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Stormers Super Rugby head coach Robbie Fleck has named his team to play the Highlanders at Newlands on Saturday.

Captain Siya Kolisi will play his 100th Super Rugby game for the Stormers when he leads the team out to face the Bulls.

The Stormers forward pack remains unchanged for the Super Rugby derby, while there are two positional changes in the starting backline with JJ Engelbrecht shifting to outside centre and Dillyn Leyds on the wing.

As a result SP Marais comes in at fullback and Raymond Rhule is back on the wing.

There are two new faces on the replacements bench, with prop Frans Malherbe and flyhalf Jean-Luc du Plessis both making their return following long-term injuries.

Stormers Head Coach Robbie Fleck said that his team is looking forward to what should be another classic North-South derby at Newlands.

“It is always a special occasion when these two teams meet at Newlands and I am sure this match will be no exception.

“We are focused on building on the positive aspects of our win against the Rebels last week and ensuring that we are clinical in our execution on Saturday,” he said.

Stormers

15 SP Marais, 14 Dillyn Leyds, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Damian Willemse, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7 Kobus van Dyk, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 Chris van Zyl, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Ramone Samuels, 1 Steven Kitshoff.

Replacements: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 JC Janse van Rensburg, 18 Frans Malherbe, 19 Cobus Wiese, 20 Nizaam Carr, 21 Paul de Wet, 22 Jean-Luc du Plessis, 23 Seabelo Senatla.

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