Leyds out, Barry in for Stormers
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Stormers head coach Robbie Fleck has made four changes to his starting XV for their clash against the Reds at Newlands on Saturday.
There are three changes to the Stormers forward pack. In the loose trio Cobus Wiese is back at blindside flank, which means that Pieter-Steph du Toit shifts across to lock with Chris van Zyl among the replacements.
In the front row Jacobus Janse van Rensburg will start at loosehead prop in a rotational switch with Steven Kitshoff. Tighthead prop Carlu Sadie and loose forwards Kobus van Dyk and Sikhumbuzo Notshe are also back in the matchday squad after being ruled out last week due to illness.
There is just one change to the starting backline that did duty against the Blues, with Craig Barry at fullback in place of Dillyn Leyds who has been ruled out with a calf injury. Justin Phillips and George Whitehead provide halfback cover on the replacements bench.
Fleck said that his team have their sights on making another step-up in their performance levels this weekend.
"It was great to get back to winning ways at Newlands last week, but we are certainly not taking anything for granted.
"We want to go out there and improve in a number of areas, to maintain the positive trajectory we are on," he said.
Stormers: 15 Craig Barry, 14 Johannes Engelbrecht, 13 EW Viljoen, 12 Damian De Allende, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Damian Willemse, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Nizaam Carr, 7 Cobus Wiese, 6 Siyamthanda Kolisi (captain), 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 Jan de Klerk, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Ramone Samuels, 1 Jacobus Janse van Rensburg.
Replacements: 16 Dean Muir, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Carlu Sadie, 19 Chris van Zyl, 20 Kobus van Dyk, 21 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 22 Justin Phillips, 23 George Whitehead.
Date: Saturday, March 24
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
Kick-off: 17.15 (15.15 GMT; 01.15 AEST Sunday, March 25)
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Egon Seconds (South Africa), Rasta Rasivhenge (South Africa)
TMO: Christie du Preez (South Africa)