The Cheetahs have blended youth and experience in their team to take on the E.P Kings in a Currie Cup pre-season friendly in Port Elizabeth on Friday.
The team is littered with Super Rugby players such as Phillip Burger, Tewis de Bruyn, Phillip Snyman and Francois Uys but also has a number of exciting young players like Springbok Sevens player Boom Prinsloo and Baby Bok flyhalf Johan Goosen who will play at inside centre.
Shimlas captain Willie Britz earns himself a place on the bench and he, along with the rest of the fringe players in the Cheetahs set-up, will be keen to make an impact in Port Elizabeth ahead of the Currie Cup.
Cheetahs: 15 Philip Burger, 14 Nico Scheepers, 13 Phillip Snyman, 12 Johan Goosen, 11 Cameron Jacobs, 10 Riaan Smith, 9 Tewis de Bruyn, 8 Boom Prinsloo, 7 Pieter Labuschagne, 6 Pieter Myburgh, 5 Izak van der Westhuizen, 4 Francois Uys, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Michael van Vuuren, 1 Marcel van der Merwe.
Replacements: 16 Schalk van der Merwe, 17 Hercu Liebenberg, 18 JC Astle, 19 Willie Britz, 20 Piet van Zyl, 21 Robbie van Schalkwyk, 22 Ryno Benjamin.
Date: Friday, July 8
Venue: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Kick-off: 19.00 (17.00 GMT)
Referee: Pro Legoete
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