The Toyota Cheetahs team to take on the Blues at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday, 22, March at 08:35 (SA Time) has been named.
There are three changes to the starting team. Jean Cook to replace Lappies Labuschagne on flank. Labuschagne moves to the bench.
Hennie Daniller comes into the team as left wing, replacing Raymond Rhule and Ryno Benjamin replaces Francois Venter at centre. Venter returned to South Africa with a shoulder injury. Howard Mnisi will take over from Elgar Watts on the bench.
Adriaan Strauss will be leading the team onto the field in his 50th game as captain of the Toyota Cheetahs.
The team is: Willie le Roux, Cornal Hendricks, Johann Sadie, Ryno Benjamin, Hennie Daniller, Johan Goosen, Sarel Pretorius, Philip van der Walt, Jean Cook, Boom Prinsloo, Francois Uys, Lodewyk de Jager, Maks van Dyk, Caylib Oosthuizen. Replacements: Ryno Barnes, Trevor Nyakane, Rossouw de Klerk, Andries Ferreira, Lappies Labuschagne, Shaun Venter, Elgar Watts, Howard Mnisi.