Drotské changes one for Bulls
Bloemfontein - Cheetahs coach Naka Drotské has made only one forced change to his unbeaten side for this weekend's Super Rugby clash against the Bulls in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
The Cheetahs had started their campaign with wins against both the Sharks and the Blues, but their victories came at a price. Springbok lock Lood de Jager was injured against the Sharks and loose forward Willie Britz injured his hamstring against the Blues.
Drotské has opted for the experienced flanker Boom Prinsloo as replacement for Britz in the only change to the starting line up, while lock Steven Sykes comes in as a replacement.
"We have lost Willie for at least two to three weeks with his injured hamstring. Luckily we have someone like Boom who fits into the line up perfectly," Drotské said on Tuesday.
"We need to keep that continuity especially against a side like the Bulls."
The Bulls go into the game on the back of a much-needed victory over the Sharks at Loftus Versfeld last weekend and will be a tough team to beat now they have finally found some rhythm.
"We are working to better those aspects of our game that did not work as planned against the Blues.
"We want our defence to be better at stopping guys because the Bulls are one of those sides you can't give any inch on attack," Drotské said.
"If they get momentum, they are nearly impossible to stop. If you want to beat the Bulls, you have to be physical in your approach."
15 Willie le Roux, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Francois Venter, 12 Michael van der Spuy, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Joe Petersen, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Jean Cook, 7 Oupa Mohoje, 6 Boom Prinsloo, 5 Francois Uys (captain), 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Danie Mienie.
Substitutes: 16 Stephan Coetzee, 17 BG Uys, Maks van Dyk, 18 Tienie Burger, 19 Steven Sykes, 20 Tian Meyer, 21 Willie du Plessis, 22 Johann Sadie