Stormers head coach Allister Coetzee has named a 36 strong training squad for next week's pre-season camp in Hermanus ahead of the 2013 Super Rugby tournament which kicks-off late next month.
Springboks Gio Aplon, Andries Bekker, Schalk Burger, Deon Carstens, Jean de Villiers, Juan de Jongh, Eben Etzebeth, Bryan Habana, Tiaan Liebenberg and Duane Vermeulen were all named in the group along with new faces, Ruan Botha (lock), Patric Cilliers (prop), Elton Jantjies (flyhalf) and Jaco Taute (fullback).
Three players, JP du Plessis, Scarra Ntubeni and Gary van Aswegen, were not considered because of injury.
The Stormers pre-season camp squad:
Damian de Allende
Jean de Villiers
Juan de Jongh
Sikumbuzo (Skuna) Notshe
De Kock Steenkamp
Gerhard van den Heever
Not considered because of injury:
JP du Plessis
Gary van Aswegen
Still in Japan:
Pre-season fixtures (To be confirmed):
February 2: v Cheetahs (Bloemfontein)
February 9: v Boland Cavaliers (Wellington)