Injuries force Cheetahs changes

The Free State Cheetahs have made two injury-enforced changes for their match against WP in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

Rayno Benjamin (hamstring) and Jean Cook (calf) have suffered further setbacks after returning from injury against the Blue Bulls last weekend. Their places have been taken by JP du Plessis and Neil Claassen respectively.

Coenie Oosthuizen will continue his comeback from injury at loosehead prop, despite coming under pressure against the Bulls, resulting in a number of scrum penalties.

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 Labuschagné, 7 Neil Claassen, 6 Tienie Burger, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Werner Lourens, 3 George Marich, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld (c), 1 Coenie Oosthuizen.
Subs: 16 Hercu Liebenberg, 17 Caylib Oosthuizen, 19 Henco Venter, 19 Vincent Jobo, 20 Shaun Venter, 21 Pieter-Steyn de Wet, 22 AJ Coertzen.

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