Cape Town - Free State Cheetahs coach Franco Smith has named his team for their opening Currie Cup Premier Division clash against the Boland Cavaliers in Wellington on Saturday.
As was the case with the Cheetahs’ Super Rugby side, centre Francois Venter will captain the men from Bloemfontein, with lock Reniel Hugo the vice-captain.
Kick-off of for Saturday’s clash at the Boland Stadium is scheduled for 15:00.
Free State Cheetahs15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Francois Venter, 12 William-Small Smith, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Neill Jordaan, 7 Uzair Cassiem, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Reniel Hugo, 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Tom Botha, 2 Joseph Dweba, 1 Ox Nche
Substitutes: 16 Jacques du Toit, 17 Charles Marais, 18 Justin Basson, 19 Henco Venter, 20 Tian Meyer, 21 Sias Ebersohn, 22 Rayno Benjamin