The Waratahs start their three match tour of SA with a trip to Bloemfontein to take on the Cheetahs.
The Waratahs could go 2nd or 3rd with a good win today, keeping their semi-final play-offs alive.
A win by the Cheetahs may not lift them off the bottom of the table but it could give credence to Naka Drotske’s comments that his side would have looked better had they not had to wait until round 8 before playing their first home game.
Can the Cheetahs kill another giant?
Or will the Waratahs keep their play-off hopes alive?
Venue: Vodacom Park, Bloemfontein
Kick-off: 17:05 SA Time
Referee: Marius Jonker (South Africa)
ARs: Joey Salmans (South Africa), Stuart Berry (South Africa)
TMO: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)
15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Danwel Demas, 13 Corné Uys/Piet van Zyl, 12 Meyer Bosman, 11 Jongi Nokwe, 10 Naas Olivier, 9 Tewis de Bruyn, 8 Hendro Scholtz, 7 Juan Smith (captain), 6 Heinrich Brüssow, 5 David de Villiers, 4 Wayne van Heerden, 3 Kobus Calldo, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Wian du Preez.
16 Richardt Strauss, 17 WP Nel, 18 Nico Breedt, 19 Kabamba Floors, 20 Sarel Pretorius, 21 Piet van Zyl/JW Jonker, 22 Fabian Juries.
15 Lachie Turner, 14 Peter Playford, 13 Timana Tahu, 12 Kurtley Beale, 11 Lote Tuqiri, 10 Daniel Halangahu, 9 Brett Sheehan, 8 Wycliff Palu, 7 Phil Waugh (captain), 6 Ben Mowen, 5 Will Caldwell, 4 Dean Mumm, 3 Al Baxter, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Benn Robinson.
16 Damien Fitzpatrick, 17 Sekope Kepu, 18 Chris Thomson, 19 Luke Doherty, 20 Luke Burgess, 21 Sam Norton-Knight, 22 Tom Carter.