Toyota Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske has made three changes to his pack for Saturday’s Vodacom Super Rugby clash against the Crusaders in Christchurch.
Two of the three are in the front row, where Lourens Adriaanse and Trevor Nyakane come in for last week’s props, WP Nel (out of the 22) and Coenie Oosthuizen (bench) respectively.
The other change is in the back row, with Justin Downey taking over at flank from Davon Raubenheimer, who also drops out of the 22. On the bench, Andries Ferreira is included for Downey, who came on as a replacement in the Cheetahs’ superb 33-26 victory over the Rebels in Melbourne last weekend.
15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Cameron Jacobs, 13 Robert Ebersohn, 12 Andries Strauss (vc), 11 Willie le Roux, 10 Johan Goosen, 9 Tewis de Bruyn, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Justin Downey, 6 Heinrich Brussow, 5 Izak van der Westhuizen, 4 George Earl, 3 Lourens Adriaanse, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Trevor Nyakane.
Replacements: 16 Hercu Liebenberg, 17 Coenie Oosthuizen, 18 Andries Ferreira, 19 Ashley Johnson, 20 Piet van Zyl, 21 Sias Ebersohn, 22 Rayno Benjamin.