Cape Town - Free State Cheetahs coach Franco Smith has named
his team for their crucial Currie Cup clash against the Sharks in Bloemfontein on
Saturday (14:00 kick-off).
Smith made changes to his pack from the team that drew 37-37
with the Pumas in Nelspruit last weekend.
Loose forward Boom Prinsloo is fit again and replaces Gerhard
Olivier in the No 6 jersey, with Olivier moving down to the bench in place of Ruan
Neill Jordaan also replaces De Wet Kruger at No 8, while Armandt
Koster replaces Reniel Hugo at lock, with the latter moving to the bench in the
place of Willem Serfontein.
Jacques du Toit is also back at hooker, with Neil Rautenbach
on the bench in place of Chase Morison.
BG Uys and Teunis Nieuwoudt also switch places at loosehead
prop, with Uys in the starting line-up.
The Cheetahs are currently fourth on the log, two points ahead
of the fifth-placed Sharks.
It is the final round-robin clash of the season for both
sides which means the match will effectively be a 'quarter-final'.
The winner will face the Golden Lions in the semi-finals at
Free State Cheetahs:
15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Francois
Venter, 12 Rayno Benjamin, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Sias Ebersohn, 9 Shaun Venter,
8 Niell Jordaan, 7 Oupa Mohoje, 6 Boom Prinsloo, 5 Francois Uys (captain), 4
Armandt Koster, 3 Luan de Bruin, 2 Jacques du Toit,1 BG Uys
Substitutes: 16 Neil Rautenbach, 17 Teunis Nieuwoudt, 18
Reniel Hugo, 19 Freddy Ngoza, 20 Gerhard Olivier, 21 Ruan van Rensburg, 22 Niel
Marais, 23 AJ Coertzen