Vermeulen out for Stormers
Duane Vermeulen (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Stormers coach Allister Coetzee has named his team to take on the Sharks in their Super Rugby semi-final at Newlands on Saturday.
In the front row, Brok Harris starts at tighthead, with Frans Malherbe dropping to the bench in jersey 16.
Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth returns from injury and will wear jersey No 4, with De Kock Steenkamp playing off the bench and Quinn Roux falling out of the match 22.
Deon Fourie was again chosen at No 8, with Duane Vermeulen considered not yet ready. Don Armand will provide cover from the bench in jersey 19, as Canadian international, Jebb Sinclair is not eligible to play.
15. Joe Pietersen, 14. Gio Aplon, 13. Juan de Jongh, 12. Jean de Villiers (captain), 11. Bryan Habana, 10. Peter Grant, 9. Dewaldt Duvenage, 8. Deon Fourie, 7. Rynhardt Elstadt, 6. Siya Kolisi, 5. Andries Bekker, 4. Eben Etzebeth, 3. Brok Harris, 2. Tiaan Liebenberg, 1. Steven Kitshoff
Substitutes: 16. Frans Malherbe, 17. Deon Carstens, 18. De Kock Steenkamp, 19. Don Armand, 20. Louis Schreuder, 21. Burton Francis, 22. Gerhard van den Heever
Referee: Steve Walsh