While their place in the Vodacom United Rugby Championship play-offs is already secure, the DHL Stormers can ensure home advantage in the quarter-finals with a win against Scarlets on Saturday (kick-off is at 18h10 SA time).

Andre-Hugo Venter (hooker) has returned from injury to take his place in the travelling squad, which also includes scrumhalf Stefan Ungerer, who is back with the DHL Stormers on a short-term loan, having featured in the first five games of the season.

DHL Stormers head coach John Dobson said that his team are intent on carrying some winning momentum into the knock-out phase of the competition.

“This is a vital game for us as we look to secure home advantage in the play-offs, so the players all understand what is at stake," said Dobson.

“We want to end the league phase of the competition on a high, but we know that we will have to be at our best to come away with a win against a highly motivated Scarlets side."

DHL Stormers travelling squad (alphabetical order): Hacjivah Dayimani, Neethling Fouche, Deon Fourie, Warrick Gelant, Brok Harris, Steven Kitshoff (captain), JJ Kotze, Manie Libbok, Frans Malherbe, Godlen Masimla, Salmaan Moerat, Ruhan Nel, Marvin Orie, Evan Roos, Seabelo Senatla, Cornel Smit, Marcel Theunissen, Stefan Ungerer, Ernst van Rhyn, Andre-Hugo Venter, Ali Vermaak, Damian Willemse, Nama Xaba, Leolin Zas.