Springbok back-row Oupa Mohoje will skipper the Free State Cheetahs in Friday's clash against the EP Kings in Port Elizabeth.
Mohoje, who returned to Currie Cup action recently after missing out on selection for the Springboks' squad for the Rugby World Cup, is one of four changes to coach Franco Smith's starting line-up that lost to the Blue Bulls last weekend.
Mohoje comes in to the run-on side as a replacement for Henco Venter, while regular captain Francois Uys is replaced in the second row by Reniel Hugo.
The final change in the forwards sees Jacques du Toit taking over from Elandre Huggett at hooker.
In the backline, another Springbok, Cornal Hendricks takes over from Raymond Rhule on the left wing.
Free State Cheetahs: 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Francois Venter, 12 Rayno Benjamin, 11 Cornal Hendricks, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Niell Jordaan, 7 Oupa Mohoje (c), 6 Gerhard Olivier, 5 Reniel Hugo, 4 Armandt Koster, 3 Luan de Bruin, 2 Jacques du Toit, 1 BG Uys.
Replacements: 16 Elandre Huggett, 17 Teunis Nieuwoudt, 18 Francois Uys, 19 Henco Venter, 20 Freddy Ngoza, 21 Ruan van Rensburg, 22 Sias Ebersohn
Date: Friday, September 11
Kick-off: 19:10 local (17:10 GMT)
Venue: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Referee: Quinton Immelman
Assistant Referees: Archie Sehlako, Jacques Nieuwenhuis
TMO: Christie du Preez