Front row boost for Cheetahs

Adriaan Strauss and Coenie Oosthuizen will front the Free State Cheetahs’ assault against WP at Newlands on Saturday.

The Springbok duo will be rushed into the starting line-up, with Strauss taking over the captaincy from centre Robert Ebersohn. Hooker Hercu Liebenberg and tighthead prop Ross Geldenhuys drop to the bench as a result.

There’s one other change as Hendro Scholtz starts at openside flank in place of the injured Lappies Labuschagne.

Free State Cheetahs – 15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Nico Scheepers, 13 Robert Ebersohn, 12 Andries Strauss, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Sias Ebersohn, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Francois Uys, 6 Hendro Scholtz, 5 Izak van der Westhuizen, 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Adriaan Strauss (c), 1 Marcel van der Merwe.
Subs: 16 Hercu Liebenberg, 17 Ross Geldenhuys, 18 Waltie Vermeulen, 19 Davon Raubenheimer, 20 Tewis de Bruyn, 21 Philip Snyman, 22 Ryno Benjamin.