Lobberts lines Cheetahs bench

Coach Naka Drotské has named an unchanged starting XV for the Cheetahs' match against the Stormers on Saturday.

The only changes to the match-day 23 are among the substitutes, where Hilton Lobberts and Tian Meyer will get a chance to make an impact off the bench.

Both were members of Griquas' Vodacom Cup-winning team that trounced the Lions last weekend.

Raymond Rhule was not considered for selection as he is is still struggling with an ankle injury.

The Cheetahs' got the better of the high-flying Brumbies in their last outing, but have never won a Super Rugby match at Newlands.

They will, however, take inspiration from their showing in Bloem just last month, where they scored five tries on the way to a 35-22 victory over the Cape-based franchise.

Cheetahs – 15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Rayno Benjamin, 11 Willie le Roux, 10 Johan Goosen, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Boom Prinsloo, 7 Teboho Mohoje, 6 Heinrich Brüssow, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Willem Serfontein, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Adriaan Strauss (c), 1 Caylib Oosthuizen.
Subs: 16 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Maks van Dyk, 19 Hilton Lobberts, 20 Carel Greeff, 21 Tian Meyer, 22 Elgar Watts, 23 Riaan Smit.

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