Rookie centre to start for Cheetahs
Cheetahs head coach Franco Smith has made just one change to his starting line-up for early Sunday morning clash with the Bulls in Pretoria. Nico Lee is set to make his Super Rugby debut at inside centre as a replacement for Joubert Engelbrecht. Engelbrecht injured his upper arm during last weekend’s defeat to the Brumbies in Bloemfontein. Lee, 22, who hails from Pretoria, has represented the Free State Cheetahs at U19 and U21 level and also in the Vodacom Cup competition.
15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Segeal Petersen, 13 Francois Venter (c), 12 Nico Lee, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Niel Marais, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Paul Schoeman, 7 Uzair Cassiem, 6 Boom Prinsloo, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Lood de Jager, 3 Johan Coetzee, Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Ox Nche. Replacements: 16 Jacques du Toit, 17 Charles Marais, 18 Maks van Dyk, 19 Carl Wegner, 20 Hilton Lobberts,