Jean, Schalk back for Stormers
Cape Town - Captain Jean de Villiers and vice-captain Schalk Burger are both back in the Stormers team for Saturday's Super Rugby clash against the Cheetahs at Newlands (kick-off 17:05).
Burger missed last weekend’s 24-8 win over the Force, whilst De Villiers returns after a two-week lay-off.
The return of De Villiers sees Springbok training squad member Damian de Allende shift back to the right-wing, whilst Burger takes over the No 7 jersey from Siya Kolisi
In other changes to the Stormers line-up this week, Kurt Coleman returns as the starting flyhalf and loosehead prop Alistair Vermaak - after two impressive performances from the bench - will make his first Super Rugby start.
Prop Brok Harris
, loose forward Kolisi, flyhalf Grant and wing Kobus van Wyk all drop down to the replacements bench this week, where they are joined by prop Oli Kebble who is back after sitting out with concussion for two weeks.
The Stormers and Cheetahs have met 12 times since 2006, with the Stormers winning eight games and the Cheetahs emerging victorious on four occasions.
Looking ahead to the weekend, with his team having lost 22-35 to the Cheetahs a month ago, coach Allister Coetzee
told the Stormers' official website
: “We learned a few lessons from our defeat last time out. On that occasion we gave the Cheetahs too much space when they ran the ball.
“We allowed them to get into that space, which you cannot do against them as they have players like Willie le Roux who will punish you. We must close up that space better than we did in Bloemfontein.”Teams:Stormers:
15. Jaco Taute, 14. Damian de Allende, 13. Juan de Jongh, 12. Jean de Villiers (captain), 11. Cheslin Kolbe, 10. Kurt Coleman, 9. Nic Groom, 8. Duane Vermeulen
, 7. Schalk Burger, 6. Nizaam Carr, 5. Ruan Botha, 4. Michael Rhodes
, 3. Pat Cilliers, 2. Deon Fourie, 1. Alistair Vermaak
Substitutes: 16. Stephan Coetzee, 17. Oli Kebble, 18. Brok Harris
, 19. Jean Kleyn, 20. Siya Kolisi
, 21. Dylon Frylinck, 22. Peter Grant
, 23. Kobus van WykCheetahs:
15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Rayno Benjamin, 11 Willie le Roux, 10 Johan Goosen, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Boom Prinsloo, 7 Teboho Mohoje, 6 Heinrich Brüssow, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Boela Serfontein, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen
, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Caylib Oosthuizen
Substitutes: 16 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Maks van Dyk, 19 Hilton Lobberts, 20 Carel Greeff, 21 Tian Meyer, 22 Elgar Watts, 23 Riaan Smit