Injured prop Charles Marais will miss the Cheetahs match against the Dragon in Newport. Photo: Frikkie Kapp/BackpagePix

NEWPORT – There has been a late change to the Toyota Cheetahs team to take on the Dragons in a Pro14 match at Newport, Wales, on Friday evening. 

Due to an injury, no 17 Erich de Jager will be replacing prop Charles Marais on the bench. 

This will be the first meeting between the two sides.

“We’ve matured a lot as a side and our focus will be on what we need to do. We have grown tremendously playing in European conditions,” said Cheetahs captain Francois Venter. “The biggest lesson we’ve learned in Pro14 is to have control over the moment and to make a positive out of a negative."

Updated Cheetahs team to face Dragons: 

15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 William Small-Smith, 13 Francois Venter (captain), 12 Niel Marais, 11 Sibahle Maxwane, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Uzair Cassiem, 7 Oupa Mohoje, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Reniel Hugo, 4 Justin Basson, 3 Johan Coetzee, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Ox Nche

Substitutes: 16 Jacques du Toit, 17 Erich de Jager, 18 Tom Botha, 19 Carl Wegner, 20 Henco Venter, 21 Zee Mkhabela, 22 Clinton Swart, 23 AJ Coertzen 

African News Agency (ANA)

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