Stormers double-up for Bulls
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Two key members of the Stormers team will reach milestones when they host the Bulls in a Super Rugby Round 12 encounter at Newlands on Saturday.
They also have two players return from long-term injuries.
Captain Siyamthanda Kolisi will play his 100th Super Rugby game for the Stormers when he leads the team out to face the Bulls.
The match is set to be a double milestone celebration for the Stormers, with hooker Siyabonga Ntubeni in line to earn his 50th cap when he comes off the replacements bench.
The Stormers forward pack remains unchanged for the Super Rugby derby, while there are two positional changes in the starting backline - with Johannes Engelbrecht shifting to outside centre and Dillyn Leyds on the wing.
As a result Sarel Marais comes in at fullback and Raymond Rhule is back on the wing.
There are two new faces on the replacements bench, with prop Frans Malherbe and flyhalf Jean-Luc du Plessis both making their return following long-term injuries.
Stormers: 15 Sarel Marais, 14 Dillyn Leyds, 13 Johannes Engelbrecht, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Damian Willemse, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7 Kobus van Dyk, 6 Siyamthanda Kolisi (captain), 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 Chris van Zyl, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Ramone Samuels, 1 Steven Kitshoff.
Replacements: 16 Siyabonga Ntubeni, 17 Jacobus Janse van Rensburg, 18 Frans Malherbe, 19 Cobus Wiese, 20 Nizaam Carr, 21 Paul de Wet, 22 Jean-Luc du Plessis, 23 Seabelo Senatla.
Date: Saturday, May 5
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
Kick-off: 15.00 )13.00 GMT)
Referee: Glen Jackson
Assistant referees: Egon Seconds, Fhatuwani Rasivhenge
TMO: Willie Vos