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Cheetahs make four changes for Stormers

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 12: Luther Obi of the Bulls makes a break during the Rugby Global Tens match between Bulls and Force at Suncorp Stadium on February 12, 2017 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Cheetahs head coach Franco Smith has named a team with four changes to the Super Rugby side to play the Stormers at Newlands in Cape Town.

Smith has started Niel Marais centre with Nico Lee dropping to the replacements bench and Fred Zeilinga at 10.

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Charles Marais and Ox Nche swops places with Marais starting on loosehead prop and Nche on the replacement bench.

In the forwards Armandt Koster comes in to replace Justin Basson at lock.

Sergeal Petersen will be making his return after a knee injury, replacing JW Jonker who stepped in for him last week.

Coach Smith has also included signed Luther Obi who played for the Bulls at the Global Tens and will be making his Super Rugby debut when he runs onto the field.

Obi will be replacing Ryno Benjamin on the bench and making his Super Rugby debut when he gets called onto the field.


Charles Marais , Torsten van Jaarsveld , Johan Coetzee , Armandt Koster , Francois Uys , Paul Schoeman , Oupa Mohoje , Henco Venter , Shaun Venter , Fred Zeilinga , Raymond Rhule , Niel Marais , Francois Venter (c ) , Sergeal Petersen , Clayton Blommetjies

Replacements : Elandré Huggett , Ox Nche , Tom Botha , Carl Wegner , Niell Jordaan , Tian Meyer , Nico Lee , Luther Obi

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