Ebersohn at ten for Free State
Cheetahs coach Naka Drotské has promoted Sias Ebersohn to starting fly-half for Friday's Currie Cup clash with the Blue Bulls in Bloemfontein.
In a side that has several changes to the one that lost 43-20 to the Golden Lions in their competition opener last week, Drotské has decided to bring Ebersohn off the bench and move Riaan Smit to wing in place of a benched Nico Scheepers.
Andries Strauss is missing from the 22 altogether with his place going to Barry Geel while Sarel Pretorius is rewarded for his impressive cameo in Johannesburg with a start ahead of Piet van Zyl.
Up front and Davon Raubenheimer and Boom Prinsloo are replaced in the XV by Kabamba Floors and Frans Viljeon respectively while Andries Ferreira comes in for Waltie Vermeulen in the second-row department.
Free State Cheetahs: 15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Riaan Smit, 13 Robert Ebersohn, 12 Barry Geel, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Sias Ebersohn, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Kabamba Floors, 7 Pieter Labuschagne, 6 Frans Viljoen, 5 Izak van der Westhuizen, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Marcel van der Merwe, 2 Hercu Liebenberg, 1 Trevor Nyakane.
Replacements: 16 Elandré Huggett, 17 Schalk van Merwe, 18 Francois Uys, 19 Davon Raubenheimer, 20 Piet van Zyl, 21 Philip Snyman, 22 Nico Scheepers.
Date: Friday, 17 August<br>Venue: Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein<br>Kick-off: 19:10 (17:10 GMT)<br>Referee: Sindile Mayende<br>Assistant referees: Marius Jonker, Reuben Rossouw<br>TMO: Gerrie Coetzee