The Cheetahs are also in Ireland this weekend as they face Connacht on Saturday.

The Cheetahs are on a great run with four wins which will give them confidence going into this weekend match.

The Cheetahs are two points behind Connacht on the log but a win this weekend will enable them to overtake the Irish side.

Coach Smith will be happy with the growth of his team but the proof will be in the podding this weekend.

Malcolm Jaer and Benhard Janse van Rensburg have been replaced by Louis Fouché and Dries Swanepoel, both former Bulls representatives.

Connacht have includes ex-Brumbies trio Colby Fainga’a, Jarrad Butler and Kyle Godwin.


Connacht – 15 Darragh Leader, 14 Cian Kelleher, 13 Tom Farrell, 12 Tom Daly, 11 Stephen Fitzgerald, 10 Jack Carty, 9 Caolin Blade, 8 Jarrad Butler, 7 Colby Fainga’a, 6 Eoin McKeon, 5 James Cannon, 4 Ultan Dillane, 3 Finlay Bealham, 2 Tom McCartney, 1 Denis Buckley.
Replacements: 16 Dave Heffernan, 17 Peter McCabe, 18 Dominic Robertson-McCoy, 19 Cillian Gallagher, 20 Paul Boyle, 21 Kieran Marmion, 22 Conor Fitzgerald, 23 Kyle Godwin.

Cheetahs – 15 Louis Fouché, 14 William Small-Smith, 13 Dries Swanepoel, 12 Nico Lee, 11 Rabz Maxwane, 10 Tian Schoeman, 9 Shaun Venter (c), 8 Gerhard Olivier, 7 Junior Pokomela, 6 Abongile Nonkontwana, 5 JP du Preez, 4 Jasper Wiese, 3 Aranos Coetzee, 2 Marnus van der Merwe, 1 Charles Marais.
Replacements:16 Reinach Venter, 17 Ox Nche, 18 Luan de Bruin, 19 Sintu Manjezi, 20 Walt Steenkamp, 21 Henco Venter, 22 Tian Meyer, 23 Rudy Paige.