New halfbacks for Cheetahs

Tian Meyer and Francois Brummer will start for the Cheetahs against the Highlanders in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

With regular starters Sarel Pretorius and Joe Pietersen ruled out with shoulder injuries, Meyer and Brummer have been promoted to the starting XV after featuring from the bench during the Cheetahs' victory over the Stormers last time out.

In the only other change to the side that saw off the Stormers, Danie Minnie comes in at loosehead prop, replacing Caylib Oosthuizen.

Meanwhile, Raymond Rhule has recovered from injury to take his place on the substitutes bench.

Cheetahs – 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Rayno Benjamin, 13 Francois Venter, 12 Michael van der Spuy, 11 Sergeal Petersen, 10 Francois Brummer, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Willie Britz, 7 Boom Prinsloo, 6 Tienie Burger, 5 Francois Uys (c), 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Maks van Dyk, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Danie Mienie.
Subs: 16 Stephan Coetzee, 17 BG Uys, 18 Ewald van der Westhuizen, 19 Steven Sykes, 20 Carel Greeff, 21 Shaun Venter, 22 Coenie van Wyk, 23 Raymond Rhule.

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