The Chiefs have named their side that will face the Stormers at Newlands on Saturday, with Stephen Donald starting at inside centre.
Due to an injury to Seta Tamanivalu, Donald comes in at number 12 and joins Anton Lienert-Brown in the midfield for the win-or-bust clash.
Elsewhere in the backs, Sam McNicol is preferred ahead of Toni Pulu on the right wing while Brad Weber is back as the starting scrum-half.
Kane Hames, Nathan Harris and Atu Moli form the front-row while Dominic Bird and Brodie Retallick will continue their solid lock partnership.
With Liam Messam injured, Tom Sanders shifts over to number eight and is joined in the back row by Taleni Seu and co-captain Sam Cane.
Chiefs: 15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Sam McNicol, 13 Anton Lienert-Brown, 12 Stephen Donald, 11 James Lowe, 10 Aaron Cruden (cc), 9 Brad Weber, 8 Tom Sanders, 7 Sam Cane (cc), 6 Taleni Seu, 5 Brodie Retallick, 4 Dominic Bird, 3 Atu Moli, 2 Nathan Harris, 1 Kane Hames
Replacements: 16 Hika Elliot, 17 Siegfried Fisi’ihoi, 18 Mitchell Graham, 19 Tevita Koloamatangi, 20 Lachlan Boshier, 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 22 Toni Pulu, 23 Shaun Stevenson
Date: Saturday, July 23
Venue: DHL Newlands
Kick-off: 19:00 local (17:00 GMT)
Referee: Jaco Peyper
Assistant Referees: Jaco van Heerden, AJ Jacobs
TMO: Johan Greeff