Venter back for Free State

Date published: September 21 2016

The Free State Cheetahs have made a few changes to their team to play the Pumas at Mbombela Stadium on Friday.

Captain Francios Venter will replace William Small-Smith at outside centre with Nico Lee moving to inside centre.
In the outside backs Sergeal Petersen will play on the right wing with Ryno Benjamin replacing Raymond Rhule on left. 

Meanwhile in the front-row Johan Coetzee will be replaces the injured Tom Botha with Jacques Du Toit to coming in at hooker for Torsten van Jaarsveld. Charles Marais rotates with star-front ranker Tshego Nche.

Free State Cheetahs: 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Francios Venter (c), 12 Nico Lee, 11 Ryno Benjamin, 10 Niel Marais, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Niell Jordaan, 7 Uzair Cassiem, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Reniel Hugo, 4 Justin Basson, 3 Johan Coetzee, 2 Jacques Du Toit, 1 Charles Marais
Replacements: 16 Elandre Huggett, 17 Ox Nche, 18 Armandt Koster, 19 Tienie Burger, 20 Zee Mkhabela, 21 Fred Zeilinga, 22 William Small-Smith

Date: Friday, September 23
Venue: Mbombela Stadium
Kick-off: 18:45 local (16:45 GMT)
Referee: Lesego Legoete
Assistant referees: Jaco van Heerden, Ricus van der Hoven
TMO: Johan Greeff