Le Roux fit to face Griffons

Willie le Roux will start at fullback for the Cheetahs against the Griffons at Old Greys on Wednesday.

Le Roux injured his ankle against the Stormers at Newlands last Friday, but has recovered for his side's final pre-season match.

Joe Pietersen, who missed the Stormers game with injury, will start at flyhalf.

Meanwhile, Johann Sadie and Heinrich Brüssow have returned from their Japanese club, the Docomo Red Hurricanes. The centre has been named on the bench for Wednesday's match (4pm kick-off), but the flanker is struggling with concussion and is not in the 24-man squad.

The Cheetahs begin their Vodacom Super Rugby campaign against the Sharks at Kings Park on 14 February.

Cheetahs – 15 Willie le Roux, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Francois Venter, 12 Michael van der Spuy, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Joe Pietersen, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Willie Britz (c), 7 Oupa Mohoje, 6 Jean Cook, 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Danie Minnie.
Subs: 16 Caylib Oosthuizen, 17 Stephan Coetzee, 18 Ewald van der Westhuizen, 19 Carel Greeff, 20 Boom Prinsloo, 21 Tian Meyer, 22 Willie du Plessis, 23 Clayton Blommetjies, 24 Johann Sadie.

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