Brussow back for Cheetahs
Toyota Free State Cheetahs flanker Heinrich Brussow is back in the starting line-up for his side's Absa Currie Cup clash against DHL Western Province in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
The Cheetahs have had to deal with a barrage of injury concerns, with stalwarts Boom Prinsloo (shoulder), Frans Viljoen (broken arm), Philip van der Walt (foot), Kabamba Floors (knee) and Juan Smith (Achilles) ruled out.
Brussow joins Lappies Labuschagne and Davon Raubenheimer and form the starting loose trio.
Apart from Brussow -- who recently recovered from a lengthy knee-injury -- coach Naka Drotské has named veteran Springbok flanker Hendro Scholtz on the bench.
Scholtz left the Cheetahs in 2010 to play club rugby for French side Agen before returning to Bloemfontein and makes a welcome return to Drotske's outfit.
In the only other change to the starting line-up, Drotské has included centre Andries Strauss in place of Barry Geel.
Toyota Cheetahs team: Hennie Daniller, Nico Scheepers, Robert Ebersohn (capt), Andries Strauss, Raymond Rhule, Sias Ebersohn, Sarel Pretorius, Davon Raubenheimer, Lappies Labuschagne, Heinrich Brussow, Izak van der Westhuizen, Andries Ferreira, Marcel van der Merwe, Hercu Liebenberg, Schalk van der Merwe.
Replacements: Elandré Huggett, Ross Geldenhuys, Waltie Vermeulen, Hendro Scoltz, Tewis de Bruyn, Philip Snyman, Rayno Benjamin.