Cheetahs have released their squad that will tackle Bulls on Friday 16 October 2020 at Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein.
The coach Hawies Fourie has maintained the team that won against Pumas last weekend. Fullback Clayton Blommetjies is set for his 100th match for Cheetahs and he will partner with wingers Malcolm Jaer and Rosko Specman.
Frans Steyn and Benhard Janse van Rensburg are in the midfield as captain Ruan Pienaar and Tian Schoeman start at scrum-half and fly-half respectively. The back row has Jasper Wiese at number eight with Junior Pokomela and Andisa Ntsila starting as flankers.
Locks Carl Wegner and Walt Steenkamp form the second-row partnership as Charles Marais, Reinach Venter and Luan de Bruin lead the frontrow. Jacques du Toit comes in for Louis van der Westhuizen as the new replacement hooker on the bench.
Cheetahs: 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Malcolm Jaer, 13 Benhard Janse van Rensburg, 12 Frans Steyn, 11 Rosko Specman, 10 Tian Schoeman, 9 Ruan Pienaar (captain), 8 Jasper Wiese, 7 Junior Pokomela, 6 Andisa Ntsila, 5 Walt Steenkamp, 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Luan de Bruin, 2 Reinach Venter, 1 Charles Marais.
Replacements: 16 Jacques du Toit, 17 Boan Venter, 18 Erich de Jager, 19 JP du Preez, 20 Aidon Davis, 21 Chris Massyn, 22 Tian Meyer, 23 William Small-Smith.
Match information – Cheetahs v Bulls
Date: Friday, 16 October 2020
Time: 19h00 (2000 hours EAT)
Venue: Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein
Referee: Cwengile Jadezweni
Assistant Referees: Griffin Colby, Ben Crouse
Television Match Official: AJ Jacobs
TV: SuperSport Grandstand and Rugby