– Captain Conrad Smith misses the match with concussion.
– Victor Vito leads the team.
– Prop Ben May wins a starting cap.
– Flanker Faifili Levave starts at blindside.
– Tim Bateman starts in the centres.
– Reynold Lee-Lo replaces smith at 13.
– Jack Lam has been bracketed with Karl Lowe for the number 7 jersey.
– Andre Taylor has been bracketed with James Marshall at fullback.
– James Broadhurst is promoted to the bench.
Cheetahs vs Hurricanes, Bloemfontein, 19:10 CAT (18:10 BST)
1. Ben Franks ,2. Ash Dixon,3. Ben May,4. Jeremy Thrush,5. Jason Eaton,6. Faifili Levave,7. Jack Lam / Karl Lowe,8. Victor Vito (c),9. TJ Perenara,10. Beauden Barrett,11. Julian Savea,12. Tim Bateman,13. Reynold Lee-Lo,14. Alapati Leiua ,15. Andre Taylor / James Marshall
Replacements :16. Reggie Goodes,17. Jeffery Toomaga-Allen,18. James Broadhurst,19. Brad Shields,20. Chris Smylie,21. Tusi Pisi,22. James Marshall / Karl Lowe