The Cheetahs have recalled Sevens Springbok Johannes Prinsloo for their Currie Cup showdown with the Pumas in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
Prinsloo will start at No.8 in the place of Ashley Johnson, who was called up for Springbok duty again this week.
The Cheetahs team shows just one other change to the pack - Izak van der Westhuizen at lock for Waltie Vermeulen.
In the only backline change veteran scrumhalf Tewis de Bruyn regains the No.9 jersey from young Piet van Zyl.
Cheetahs coach Naka Drotské said his team will not underestimate the Pumas, who will be looking for their first win of the season.
However, having run the Lions (a four-point loss), Sharks (one point) and Blue Bulls (four points) close, Drotské realises that the Pumas can knock over any of the big guns.
The Cheetahs coach felt the absence of the bulk of the country's leading Springboks from the Currie Cup competition has brought the smaller unions closer - in a sense levelled the playing field.
Free State Cheetahs: 15 Riaan Smit, 14 Philip Snyman, 13 Robert Ebersohn, 12 Corné Uys, 11 Ryno Benjamin, 10 Sias Ebersohn, 9 Tewis de Bruyn, 8 Boom Prinsloo, 7 Pieter Labuschagne, 6 Johan Wessels, 5 Izak van der Westhuizen, 4 Francois Uys, 3 WP Nel, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Coenie Oosthuizen.
Replacements: 16 Hercu Liebenberg, 17 Marcel van der Merwe, 18 Ockert van Zyl, 19 Pieter Myburgh, 20 Enrico Acker, 21 Johan Goosen, 22 Philip Burger.
Date: Saturday, August 20
Venue: Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Kick-off: 15.00 (13.00 GMT)
Referee: Pro Legoete
Assistant referees: Quinton Immelman, De Goede Haasbroek
TMO: JC Fortuin
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