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Cheetahs rotate for Sunwolves

Niel Marais of the Cheetahs in action during the Super Rugby match

BLOEMFONTEIN, SOUTH AFRICA - MARCH 04: Niel Marais of the Cheetahs in action during the Super Rugby match between Toyota Cheetahs and Vodacom Bulls at Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein, South Africa. (Photo by Johan Pretorius/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Cheetahs Super Rugby head coach Franco Smith has named his team to play the Sunwolves at the Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium in Tokyo, Japan on Saturday. 

The match is the Cheetahs last on tour and Smith has promoted Torsten van Jaarsveld to captain taking over from the injured Francois Venter.

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Van Jaarsveld will be the starting hooker, sending Elandré Huggett to the bench.

Neil Marias and Fred Zeilinga will be swopping places with Marais in the starting line-up and Zeilinga providing cover on the bench.

William Small-Smith will be wearing the number 13 jersey with Junior Pokomela  providing cover on the bench.


Ox Nche, Torsten van Jaarsveld (C), Johan Coetzee ,Armandt Koster, Carl Wegner, Uzair Cassiem, Oupa Mohoje, Henco Venter, Shaun Venter, Niel Marais, Raymond Rhule, Clinton Swart, William Small-Smith, Sergeal Petersen Clayton Blommetjies,

Replacements :  Elandré Huggett, Charles Marais, Tom Botha, Francois Uys, Niell Jordaan,Junior Pokomela, Tian Meyer, Fred Zeilinga

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