Juan Smith has recovered from concussion and will start against the Brumbies in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
Smith, who has suffered a series of head knocks, last played on 1 March. He will, however, be a welcome addition to an embattled side. He replaces Francois Uys on the flank.
In the only othe change, wing Jongi Nokwe comes into the starting line-up for Fabian Juries.
Cheetahs - 15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Danwel Demas, 13 Corne Uys, 12 Meyer Bosman, 11 Jongi Nokwe, 10 Jacques-Louis Potgieter, 9 Tewis de Bruyn, 8 Hendro Scholtz, 7 Juan Smith (c), 6 Heinrich Brussow, 5 David de Villiers, 4 Wayne van Heerden, 3 Bees Roux, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Wian du Preez.
Subs: 16 Richardt Strauss, 17 Kobus Calldo, 18 Nico Breedt, 19 Kabamba Floors, 20 Sarel Pretorius, 21 Piet van Zyl, 22 Fabian Juries.