Two teams that have struggled in this year’s PRO14 and something to proof as we go into the last few rounds of this year’s competition.
Both teams will go into the Bloemfontein clash with wins from last week. The Cheetahs beat Zevre 61-28 and the Kings got their second win of the season against Edinburgh.
This is normally a close one and we can expect some great running rugby on Saturday in Bloemfontein.
Two weeks back the Cheetahs got a narrow win in PE when they beat the Kings 24-17.
The set pieces will be the one area where the Cheetahs will go hard at as they dominated them in PE in this aspect of the game.
The Kings also struggled last week against Edinburgh in the set pieces and we can be sure that the Cheetahs would have seen that.
Both teams have speed to burn at the back and it will be interesting to see who take the advantage in the match.
Prediction: Kings will fight hard but Cheetahs with a strong set piece will have to much for the Kings, Cheetahs by 12
Cheetahs – 15 Malcolm Jaer, 14 William Small-Smith, 13 Benhard Janse van Rensburg, 12 Nico Lee, 11 Rabz Maxwane, 10 Tian Schoeman, 9 Shaun Venter (c), 8 Gerhard Olivier, 7 Abongile Nonkontwana, 6 Junior Pokomela, 5 Walt Steenkamp, 4 Sintu Manjezi, 3 Aranos Coetzee, 2 Joseph Dweba, 1 Ox Nche.
Replacements: 16 Reinach Venter, 17 Charles Marais, 18 Luan de Bruin, 19 JP du Preez, 20 Jasper Wiese, 21 Niell Jordaan, 22 Rudy Paige, 23 Ernst Stapelberg.
Kings – 15 Masixole Banda, 14 Yaw Penxe, 13 Meli Rokoua, 12 Tertius Kruger, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Ntabeni Dukisa, 9 Stefan Ungerer, 8 Ruaan Lerm, 7 Tienie Burger, 6 CJ Velleman, 5 JC Astle, 4 Andries van Schalkwyk, 3 Luvuyo Pupuma, 2 Michael Willemse, 1 Schalk Ferreira.
Replacements: 16 Alandre Van Rooyen, 17 Alulutho Tshakweni, 18 De-Jay Terblanche, 19 Stephan Greeff, 20 Andisa Ntsila, 21 Sarel Pretorius, 22 Bader Pretorius, 23 Berton Klaasen.