Cheetahs rotate for WP

Date published: August 17 2016

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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