Cheetahs name side for Brumbies

Date published: March 24 2016

Cheetahs head coach Franco Smith has rung the changes for his side's clash with the Brumbies this weekend.

Ox Nche, Johan Coetzee, Francois Uys and Boom Prinsloo are all included in the starting lineup with Charles Marais, Maks van Dyk, Carl Wegner and Henco Venter on the bench.

Paul Schoeman moves to number eight, sending Henco Venter to the bench and Boom Prinsloo starting at number six.

Joubert Engelbrecht will be making his Super Rugby debut, replacing William Small-Smith on inside centre.

Cheetahs: 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Francois Venter (c), 12 Joubert Engelbrecht, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Niel Marais, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Paul Schoeman, 7 Uzair Cassiem, 6 Boom Prinsloo, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Lodewyk de Jager (vc), 3 Johan Coetzee, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Ox Nche
16 Jacques du Toit, 17 Charles Marais, 18 Maks van Dyk, 19 Carl Wegner, 20 Hilton Lobberts, 21 Henco Venter, 22 Tian Meyer, 23 Fred Zeilinga

Date: Saturday, March 26
Venue: Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Kick-off: 15:05 local (13:05 GMT)
Referee: Glen Jackson
Assistant Referees: Rasta Rasivhenge, AJ Jacobs
TMO: Willie Vos