Cheetahs bring in Petersen

Date published: August 19 2015

Free State Cheetahs coach Franco Smith has made two injury enforced changes to his starting XV for Friday's clash with Griquas in Kimberley.

Amongst the backs, Clayton Blommetjies shifts from the right wing to full-back, where he takes over from AJ Coertzen, who is sidelined with an ankle injury.

Sergeal Petersen comes in to the run-on side in Blommetjies' place on the wing to make his Currie Cup debut for the Bloemfontein-based outfit.

In the forwards, versatile loose forward Boom Prinsloo has been ruled out for four to eight weeks due to a broken jaw. He has been replaced on the openside flank by Gerhard Olivier.

Free State Cheetahs: 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Francois Venter, 12 Rayno Benjamin, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Niell Jordaan, 7 Henco Venter, 6 Gerhard Olivier, 5 Francois Uys (captain), 4 Armandt Koster, 3  Luan de Bruin, 2 Jacques du Toit, 1 Caylib Oosthuizen.
Replacements: 16 Elandre Huggett, 17 Maks van Dyk, 18 Reniel Hugo, 19 Tienie Burger, 20 Freddy Ngoza, 21 Ruan van Rensburg, 22 Sias Ebersohn

Date: Friday, August 21
Venue: Griqua Park, Kimberley
Kick-off: 19:10 (17:10 GMT)
Referee: Lesego Legoete
Assistant referees: Renier Vermeulen, Pieter Janse van Vuuren
TMO: Johan Greeff