Cape Town - Cheetahs coach Rory Duncan has announced his team for Saturday’s PRO14 encounter against the Southern Kings in Bloemfontein (17:00 kick-off).
Duncan has made a few changes from the team that beat the Kings 45-21 in Port Elizabeth last weekend.
Flank Oupa Mohoje takes over the captaincy from Torsten van Jaarsveld who is sidelined with a minor injury, with Jacques du Toit starting at hooker in place of Van Jaarsveld.
Henco Venter also starts in the loose trio, replacing Paul Schoeman in the No 6 jersey.
On the bench, hooker Joseph Dweba and flyhalf/centre Clinton Swart will make their PRO14 debuts if called upon.
Regular captain Francois Venter is still sidelined with a neck injury which sees Nico Lee retain his place at outside centre.
15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Craig Barry, 13 Nico Lee, 12 Niel Marais, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Uzair Cassiem, 7 Oupa Mohoje (captain), 6 Henco Venter, 5 Reniel Hugo, 4 Justin Basson, 3 Johan Coetzee, 2 Jacques du Toit, 1 Ox Nche
Substitutes: 16 Joseph Dweba, 17 Charles Marais, 18 Tom Botha, 19 Rynier Bernardo, 20 Junior Pokomela, 21 Zee Mkhabela, 22 Clinton Swart, 23 AJ Coertzen
15 Ntabeni Dukisa, 14 Michael Makase, 13 Harlon Klaasen, 12 Luzuko Vulindlu, 11 Yaw Penxe, 10 Martin du Toit, 9 Rowan Gouws, 8 Ruaan Lerm, 7 Tienie Burger, 6 Andisa Ntsila, 5 Bobby de Wee, 4 Stephan Greeff, 3 Pieter Scholtz, 2 Michael Willemse (captain), 1 Schalk Ferreira
Substitutes: 16 Tango Balekile, 17 Johan Smith, 18 Dayan van der Westhuizen, 19 Lindokuhle Welemu, 20 Eital Bredenkamp, 21 Rudi van Rooyen, 22 Benhard Janse van Rensburg, 23 Berton Klaasen