Cheetahs coach Franco Smith has announced his line-up for their Currie Cup clash against Western Province on Saturday.

Hooker Jacques du Toit switches places with Joseph Dweba in the starting line-up. Abongile Nonkontwana will be starting while Gerhard Olivier will provide cover from the bench.

Fly-half Tian Schoeman returns to play after an injury while Louis Fouche will be on the bench.  This match will decide if the Bloemfontein outfit qualify for the semi-finals.

Centre Rickus Pretorius will make his first start for Province on Saturday. He will go up against William Small-Smith who has been moved to the centre.

Pretorius was the vice-captain of the Junior Springboks team at the World Rugby U/20 Championships in Argentina in June.

Smith, a former Springboks assistant coach, shares his message for his players ahead of this weekend’s crucial clash.

Tian Meyer has been captaining the side since last year after flanker Oupa Mohoje picked up a knee injury in the sides Guinness Pro 14 campaign in September last year.  – Report by Tshenolo Meruti