With Robert du Preez having joined his father, also Rob, and brothers Dan and Jean-Luc at the Sharks in Durban and Jean-Luc du Plessis still on the road to recovery, the Cape franchise is thin on players in this department.
In steps Whitehead, who is a bit of a swerver.
At the age of 28, he has played for the Free State Cheetahs, the Kings, the Griffons, the Cheetahs and now Griquas.
Earlier in the off-season, the Stormers also added Bulls pivot Joshua Stander to their ranks, with Damian Willemse being the only fit flyhalf that played for the franchise last season.
With Kurt Coleman at the Kings, experience in this department is short in the Stormers camp.
When things got tough at 10 last year, Springbok wing Dillyn Leyds was used as a pivot.
Leyds might once again be called in to help out until Du Plessis fully recovers from his ailments.