Marais at 10 for Cheetahs

Niel Marais and Nico Lee will form a new 10-12 combination for the Cheetahs in Saturday's clash against the Chiefs in Bloemfontein.

Marais starts at flyhalf in place of Fred Zeilinga, who moves to the bench, while Lee moves from wing to inside centre as Sergeal Petersen has recovered sufficiently from injury to start on the wing.

Up front, props Ox Nche and Johan Coetzee will start, while Carl Wegner replaces Francois Uys at No 5 lock.

Cheetahs – 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Francois Venter (c), 12 Nico Lee, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Niel Marais, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Henco Venter, 7 Oupa Mohoje, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Carl Wegner, 4 Armandt Koster, 3 Johan Coetzee, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Ox Nche.
Subs: 16 Elandre Huggett, 17 Charles Marais, 18 Tom Botha, 19 Francois Uys, 20 Niell Jordaan, 21 Junior Pokomela/Luther Obi, 22 Tian Meyer, 23 Fred Zeilinga.
Photo: Gerhard Steenkamp/BackpagePix

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