Captain Francois Venter has returned to the Cheetahs’ starting lineup for Saturday’s Pro14 match against the Cardiff Blues at the Arms Park.
Venter, who makes his return from injury, slots in at outside centre with Nico Lee shifting to inside centre and Niel Marais dropping to the bench.
In a forced change, Sibhale Maxwane will start at wing after the position was left vacant by Makazole Mapimpi, who has joined the Sharks.
There are two changes among the forwards: flank Paul Schoeman and lock Rynier Bernardo replace Henco Venter and Reniel Hugo respectively.
Cheetahs – 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Craig Barry,13 Francois Venter (c), 12 Nico Lee, 11 Sibhale Maxwane, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Uzair Cassiem, 7 Oupa Mohoje, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Rynier Bernardo, 4 Justin Basson, 3 Johan Coetzee, 2 Torsten Van Jaarsveld, 1 Ox Nche.
Subs: 16 Jacques Du Toit, 17 Charles Marais, 18 Tom Botha, 19 Carl Wegner, 20 Henco Venter, 21 Zee Mkhabela, 22 Niel Marais, 23 Malcolm Jaer.
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