Cheetahs reveal changes for Elephants clash
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Cheetahs head coach Hawies Fourie has revealed his team to face the Eastern Province Kings in Bloemfontein on Sunday.
Marcell Muller will be making his debut for the Cheetahs on the wing and Gideon van Wyk will be getting his first cap when he sets foot onto the field.
Other changes to the team that lost to the Pumas last week sees Craig Barry move from the wing to fullback this week with Rhyno Smith taking over at No.14 wing.
Ruben de Haas is the scrumhalf this week with Ruan Pienaar dropping to the bench.
In the pack, Jacques Potgieter drops out of the matchday squad with Andisa Ntsila taking over the duties at the back of the scrum.
Rynier Bernardo replaces Carl Wegner at No.4 lock.
In the front row, Conraad van Vuuren and Alulutho Tsakweni are the new props
Cheetahs: 15 Craig Barry, 14 Rhyno Smith, 13 Chris Smit, 12 Howard Mnisi, 11 Marcell Muller, 10 Reinhardt Fortuin, 9 Ruben de Haas, 8 Andisa Ntsila, 7 Oupa Mohoje, 6 Chris Massyn, 5 Victor Sekekete, 4 Rynier Bernardo, 3 Conraad van Vuuren, 2 Wilmar Arnoldi, 1 Alulutho Tsakweni.
Replacements: 16 Janus Venter, 17 Schalk Ferreira, 18 Aranos Coetzee, 19 Carl Wegner, 20 Gideon van Wyk, 21 Tian Meyer, 22 Ruan Pienaar, 23 Clayton Blommetjies.
Date: Sunday, March 28
Venue: Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Kick-off: 15.00 (13.00 GMT)
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge
Assistant Referees: Griffin Colby, Mpho Matsaung
TMO: Cwengile Jadezweni