Jean de Villiers is still sidelined from a groin injury which kept him out last week. He will be joined on the sidelines by Bryan Habana who sustained a shoulder injury in the game against the Reds.
Another injury blow is Rynhardt Elstadt who will be replaced by De Kock Steenkamp with the only other change being rotational where CJ van der Linde will start ahead of Brok Harris.
Conrad Jantjes returns to the team following a couple of games in the Western Province Vodacom Cup team and will take over the 15 jersey from Gio Aplon who shifts to wing. Jean’s absence means Juan de Jongh will get his second start at 12 alongside Jaque Fourie.
Stormers team for Lions:
15 Conrad Jantjes, 14 Danie Poolman, 13 Jaque Fourie, 12 Juan de Jongh, 11 Gio Aplon, 10 Peter Grant, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Francois Louw, 6 Schalk Burger (c), 5 Andries Bekker, 4 De Kock Steenkamp, 3 CJ van der Linde, 2 Deon Fourie, 1 Wicus Blaauw.
Replacements: 16 Ethienne Reynecke, 17 Brok Harris, 18 Anton van Zyl, 19 Nick Koster, 20 Ricky Januarie, 21 Gary van Aswegen, 22 Johann Sadie.