The Cheetahs have made five changes for Saturday's match against the Brumbies in Bloemfontein.
Ox Nche and Johan Coetzee replace Maks van Dyk and Charles Marais in the front row, with the latter dropping to the bench. Francois Uys starts ahead of Carl Wegner at No 5 lock, and Boom Prinsloo comes in at openside flank in place of Henco Venter, with Paul Schoeman moving to the back of the scrum.
Among the backs, Joubert Engelbrecht will make his debut for the Cheetahs at inside centre, replacing the injured William Small-Smith.
Cheetahs – 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Francois Venter (c), 12 Joubert Engelbrecht, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Niel Marais, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Paul Schoeman, 7 Uzair Cassiem, 6 Boom Prinsloo, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Lood de Jager, 3 Johan Coetzee, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Ox Nche.
Subs: 16 Jacques du Toit, 17 Charles Marais, 18 Maks van Dyk, 19 Carl Wegner, 20 Hilton Lobberts, 21 Henco Venter, 22 Tian Meyer, 23 Fred Zeilinga.
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