Toyota Cheetahs head coach Hawies Fourie only made one change to the team with Gerhard Olivier returning from injury, replacing Daniel Maartens on the bench for their match against Leinster on Saturday (16:30 SA Time)
While they will be firm underdogs given Leinster’s form, Fourie believes that the key factor for his team is their attitude and whether they give themselves a chance against a Leinster side missing some Irish internationals.
“We are going there with the knowledge they are the strongest team in the competition, but we know if we pitch up on the day, then we will have a chance to win. And if you don’t think you have a chance to win, then you might as well not be in this competition.”
Toyota Cheetahs: 15. Rhyno Smith, 14. Clayton Blommetjies, 13. William Small-Smith, 12. Benhard Janse van Rensburg, 11. Rabz Maxwane, 10. Tian Schoeman, 9. Ruan Pienaar (Captain), 8. Jasper Wiese, 7. Junior Pokomela, 6. Chris Massyn, 5. JP du Preez, 4. Walt Steenkamp, 3. Aranos Coetzee, 2. Joseph Dweba, 1. Charles Marais. Replacements: 16. Wilmar Arnoldi, 17. Boan Venter, 18. Luan de Bruin, 19. Aidon Davis, 20. Gerhard Olivier, 21. Tian Meyer, 22. Louis Fouche, 23..Chris Smit.