The “tjie-tahs”, that is! Juan Smith has been named to start in the number 7 jersey and will take the captain’s armband back from Hendro Scholtz
In some other meaningless changes to the team that got stuffed by the Brumbies last week, Kobus Calldo comes in at tighthead prop for Bees Roux, while Wayne van Heerden moves to lock in place of Nico Breedt. All three of Roux, van Heerden and Breedt have represented the Sharks at various levels over the last few years.
Cheetahs – 15 Hennie Daniller; 14 Danwel Demas, 13 Corne Uys, 12 Meyer Bosman, 11 Jongi Nokwe; 10 Jacques-Louis Potgieter, 9 Tewis de Bruyn; 8 Hendro Scholtz, 7 Juan Smith (capt), 6 Heinrich Brüssow, 5 David de Villiers, 4 Wayne van Heerden, 3 Kobus Calldo, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Wian du Preez.
Subs: 16 Richardt Strauss, 17 Bees Roux, 18 Nico Breedt, 19 Kabamba Floors, 20 Sarel Pretorius, 21 Piet van Zyl, 22 Fabian Juries.