Cape Town - The Cheetahs
will have to make do without the services of Jasper Wiese and Chris Massyn for Saturday's PRO14 clash against the Dragons in Newport, forcing coach Hawies to make some changes to the side from last week.
Gerhard Oliver will
be replacing Massyn, who has returned back to South Africa with a concussion
and Aidon Davis is the No 8, replacing Wiese who has been suspended for
four matches for a dangerous cleanout against Ulster. Sias Koen will be providing
cover on the bench.
Last week’s loss for the Cheetahs saw them drop
out of the top three in Conference A, and leaves them with some catching up to
do, albeit with a run of home fixtures to come.
They have won both of
their previous meetings against the Dragons, including their sole trip to Rodney
Under Dean Ryan, the Dragons have won their last four at the ground in
“We really want to finish off the tour on a high note with a win. All of
our focus is on that,” said Fourie.
15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Rhyno Smith, 13 William
Small-Smith, 12 Benhard Janse van Rensburg, 11 Craig Barry, 10 Tian Schoeman, 9
Ruan Pienaar (captain), 8 Aidon Davis, 7 Junior Pokomela, 6 Gerhard Olivier, 5
Walt Steenkamp, 4 Sintu Manjezi, 3 Luan de Bruin, 2 Wilmar Arnoldi, 1 Boan
Substitutes: 16 Joseph Dweba; 17 Charles Marais, 18 Aranos
Coetzee; 19 JP du Preez, 20 Sias Koen, 21 Tian Meyer, 22 Louis Fouche, 23 Chris