Van Zyl in, Pretorius out

03rd Apr 2013, 12:11

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Riding pine: Sarel Pretorius

Riding pine: Sarel Pretorius

The Cheetahs have made one change to their starting XV to face the Stormers, with Sarel Pretorius dropping to the bench.

The Cheetahs have made one change to their starting XV to face the Stormers in Bloemfontein, with Sarel Pretorius dropping to the bench.

Piet van Zyl is prefered ahead of the former Waratahs halfback, while Burton Francis retains the number 10 jersey after replacing the injured Riaan Smit before kick-off last week.

The Cheetahs are chasing a record fifth consecutive victory this weekend, and will fancy their chances again at home.

However, they don't have the best winning record against the Stormers - losing their last seven outings against the men from Cape Town.

Cheetahs: 15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Willie le Roux, 13 Johan Sadie, 12 Robert Ebersohn, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Burton Francis, 9 Piet van Zyl,, 8 Phillip van der Walt, 7 Lappies Labuschagne, 6 Heinrich Brussow, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Lood de Jager, 3 Lourens Adriaanse, 2 Adriaan Strauss (c), 1 Trevor Nyakane.
Replacements: 16 Ryno Barnes, 17 Coenie Oosthuisen, 18 Rynhard Landman, 19 Boom Prinsloo, 20 Sarel Pretorius, 21 Francois Brummer, 22 Ryno Benjamin.

Date: Saturday, April 6
Venue: Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Kick-off: 17:05 (15:05 GMT)
Referee: Stuart Berry