Cape Town - Free State Cheetahs coach Franco Smith has named his team for their Currie Cup clash against Griquas in Kimberley on Friday (19:10 kick-off).
Smith has been forced to make a few injury enforced changes to the team that went down 9-3 to Western Province at Newlands last week.
In the backline, Clayton Blommetjies moves from wing to fullback, replacing AJ Coertzen, who has picked up an ankle injury.
Sergeal Petersen moves into the right wing position to make his Currie Cup debut for the Cheetahs.
Up front, the Cheetahs will be without star loose forward Boom Prinsloo, who is sidelined with a broken jaw. He will be out for between four and eight weeks.
Gerhard Olivier replaces Prinsloo in the No 6 jersey, while Freddy Ngoza and Ruan van Rensburg are new additions on the bench.
Free State Cheetahs team:
15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Francois Venter, 12 Rayno Benjamin, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Niell Jordaan, 7 Henco Venter, 6 Gerhard Olivier, 5 Francois Uys (captain), 4 Armandt Koster, 3 Luan de Bruin, 2 Jacques du Toit, 1 Caylib Oosthuizen
Substitutes: 16 Elandre Huggett, 17 Maks van Dyk, 18 Reniel Hugo, 19 Tienie Burger, 20 Freddy Ngoza, 21 Ruan van Rensburg, 22 Sias Ebersohn