The Cheetahs have named a strong match-day 23 featuring a Springbok to face the Western Province XV in the Toyota Challenge in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
Rosko Specman, who will join the Stormers on loan later this month for the Vodacom United Rugby Championship, will start on the left wing in a new-look backline that also has Siya Masuku at flyhalf and new recruit Daniel Kasende on the right wing.
Aidon Davis will captain the Cheetahs at No 8, alongside on-loan Sharks flank Thembelani Bholi and Gideon van der Merwe, who has joined from Griquas.
Another couple of players on loan from the Sharks – tighthead prop Hanru Jacobs and lock Jeandre Labuschagne – are on the bench.
Cheetahs – 15 Cohen Jasper, 14 Daniel Kasende, 13 David Brits, 12 Robert Ebersohn, 11 Rosko Specman, 10 Siyabonga Masuku, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Aidon Davis (c), 7 Thembelani Bholi, 6 Gideon van der Merwe, 5 Rynier Bernardo, 4 Victor Sekekete, 3 Jacobus van Vuuren, 2 Wilmar Arnoldi, 1 Aluluthu Tshakweni.
Subs: 16 Marnus van der Merwe, 17 Cameron Dawson, 18 Hanru Jacobs, 19 Jeandre Labuschagne, 20 Teboho Mohoje, 21 Zinedine Booysen, 22 Brandon Thomson, 23 Evardi Boshoff.