Cheetahs Name Side For Brumbies

Cheetahs coach Franco Smith has again rung the changes for Saturday’s Super Rugby match against the Brumbies in Bloemfontein.  Ox Nche, Johan Coetzee, Francois Uys and Boom Prinsloo are all included in the starting line-up with Charles Marais, Maks Van Dyk, Carl Wegner and Henco Venter on the bench.  Paul Schoeman moves to eighthman, sending Henco Venter to the bench and Boom Prinsloo starting at number 6.

Joubert Engelbrecht will be making his Super Rugby debut, replacing William Small-Smith on inside centre.  Saturday will mark the 11th Super Rugby encounter between the two teams since 8 April 2006.  The ACT franchise leads with seven wins to the three of the Bloem boys.

It will also be the fifth time the teams meet in the Free State capital, since the first encounter there on 17 March 2007.  The Cheetahs won three of the four previous matches in Bloemfontein. 
The last time the Cheetahs hosted the Brumbies they won 27-21 on 17 May 2014 – both teams scored two tries.

1. Ox Nche
Torsten Van Jaarsveld
3. Johan Coetzee
4.Lodewyk De Jager (vc)
5. Francois Uys
6. Boom Prinsloo
7.  Uzair Cassiem
8. Paul Schoeman
9. Shaun Venter
10. Niel Marais
11. Raymond Rhule
12. Joubert Engelbrecht
13. Francois Venter (C)
14. Sergeal Petersen
15. Clayton Blommetjies

16. Jacques Du Toit
17. Charles Marais
18. Maks Van Dyk
19. Carl Wegner
20. Hilton Lobberts
21. Henco Venter
22. Tian Meyer
23. Fred Zeilinga