Cape Town - Free State Cheetahs coach Franco Smith has named his team for their Currie Cup clash against Griquas (17:05 kick-off).
Smith has opted for a few changes to the team that went down 32-24 to the EP Kings in Port Elizabeth last Friday.
Francois Uys is back to captain the side, with Reniel Hugo moving down to the bench.
Henco Venter is also selected as No 7 flank, with Freddy Ngoza on the bench. There is no place in the match-day squad for loose forward Oupa Mohoje, who captained the Cheetahs last week.
Among the backs, Sergeal Petersen moves from left to right wing, replacing Cornal Hendricks, while Raymond Rhule is back at left wing.
On the bench, Theunis Nieuwoudt moves into Elandre Huggett’s place, while Niel Rautenbach, Zee Mkhabela and Tertius Kruger are back on the bench.
Free State Cheetahs:
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, 4 Armandt Koster, 3 Luan de Bruin, 2 Jacques du Toit, 1 BG Uys
Replacements: 16 Teunis Nieuwoudt, 17 Neil Rautenbach, 18 Reniel Hugo, 19 Freddy Ngoza, 20 Zee Mkhabela, 21 Tertius Kruger, 22 Sias Ebersohn
1 Steph Roberts, 2 AJ Le Roux, 3 Stephan Kotze, 4 Jaco Nepgen, 5 Hugo Kloppers 6 RJ Liebenberg, 7 Jonathan Adendorf, 8 Carel Greeff, 9 Tian Meyer(Captain), 10 Francois Brummer, 11 Jacquin Jansen, 12 Clinton Swart, 13 Jonathan Francke, 14 Ruhan Nel, 15. Riaan Viljoen
Replacements: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 Danie Mienie, 18 Jonathan Janse Van
Rensburg, 19 Wendal Wehr, 20 Dylon Frylink, 21 Gouws Prinsloo, 22 Ntabeni Dukisa