Cape Town – Cheetahs coach Franco Smith has named his team
for their Super Rugby clash against the Lions in Johannesburg on Saturday (17:05
Smith made five changes to his starting team from the one
which beat the Sunwolves 32-31 in Singapore last weekend.
Springbok lock Lood de Jager, who was rested for the
Sunwolves game, is back in the second row.
Charles Marais, Torsten van Jaarsveld and Maks van Dyk, who
were used as substitutes last weekend, will start in the front row, with Ox
Nche, Jacques du Toit and Johan Coetzee moving to the bench.
In the only change to the backline, Clayton Blommetjies will
start at fullback, with Sias Ebersohn falling out of the match-day 23.
15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Francois
Venter (captain), 12 William Small-Smith, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Neil Marais, 9
Shaun Venter, 8 Henco Venter, 7 Uzair Cassiem, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Lood de
Jager, 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Maks van Dyk, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Charles
Substitutes: 16 Jacques du Toit, 17 Ox Nche, 18 Johan
Coetzee, 19 Francois Uys, 20 Hilton Lobberts, 21 Boom Prinsloo, 22 Tian Meyer,
23 Fred Zeilinga