Five changes for Stormers
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: There are five changes to the Stormers starting line-up for the Super Rugby Unlocked encounter with the Cheetahs at Newlands on Saturday.
There are four rotational switches and one injury-enforced change for the clash with the Free State side.
In the backline, Ruhan Nel replaces the injured Edwill van der Merwe on the right wing, while scrumhalf Herschel Jantjies returns after sitting out last week on compassionate grounds.
In the forward pack lock Salmaan Moerat, prop Frans Malherbe and hooker Siyabonga Ntubeni all make a return to the starting line-up after featuring among the replacements last week.
There are two potential Stormers debutants in prop Sazi Sandi and utility back Kade Wolhuter on the extended replacements bench.
Stormers: 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Ruhan Nel, 13 Dan du Plessis, 12 Rikus Pretorius, 11 Angelo Davids, 10 Damian Willemse, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Juarno Augustus, 7 Ernst van Rhyn, 6 Marcel Theunissen, 5 John Schickerling, 4 Salmaan Moerat, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Siyabonga Ntubeni, 1 Steven Kitshoff (captain).
Replacements – from: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Kwenzo Blose, 18 Sazi Sandi, 19 Neethling Fouche, 20 Chris van Zyl, 21 David Meihuizen, 22 Ben-Jason Dixon, 23 Godlen Masimla, 24 Kade Wolhuter, 25 Michal Hazner, 26 Leolin Zas.
Date: Saturday, November 14
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
Kick-off: 19.00 (17.00 GMT)
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
Assistant referees: Cwengile Jadezweni, Egon Seconds
TMO: Joey Klaaste-Salmans