The Stormers have made five changes to their team that will face the Griquas in a Super Rugby Unlocked encounter in Kimberley on Saturday.
Springbok loose-head prop, Steven Kitshoff, who will captain the team will earn his 100th cap for the Cape franchise.
The Stormers are determined to bounce after the trouncing against the Bulls last weekend. There are three changes in the forwards and two in the backline.
Tighthead prop Neethling Fouche, lock David Meihuizen and flank Marcel Theunissen come into the starting line up while wing Angelo Davids will make his Stormers debut.
Scrumhalf Paul de Wet steps in for Herschel Jantjies who misses the match on compassionate grounds.
There are two Springboks in the form of hooker Scarra Ntubeni and prop Frans Malherbe on the bench which also features a fit-again Ruhan Nel.
Stormers Coach, John Dobson says, “I don’t think last week was our most energetic performance. So we want guys who can bring a lot of energy. We also have to build depth in the squad, so we had to identify a couple of guys who need opportunities over a few games.”
Kitshoff first made his debut as a 19-year-old in 2011 and is very grateful for the career that he has had, including being a World Cup winner.
Stormers Captain Steven Kitshoff says, “Since 2011 to 2020 has been an incredible couple of years, being in France for a while I didn’t think I would play my 100th game in Kimberley. But it’s a massive honour to play 100 games for the Stormers and represent such an incredible union. So I am really excited about this weekend and the bounce back.”
The match in Kimberley kicks off at half-past four on Saturday afternoon.