The Cheetahs will be without a trio of players for their match against the Sharks on Saturday evening.
Versatile loose forward Boom Prinsloo, who was stretchered off during the 34-27 win, is out with a groin injury whilst flyhalf Elgar Watts is struggling with a knee complaint.
Watts’ absence leaves the Cheetahs dangerously thin in the No 10 jersey.
Meanwhile, poor rookie prop Luan de Bruin also faces a lengthy period on the sidelines.
He sustained a perversely spectacular concussion stemming from a massive head clash that had the blood flowing.
Two-try winger Raymond Rhule’s injury, however, doesn’t look as bad and he’ll be in the selection mix together with new recruit Clayton Blommetjies.
A call on Lappies Labuschagne and Caylib Oosthuizen will be made later in the week.