Cheetahs coach Franco Smith has made a single injury-enforced change to his starting lineup to face the Ospreys in Swansea on Saturday.
Regular captain Oupa Mohohje has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering a knee injury in the loss against Munster.
Aidon Davis takes Mohoje’s place in the loose trio, while Gerhard Olivier is called up from the Currie Cup side to provide cover on the bench.
As expected, scrumhalf Shaun Venter, one of the more experienced members of the team, takes the captain’s armband from Mohoje.
Cheetahs – 15 Malcolm Jaer, 14 Rabz Maxwane, 13 Benhard Janse van Rensburg, 12 Nico Lee, 11 William Small-Smith, 10 Tian Schoeman, 9 Shaun Venter (c), 8 Jasper Wiese, 7 Aidon Davis, 6 Junior Pokomela, 5 JP du Preez, 4 Justin Basson, 3 Luan de Bruin, 2 Jacques du Toit, 1 Ox Nche.
Subs: 16 Joseph Dweba, 17 Charles Marais, 18 Aranos Coetzee, 19 Walt Steenkamp, 20 Gerhard Olivier, 21 Tian Meyer, 22 Ernst Stapelberg, 23 Ryno Eksteen.
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