Fellow Springbok tighthead Frans Malherbe and JD Schickerling (lock) both come into the starting line-up after playing off the bench last week in Johannesburg, while Jaco Coetzee (flank) and Bok scrumhalf Herschel Jantjies return from minor injuries.

The DHL Stormers will be looking to make it four straight wins this season in the clash with the Jaguares, who played in the Vodacom Super Rugby Final last year.

Each of the last five encounters between these two sides have been won by the home team on the day, with the Argentinean squad picking up two wins in the last three meetings.

The Jaguares have also managed to win their last five games in a row against South African opposition and they will again offer a very formidable challenge in Cape Town.

What they said:

DHL Stormers head coach John Dobson said that his team want to raise their standards this week in what should be a tough examination at DHL Newlands: “We have managed to keep some settled combinations and we would like to see the result of that out on the pitch on Saturday with a clinical performance.”


The teams:

DHL Stormers - 15 Dillyn Leyds, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Ruhan Nel, 12 Jamie Roberts, 11 Seabelo Senatla, 10 Damian Willemse, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Juarno Augustus, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Jaco Coetzee, 5 JD Schickerling, 4 Salmaan Moerat, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Steven Kitshoff (captain). Replacements: 16 Chad Solomon, 17 Ali Vermaak, 18 Wilco Louw, 19 Chris van Zyl, 20 Johan du Toit, 21 Ernst van Rhyn, 22 Godlen Masimla, 23 Jean-Luc du Plessis.

Jaguares - TBA


Head to head:

Matches played: 6

DHL Stormers won: 4

Jaguares won: 2

DHL Stormers points: 147

Jaguares points: 116

Average score: 25-19


Match Information:

Date: Saturday 22 February

Venue: DHL Newlands, Cape Town

SA Time:15h05

Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge

Assistant referees: Egon Seconds, Griffin Colby

TMO: Willie Vos