Three new faces as the inside backs and the return of Seabelo Senatla on the wing are the four changes to the starting team by Stormers coach Robbie Fleck for the match against the Sharks at Newlands on Saturday.
With Herschel Jantjies unavailable due to injury, veteran scrumhalf Springbok Jano Vermaak starts after a good game from the Stormers bench last week. Next to him Josh Stander is preferred to Carel du Plessis, and Damian de Allende is back at inside centre after a weekend off.
De Allende replaces Dan Kriel who moves to the bench with Du Plessis.
Senatla replaces Craig Barry on the right wing and Scarra Ntubeni is back to provide cover for hooker Bongi Mbonambi from the bench.
15 Dillyn Leyds, 14 Seabelo Senatla, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Edwill van der Merwe, 10 Josh Stander, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Jaco Coetzee, 7 Johan du Toit, 6 Ernst van Rhyn, 5 Chris van Zyl, 4 Cobus Wiese, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Steven Kitshoff (captain). Replacements: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 Corné Fourie, 18 Wilco Louw, 19 David Meihuizen, 20 Chris Massyn, 21 Justin Phillips, 22 Jean-Luc du Plessis 23 Dan Kriel.