Cheetahs receive double boost

Raymond Rhule and Clayton Blommetjies will return for the Free State Cheetahs' match against the EP Kings in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

Both Rhule (neck) and Blommetjies (knee) missed last weekend's draw with the Sharks through injury. Their return will be a massive boost for Rory Duncan's team, as the Cheetahs continue their pursuit of a play-off spot.

Rhule will slot back in on the left wing, while JP du Plessis will switch to the opposite flank.

Rayno Benjamin, who started at fullback in place of Blommetjies last weekend, misses out due to a hamstring injury.

In the only other change to the match-day squad, Brendon Groenewald replaces Werner Lourens on the bench.

Free State Cheetahs – 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 JP du Plessis, 13 Francois Venter, 12 Joubert Engelbrecht, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Willie du Plessis, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Lappies Labuschagne, 7 Neil Claassen, 6 Tienie Burger, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Henco Venter, 3 George Marich, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld (c), 1 Caylib Oosthuizen.
Subs: 16 AJ Le Roux, 17 Dolph Botha, 18 Brendon Groenewald, 19 Vincent Jobo, 20 Shaun Venter, 21 Pieter-Steyn de Wet, 22 AJ Coertzen.

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