Raymond Rhule is back with the Cheetahs after being dropped from the Springbok team. Photo: Deryck Foster/BackpagePix

BLOEMFONTEIN – Springbok discard Raymond Rhule has been named in the Cheetahs team to play against Ospreys from Wales in a Guinness PRO14 match at Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein on Friday (start 5pm).

Rhule comes in for Rosko Specman, who will be providing cover on the bench.

Sergeal Petersen, who will line up at fullback, and Makazole Mapimpi round out an exciting back-three combination for the Cheetahs.

The following players are not eligible for team selection due to injury: Elandré Huggett (knee), Neil Jordaan (ankle and knee), Steven Meiring (appendix), Gerhard Olivier (ankle), Ruan van Rensburg (knee), Fred Zeilinga (hip) and Niel Marais (shoulder).

Cheetahs Team

15 Sergeal Petersen, 14 Raymond Rhule, 13 Francois Venter (captain), 12 William Small-Smith, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Ernst Stapelberg, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Oupa Mohoje, 7 Henco Venter, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Reniel Hugo, 4 Justin Basson, 3 Tom Botha, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Charles Marais.

Bench: 16 Jacques du Toit, 17 Ox Nche, 18 Johan Coetzee, 19 Rynier Bernardo, 20 Junior Pokomela, 21 Shaun Venter, 22 Nico Lee, 23 Rosko Specman.

African News Agency (ANA)