Cheetahs v Southern Kings - Super Rugby match preview
Last Updated: 24/04/13 1:31pm
The Cheetahs have kept the faith with their starting XV for the Super Rugby match against the Kings on Saturday.
Naka Drotske has made two changes to his bench with scrum-half Sarel Pretorius and prop Trevor Nyakane both passed fit.
Pretorius has recovered from a hamstring injury, while Nyakane has shaken off a hip complaint.
The Kings, on the other hand, have made several changes - including the benching of skipper Luke Watson.
Jacques Engelbrecht replaces Watson at No 8, with Rynier Bernardo coming into the second row.
In the backs Siyanda Grey and Michael Killian come on to the wings, with Roonie Cooke switching to the centres and Sergeal Petersen and Waylon Murray missing out.
Murray, David Bulbring and Nicolas Vergallo are al included among the replacements.
Cheetahs: 15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Willie le Roux, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Robert Ebersohn, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Burton Francis, 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Phillip van der Walt, 7 Lappies Labuschagne, 6 Heinrich Brussow, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Lood de Jager, 3 Lourens Adriaanse, 2 Adriaan Strauss (capt), 1 Coenie Oosthuizen.
Replacements: 16 Ryno Barnes, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Rynhard Landman, 19 Frans Viljoen, 20 Sarel Pretorius, 21 Francois Brummer, 22 Ryno Benjamin.
Kings: 15 George Whitehead, 14 Siyanda Grey, 13 Ronnie Cooke, 12 Andries Strauss (c), 11 Michael Killian, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Jacques Engelbrecht, 7 Wimpie van der Walt, 6 Cornell du Preez, 5 Rynier Bernado, 4 Steve Sykes, 3 Kevin Buys, 2 Bandise Maku, 1 Schalk Ferreira.
Replacements: 16 Virgile Lacombe, 17 Grant Kemp, 18 David Bulbring, 19 Luke Watson, 20 Nicolas Vergallo, 21 Waylon Murray, 22 Siviwe Soyizwapi.
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The Cheetahs closed in on Conference leaders Bulls with a comfortable 26-12 victory against bottom side Southern Kings.
Morne Steyn scored 25 points to help the Bulls defeat the NSW Waratahs 30-19 at Loftus Versfeld.