The Free State Cheetahs u/21 will host bottom of the log Leopards in Bloemfontein today in what is expected to become a try fest. The Cheetahs is expected to add 5 points to their current 27 log points which will see them cement their place at number 2 on the log.
The Cheetahs won 52-47 against the Blue Bulls last weekend in Pretoria while the Leopards suffered their sixth consecutive loss of the season against Western Province (19-47).
The Cheetahs did not make a lot of changes to their team. At tight-head G Visser comes in for V Meades who moves to the bench while M Roos makes his return to lock while R Smit is the only other change upfront at flank. At the back Z Booysen is also back at scrumhalf while M Boshoff moves sides on the wing to make place for P Krugell at #14.
The Leopards replaced their complete loosie combination up front, while at the back only two changes were made. L Daniëls is replaced by S Khoza at the wing and R Jordaan comes off the bench for J Steenkamp.
Cheetahs: 15. C Jasper, 14. P Krugell, 13. C le Fleur, 12. J Mollentze, 11. M Boshof, 10. L Dobela (c), 9. Z Booysen, 8. R vd Merwe, 7. E Louw, 6. R Smit, 5. M Roos, 4. L Dapula, 3 G Visser, 2. R Cross, 1. E Davids. Replacements: 16.R Greyling, 17. J Venter, 18. V Meades, 19. S Engelbrecht, 20. G Meyer, 21. R Kruger, 22. J v Heyningen, 23. A Oliphant.
Leopards: 15. B Botha, 14. P van Niekerk, 13. J Steenkamp, 12. L Jahns 11.S Khoza, 10. A vd Bergh, 9. S Hassien, 8. A Fouche, 7. R Dreyer, 6 C Vermaak, 5. E Nebe, 4. B Lushozi, 3. S Swiegers, 2. S Mare (C), 1. R du Plessis. Replacements: 16. L Klopper, 17. R Baumann, 18. E Brand, 19. J Sadie, 20. D Odendaal, 21. C Dorfling, 22. T Oosthuizen, 23. L Nyelele