The two sides clash at the Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein on Sunday, 27 December.

Specman returns from injury and Fortuin slots into the pivot with Frans Steyn moving back to inside centre, where he replaces Howard Mnisi. Steyn started at No. 10 and Mnisi at No. 12 in last weekend’s win over the Phakisa Pumas, but coach Hawies Fourie opted for Fortuin, who played off the bench last weekend and Mnisi set to add finishing power this weekend.

Specman comes in for Duncan Saal, while in an injury-enforced move, Oupa Mohoje starts at flank in place of Aidon Davids who picked up a calf injury in the Mbombela Stadium.

Conraad van Vuuren, who started his provincial career in Bloemfontein in 2016 before moving to Pretoria the next year, is back in the white jersey as tighthead cover.

The team:

Toyota Cheetahs: 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 William Small-Smith, 13 Dries Swanepoel, 12 Frans Steyn, 11 Rosko Specman, 10 Reinhardt Fortuin, 9 Ruben de Haas, 8 Jeandré Rudolph, 7 Oupa Mohoje, 6 Andisa Ntsila, 5 Reniel Hugo, 4 Carl Wegner (captain), 3 Khutha Mchunu, 2 Marnus van der Merwe, 1 Boan Venter. Replacements: Louis van der Westhuizen, 17 Cameron Dawson, 18 Conraad van Vuuren, 19 Victor Sekekete, 20 Chris Massyn, 21 Tian Meyer, 22 Howard Mnisi, 23 Rhyno Smith.

Match information – Toyota Cheetahs v Cell C Sharks

Date: Sunday, 27 December 2020

Time: 16h30

Venue:  Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein

Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen

Assistant Referees: Aimee Barrett-Theron, Griffin Colby

TMO: Jaco Peyper

TV: SuperSport Grandstand and Rugby