Additional reporting by agencies.
Loosehead prop Steven Kitshoff will captain the Stormers against the Rebels in their Super Rugby clash in Melbourne on Friday.
Kitshoff takes over the captaincy from Siya Kolisi, who is being rested for the final match of the Stormers’ Australasian tour, which kicks off at 11h45 SA time on Friday.
The experienced Kitshoff will line up alongside hooker Bongi Mbonambi and tighthead prop Wilco Louw in the front row, with Salmaan Moerat and Cobus Wiese forming a new lock partnership and Johan du Toit on the replacements bench.
Ernst van Rhyn will make his debut at openside flank in place of Kolisi, with Kobus van Dyk and Jaco Coetzee retaining their places in the loose trio.
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