Cheetahs coach Naka Drotské on Wednesday made one change to the side to meet the Sharks in their Super Rugby clash in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

Drotské included youngster Riaan Smit in the run-on side and named him ahead of Sias Ebersohn in the number-10 jersey.

Smit's inclusion in the starting line-up and Ebersohn's relegation to the bench is the only change to the Cheetahs side that narrowly lost to the Stormers on Saturday.

Cheetahs team: Hennie Daniller, Cameron Jacobs, Robert Ebersohn, Andries Strauss, Willie le Roux, Riaan Smit, Piet van Zyl, Philip van der Walt, Justin Downey, Heinrich Brussow, George Earle, Izak van der Westhuizen, WP Nel, Adriaan Strauss (captain), Coenie Oosthuizen.

Replacements: Hercu Liebenberg, Trevor Nyakane, Andries Ferreira, Ashley Johnson, Tewis de Bruyn, Sias Ebersohn, Philip Snyman. – Sapa