Heinrich Brüssow will make his return to Vodacom Super Rugby for the Cheetahs against the Sharks in Bloemfontein.
The flanker, who missed the start of the season due to concussion, is expected to get some game time during the second half on Saturday.
Cheetahs coach Naka Drotské has made several other changes to the team that lost to the Bulls at Loftus, with Johann Sadie starting at outside centre and Francois Venter moving to 12. Sarel Pretorius is back at scrumhalf after missing the Bulls game with a hamstring injury.
Up front, Boom Prinsloo moves from flank to No 8 and Jean Cook back to flank. Oupa Mohoje was due to be rested for the clash, but an injury to Tienie Burger has seen him return to the run-on side.
Cheetahs – 15 Willie le Roux, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Joe Pietersen, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Boom Prinsloo, 7 Jean Cook, 6 Oupa Mohoje, 5 Francois Uys (c), 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Danie Mienie.
Subs: 16 BG Uys, 17 Stephan Coetzee, 18 Maks van Dyk, 19 Heinrich Brüssow, 20 Steven Sykes, 21 Tian Meyer, 22 Willie du Plessis, 23 Clayton Blommetjies.
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