One change for the Cheetahs
Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske has made one injury-enforced change to the team that will face Griquas on Saturday.
Prop Caylib Oosthuizen has lost his battle to overcome a shoulder injury and he is replaced by Rossouw de Klerk who will take over the tighthead berth, with Springbok Trevor Nyakane switching to the loosehead side.
After starting their campaign with a narrow victory over the Lions, the Cheetahs have now lost two tight matches on the trot, going down 15-14 to Western Province and then 18-15 to the Sharks last time out.
Free State Cheetahs: 15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Riaan Smit, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Robert Ebersohn, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Elgar Watts, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Lappies Labuschagne, 6 Boom Prinsloo (captain), 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Teboho Mohoje, 3 Rossouw de Klerk, 2 Hercu Liebenberg, 1 Trevor Nyakane.
Replacements: 16 Ethienne Reynecke, 16 Wian du Preez, 18 Waltie Vermeulen, 19 Davon Raubenheimer, 20 Kevin Luiters, 21 Willie du Plessis, 22 Piet Lindeque
Date: Saturday, August 31
Kick-off: 15:00 (13:00 GMT)
Venue: Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Referee: Craig Joubert
Assistant referees: Rasta Rasivhenge, Francois de Bruin
Television match official: Gerrie Coetzee