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Springbok World Cup-winning captain Siya Kolisi will lead a Stormers side that includes a debut for Wales and British and Irish Lions international Jamie Roberts. There are seven RWC winners in the starting XV.
The Hurricanes last visited Newlands in 2014 when a late try secured a dramatic one-point win for the DHL Stormers.
Eight of the last nine games between the two sides have been won by the home team on the day and the last time the Hurricanes won in Cape Town was in March 2006.
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The last time the two teams played the opening game of the season was at Newlands in 2012 when Kolisi made a try-scoring debut off the replacements’ bench.
STORMERS: 15. Dillyn Leyds; 14. Sergeal Petersen, 13. Ruhan Nel, 12. Jamie Roberts, 11. Seabelo Senatla; 10. Damian Willemse, 9. Herschel Jantjies; 8. Siya Kolisi (capt), 7. Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6. Jaco Coetzee, 5. Chris van Zyl, 4. Salmaan Moerat, 3. Frans Malherbe, 2. Bongi Mbonambi, 1. Steven Kitshoff. Reps: 16. Scarra Ntubeni, 17. Ali Vermaak, 18. Wilco Louw, 19. David Meihuizen, 20. Ernst van Rhyn, 21. Johan du Toit, 22. Godlen Masimla, 23. Rikus Pretorius.
HURRICANES: 15. Jordie Barrett; 14. Wes Goosen, 13. Billy Proctor, 12. Ngani Laumape, 11. Ben Lam; 10. Fletcher Smith, 9. TJ Perenara (cap); 8. Gareth Evans, 7, Du Plessis Kirifi, 6. Reed Prinsep, 5. Scott Scrafton, 4. James Blackwell, 3. Tyrel Lomax, 2. Ricky Riccitelli, 1. Fraser Armstrong. Reps: 16. Asafo Auma, 17. Pouri Rakete-Stones, 18. Tevita Mafileo, 19. Vaea Fifita, 20. Devan Flanders, 21. Jamie Booth, 22. Jackson Garden-Bachop, 23. Vince Aso.
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