Free State Cheetahs make three changes for Griquas clash

Date published: September 14 2018

The Free State Cheetahs have made three changes to the starting XV for the Currie Cup clash with the Griquas in Kimberley on Saturday.

Johan Kotze is at prop with Kevin Stevens providing cover on the bench. Niell Jordaan has been selected for the PRO14 side, which gives Daniel Maartens the opportunity to start on flank.

Abongile Nonkontwana moves to the number seven position and Stephan Malan goes to eight. Vuyani Maqina will replace the injured Lloyd Greeff (ankle) on the left wing. Stefan van Schalkwyk and Ryno Eksteen are new to the bench. Van Schalkwyk will be making his Currie Cup debut when he sets foot to field.

Free State Cheetahs: 15 Adriaan Carelse, 14 Ali Mgijima, 13 Care-Jan Coetzee, 12 Tertius Kruger, 11 Vuyani Maqina, 10 Ernst Stapelberg, 9 Rudy Paige (c), 8 Stephan Malan, 7 Nardus Erasmus, 6 Daniel Maartens, 5 Louis Conradie, 4 Abongile Nonkontwana, 3 Stephan van Schalkwyk, 2 Reinach Venter, 1 Johan Kotze
Replacements: 16 Hanno Snyman, 17 Kevin Stevens, 18 Raymond Woest, 19 Luigi van Jaarsveld, 20 Jannes Snyman, 21 Dian Badenhorst, 22 Reinhardt Erwee

Date: Saturday, September 15
Venue: Tafel Lager Park
Kick-off: 17:00 local (16:00 BST, 15:00 GMT)
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
Assistant referees: Jaco Kotze, Nico Schmahl
Television match official: JJ Wagner