Late changes to Cheetahs squad for Sharks clash

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Hawies Fourie. (Photo by Frikkie Kapp/Gallo Images)
Hawies Fourie. (Photo by Frikkie Kapp/Gallo Images)

Cheetahs coach Hawies Fourie has been forced to make late changes to his squad for Wednesday night's preparation series clash against the Sharks in Bloemfontein.

Outside centre Dries Swanepoel has withdrawn with an injury niggle and will be replaced by Chris Smit.

Smit's place on the bench is taken by Duncan Saal.

There's another change to the bench, with Brandon Thomson pulling out injured and Howard Mnisi coming in.

Veteran scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar will captain the Cheetahs, with Wednesday's clash at Free State Stadium scheduled for 19:00.

Teams:

Cheetahs

15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Malcolm Jaer, 13 Chris Smit, 12 Frans Steyn, 11 Rosko Specman, 10 Reinhardt Fortuin, 9 Ruan Pienaar (captain), 8 Aidon Davis, 7 George Cronje, 6 Andisa Ntsila, 5 Rynier Bernardo, 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Khutha Mchunu, 2 Wilmar Arnoldi, 1 Cameron Dawson

Substitutes: 16 Marnus van der Merwe, 17 Conraad (Beertjie) van Vuuren, 18 Aranos Coetzee, 19 Jean Drotste, 20 Oupa Mohoje, 21 Tian Meyer, 22 Howard Mnisi, 23 Duncan Saal

Sharks

15 Aphelele Fassi, 14 Thaakir Abrahams, 13 Jeremy Ward (captain), 12 Murray Koster, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Jordan Chait, 9 Grant Williams, 8 Phepsi Buthelezi, 7 Thembelani Bholi, 6 James Venter, 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 JJ van der Mescht, 3 John-Hubert Meyer, 2 Kerron van Vuuren, 1 Khwezi Mona 

Substitutes: 16 Fez Mbatha, 17 Ntuthuko Mchunu, 18 Michael Kumbirai, 19 Reniel Hugo, 20 Mpilo Gumede, 21 Jaden Hendrikse, 22 Manie Libbok, 23 Werner Kok

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