Major overhaul for Cheetahs

Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske has made 10 changes to the side who lost to the Reds for the match against the Hurricanes.

The central franchise have lost three on the bounce and incurred the wrath of their captain Juan Smith after turning in a diabolical performance in the 22-3 loss to the Reds on Sunday.

Richardt Strauss and Bees Roux are introduced to the front row at hooker and tighthead prop respectively, while Wayne van Heerden and Hendro Scholtz come into the back row.

Other changes include Flip van der Merwe at lock, Sarel Pretorius at scrumhalf, Hanno Coetzee gets a run in midfield and forms the 10-12 axis with Jacques-Louis Potgieter and Jongi Nokwe and Bjorn Basson start on the wings.

Cheetahs - Hennie Daniller, Bjorn Basson, Piet van Zyl, Hanno Coetzee, Jongi Nokwe, Jacques-Louis Potgieter, Sarel Pretorius, Hendro Scholtz (captain), Wayne van Heerden, Heinrich Brussow, David de Villiers, Flip van der Merwe, Bees Roux, Richardt Strauss, Wiaan du Preez
Subs: Adriaan Strauss, Jean Botha, Francois Uys, Kabamba Floors, Tewis de Bruyn, Meyer Bosman, Danwell Demas