Damian Willemse will start in the number 10 jumper for the Stormers on Saturday. Photo: Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

CAPE TOWN – Stormers coach Robbie Fleck has named an unchanged side for their clash against the Chiefs on Saturday (kick-off 3.05 pm).

The Stormers will be hunting their sixth win at home this season, after defeating the Jaguares, the Blues, the Reds, the Rebels and the Bulls at Newlands.

While Fleck has opted for continuity, Chiefs coach Colin Cooper will field a full-strength side when they meet the Stormers at Newlands for the fourth time in two years after suffering a disappointing defeat against the Jaguares last week.

“It is great to be able to pick the same side, but the challenge is for us to raise our standards even further to meet the next challenge,” Fleck said.

“We are looking forward to playing at Newlands again having put the hard work in during the week,” he said.

The teams for the Newlands clash are:

Stormers: 

15 SP Marais, 14 Dillyn Leyds, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Damian Willemse, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7 Kobus van Dyk, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 Chris van Zyl, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Ramone Samuels, 1 Steven Kitshoff

Replacements: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 JC Janse van Rensburg, 18 Frans Malherbe, 19 Cobus Wiese, 20 Nizaam Carr, 21 Paul de Wet, 22 Jean-Luc du Plessis, 23 Seabelo Senatla.

Chiefs: 

15 Charlie Ngatai (captain), 14 Toni Pulu, 13 Anton Lienert-Brown, 12 Johnny Faauli, 11 Solomon Alaimalo, 10 Damian McKenzie, 9 Brad Weber, 8 Tyler Ardron, 7 Liam Messam, 6 Luke Jacobson, 5 Michael Allardice, 4 Brodie Retallick, 3 Angus Ta’avao, 2 Nathan Harris, 1 Karl Tu’inukuafe

Replacements: 16 Liam Polwart, 17 Sam Prattley, 18 Jeff Thwaites, 19 Jesse Parete, 20 Pita Gus Sowakula, 21 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 22 Marty McKenzie, 23 Shaun Stevenson.



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