Corne Uys replaces Piet van Zyl at centre in the team to face the Bulls at Loftus on Saturday.
Uys missed the loss to the Waratahs through injury and coach Naka Drotske has rushed him straight back. Van Zyl drops out of the 22 altogether as JW Jonker retains his spot on the bench.
Cheetahs – 15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Danwel Demas, 13 Corné Uys, 12 Meyer Bosman, 11 Jongi Nokwe, 10 Naas Olivier, 9 Tewis de Bruyn, 8 Hendro Scholtz, 7 Juan Smith (c), 6 Heinrich Brüssow, 5 David de Villiers, 4 Wayne van Heerden, 3 Kobus Calldo, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Wian du Preez.
Subs: 16 Richardt Strauss, 17 WP Nel, 18 Nico Breedt, 19 Kabamba Floors, 20 Sarel Pretorius, 21 JW Jonker, 22 Fabian Juries.