The Stormers have named their 34-man squad for the Super Rugby tournament.
As per SANZAR regulations, all Super Rugby franchises have to name a registered group of players ahead of the season.
Injured players like hookers Tiaan Liebenberg (back) and Scarra Ntubeni (shoulder) and lock Eben Etzebeth (ankle) were thus all named in the Stormers squad but they will miss the opening rounds of action.
The Stormers will open their 2013 Super Rugby campaign against the Bulls on Friday, February 22. Their first home game is on Saturday, March 9 against the defending champion Chiefs.
Stormers squad: Gio Aplon (Utility back), Don Armand (Flank/lock), Andries Bekker (Lock), Martin Bezuidenhout (Hooker), Ruan Botha (Lock), Schalk Burger (Loose forward - captain), Deon Carstens (Prop), Nizaam Carr (Loose forward), Pat Cilliers (Prop), Kurt Coleman (Flyhalf), Damian de Allende (Centre/wing), Juan de Jongh (Centre), Jean de Villiers (Centre), Dewaldt Duvenage (Scrumhalf), Eben Etzebeth (Lock), Rynhardt Elstadt (Flank/lock), Deon Fourie (Hooker/flank), Peter Grant (Flyhalf), Nic Groom (Scrumhalf), Brok Harris (Prop), Bryan Habana (Wing), Elton Jantjies (Flyhalf), Steven Kitshoff (Prop), Siya Kolisi (Flank), Tiaan Liebenberg (Hooker), Frans Malherbe (Prop), Scarra Ntubeni (Hooker), Joe Pietersen (Utility back), Michael Rhodes (Flank/lock), De Kock Steenkamp (Lock), Louis Schreuder (Scrumhalf), Jaco Taute (Fullback/centre), Gerhard van den Heever (Wing), Duane Vermeulen (No.8).