• Van Dyk in for Oosthuizen

    Maks van Dyk will start at tighthead prop for the Cheetahs against the Reds in Brisbane on Friday after Coenie Oosthuizen was ruled out of the remainder of the tour with a neck injury.

    Oosthuizen will be out for between six and eight weeks.

    In other changes to the team that lost to the Rebels, Willie le Roux moves to the left wing as Raymond Rhule has not recovered from an ankle injury, while Rayno Benjamin replaces Cornal Hendricks on the right wing. Hennie Daniller comes in at fullback.

    Rossouw de Klerk, who was flown in to replace Oosthuizen, will provide cover on the bench.

    Cheetahs – 15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Rayno Benjamin, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Willie le Roux, 10 Johan Goosen, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Lappies Labuschagné, 6 Boom Prinsloo, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Lood de Jager, 3 Maks van Dyk, 2 Adriaan Strauss (c), 1 Caylib Oosthuizen.
    Subs: 16 Ryno Barnes, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Rossouw de Klerk, 19 Ligtoring Landman, 20 Jean Cook, 21 Sarel Pretorius, 22 Elgar Watts, 23 Cornal Hendricks.

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    Simon Borchardt