Cape Town - Free State Cheetahs coach Franco Smith has named his team for Friday’s Currie Cup clash against the Pumas in Nelspruit.
Smith has made a few changes to the team that beat the Golden Lions 37-29 in Bloemfontein last Thursday night.
Captain Francois Venter is back after an injury layoff, replacing William Small-Smith in midfield, with Nico Lee moving from outside to inside centre.
Rayno Benjamin moves to left wing in place of the injured Raymond Rhule, with Sergeal Petersen back in the side at right wing.
Up front, there’s a complete change to the front row.
Johan Coetzee replaces the injured Tom Botha at tighthead prop, Jacques du Toit replaces Torsten van Jaarsveld at hooker and Charles Marais come in for Ox Nche at loosehead.
Friday’s clash at Mbombela Stadium is scheduled for 18:40.
Free State Cheetahs
15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Francois Venter, 12 Nico Lee, 11 Rayno Benjamin, 10 Niel Marais, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Niell Jordaan, 7 Uzair Cassiem, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Reniel Hugo, 4 Justin Basson, 3 Johan Coetzee, 2 Jacques du Toit, 1 Charles Marais
Substitutes: 16 Elandre Huggett, 17 Ox Nche, 18 Armandt Koster, 19 Tienie Burger, 20 Zee Mkhabela, 21 Fred Zeilinga, 22 William Small-Smith
15 Heinrich Steyl, 14 Ruwellyn Isbell, 13 Hoffman Maritz, 12 Hennie Skorbinski, 11 Jean-Paul Lewis, 10 Francois Brummer, 9 Kevin Luiters, 8 Renaldo Bothma (captain), 7 Lambert Groenewald, 6 Brian Shabangu, 5 Jannie Stander, 4 Stephan Greeff, 3 Louis Albertse, 2 Frank Herne, 1 Khwezi Mona.
Substitutes: 16 Simon Westraadt, 17 DeJay Terblanche, 18 Jeremy Jordaan, 19 Carel Greeff, 20 Emile Temperman, 21 Devon Williams, 22 Tyler Fisher