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02nd October 2013 17:12

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Pote Human: Made four changes

Griquas coach Pote Human has made three changes to his side's pack for the visit of the Free State Cheetahs to Kimberley on Saturday.

Tighthead prop Nico Pretorius making his debut for the provinc .on loan from the Falcons while Ewald van der Westhuizen drops out of the match-day squad altogether.

Australian second-row Rory Arnold makes way for Dalton Davies, with the former dropping to the bench.

Elsewhere, RJ Liebenberg gets his chance to start on the blindside flank in place of Burger Schoeman, who is sidelined with through concussion.

The backline that lost heavily to the Blue Bulls in Kimberley last week remains unchanged, with the only other alteration coming on the bench, as Brummer Badenhorst gives front row backup.

Meanwhile, Cheetahs coach Naka Drotské has recalled Springbok wing Raymond Rhule to his starting side.

Drotské names Rhule on the left wing as Piet Lindeque moves over to replace Riaan Smit.

Francois Uys returns up front at second-row as lock Freddy Ngoza drops down to the bench.

Griquas: 15 Gouws Prinsloo, 14 Richard Lawson, 13 JP Nel, 12 Howard Mnisi, 11 Rocco Jansen, 10 Francois Brummer, 9 Marnus Hugo, 8 Leon Karemaker, 7 RJ Liebenberg, 6 Marnus Schoeman, 5 Jaco Nepgen, 4 Dalton Davis, 3 Nico Pretorius, 2 Ryno Barnes (captain), 1 Steph Roberts
Replacements: 16 Matthew Dobson, 17 Brummer Badenhorst, 18 Rory Arnold, 19 Patrick O'Brien, 20 Jacques Coetzee, 21 Du Randt Gerber, 22 Jean Stemmet.

Date: Saturday, October 5
Venue: GWK Park, Kimberley
Kick-off: 14.00 (12.00 GMT)
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan
Assistant referees: Louwrens van der Merwe, Francois de Bruin
TMO: Gerrie Coetzee

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PosTeamPPts
1Western Province1037
2Sharks1033
3Cheetahs1026
4Golden Lions1026
5Blue Bulls1017