Free State Cheetahs head coach Franco Smith has made several changes to his side for their Currie Cup clash with the Pumas in Nelspruit on Friday.
On the back of a recent 73-31 hiding against the Golden Lions, the fourth-placed Cheetahs will be desperate for a response at Mbombela Stadium this week.
Back into the side come Francois Uys, Ryno Benjamin, Raymond Rhule and Shaun Venter who start at lock, centre, left wing and scrum-half respectively.
Therefore Freddy Ngoza, Tertius Kruger, Maphutha Dolo and Zee Mkabela all subsequently drop out of Smith's starting XV for a key game in terms of morale.
Free State Cheetahs: 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Francois Venter, 12 Ryno Benjamin, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Sias Ebersohn, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 De Wet Kruger, 7 Teboho Mohoje, 6 Gerhard Olivier, 5 Francois Uys (c), 4 Reniel Hugo, 3 Luan De Bruin, 2 Neil Rautenbach, 1 Teunis Nieuwoudt.
Replacements: 16 Chase Morison, 17 Burrie Gildenhuys Uys, 18 Willem Serfontein, 19 Freddy Ngoza, 20 Ruan Van Rensburg, 21 Niel Marais, 22 Adriaan van der Berg Coertzen.
Date: Friday, October 2
Venue: Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
Kick-off: 13.15 local (11.15 GMT)
Referee: Jaco van Heerden
Assistant referees: Jaco Pretorius, Pieter Maritz
Television match official: Willie Vos