Toyota Cheetahs coach Hawies Fourie has named veteran Ruan Pienaar as captain as they start their campaign against the Pumas on Saturday.
Another Springbok and two time World Cup winner, Frans Steyn, will also start for the Bloemfontein outfit.
Fourie has selected a strong side with Tian Schoeman who will be on the outside of Pienaar at ten with Steyn and Benard Janse van Rensburg in the midfield.
There are plenty of speed to burn on the outside with Specman, Jaer and Blommetjies as the back three.
An exciting loose trio as well in Jasper Wiese, Junior Pokomela and Andisa Ntsila will cause plenty of problems for the Pumas.
The game kicks off on Saturday at 16:30 and will be live on SuperSport
Cheetahs – 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Malcolm Jaer, 13 Benhard Janse van Rensburg, 12 Frans Steyn, 11 Rosko Specman, 10 Tian Schoeman, 9 Ruan Pienaar (c), 8 Jasper Wiese, 7 Junior Pokomela, 6 Andisa Ntsila, 5 Walt Steenkamp, 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Luan de Bruin, 2 Reinach Venter, 1 Charles Marais.
Replacements: 16 Louis van der Westhuizen, 17 Boan Venter, 18 Erich de Jager, 19 JP du Preez, 20 Chris Massyn, 21 Aidon Davis, 22 Tian Meyer, 23 William Small-Smith.