DHL Stormers coach Allister Coetzee named Deon Fourie at number eight for his DHL Stormers team to play the Melbourne Rebels at DHL Newlands on Saturday.
Fourie replaces Canadian international Jebb Sinclair, who drops to the bench, with Don Armand falling out of the match 22.
Tiaan Liebenberg now starts at hooker and Brok Harris returns to the bench, after missing their last Vodacom Super Rugby game due to a broken nose.
The backline is unchanged from the one that beat the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein last week.
The Stormers team is:
15 Joe Pietersen, 14 Gio Aplon, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Jean de Villiers, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Peter Grant, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Deon Fourie, 7 Rynhardt Elstadt, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 Andries Bekker, 4 De Kock Steenkamp, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Tiaan Liebenberg, 1 Steven Kitshoff. Substitutes: 16 Brok Harris, 17 Deon Carstens, 18 Quinn Roux, 19 Jebb Sinclair, 20 Louis Schreuder, 21 Burton Francis, 22 Gerhard van den Heever.