Four changes from Cheetahs

Date published: March 18 2015

Cheetahs head coach Naka Drotské has made four changes to his starting line-up that will take on the Crusaders in Christchurch on Saturday.

Openside flanker Heinrich Brussow, scrum-half Tian Meyer, fly-half Joe Pietersen and right wing Clayton Blommetjies all come into the side.

Boom Prinsloo, Willie du Plessis and Cornal Hendricks move to bench duty while Sarel Pretorius is not included in this weekend's matchday 23.

The Cheetahs are currently on a two-game losing streak in Super Rugby.

Cheetahs: 15 Willie le Roux, 14 Clayton Blommetjies, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Joe Pietersen, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Jean Cook, 7 Oupa Mohoje, 6 Heinrich Brussow, 5 Francois Uys (captain), 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Danie Mienie.
Replacements: 16 Stephan Coetzee, 17 BG Uys, 18 Maks van Dyk, 19 Steven Sykes, 20 Boom Prinsloo, 21 Shaun Venter, 22 Willie du Plessis, 23 Rayno Benjamin.

Date: Saturday, March 21
Kick-off: 19:35 local (06:35 GMT; 08:35 SAST; 17:35 AEDT)
Venue: AMI Stadium, Christchurch
Referee: Andrew Lees (Australia)
Assistant referees: Kane McBride (New Zealand), Jamie Nutbrown (New Zealand)
Television match official: Chris Wratt (New Zealand)