Eben Etzebeth will make his return to the Stormers line-up when the side meets the Cheetahs at Newlands.
New Sharks centre Waylon Murray is delighted to have returned to his former club after signing a 12 month contract.
The Stormers may call on England 7s player Mat Turner to solve their lack of depth at wing for the Super Rugby season.
Bulls coach Frans Ludeke might have already had the starting line-up for his team to face the Stormers.
Wallabies flyhalf Quade Cooper says a fractured collarbone is unlikely to derail his bid to play at the World Cup.
Australia flyhalf Quade Cooper will miss the start of the Super Rugby season after being sidelined for up to three months with a fractured collar bone.
The Stormers have failed to reach the playoffs for the last two seasons after losing their opening games and making a poor start to the season.
Stormers hooker Scarra Ntubeni is keen to get the season under way following three injury-plagued seasons.
Cape Times Sports editor Ian Smit says the Stormers missed a trick by not making Juan de Jongh captain for the season.
Kurt Coleman will start at flyhalf for the Stormers against the South Western Districts Eagles in their opening pre-season game.