Hawies gives Cheetahs' No.10 jersey to Thomson
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Cheetahs ahead coach Hawies Fourie has revealed his team to face Baie Mare from Romania on Friday.
There are several changes to the team that beat the Sharks 40-34 last weekend.
In the backline, there are new wings in the form of Evardi Boshoff and Craig Barry.
Howard Mnisi gets the No.12 jersey this week while Brandon Thomson takes over the flyhalf duties for Friday’s match.
In the pack, there is one change to the back row with Lohan Potgieter coming in for Jeandré Labuschagne.
In the second row Victor Sekekete and Rynier Bernardo swap jerseys and there is a new front row in the form of Hanro Jacobs, Louis van der Westhuizen and Schalk Ferreira.
Cheetahs: 15 Cohen Jasper, 14 Evardi Boshoff, 13 David Brits, 12 Howard Mnisi, 11 Craig Barry, 10 Brandon Thomson, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Aidon Davis, 7 Lohan Potgieter, 6 Gideon van der Merwe, 5 Victor Sekekete, 4 Rynier Bernardo, 3 Hanro Jacobs, 2 Louis van der Westhuizen, 1 Schalk Ferreira.
Replacements: 16 Marnus van der Merwe, 17 Alulutho Tshakweni, 18 Marne Coetzee, 19 Oupa Mohoje, 20 Celimpilo Gumede, 21 Rewan Kruger, 22 Siya Masuku, 23 Robert Ebersohn.
Date: Friday, November 26
Venue: Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Kick-off: 18.15 (18.15 EET; 16.15 GMT)
Referee: Ruhan Meyiring.
Assistant referees: Philip Kotze, DF Hefer
TMO: Ben Crouse