Springboks Francois Venter, Uzair Cassiem and Oupa Mohoje will all start for the Cheetahs in Saturday’s clash against Treviso in Italy.
Besides the return of the three Boks, other changes to the Cheetahs’ lineup include the selection of Craig Barry at fullback in place of the unwell Clayton Blommetjies. while William Small-Smith will start on the right wing.
The Cheetahs currently lie in third place in Conference A of the Pro14.
Cheetahs – 15 Craig Barry, 14 William Small-Smith, 13 Francois Venter (c), 12 Nico Lee, 11 Makazola Mapimpi, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Uzair Cassiem, 7 Oupa Mohoje, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Hugo Reniel, 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Johan Coetzee, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld (c), 1 Charles Marais
Subs: 16 Jacques du Toit, 17 Ox Nche, 18 Tom Botha, 19 Rynier Bernardo, 20 Junior Pokomela, 21 Zee Mkhabela, 22 Niel Marais, 23 AJ Coertzen.
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