Chiefs change 10 for Cheetahs
Cape Town - Chiefs coach Dave Rennie has made 10 changes to his team for their Super Rugby clash against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
After coming away with a 34-qall draw after a 19 point haul in the final eleven minutes against the Bulls last week, the Chiefs decided to ring the changes, their official website
For their last match of their overseas tour the Chiefs front row remains the same but in the forwards Michael Fitzgerald moves to flank and is joined on the other side of the scrum by Sam Cane.
Liam Messam starts in the No 8 Jersey and Augustine Pulu will take control at scrumhalf. In the backs, Tim Nanai-Williams and Gareth Anscombe will start at wing and fullback.
Mahonri Schwalger has been replaced on the bench by Nathan Harris. Schwalger has experienced an eye issue and has returned to New Zealand along with Ben Afeaki, who also went home as a safety measure after receiving a knock at training prior to the Bulls game.
New additions to the reserves this week are Liam Squire, Tanerau Latimer, Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Anton Lienert-Brown and Mils Muliana.
Saturday's clash at the Free State Stadium kicks off at 15:00.Teams:Cheetahs:
15 Willie le Roux, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Rayno Benjamin, 11 Hennie Daniller, 10 Johan Goosen, 9 Sarel Pretorius
, 8 Jean Cook, 7 Lappies Labuschagné, 6 Boom Prinsloo, 5 Francois Uys, 4, Lodewyk de Jager, 3 Maks van Dyk, 2 Adriaan Strauss
(captain), Trevor Nyakane
Substitutes: 16 Ryno Barnes, 17 Caylib Oosthuizen, 18 Rossouw de Klerk, 19 Andries Ferreira, 20 Teboho Mohoje, 21 Shaun Venter, 22 Elgar Watts, 23 Howard MnisiChiefs:
15 Gareth Anscombe, 14 Tim Nanai-Williams, 13 Andrew Horrell, 12 Tom Marshall, 11 Asaeli Tikoirotuma, 10 Aaron Cruden (captain), 9 Augustine Pulu, 8 Liam Messam, 7 Sam Cane, 6 Michael Fitzgerald, 5 Brodie Retallick, 4 Matt Symons, 3 Ben Tameifuna, 2 Rhys Marshall, 1 Pauliasi Manu
Substitutes: 16 Nathan Harris, 17 Jamie Mackintosh, 18 Josh Hohneck, 19 Liam Squire, 20 Tanerau Latimer, 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 22 Anton Lienert-Brown, 23 Mils Muliaina