Brace yourselves mense — there will be some All Blacks in action at Newlands next year.
Unfortunately, the New Zealand national team players will not be wearing the famous black of the All Blacks.
But after a frustrating year of not having played any Kiwi opposition, coach Robbie Fleck’s Stormers will have to front-up against no less than five New Zealand teams.
They do, however, get to ease into the new season with a visit from rivals the Bulls at Newlands kicking off the season on February 25.
It’s only on April 8 when Newlands is expected to come to life when the Stormers host the Chiefs, before travelling to the Crusaders on April 22, then the Highlanders and ending off the tough tour against the Hurricanes.