Naka Drotske has retained his starting XV and will utilise Jongi Nokwe from the bench.
Nokwe was expected to return in Sunday’s fixture in a starting capacity, and given Danwell Demas’s messy display in Perth the Cheetahs certainly needed the class out wide. However, Nokwe will play from the bench in Brisbane with Demas holding onto his starting position.
Corne Uys is over his concussion and will join the reserves allowing Piet van Zyl an extended run at No 13. Hanno Coetzee and Bjorn Basson drop out of the match 22.
Cheetahs – 15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Danwel Demas, 13 Piet van Zyl, 12 Jaques–Louis Potgieter, 11 Fabian Juries, 10 Meyer Bosman, 9 Tewis de Bruyn, 8 Frans Viljoen, 7 Juan Smith (captain), 6 Heinrich Brüssow, 5 David de Villiers, 4 Nico Breedt, 3 Jacobus Roux, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Wian du Preez.
Subs: 16 Richardt Strauss, 17 Kobus Calldo, 18 Wayne van Heerden, 19 Hendro Scholtz, 20 Sarel Pretorius, 21 Corne Uys, 22 Jongi Nokwe.