Springbok flank Heinrich BrÃ¼ssow will make his long-awaited return to the Cheetahs team from the bench against the Highlanders on Saturday.
Cheetahs coach Naka DrotskÃ© has ressisted the temptation to throw BrÃ¼ssow straight into the mix as he makes just one change to his matchday 22.
BrÃ¼ssow takes over from Johannes Prinsloo amongst the replacements while the starting XV that was hammered by the Chiefs last week remains unchanged.
BrÃ¼ssow is expected to play about 30-odd minutes in the second half as he returns from surgery to his shoulder in October.
Cheetahs: 15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Willie le Roux, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Robert Ebersohn, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Johan Goosen, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Pieter Labuschagne, 6 Frans Viljoen, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Lodewyk de Jager, 3 Lourens Adriaanse, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Trevor Nyakane
Replacements:16 Ryno Barnes, 17 Coenie Oosthuizen, 18 Rynhard Landman, 19 Heinrich BrÃ¼ssow, 20 Piet van Zyl, 21 Riaan Smith, 22 Ryno Benjamin.
Date: Saturday, March 9
Venue: Rugby Park, Invercargill
Kick-off: 19.35 (08.35 SA time; 06.35 GMT)
Referee: Nick Briant (New Zealand)