Cheetahs stalwart and Springbok flanker Heinrich Brüssow is ready to start against the Highlanders.
This leaves coach Naka Drotskè with a selection conundrum. His starting loose trio of Frans Viljoen, Lappies Labuschagne and Phillip van der Walt have all been in good form and arguably one of the few positives one can take from the Cheetahs performances in the first two matches thus far.
If Brüssow gets selected to start one of the three will drop to the bench, at the expense of Boom Prinsloo. Brüssow injured his shoulder in the Currie Cup last year and has been sidelined for four months. He will be keen to impress and his motivation will benefit the team.