Toyota Cheetahs flyhalf Johan Goosen makes his return to rugby when his team play The Sharks in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
Goosen recovered from the knee injury that kept him out of action for the last four months of last season and he will start for the Cheetahs in their opening Vodacom Super Rugby match.
Griquas fullback Willie le Roux was selected on wing alongside Super Rugby debutant Raymond Rhule, whilst former DHL Stormers and Vodacom Bulls player Johann Sadie forms the centre combination with Robert Ebersohn.
Prop Coenie Oosthuizen will get some game time off the bench.
The Toyota Cheetahs team: 15. Hennie Daniller, 14. Willie le Roux, 13. Johann Sadie, 12. Robert Ebersohn, 11. Raymond Rhule, 10.Johan Goosen, 9. Piet van Zyl, 8. Philip van der Walt, 7. Lappies Labuschagne, 6. Frans Viljoen, 5. Francois Uys, 4. Lood de Jager, 3. Lourens Adriaanse, 2. Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1. Trevor Nyakane. Replacements: 16. Ryno Barnes, 17. Coenie Oosthuizen, 18. Waltie Vermeulen, 19. Boom Prinsloo, 20 Sarel Pretorius, 21. Elgar Watts, 22. Ryno Benjamin