Cheetahs rotate for WP

Date published: August 17 2016

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The Free State Cheetahs have made four changes for their clash with Western Province in Cape Town on Friday. 

The Cheetahs coaching staff announced that they are making a full rotation in the front-row with Charles Marias, Jacques du Toit and Johan Coetzee switching places with Ox Nche, Torsten van Jaarsveld and Tom Botha in the starting line-up. 

The only other change is Nico Lee replacing the injured Francois Venter at outside centre with Tian Meyer taking over the skipper role.

Cheetahs: 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Ryno Benjamin, 13 Nico Lee, 12 William Small-Smith, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Tian Meyer (c), 8 Niell Jordaan, 7 Uzair Cassiem, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Reniel Hugo, 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Johan Coetzee, 2 Jacques du Toit, 1 Charles Marais
Replacements: 16 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 17 Ox Nche, 18 Tom Botha, 19 Justin Basson, 20 Henco Venter, 21 Shaun Venter, 22 Niel Marais, 23 Michael van der Spuy

Date: Friday, August 19
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
Kick-off: 17:10 local (15:10 GMT)
Referee: Craig Joubert
Assistant Referees: Stephan Geldenhuys, Paul Mente
TMO: Joey Klaaste-Salmans

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