Willie le Roux starts at fullback in his final game for the Free State outfit, as Coenie van Wyk drops to the replacements. Clayton Blommetjies also comes into the starting line-up at right wing at the expense of Cornal Hendricks as Sergeal Petersen moving to the left wing.
Among the forwards, at number seven Henco Venter replaces Tienie Burger who drops out of the match 23. On the bench, Oupa Mohoje and Renier Botha take their place. Shaun Venter also drops out of the match 23.
The teams last met in Bloemfontein earlier this season where the Bulls triumphed 39-20 over their hosts.
Cheetahs team : 15 Willie le Roux, 14 Clayton Blommetjies, 13 Francois Venter, 12 Rayno Benjamin, 11 Sergeal Petersen, 10 Niel Marais, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Niell Jordaan, 7 Henco Venter, 6 Boom Prinsloo, 5 Francois Uys (c), 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Maks van Dyk, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 BG Uys. Replacements : 16 Elandré Huggett, 17 Danie Mienie, 18 Ewald van der Westhuizen, 19 Seven Sykes, 20 Gerhard Olivier, 21 Oupa Mohoje, 22 Renier Botha, 23 Coenie van Wyk.