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Dillyn Leyds will play his 50th match for the DHL Stormers against the Cell C Sharks at DHL Newlands on Saturday.

Leyds will start at fullback in a DHL Stormers team that features five changes for the Vodacom Super Rugby coastal derby, which kicks off at 17h15 at DHL Newlands on Saturday.

The DHL Stormers will be led by Pieter-Steph du Toit in the absence of captain Siya Kolisi, who has been ruled out through illness, with his place on the side of the scrum taken by Kobus van Dyk.

The only other changes to the forward pack will see props JC Janse van Rensburg and Frans Malherbe come into the starting line-up on either side of hooker Bongi Mbonambi, with JD Schickerling and Juarno Augustus among the replacements.

In the backline EW Viljoen starts at outside centre, with JJ Engelbrecht shifting to the wing and Craig Barry on the replacements bench alongside Dan Kriel and scrumhalf Herschel Jantjies, who will make his Vodacom Super Rugby debut if he comes on.

DHL Stormers Head Coach Robbie Fleck said that his team will be looking to end their campaign on a positive note against the Cell C Sharks.

“This weekend gives us another chance to play in front of our fans at DHL Newlands, so we are determined to put together a good performance.

“South African derbies are always tough and this should be a great game to watch, we are looking forward to the challenge,” he said.

DHL Stormers: 15 Dillyn Leyds (50th DHL Stormers cap), 14 JJ Engelbrecht, 13 EW Viljoen, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Jean-Luc du Plessis, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit (captain), 6 Kobus van Dyk, 5 Jan de Klerk, 4 Cobus Wiese, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 JC Janse van Rensberg.
Replacements: 16 Ramone Samuels, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Wilco Louw, 19 JD Schickerling, 20 Juarno Augustus, 21 Herschel Jantjies (Vodacom Super Rugby debut), 22 Dan Kriel, 23 Craig Barry.

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