Cheetahs welcome back Pietersen

Date published: May 27 2015

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Joe Pietersen and Sergeal Petersen are back for the Cheetahs as they prepare to take on the Stormers in Cape Town on Saturday.

Pietersen, back from injury, takes over from Francois Brummer at fly-half, while Petersen replaces Cornal Hendricks on the wing.

In the only other change to the staring team, Tienie Burger is also over his injury concerns and takes over from Carel Greeff. On the bench, Sarel Pretorius is back in place of Shaun Venter.

Venter, Greeff, Hendricks and Brummer drop out of the matchday squad altogether.

Cheetahs: 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Francois Venter, 12 Michael van der Spuy, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Joe Pietersen, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Willie Britz, 7 Boom Prinsloo, 6 Tienie Burger, 5 Francois Uys (c), 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Maks van Dyk, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Danie Mienie
Replacements: 16 Stephan Coetzee, 17 BG Uys, 18 Ewald van der Westhuizen, 19 Steven Sykes, 20 Henco Venter, 21 Sarel Pretorius, 22 Coenie van Wyk, 23 Rayno Benjamin

Date: Saturday, May 30
Venue: Newlands Stadium, Cape Town
Kick-off: 17:05 local (05:05 GMT, 01:05 AEST, 03:05 NZST)
Referee: Craig Joubert
Assistant Referees: Jason Jaftha, Francois Pretorius 
TMO: Deon von Blommestein

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