Free State Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske was forced by national call-ups and injury into making three changes to the team that beat the Falcons last weekend and also dropped centre JW Jonker to the bench for Meyer Bosman’s return from injury.
News 24 reports that a fifth change in the team to play the Boland in Wellington on Saturday is the positional switch of No 8 Schalk van der Merwe to flank where he takes over from the injured Heinrich Brussow with Duanne Vermeulen now starting at No 8.
The call-up to the national squad of wing Jongi Nokwe and hooker Adriaan Strauss sees Fabian Juries and Richardt Strauss come into the starting line-up.
Bevin Fortuin, Eddie Fredericks, Robert Ebersohn, Meyer Bosman, Fabian Juries, Chris Rossouw, Tewis de Bruyn, Duanne Vermeulen, Schalk van der Merwe, Kabamba Floors, Barend Pieterse (capt), David de Villiers, Kobus Calldo, Richard Strauss, Wian du Preez.
Replacements: Jan du Toit, Phillip Lemmer, Flip van der Merwe, Ashley Johnson, Neil Powell, JW Jonker, Wilton Pietersen.Tweet