Cape Town - Free State Cheetahs coach Franco Smith has named his team
for their Currie Cup clash against the Golden Lions in Bloemfontein on Saturday
Smith has made several changes to the team that beat
Griquas 44-24 at Free State Stadium last weekend.
Among the backs, Tertius Kruger replaces Rayno Benjamin at
inside centre, with the latter dropping down to the bench.
Smith has also opted for a new halfback combination, with Sias
Ebersohn and Zee Mkhabela coming in for Fred Zeilinga and Shaun Venter
Up front, Gerhard Olivier starts at No 8, with Niell Jordaan
moving to No 7 alongside Vincent Jobo, who also gets a starting role.
Freddy Ngoza replaces Armandt Koster at lock, with the
latter sidelined with a knee injury.
Willem Serfontein and De Wet Kruger are new additions on the
Free State Cheetahs:
15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Francois
Venter, 12 Tertius Kruger, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Sias Ebersohn, 9 Zee Mkhabela,
8 Gerhard Olivier, 7 Niell Jordaan, 6 Vincent Jobo, 5 Reniel Hugo, 4 Freddy
Ngoza, 3 Luan de Bruin, 2 Jacques du Toit, 1 Teunis Nieuwoudt
Substitutes: 16 Neil Rautenbach, 17 BG Uys, 18 Willem
Serfontein, 19 De Wet Kruger, 20 Rayno Benjamin, 21 Shaun Venter, 22 Fred