Vermaak.
Subs: 16 Mike Willemse, 17 Sti Sithole, 18 Martin Dreyer, 19 Jean Kleyn, 20 Manuel Carizza, 21 Dylon Frylinck, 22 Demetri Catrakilis, 23 Peter Grant.