Kolisi back as Stormers make 7 changes against Bulls

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The DHL Stormers have made seven changes to their team to play the Blue Bulls at Newlands this Saturday, with captain Siya Kolisi returning to the starting line-up for the first time in two weeks.

Kolisi is joined by fellow Springboks Frans Malherbe and Damian de Allende, who were also rested, while coach Robbie Fleck also announced the return of JD Schickerling, Scarra Ntubeni, Jean Luc Du Plessis and JJ Engelbrecht.

Eben Etzebeth also returns to the bench for the Stormers. Fleck says they are managing his game time but hopes he can make an impact in the second half.

After resting last week, Jean-Luc Du Plessis returns as flyhallf, and Fleck says it was always their intention to bring him back into the mix.

Fleck says he did not consider rotating Damian Willemse from his full back role, and says it does not make sense right now with Willemse being the in-form number 15 in the country.

Having suffered a heavy defeat to the Bulls in their season opener, Kolisi says they have grown a lot since that game, and revenge is not something that has crossed their minds. -Reporting by Rob Delport