Currie Cup

Minor changes to Cheetahs team for Loftus trip

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Hawies Fourie. (Gallo Images)
Hawies Fourie. (Gallo Images)

Cheetahs coach Hawies Fourie has named his team for their Currie Cup clash against the Bulls in Pretoria on Saturday.

It will be the Cheetahs' first Currie Cup encounter of the year, having enjoyed a bye in Week 1.

Fourie has made minor changes to the team that beat Griquas 28-9 in their final Super Rugby Unlocked encounter in Bloemfontein last month.

Victor Sekekete makes the starting XV, replacing Oupa Mohoje in the No 7 jersey, while Khuta Mchunu comes in at tighthead prop for Hencus van Wyk, who is out with a hamstring injury.

On the bench, flank George Cronje is also set to make his Cheetahs debut.

With points carried over from Super Rugby Unlocked, the Cheetahs currently find themselves fourth on the standings with three wins from six matches.

Saturday's clash at Loftus Versfeld is scheduled for 16:30.

Teams:

Bulls

TBA

Cheetahs

15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Rhyno Smith, 13 Howard Mnisi, 12 Frans Steyn, 11 Rosko Specman, 10 Tian Schoeman, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Jeandre Rudolph, 7 Victor Sekekete, 6 Andisa Ntsila, 5 Carl Wegner (captain), 4 Ian Groenewald, 3 Khutha Mchunu, 2 Reinach Venter, 1 Boan Venter

Substitutes: 16 Jacques du Toit, 17 Cameron Dawson, 18 Erich de Jager, 19 Chris Massyn, 20 George Cronje, 21 Ruben de Haas, 22 Reinhardt Fortuin, 23 William Small-Smith

- Compiled by Sport24 staff

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