Bok lock Lood de Jager will start for the Cheetahs when they take on the Kings in a warm-up game in Port Elizabeth on Friday.
De Jager replaces Reniel Hugo, who captained the Cheetahs in their win over the Bulls last weekend, while centre Francois Venter will take up his position as skipper.
The Cheetahs have selected a strong side for Friday's match, with Shaun Venter and Sias Ebersohn combining in the halfback channel, while William Small-Smith will join Venter in the midfield.
Cheetahs – 15 Sergeal Petersen, 14 Maphutha Dolo, 13 Francois Venter (c), 12 William Small-Smith, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Sias Ebersohn, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Niell Jordaan, 7 Uzair Cassiem, 6 Boom Prinsloo, 5 Lodewyk de Jager, 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Nicolaas van Dyk, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Charles Marais.
Subs: Jacques du Toit, Danie Mienie, Luan de Bruin, Reniel Hugo, Hilton Lobberts, Paul Schoeman, Henco Venter, Tian Meyer, Fred Zeilinga, Michael van der Spuy, Clayton Blommetjies.
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