Springbok back-row Oupa Mohoje will make his long-awaited return from injury off the bench when the Cheetahs face the Sunwolves.
Head coach Franco Smith has made a number of alterations to his starting line-up, as Charles Marais moves to the starting line-up replacing Ox Nche at loosehead prop.
Maks van Dyk and Johan Coetzee switch places with Van Dyk starting at tighthead prop and Coetzee on the bench. Hilton Lobberts will be replacing the injured Boom Prinsloo, who is set to miss the rest of the season with a hamstring injury.
Captain Francois Venter and Nico Lee will be switching places with Venter on inside centre and Lee on outside centre.
Cheetahs: 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Nico Lee, 12 Francois Venter (c), 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Niel Marais, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Paul Schoeman, 7 Uzair Cassiem, 6 Hilton Lobberts, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Lood de Jager, 3 Maks van Dyk, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Charles Marais
Replacements: 16 Jacques du Toit, 17 Danie Minnie, 18 Johan Coetzee, 19 Carl Wegner, 20 Henco Venter, 21 Oupa Mohoje, 22 Tian Meyer, 23 Fred Zeilinga
Date: Friday, April 15
Venue: Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Kick-off: 19:00 local (17:00 GMT)
Referee: Nic Berry
Assistant Referees: Angus Gardner, Lourens van der Merwe
TMO: Marius Jonker