Cheetahs ring changes for trip to Newlands

Tian Meyer (Gallo Images)
Tian Meyer (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Coach Daan Human has named his Free State Cheetahs team for their Currie Cup encounter against Western Province at Newlands on Saturday.

Human has made seven changes to his starting XV from the one which lost 34-12 at home to the Blue Bulls last Friday.

In the backline, Dries Swanepoel replaces Benhard Janse van Rensburg at outside centre, while Louis Fouche and Tian Meyer form a new halfback partnership, replacing Tian Schoeman and Rudy Paige.

In the loose trio, Aidon Davis replaces Niell Jordaan at No 8, while Jasper Wiese comes in for Junior Pokomela in the No 6 jersey.

At lock, Dennis Visser replaces JP du Preez, with Stephan Malan providing cover on the bench.

At tighthead prop, Gunther Janse van Vuuren switches places with Luan de Bruin.

Swanepoel, Fouche and Davids will be making their debuts for the Free State Cheetahs.

Kick-off for Saturday’s clash is scheduled for 17:15.

Teams:

Western Province

15 SP Marais, 14 JJ Engelbrecht, 13 Ruhan Nel, 12 Dan Kriel, 11 Dillyn Leyds (captain), 10 Josh Stander, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Juarno Augustus, 7 Kobus van Dyk, 6 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 5 JD Schickerling, 4 Salmaan Moerat, 3 Michael Kumbirai, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Ali Vermaak

Substitutes: 16 Chad Solomon, 17 Caylib Oosthuizen, 18 Neethling Fouche, 19 Ernst van Rhyn, 20 Herschel Jantjies, 21 Dan du Plessis, 22 Sergeal Petersen

Free State

15 Malcom Jaer, 14 William Small-Smith, 13 Dries Swanepoel, 12 Nico Lee, 11 Rabz Maxwane, 10 Louis Fouche, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Aidon Davis, 7 Oupa Mohoje (captain), 6 Jasper Wiese, 5 Dennis Visser, 4 Justin Basson, 3 Gunther Janse van Vuuren, 2 Joseph Dweba, 1 Ox Nche

Substitutes: 16 Jacques du Toit, 17 Kevin Stevens, 18 Luan de Bruin, 19 Stephan Malan, 20 Junior Pokomela, 21 Shaun Venter, 22 Ernst Stapelberg

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