Oupa Mohoje will captain the Free State Cheetahs in Friday’s clash against the EP Kings in PE as the Springbok loose forward returns to the starting lineup.
Mohoje was eased back into Currie Cup action off the bench last weekend, but will now slot in at blindside flank and take over the leadership from Francois Uys, who drops to the bench.
Mohoje’s inclusion in place of Henco Venter is one of four changes to the Cheetahs’ run-on XV, with another Springbok in Cornal Hendricks coming into the lineup as a replacement for injured Raymond Rhule.
Reniel Hugo will start at lock in place of Uys, while Jacques du Toit takes over from Elandre Huggett at hooker.
Free State Cheetahs – 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Francois Venter, 12 Rayno Benjamin, 11 Cornal Hendricks, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Niell Jordaan, 7 Oupa Mohoje (c), 6 Gerhard Olivier, 5 Reniel Hugo, 4 Armandt Koster, 3 Luan de Bruin, 2 Jacques du Toit, 1 BG Uys.
Subs: 16 Elandre Huggett, 17 Teunis Nieuwoudt, 18 Francois Uys, 19 Henco Venter, 20 Freddy Ngoza, 21 Ruan de Bruin, 22 Sias Ebersohn.
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