Bosman’s back at 10

Meyer Bosman will start as flyhalf for the Cheetahs for their clash with the Force in Perth, a warm up for the upcoming Super 14.

The two newcomers to the competition square off in a game that has some questioning the travel implications for Rassie Erasmus’ side.

Travelling to Perth so soon before the tournament is hardly ideal, but Erasmus believes that this is a positive as some of his squad have never been to Australia.

Bosman is partnered by fellow Bok Michael Claassens at halfback, and Kiwi Keith Lowen makes his debut at centre with Gaffie du Toit beginning his career as a Cheetah in jersey 15.

Kabamba Floors’ superb performance against the Spears means he retains his spot at 6, alongside captain Juan Smith and the reliable Ryno van der Merwe.

Cheetahs side to play the Force

15. Gaffie du Toit
14. Eddie Fredericks
13. Alwyn Hollenbach
12. Keith Lowen
11. Sinethemba Zweni
10. Meyer Bosman
9. Michael Claassens
8. Ryno van der Merwe
7. Juan Smith (c)
6. Kabamba Floors
5. Barend Pieterse
4. Corniel van Zyl
3. Jannie du Plessis
2. Tiaan Liebenberg
1. Wian du Preez

Subs

16. Os du Randt
17. Trevor Leota
18. Ollie le Roux
19. Ockie van Zyl
20. Gareth Krause
21. Frans Viljoen
22. Noel Oelschig
23. Willem de Waal