The first of two South African derbies this afternoon/evening takes place in Bloemfontein, where the Cheetahs take on the Bulls.
The Cheetahs lost in the last few minutes last weekend, with the Lions scraping home, at home. They have had to shuffle the backline a bit as Andriess Strauss was suspended following his spear tackle, with Philip Snyman replacing him. There is also a run on debut for Willie le Roux on the wing.
The Bulls beat the Sharks in the opening round, and will welcome back vice captain Wynand Olivier to their backline to replace the injured Johann Sadie.
I reckon this match will go close, as they almost always do between these teams, with the Bulls sneaking it through the boot of Morne Steyn.
Cheetahs: 15. Hennie Daniller, 14. Rocco Jansen, 13. Robert Ebersohn, 12. Philip Snyman, 11. Willie Le Roux, 10. Johan Goosen, 9. Tewis de Bruyn, 8. Davon Raubenheimer, 7. Philip Van der Walt, 6. Heinrich Brussow, 5. Izak van der Westhuizen, 4. Andries Ferreira, 3. WP Nel, 2. Adriaan Strauss (Captain), 1. Trevor Nyakane
Replacements: 16. Hercu Liebenberg, 17. Lourens Adriaanse, 18. Waltie Vermeulen, 19. Ashley Johnson, 20. Piet van Zyl, 21. Sias Ebersohn, 22. Cameron Jacobs
Bulls: 15. Zane Kirchner, 14. Akona Ndungane, 13. Wynand Olivier, 12. Francois Venter, 11. Bjorn Basson, 10. Morné Steyn, 9. Francois Hougaard, 8. Pierre Spies (Captain), 7. Jacques Potgieter, 6. Deon Stegmann, 5. Juandre Kruger, 4. Flip van der Merwe, 3. Werner Kruger, 2. Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1. Dean Greyling
Replacements: 16. Willie Wepener, 17. Frik Kirsten, 18. Wilhelm Steenkamp, 19. CJ Stander, 20. Jano Vermaak, 21. Louis Fouche, 22. JJ EngelbrechtTweet