Veteran centre Frans Steyn has been ruled out of the Cheetahs’ clash against the Sharks in Durban on Friday due to a groin injury.
Steyn’s withdrawal will see Chris Smit slot in at inside centre, while Howard Mnisi is set for his official return to the Cheetahs lineup after being named on the bench.
Kick-off in Durban is at 7pm.
Cheetahs – 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Malcolm Jaer, 13 William Small-Smith, 12 Chris Smit, 11 Rosko Specman, 10 Tian Schoeman, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Aidon Davis, 7 Junior Pokomela (captain), 6 Andisa Ntsila, 5 JP du Preez, 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Luan de Bruin, 2 Reinach Venter, 1 Charles Marais.
Subs: 16 Jacques du Toit, 17 Boan Venter, 18 Khutha Mchunu, 19 Oupa Mchunu, 20 Jeandré Rudolph, 21 Ruben de Haas, 22 Reinhardt Fortuin, 23 Howard Mnisi.