Craig Barry (left) in action for Western Province against the Cheetahs in a Currie Cup match. Photo: Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

CAPE TOWN - Craig Barry will get his first start for the Stormers when he runs out at fullback against the Reds on Saturday (kick-off 5.15 pm).

Barry will start at the back in the place of Dillyn Leyds, who is struggling with a calf injury, in the only change to the backline that did duty against the Blues last week.

Robbie Fleck has made three changes to the pack, with Cobus Wiese back at blindside flank, a change that sees Pieter-Steph du Toit move back to lock, with Chris van Zyl dropping to the bench.

In the front row JC Janse van Rensburg will start at loosehead prop in a rotational switch with Steven Kitshoff.

Tighthead Carlu Sadie and loose forwards Kobus van Dyk and Sikhumbuzo Notshe are also back in the matchday squad after missing out last week due to flu.

After a great performance against the Blues, Fleck said that his team want to "maintain the positive trajectory" they're on.

“It was great to get back to winning ways at Newlands last week, but we are certainly not taking anything for granted.

“We want to go out there and improve in a number of areas, to maintain the positive trajectory we are on,” he said.

Stormers team: 15 Craig Barry, 14 JJ Engelbrecht, 13 EW Viljoen, 12 Damian De Allende, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Damian Willemse, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Nizaam Carr, 7 Cobus Wiese, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 Jan de Klerk, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Ramone Samuels, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg. Replacements: 16 Dean Muir, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Carlu Sadie, 19 Chris van Zyl, 20 Kobus van Dyk, 21 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 22 Justin Phillips, 23 George Whitehead.

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