Franco Smith has made a few changes to his team to play the Force in Bloemfontein this Saturday since their last match before the international window.
Loose-head prop Ox Nche will take Charles Marais's place in the starting line up and will link up with Maks van Dyk and Torsten van Jaarsveld. With Lood de Jager out injured Carl Wegner will try and fill the Springbok's giant's shoes.
The rest of the changes are all on the bench with Joseph Dweba donning the 16 jersey. The former SA u20 player could get his first cap in Super Rugby for the Cheetahs if called upon to replace van Jaarsveld. While Reniel Hugo, Henco Venter, George Whitehead and William Small-Smith all return from injury. The only players to retain their positions on the bench are Luan de Bruin and Shaun Venter.
Cheetahs: 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Francois Venter (C), 12 Michael van der Spuy, 11 Raymond
Rhule, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Uzair Cassiem, 7 Oupa Mohoje, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Francois Uys (vc), 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Maks van Dyk, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Ox Nche
Replacements: 16 Joseph Dweba, 17 Luan de Bruin, 18 Johan Coetzee, 19 Reniel Hugo, 20 Henco Venter, 21 Shaun Venter, 22
George Whitehead, 23 William Small-Smith
Date: Saturday, July 2
Venue: Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein
Kick-off: 15:00 local (13:00 GMT)
Referee: Kubo Shuhei (Japan)
Assistant Referees: AJ Jacobs (South Africa), Lourens van der Merwe (South Africa)
TMO: Willie Vos (South Africa)