Cheetahs chop and change

The Cheetahs have reshuffled their pack once again for Saturday's clash against the Kings in Bloemfontein.

Coach Franco Smith made six changes to the pack before last weekend's match against the Waratahs, but he has now reverted to a forward combination that sees Charles Marais, Torsten van Jaarsveld and Maks van Dyk start in the front row. Lood de Jager returns to the No 4 position, while loose forwards Paul Schoeman and Uzair Cassiem are all back in the starting lineup.

In the backline, captain Francois Venter will shift to outside centre with Michael van der Spuy slotting in at 12, while Shaun Venter will start at scrumhalf.

Cheetahs – 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Francois Venter (c), 12 Michael van der Spuy, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Uzair Cassiem, 7 Oupa Mohoje, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Lood de Jager, 3 Maks van Dyk, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Charles Marais.
Subs: 16 Jacques du Toit, 17 Ox Nche, 18 Luan de Bruin, 19 Henco Venter, 20 Carl Wegner, 21 Tian Meyer, 22 Niel Marais, 23 Nico Lee.

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