Free State Cheetahs head coach Franco Smith has made one change to his XV to play the Sharks in Durban on Saturday.
The Cheetahs currently sit in second position on the overall table and will take first spot if they defeat the Sharks on the road.
Niell Jordaan is relegated to the bench with Henco Venter starting in the number eight jersey. With original skipper Francois Venter still injured, scrum-half Tian Venter retains the captaincy.
Free State Cheetahs: 15 Clayton Blommetjies 14 Ryno Benjamin, 13 Nico Lee, 12 William Small-Smith, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Tian Meyer (c), 8 Henco Venter, 7 Uzair Cassiem, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Reniel Hugo, 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Tom Botha, 2 Torsten Van Jaarsveld, 1 Ox Nche
Replacements: 16 Jacques Du Toit, 17 Charles Marais, 18 Justin Basson, 19 Niell Jordaan, 20 Shaun Venter, 21 Niel Marais, 22 Michael van der Spuy
Date: Saturday, September 10
Venue: Kings Park, Durban
Time: 17:00 local (15:00 GMT)
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge (South Africa)
Assistant Referees: AJ Jacobs (South Africa), Rodney Boneparte (South Africa)
TMO: Marius Jonker (South Africa)