Fred Zeilinga will wear the Cheetahs No 10 jersey against the Jaguares in Bloemfontein on Friday night.
Niel Marais has been named on the bench with former Force flyhalf Sias Ebersohn not in the match 23.
The team will be captained by Francois Venter, who is partned in midfield by William Small-Smith.
Bok lock Lood de Jager is the vice-captain.
Cheetahs – 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Francois Venter (c), 12 William Small-Smith, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Niell Jordaan, 7 Uzair Cassiem, 6 Boom Prinsloo, 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Maks van Dyk, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Charles Marais.
Subs: 16 Jacques du Toit, 17 Ox Nche, 18 Luan de Bruin, 19 Reniel Hugo, 20 Henco Venter, 21 Paul Schoeman, 22 Tian Meyer, 23 Niel Marais.
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