Naka Drotske has made 12 changes to his starting line-up for their pre-season game against the Stormers this Saturday.
Fullback Hennie Daniller, wing Jannie Boshoff and loose forward Boom Prinsloo are the only survivors from the run-on side that lost 33-17 against the Lions at Ellis Park last Saturday.
This means hooker and skipper Adriaan Strauss returns to lead the team. Outside centre Johann Sadie will also get a run, while flyhalf Riaan Smit and scrumhalf Sarel Pretorius create a new halfback combination. Speedster Rayno Benjamin will be tested at inside centre.
Flyhalf Johan Goosen and prop Coenie Oosthuizen will not be risked for the clash in Bloemfontein
Cheetahs – 15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Jannie Boshoff, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Rayno Benjamin, 11 Rocco Jansen, 10 Riaan Smit, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Phillip van der Walt, 7 Davon Raubenheimer, 6 Boom Prinsloo, 5 Doppies Vermeulen, 4 Rynhardt Landman, 3 Lourens Adriaanse, 2 Adriaan Strauss (c), 1 Trevor Nyakane.