Planet Rugby reports Cheetahs hooker Adriaan Strauss is set to return to action when his side faces the Hurricanes, in Bloemfontein, on Saturday.
The burly hooker has been out of action with a broken hand and will be among the reserves for this weekend’s clash.
Strauss is one of three changes from the squad that lost 24-21 to the Highlanders, in Dunedin, last week.
Barry Geel replaces the Corne Uys at inside centre and Rayno Benjamin takes the place of Wilmaure Louw on the left wing.
The Cheetahs have a bye after this week’s match.
Cheetahs:15 Riaan Viljoen, 14 Philip Burger, 13 Robert Ebersohn, 12 Barry Geel, 11 Rayno Benjamin, 10 Sias Ebersohn, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Davon Raubenheimer, 7 Ashley Johnson, 6 Kabamba Floors, 5 Wilhelm Steenkamp (capt), 4 Francois Uys, 3 WP Nel, 2 Ryno Barnes, 1 Coenie Oosthuizen.
Replacements:16 Adriaan Strauss, 17 Lourens Adriaanse, 18 Martin Muller, 19 Leon Karemaker, 20 Tewis de Bruyn, 21 Naas Olivier, 22 Corne Uys.
Date: Saturday April 16
Venue: Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Kick-off: 19.10 (xx:xx 19.10 GMT)
Referee: Stuart Dickinson