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Cheetahs ring changes for 'Canes

The Toyota Cheetahs have made a whopping seven changes to their starting line-up for their Vodacom Super Rugby match against the Hurricanes in Wellington on Saturday.

After their big loss against the Blues, the Cheetahs have done a number of swops, bringing in players from the bench to the starting line-up in the hope of having a better outing against the defending champions.

Ox Nche, Elandre Huggett and Johan Coetzee all form a new front row for the Bloemfontein side, replacing Charles Marais, Torsten van Jaarsveld and Tom Botha respectively, while Armandt Koster comes into the second row, replacing Francois Uys at lock and taking over the No 4 jersey.

This means that Carl Wegner will move to the five lock position.

In the loose forwards Uzair Cassiem is back in the place of Niell Jordaan and Shaun Venter returns to the halfback position in the place of Tian Meyer.

William Small-Smith moves out of the starting line-up to make place for Clinton Swart, with Ruan van Rensburg coming onto the bench for the game.

Toyota Cheetahs team: 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Francois Venter (captain), 12 Clinton Swart, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Henco Venter, 7 Oupa Mohoje, 6 Uzair Cassiem, 5 Carl Wegner, 4 Armandt Koster, 3 Johan Coetzee, 2 Elandre Huggett, 1 Ox Nche

Substitutes: 16 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 17 Charles Marais, 18 Tom Botha, 19 Francois Uys, 20 Niell Jordaan, 21 Tian Meyer, 22 Niel Marais, 23 Ruan van Rensburg


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