Durban – Former Stormers skipper Siya Kolisi will start in an all-bought loose-trio combination for his new side the Sharks against his previous team in Saturday’s Rainbow Cup clash at the Cape Town Stadium.
Kolisi isset to line-up alongside another former Stormers player Sikhumbuzo Notshe (NO.8) and ex-Cheetahs flank Henco Venter.
A battle is expected in the front row where the Sharks will field Ox Nche, Fez Mbatha and Thomas du Toit against what will likely be a formidable Stormers front three.
Another former player signed on loan this week, prop Wiehan Herbst, starts on the bench.
Lukhanyo Am will skipper the side from outside centre in a backline that sees Grant Williams partnering with Curwin Bosch at halfback.
The back-three of Yaw Penxe, Sbu Nkosi and Aphelele Fassi suggests the match will be an entertaining affair full of running rugby.
Kick-off is at 14:00.