Promising Cheetahs number 8 Francois Uys will play no further part in their 2009 campaign, having ruptured a knee ligament in a freak training ground accident earlier this week. Kabamba Floors will take over from Uys for this weekend’s game against Boland.
In other changes to the team, Philip Snyman comes in at centre for JW Jonker, with a fit-again David de Villiers back at lock in the place of Izak van der Westhuizen. Promising hooker Ashley Johnson and under 21 loose forward Chris Dry come onto the bench this week.
Centre Rob Ebersohn and prop Coenie Oosthuizen, both the subject of much speculation in recent weeks, have both committed their immediate futures to the Cheetahs by signing extent ions to their existing contract.
15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Danwel Demas, 13 Philip Snyman, 12 Robert Ebersohn, 11 Jongi Nokwe, 10 Jacques-Louis Potgieter, 9 JP Joubert, 8 Kabamba Floors, 7 Frans Viljoen, 6 Johan Wessels, 5 David de Villiers, 4 Nico Breedt, 3 WP Nel, 2 Adriaan Strauss (capt), 1 Coenie Oosthuizen.
Replacements: 16 Ashley Johnson, 17 Jean Botha, 18 Izak van der Westhuizen, 19 Chris Dry, 20 Tertuis Carse, 21 Louis Strydom, 22 Corné Uys.