New-look Cheetahs to face Lions

Sias Ebersohn replaces Fred Zeilinga at flyhalf for the Free State Cheetahs’ match against the Golden Lions in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

Ebersohn will form a new halfback combination with Zee Mkhabela, with Tertius Kruger taking over at centre from Ryno Benjamin.

In a new-look loose trio, Gerhard Olivier, Niell Jordaan and Vincent Jobo slot into the back row, while Freddy Ngoza and Teunis Nieuwoudt will start at lock and loosehead prop respectively.

Free State Cheetahs – 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Francois Venter (c), 12 Tertius Kruger, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Sias Ebersohn, 9 Zee Mkhabela, 8 Gerhard Olivier, 7 Niell Jordaan, 6 Vincent Jobo, 5 Reniel Hugo, 4 Freddy Ngoza, 3 Luan de Bruin, 2 Jacques du Toit, 1 Teunis Nieuwoudt.
Subs: 16 Neil Rautenbach, 17 BG Uys, 18 Willem Serfontein, 19 De Wet Kruger, 20 Ryno Benjamin, 21 Shaun Venter, 22 Fred Zeilinga.

Photo: Carl Fourie/Gallo Images

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Craig Lewis