The Cheetahs host the Stormers in the final game of the weekend that really matters, as the Stormers can pretty much secure top spot in the South African conference, or could lose it to the Bulls with a surprising loss in Bloemfontein.
The Cheetahs have very little to play for other than pride. They have had a tough season, with close games not going their way, and an inability to play for the full eighty minutes. For some of the players in the team, it will be their second last outing in orange, as they will be heading to Europe to further their careers.
The Stormers on the other hand, have to win to possibly take the top spot in the overall conference, depending on how the results this weekend so far have gone. They were pushed by a plucky Lions outfit at Newlands last weekend, and the Cheetahs will take a lot from that game and put pressure on the them.
Cheetahs: 15. Willie le Roux, 14. Nico Scheepers, 13.Robert Ebersohn, 12.Barry Geel, 11.Cameron Jacobs, 10.Riaan Smit, 9.Pieter van Zyl, 8.Justin Downey, 7.Lappies Labuschagne, 6.Heinrich Brüssow, 5.Izak van der Westhuizen, 4.Andries Ferreira/George Earle, 3.WP Nel, 2.Adriaan Strauss (c), 1.Trevor Nyakane.
Replacements: 16.Hercu Liebenberg, 17.Marcel van der Merwe, 18.George Earle/Waltie Vermeulen, 19.Ashley Johnson, 20.Tewis de Bruyn, 21.Sias Ebersohn, 22.Philip Snyman.
Stormers: 15. Joe Pietersen , 14. Gio Aplon , 13. Juan de Jongh , 12. Jean de Villiers (C) , 11. Bryan Habana , 10. Peter Grant , 9. Dewaldt Duvenage , 8. Jebb Sinclair , 7. Reynhardt Elstadt , 6. Siya Kolisi , 5. Andries Bekker , 4. De Kock Steenkamp , 3. Frans Malherbe , 2. Deon Fourie , 1. Steven Kitshoff
Reserves , 16. Tiaan Liebenberg , 17. Deon Carstens , 18. Quinn Roux , 19. Don Armand , 20. Louis Schreuder , 21. Burton Francis , 22. Gerhard van den Heever
Referee: Craig Joubert
Assistant Ref 1:Sindile Mayende
Assistant Ref 2:Reuben Rossouw
TMO : Gerrie Coetzee