Wounded Cheetahs to tackle Lions

The Cheetahs will be without several first-choice players for their Super Rugby warm-up match against the Lions on Saturday.

Centre Johann Sadie, and locks Martin Muller and Andries Ferreira are all sidelined with injury. Flyhalf Johan Goosen, prop Coenie Oosthuizen, flank Heinrich Brussow and wing Willie le Roux are also missing from the match 22.

The Cheetahs have opted to rest skipper and hooker Adriaan Strauss, which will see inside centre Robert Ebersohn lead the side at Ellis Park.

Cheetahs – 15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Jannie Boshoff, 13 JP Nel, 12 Robert Ebersohn (c), 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Francois Brummer, 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Boom Prinsloo, 7 Tertius Daniller, 6 Marnus Schoeman, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Lodewyk de Jager, 3 Rossouw de Klerk, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Caylib Oosthuizen.
Subs: 16 Hercu Liebenberg, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Ligtoring Landman, 19 Waltie Vermeulen, 20 Tewis de Bruyn, 21 Barry Geel, 22 Hansie Graaff.