Cape Town - The Cheetahs will be making history by playing against Zebre in their first PRO14 home game on Saturday and tickets to Toyota Stadium are free.
Rory Duncan, meanwhile, has made a couple of changes from the side that lost to Munster last weekend.
Peterson moves to fullback, replacing Clayton Blommetjies, while Luther Obi will
be starting on the right wing.
Newcomer Ernest Stapelberg will replace Robbie Petzer on flyhalf, becoming the third No 10 in as many games for Duncan.
front row props Ox Nche and Tom Botha move to the starting line-up with
Charles Marais and Johan Coetzee providing cover on the bench.
Torsten van Jaarsveld and to Jacques du Toit will be switching places, with Van
Jaarsveld in the starting line-up.
Justin Basson will be replacing
Rynier Bernardo and Junior Pokomela will be replacing the injured Niell
Lee and Chris Dry are new to the bench. Lee will be making his return
after a long term injury he sustained in Super Rugby against the Crusaders on April 29.
Obi (right wing), Stapelberg (flyhalf) and Junior Pokomela (No 8), will be
making their PRO14 debuts.
"We have a brand of rugby that we want to play and
probably haven’t seen much of in the first two games. We want to improve on
that in terms of maintaining continuity by challenging teams," said offence coach,
*Although the tickets are free, you still need a physical ticket to gain access to the stadium. Tickets are limited to 10 per person. Tickets can now be collected from one of the designated collection points: Ticket office, Toyota Stadium; online www.fscheetahs.co.za or Toyota Dealerships across the Free State.
15 Sergeal Petersen, 14 Luther Obi, 13 Francois Venter (captain), 12 William Small-Smith, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Ernst Stapelberg, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Junior Pokomela, 7 Henco Venter, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Reniel Hugo, 4 Justin Basson, 3 Tom Botha, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Ox Nche
16 Jacques du Toit, 17 Charles Marais, 18 Johan Coetzee, 19 Rynier Bernardo, 20 Chris Dry, 21 Tian Meyer, 22 Nico Lee, 23 Cecil Afrika