– Deon Fourie starts at blind side flank.
– Don Armand drops to the bench.
– De Kock Steenkamp starts in the locks with Etzebeth.
– Gerbrandt Grobler drops to the bench.
– Marius Coetzee and Rohan Kitshoff drop out of the squad.
“For the first time this season, injuries have not dictated to us from the previous match, Both De Kock and Deon have been key men for us and, thus, they retain their starting place – despite Gerbrandt and Don having done so well for us against the Reds. Our depth on the bench has – in turn – also been bolstered, so we will be looking to those players to make an impact when called upon.” said Stormers coach Allister Coetzee.
Stormers vs Kings, Cape Town, KO 15:05 CAT (14:00 GMT)
15. Joe Pietersen , 14. Gio Aplon , 13. Jean de Villiers (captain) , 12. Damian de Allende , 11. Bryan Habana , 10. Elton Jantjies , 9. Louis Schreuder , 8. Nizaam Carr , 7. Deon Fourie , 6. Siya Kolisi , 5. De Kock Steenkamp , 4. Eben Etzebeth , 3. Brok Harris , 2. Tiaan Liebenberg , 1. Steven Kitshoff
Replacements : 16. Martin Bezuidenhout , 17. Chris Heiberg (Stormers and Super Rugby debut) , 18. Gerbrandt Grobler , 19. Don Armand , 20. Dewaldt Duvenage , 21. Gary van Aswegen , 22. Gerhard van den Heever