Gcobani Bobo will skipper Western Province against the Cheetahs at Newlands this weekend.
Coach Alistair Coetzee has tinkered very little with the side that downed the Bulls. Wicus Blaauw comes in at loosehead prop for Schalk Ferreira in the only change to the run-on 15. Wings Wylie Human and Tonderai Chavanga swap jerseys, with Tondie getting a start on the right, where he operated recently for the Springboks.
Apart from the change of captaincy, that’s all there really is to report. There are no personnel changes at all in the 22, showing good continuity in what is hoped to be a good season for Western Province.
Here is the team:
15 Aplon, 14 Chavanga, 13 des Fountain, 12 Bobo (capt), 11 Human, 10 de Waal, 9 Siegelaar, 8 Venter, 7 Louw, 6 Myburgh, 5 Skeate, 4 Fondse, 3 Harris, 2 Brits, 1 Blaauw
16 Fourie, 17 Ferreira, 18 van der Merwe, 19 Melck, 20 Delport, 21 Dollie, 22 Newman