Wegner in for De Jager

The Cheetahs have made two changes to their starting XV and revamped their bench for Saturday’s match against the Force in Bloemfontein.

Ox Nche will start at loosehead prop ahead of Charl Marais, who has been left out of the match 23, while Carl Wegner replaces the injured Lood de Jager at No 4 lock.

In a positional change, Uzair Cassiem will start at No 8 with Paul Schoeman shifting to blindside flank.

There are six changes on the replacements bench. Hooker Joseph Dweba, who will make his Super Rugby debut should he take the field, prop Johan Coetzee, loose forward Reniel Hugo, flank Hence Venter, flyhalf George Whitehead and centre William Small-Smith, returning from injury, have all been included in the match 23.

Cheetahs – 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Francois Venter (c), 12 Michael van der Spuy, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Uzair Cassiem, 7 Oupa Mohoje, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Maks van Dyk, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Ox Nche.
Subs: 16 Jospeh Dweba, 17 Luan de Burin, 18 Johan Coetzee, 19 Reniel Hugo, 20 Henco Venter, 21 Shaun Venter, 22 George Whitehead, 23 William Small-Smith.

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