Cheetahs coach reveals changes for Griquas clash
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Cheetahs head coach Hawies Fourie has revealed his team to face Griquas in their final-round Currie Cup clash in Kimberley on Saturday.
In the backline, Duncan Saal comes in for Rhyno Smith on the No.14 wing. Smith drops down to the bench.
Tian Meyer Snyman takes over the No.9 jersey this week from Ruben de Haas, who also play off the bench this weekend.
In the forward pack, Oupa Mohoje drops out of the matchday 23 with George Cronje taking his place in the back row.
There are also two changes in the front row with Conraad van Vuuren and Marnus van der Merwe coming in for Khutha Mchunu and Wilmar Arnoldi.
Cheetahs: 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Duncan Saal, 13 Dries Swanepoel, 12 Frans Steyn, 11 Rosko Specman, 10 Reinhardt Fortuin, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Jeandré Rudolph, 7 George Cronje, 6 Andisa Ntsila, 5 Reniel Hugo, 4 Carl Wegner (captain), 3 Conraad van Vuuren, 2 Marnus van der Merwe, 1 Boan Venter,
Replacements: 16 Louis van der Westhuizen, 17 Cameron Dawson, 18 Khutha Mchunu, 19 Victor Sekekete, 20 Chris Massyn, 21 Ruben de Haas, 22 Howard Mnisi, 23 Rhyno Smith.
Date: Saturday, January 9
Venue: Griqua Stadium, Kimberley
Kick-off: 16.30 (14.30)
Referee: Aimee Barrett-Theron
Assistant Referees: Griffin Colby, Paul Mente
TMO: Cwengile Jadezweni