Zeilinga starts for Cheetahs

Date published: August 12 2015

Free State Cheetahs have named their side to take on Western Province on Saturday in the Currie Cup at Newlands in Cape Town.

Head coach Franco Smith has made a number of changes to the side who lost to the Blue Bulls last weekend.

AJ Coertzen replaces Coenie van Wyk at full-back while Fred Zeilinga will be making his debut in the starting line-up for the side, replacing Niel Marais at fly-half after his move from the Sharks.

Neil Jordaan starts at number eight, sending Gerhard Olivier to the reserve bench, while Armandt Koster swaps in for Willem Serfontein at lock. 

Jacques du Toit comes in for Niel Raubenheimer at hooker while there are three new faces amongst the replacements in Elandre Hugget, Tertius Kruger and Sias Ebersohn.

Free State Cheetahs: 15 AJ Coertzen, 14 Clayton Blommetjies, 13 Francois Venter, 12 Rayno Benjamin, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Neil Jordaan, 7 Henco Venter, 6 Boom Prinsloo, 5 Francois Uys (c), 4 Armandt Koster, 3 Luan de Bruin, 2 Jacques du Toit, 1 Caylib Oosthuizen.
Replacements: 16 Elandre Huggett, 17 Maks van Dyk, 18 Reniel Hugo, 19 Gerhard Olivier, 20 Zee Mkhabela, 21 Tertius Kruger, 22 Sias Ebersohn

Date: Saturday, August 15
Venue: Newlands Stadium, Cape Town
Kick-off: 15:00 local (13:00 GMT)
Referee: Jaco van Heerden
Assistant Referees: AJ Jacobs, Rodney Boneparte
TMO: Willie Vos