Captain Juan Smith is named on the bench as the Cheetahs name their team to take on the Reds.
One by one the teams in this year’s competition are cottoning onto the “dual fetcher” approach and the Cheetahs are no different. Darron Nell, ineffective as a loose forward under the new laws, has been dumped with Heinrich Brüssow and Hendro Scholtz selected to play in tandem on the flank. Smith’s return to the bench means Nell is out of the 22 altogether.
Barend Pieterse comes back in for David de Villiers at lock and there’s a return for JW Jonker at outside centre at the expense of Hendrik Meyer.
Hennie Daniller; Eddie Fredericks, JW Jonker, Meyer Bosman, Jongi Nokwe; Jacques-Louis Potgieter, Tewis de Bruyn; Duanne Vermeulen, Hendro Scholtz, Heinrich Brüssow, Barend Pieterse, Rory Duncan (capt), CJ van der Linde, Adriaan Strauss, Wian du Preez.
Richardt Strauss, Bees Roux, David de Villiers, Juan Smith, Falie Oelschig, Conrad Barnard, Hendrik Meyer.Tweet