Smith back for Cheetahs ahead of Chiefs clash

Cheetahs skipper Juan Smith will be back for Friday’s game with the Chiefs in Hamilton.   He has...

Springboks during a training session at Fourways High School on 3 June, 2009. Picture: Taurai Maduna/Eyewitness News

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He has been out for the last few weeks following the death of his father.

Hendro Scholtz therefore moves to lock, replacing Waltie Vermuelen.

Also in the front row comes in Rybi Barnes and Wian du Preez.

Meyer Bosman replaces Barry Geel at centre with Naas Olivier taking over from Riaan Viljoen.