Cheetahs tweak backline

Head coach Naka Drotske will start wing Willie le Roux and inside centre Philip Snyman in the Cheetahs’ match against the Bulls on Saturday.

The two changes come after speedster Dusty Noble’s serious knee injury, which will sideline him for eight months, and the two-week suspension for centre Andries Strauss, after his tip tackle on Lions lock Wikus van Heerden. Le Roux replaces Noble while Snyman slots into the midfield for the clash in Bloemfontein.

It will be Le Roux’s first Super Rugby start since his move from Boland.

Cheetahs – 15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Rocco Jansen, 13 Robert Ebersohn, 12 Philip Snyman, 11 Willie le Roux, 10 Johan Goosen, 9 Tewis de Bruyn, 8 Davon Raubenheimer, 7 Philip van der Walt, 6 Heinrich Brussow, 5 Izak van der Westhuizen, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 WP Nel, 2 Adriaan Strauss (c), 1 Trevor Nyakane.
Subs: 16 Hercu Liebenberg, 17 Lourens Adriaanse, 18 Waltie Vermeulen, 19 Ashley Johnson, 20 Piet van Zyl, 21 Sias Ebersohn, 22 Cameron Jacobs.