Bloemfontein - Free State Cheetahs coach Daan Human has named his team for Saturday’s Currie Cup clash against Griquas in Kimberley.
Human made a few changes to the team that lost 47-14 to the Golden Lions in Johannesburg last weekend.
In the backline, Vuyani Maqina replaces the injured Lloyd Greeff (ankle) at left wing.
Up front, Johan Kotze starts at losehead prop, with Kevin Stevens providing cover on the bench.
In the loose trio, Daniel Maartens gets the opportunity to start in the No 6 jersey, replacing Niell Jordaan, who was called up to the Cheetahs’ PRO14 side. Abongile Nonkontwana moves to No 7 flank and Stephan Malan to No 8.
Stefan van Schalkwyk and Ryno Eksteen are new to the bench, with Van Schalkwyk to make his Currie Cup debut if he gets a chance.
Free State are bottom of the Currie Cup log having lost all four of their matches so far in 2018, while Griquas have lost three from three.
Kick-off on Saturday is at 17:15.
15 AJ Coertzen, 14 Ederies Arendse, 13 Kyle Steyn (captain), 12 Andre Swarts, 11 Enver Brandt, 10 George Whitehead, 9 Christiaan Meyer, 8 Jonathan Janse van Rensburg, 7 Sias Koen, 6 Eital Bredenkamp, 5 Pieter Jansen van Vuren, 4 Wandile Putuma, 3 Ewald van der Westhuizen, 2 Wilmar Arnoldi, 1 Liam Henricks
Substitutes: 16 AJ le Roux, 17 Nicolaas Oosthuizen, 18 FP Pelser, 19 Wendal Wehr, 20 Zak Burger, 21 Stephan Janse van Rensburg, 22 Christopher Bosch
Free State Cheetahs
15 Adriaan Carelse, 14 Ali Mgijima, 13 Care-Jan Coetzee, 12 Tertius Kruger, 11 Vuyani Maqina, 10 Ernst Stapelberg, 9 Rudy Paige (captain), 8 Stephan Malan, 7 Abongile Nonkontwana, 6 Daniel Maartens, 5 Dennis Visser, 4 Louis Conradie, 3 Gunther Janse van Vuuren, 2 Reinach Venter, 1 Johan Kotze
Substitutes: 16 Kevin Stevens, 17 Jannes Snyman, 18 Stefan van Schalkwyk, 19 Nardus Erasmus, 20 Luigy van Jaarsveld, 21 Dian Badenhorst, 22 Ryno Eksteen