Cape Town - Stormers coach, Robbie Fleck, says his team are excited about finally getting the new Super Rugby season underway against the Jaguares at Newlands on Saturday.
The Stormers team named by Fleck sees four players set to make their debut for the franchise in Raymond Rhule, Carlu Sadie, George Whitehead and JJ Engelbrecht.
Rhule starts on the left wing with with Sadie, Whitehead and Engelbrecht set to feature off the bench.
After much hard work in pre-season, Fleck says his players are raring to go in front of a packed Newlands.
“The squad has put in a lot of hard work in preparation for this game, so hopefully we will see that pay off on Saturday.
“It is always great to start the season in front of our loyal fans at Newlands, so it should be another special occasion,” he said.
Kick off is at 15:05.
15 Dillyn Leyds, 14 Seabelo Senatla, 13 EW Viljoen, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Damian Willemse, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Nizaam Carr, 7 Cobus Wiese, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 JD Schickerling, 4 Chris van Zyl, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Steven Kitshoff.
Substitutes: 16 Ramone Samuels, 17 JC Janse van Rensburg, 18 Carlu Sadie, 19 Jan de Klerk, 20 Kobus van Dyk, 21 Justin Phillips, 22 George Whitehead, 23 JJ Engelbrecht