Cassiem returns for Cheetahs
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Cheetahs head coach Franco Smith has included a few big names in his team for their clash against the Crusaders on Saturday.
Retshegofaditswe Nche and Uzair Cassiem moves from the bench to the starting line-up. Charles Marais moves to the reserves.
Paul Schoeman moves from No.6 flank to No.8, sending Henco Venter to the bench as well.
Sergeal Petersen will be starting on right wing, with William Small-Smith dropping out of the starting XV (William Small-Smith’s inclusion on the bench is yet to be confirmed)
Clinton Swart has also been added to the bench.
Cheetahs: 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Francois Venter (captain), 12 Nico Lee, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Niel Marais, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Paul Schoeman, 7 Teboho Mohoje, 6 Uzair Cassiem, 5 Carl Wegner, 4 Armandt Koster, 3 Johan Coetzee, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Retshegofaditswe Nche.
Replacements: 16 Elandré Huggett, 17 Charles Marais, 18 Tom Botha, 19 Francois Uys, 20 Henco Venter, 21 Niell Jordaan/William Small-Smith, 22 Tian Meyer, 23 Clinton Swart.
Date: Saturday, April 29
Venue: Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Kick-off: 17.15 (15.15 GMT; 03.15 NZ Time Sunday, April 30)
Referee: Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Jamie Nutbrown (New Zealand), Amy Perrett (Australia)
TMO: Damien Mitchelmore (Australia)