DHL Stormers lock Eben Etzebeth will play against The Sharks in Saturday’s Super Rugby semi-final and is one of two changes head coach Allister Coetzee made to his pack of forwards.
Etzebeth has recovered from injury and will replace De Kock Steenkamp, who started against the Melbourne Rebels two weeks ago, while Brok Harris will play at tighthead, with Frans Malherbe swopping places with him on the bench.
Steenkamp moves to the bench as well, where he will play ahead of Quinn Roux. Don Armand comes onto the bench in place of Jebb Sinclair, with the Canadian international being ineligible to play in the semi-final or final of Vodacom Super Rugby.
The backline is unchanged.
The DHL Stormers team is: Joe Pietersen, Gio Aplon, Juan de Jongh, Jean de Villiers (captain), Bryan Habana, Peter Grant, Dewaldt Duvenage, Deon Fourie, Rynhardt Elstadt, Siya Kolisi, Andries Bekker, Eben Etzebeth, Brock Harris, Tiaan Liebenberg, Steven Kitshoff. Replacements: Frans Malherbe, Deon Carstens, De Kock Steenkamp, Don Armand, Louis Schreuder, Burton Francis, Gerhard van den Heever.