Griquas keep the faith
The men from Kimberley host the Free State Cheetahs in a Round Three match in South Africa's premier domestic competition.
Both teams are winless after two rounds and there will be no love lost when the adversaries – partners in the Cheetahs Super Rugby franchise – look to get their respective campaigns back on track.
Scrumhalf and captain Tian Meyer, centre Michael van der Spuy and prop Danie Mienie all three featured regularly for the Cheetahs in Super Rugby this year.
Another player with something to prove is Springbok Hilton Lobberts, who missed the Super Rugby season through injury.
In flyhalf Riaan Viljoen Griquas have a second Bok in the starting XV.
Griquas: 15 Gouws Prinsloo, 14 Ruhan Nel, 13 Jonathan Francke, 12 Michael Van Der Spuy, 11 Ntabeni Dukisa, 10 Riaan Viljoen, 9 Tian Meyer (captain), 8 Carel Greeff, 7 Hilton Lobberts, 6 RJ Liebenberg, 5 Hugo Kloppers, 4 Jonathan Adendorf, 3 Stephan Kotze, 2 AJ Le Roux, 1 Danie Mienie.
Replacements: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 Ewald Van Der Westhuizen, 18 Jaco Nepgen, 19 Leon Karemaker, 20 Rudi Van Rooyen, 21 Clinton Swart, 22 Jacquin Jansen.
Date: Friday, August 21
Venue: Griquas Park, Kimberly
Kick-off: 19.10 (17.10 GMT)
Referee: Lesego Legoete
Assistant referees: Renier Vermeulen, Pieter Janse van Vuuren
TMO: Johan Greeff