Habana boost for Stormers

Bryan Habana returns to the Stormers starting team but there is still no sign of Elton Jantjies.

Habana is one of two changes to the side to take on the Hurricanes on Friday, replacing Damian de Allende who drops to the bench. Habana will take left wing while Gio Aplon returns to the fourteen jersey.

In the front row we see Pat Cilliers start ahead of Frans Malherbe who is not being risked this weekend after picking up an injury against the Sharks two weeks ago.

The bench sees a host of players return, most important being Rynhardt Elstadt, who can cover both the second row and the side of the scrum. Nic Groom and Louis Schreuder are both on the bench, Schreuder covering Gary van Aswegen at flyhalf.

Stormers: 15. Joe Pietersen, 14. Gio Aplon, 13. Juan de Jongh, 12. Jean de Villiers (c), 11. Bryan Habana, 10. Gary van Aswegen, 9. Dewaldt Duvenage, 8. Duane Vermeulen, 7. Michael Rhodes, 6. Siya Kolisi, 5. Andries Bekker, 4. De Kock Steenkamp, 3. Pat Cilliers, 2. Deon Fourie, 1. Steven Kitshoff. Substitutes: 16. Scarra Ntubeni, 17. Brok Harris, 18. Rynhardt Elstadt, 19. Nizaam Carr, 20. Nic Groom, 21. Louis Schreuder, 22. Damian de Allende