Cheetahs coach Hawies Fourie has made five changes to his starting lineup for their match against the Lions in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
Following their 40-13 defeat by the Vodacom Bulls, the Cheetahs have made multiple changes to the side that will face the Lions at home this weekend.
In the backline, Tian Schoeman returns at flyhalf after he was forced to withdraw from the team last week due to injury. Reinhardt Fortuin drops back to the bench to provide flyhalf cover.
Wings Rhyno Smith and Rosko Specman have been dropped and are replaced by William Small-Smith and Malcolm Jaer in the run-on XV.
Up front, flank Aidon David and hooker Jacques du Toit take over from Victor Sekekete and Reinach Venter, respectively.
Furthermore, Reniel Hugo and Dries Swanepoel are the new additions to the bench.
Cheetahs – 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 William Small-Smith, 13 Howard Mnisi, 12 Frans Steyn, 11 Malcolm Jaer, 10 Tian Schoeman, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Jeandre Rudolph, 7 Aidon Davis, 6 Andisa Ntsila, 5 Carl Wegner, 4 Ian Groenewald, 3 Kutha Mchunu, 2 Jacques du Toit, 1 Boan Venter.
Subs: 16 Marnus van der Merwe, 17 Cameron Dawson, 18 Erich de Jager, 19 Reniel Hugo, 20 Victor Sekekete, 21 Ruben de Haas, 22 Reinhardt Fortuin, 23 Dries Swanepoel.
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