Cheetahs opt for continuity
Cape Town - Cheetahs coach Naka Drotské has name an unchanged line-up to face the Rebels in Melbourne on Friday.
The Cheetahs arrived in Australia full of confidence after securing their first ever Super Rugby victory over the Bulls last weekend.
The men from Bloemfontein have a perfect 3-0 record over the Rebels having won their previous encounters 34-16 (2013), 33-26 (2012) and 41-21 (2011).
After the Rebels game, the Cheetahs will face the Reds (March 7), Hurricanes (March 15) and Blues (March 22) on tour before returning to South Africa.
Kick-off at AAMI Park is at 10:40 (SA time) on Friday.Teams:Rebels:
15 Willie le Roux, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Johan Goosen, 9 Shaun Venter 8 Phillip van der Walt, 7 Lappies Labuschagné, 6 Boom Prinsloo, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Lodewyk de Jager, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Caylib Oosthuizen
Substitutes:16 Ryno Barnes, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Maks van Dyk, 19 Rynard Landman, 20 Jean Cook, 21 Sarel Pretorius, 22 Elgar Watts, 23 Rayno Benjamin