Cheetahs coach Hawies Fourie has made five changes to their starting lineup for Saturday’s Currie Cup match against Griquas in Kimberley.
There are two changes to the backline, where Dancan Saal and Tian Meyer replace Rhyno Smith and Ruben de Haas at wing and scrumhalf, respectively.
Up front, George Cronje starts at blindside flank ahead of Oupa Mohoje, while front rowers Conraad van Vuuren and Marnus van der Merwe take over from Khutha Mchunu and Wilmar Arnoldi.
Both prop Cameron Dawson and hooker Louis van der Westhuizen have returned from their injuries and will provide cover on the bench.
Cheetahs – 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Duncan Saal, 13 Dries Swanepoel, 12 Frans Steyn, 11 Rosko Specman, 10 Reinhardt Fortuin, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Jeandre Rudolph, 7 George Cronje, 6 Andisa Ntsila, 5 Reniel Hugo, 4 Carl Wegner (c), 3 Conraad van Vuuren, 2 Marnus van der Merwe, 1 Boan Venter.
Subs: 16 Louis van der Westhuizen, 17 Cameron Dawson, 18 Khutha Mchunu, 19 Victor Sekekete, 20 Chris Massyn, 21 Ruben de Haas, 22 Howard Mnisi, 23 Rhyno Smith.
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