Cape Town - Cheetahs coach Franco Smith has named his team for Friday’s Currie Cup Premier Division clash against Western Province at Newlands.
Smith made a few changes to the team that beat the Blue Bulls 43-20 in Bloemfontein last week.
Scrumhalf Tian Meyer has been named captain for the match after the withdrawal of regular skipper Francois Venter due to injury.
Nico Lee takes Venter’s spot in midfield, while up front the coach has opted for a new front row.
Charles Marais, Jacques du Toit and Johan Coetzee switch places with Ox Nche, Torsten van Jaarsveld and Tom Botha in the starting line-up
Friday’s clash is scheduled for 17:10.
15 Jaco Taute, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Johnny Kotze, 12 Huw Jones, 11 Leolin Zas, 10 Brandon Thomson, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7 Kobus van Dyk, 6 Rynhardt Elstadt, 5 Chris van Zyl (captain), 4 Jan de Klerk, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Alistair Vermaak
Substitutes: 16 Martin Ferreira, 17 JC Janse van Rensburg, 18 JP Smith, 19 Jurie van Vuuren, 20 Godlen Masimla, 21 Robert du Preez, 22 Cheslin Kolbe
Free State Cheetahs
15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Rayno Benjamin, 13 Nico Lee, 12 William Small-Smith, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Tian Meyer (captain), 8 Niell Jordaan, 7 Uzair Cassiem, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Reniel Hugo, 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Johan Coetzee, 2 Jacques du Toit, 1 Charles Marais
Substitutes (from): 16 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 17 Ox Nche, 18 Tom Botha, 19 Justin Basson, 20 Henco Venter, 21 Shaun Venter, 22 Niel Marais, 23 Michael van der Spuy