Scholtz comes in as captain for Cheetah Smith

Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske has decided to implement his player rotation system against the Hurricanes in New Plymouth on Saturday which is one of his team’s toughest encounters on their Australasia tour in the Super 14.

In ten changes, of which one is positional, Richardt Strauss, Bees Roux, Flip van der Merwe, Wayne van Heerden, captain Hendro Scholtz, Sarel Pretorius, Hanno Coetzee, Jongi Nokwe and Bjorn Basson did not start last weekend, while Jacques-Louis Potgieter moves from centre to flyhalf.

The team looked like they did not have their hearts in the match last week and this team has an air of giving up to it.

Although only a replacement for the Free State Cheetahs’ Vodacom Cup side, Kabamba Floors has been called upon to replace usual captain Juan Smith on tour.

Smith has returned to South Africa after suffering concussion and heat exhaustion in the match the Cheetahs lost 3-22 to the Reds in Brisbane on Sunday

The Cheetahs face the Hurricanes in New Plymouth this Saturday at 3:30 Central African Time.

Cheetahs team.

15. Hennie Daniller,14. Bjorn Basson,13. Piet van Zyl,12. Hanno Coetzee,11. Jongi Nokwe,10. Jacques-Louis Potgieter,9. Sarel Pretorius,8. Hendro Scholtz (c),7. Wayne van Heerden,6. Heinrich Brussow,5. David de Villiers,4. Flip van der Merwe,3. Bees Roux,2. Richardt Strauss,1. Wian du Preez

Replacements:16. Adriaan Strauss,17. Jean Botha,18. Francois Uys,19. Kabamba Floors,20. Tewis de Bruyn,21. Meyer Bosman,22. Danwel Demas.

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