Cheetahs coach Naka DrotskÃ© has made several changes to his side that will face the Hurricanes, with Sarel Pretorius in at nine.
Cheetahs coach Naka DrotskÃ© has made several changes to his side that will face the Hurricanes, with Sarel Pretorius given a start at scrum-half.
Pretorius comes in for Shaun Venter at the base while Raymond Rhule returns to the side.
Cornal Hendricks replaces Rayno Benjamin on the other wing so that means Willie le Roux returns to the full-back jersey as Hennie Daniller drops to bench duty for the game in Wellington.
Another change to mention comes on the bench as Andries Ferreira replaces Rynhardt Landman.
Cheetahs: 15 Willie le Roux, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Johan Goosen, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Pieter LabuschagnÃ©, 6 Johannes Prinsloo, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Lodewyk de Jager, 3 Nicolaas van Dyk, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), Caylib Oosthuizen.
Replacements: 16 Ryno Barnes, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Rossouw de Klerk, 19 Andries Ferreira, 20 Jean Cook, 21 Shaun Venter, 22 Elgar Watts, 23 Hennie Daniller.
Date: Saturday, March 15
Kick-off: 16.35 (03.35 GMT)
Venue: Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)
Assistant referees: Mike Fraser (New Zealand), Mike Lash (New Zealand)
TMO: Chris Watt (New Zealand)