Cheetahs forced into changes

Date published: March 9 2017

The Cheetahs have made four injury-enforced and two positional changes for their Super Rugby home game against the Sunwolves on Saturday.

Zee Mkhabela, Niell Jordaan, Francois Uys and Charles Marais replace Nico Lee, Uzair Cassiem, Reniel Hugo and Tshego Nche in the XV.

Mkhabela comes in the wing so there is a shift to centre for Ryno Benjamin while Paul Schoeman is now flank to accommodate Jordaan.

Uys replaces Hugo in the locks while Marais is at loosehead prop alongside hooker Torsten van Jaarsveld and tighthead Johan Coetzee.

Cheetahs: 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Zee Mkhabela, 13 Ryno Benjamin, 12 Clinton Swart, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Niell Jordaan, 7 Oupa Mohoje, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Justin Basson, 3 Johan Coetzee, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld (c), 1 Charles Marais
Replacements: 16 Danie Mienie, 17 Elandre Huggett, 18 Tom Botha, 19 Armandt Koster, 20 Henco Venter 21 Niel Marais, 22 Ali Mgijima, 23 Ruan van Rensburg

Date: Saturday, March 11
Venue: Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Kick-off: 17:15 local (15:15 GMT)
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge (South Africa)
Assistant Referees: Jaco Peyper (South Africa), Quinton Immelman (South Africa)
TMO: Johan Greeff (South Africa)