SA U20 wing Raymond Rhule will make his Currie Cup debut when he plays for the Cheetahs against the Lions.
Rhule was one of the standouts for the Baby Boks in their successful IRB Junior World Championship campaign. He will start on the left wing.
Robert Ebersohn will captain the side in the absence of senior players like Adriaan Strauss and Heinrich Brussow. Strauss is currently with the senior Bok squad while Brussow is still recovering from a knee injury.
Cheetahs - 15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Nico Scheepers, 13 Robert Ebersohn (c), 12 Andries Strauss, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Riaan Smit, 9 Pieter van Zyl, 8 Davon Raubenheimer, 7 Lappies Labuschagné, 6 Boom Prinsloo, 5 Izak van der Westhuizen, 4 Waltie Vermeulen, 3 Marcel van der Merwe, 2 Hercu Liebenberg, 1 Trevor Nyakane.