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Smith changes Cheetahs half-back for Stormers derby

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Cheetahs Super Rugby head coach Franco Smith has named his team to play the Stormers in a South African derby clash at at Newlands in Cape Town on Saturday.

Smith has made a number of changes to the side and rotated Tian Meyer and Shaun Venter at half back.

Meyer comes into the starting lineup which pushes Venter will be getting his 50th (his 32nd cap for the Cheetahs) Super Rugby cap when he runs onto the field off the bench.

Elsewhere in the team Neill Jordaan will be replacing Henco Venter on the bench.

Cheetahs

Charles Marais, Torsten van Jaarsveld, Maks van Dyk, Lodewyk de Jager (vc), Francois Uys, Paul Schoeman, Oupa Mohoje, Uzair Cassiem, Tian Meyer, Fred Zeilinga, Raymond Rhule, Michael van der Spuy, Francois Venter (C), Sergeal Petersen, Clayton Blommetjies

Replacements: Jacques du Toit, Ox Nche, Luan de Bruin, Armandt Koster, Niell Jordaan, Shaun Venter, Niel Marais, Nico Lee

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