Both teams have blown hot and cold this season with the Lions coming off a shaky 38-32 win against Griquas last weekend, while the Cheetahs played their worst game of the season last weekend in going down 26-10 to the Blue Bulls at Loftus according to their coach Naka Drotske.
There will be huge interest in the debut of Bees Roux for the Lions, but Drotske believed it could be a potential weak area for the visitors as prop hasn’t played a competitive game for some time.
In many ways both teams are up against their Achilles heel for different reasons, with Lions coach Johann Ackermann having addressed their poor first half defensive performances, while in contrast, the Cheetahs’ second half play has been their grey area.
With the Lions just two points behind log-leaders Western Province and the Cheetahs four, the result could put more pressure on the happenings of Kimberley and Loftus tomorrow as the competition’s sixth round is now starting to reach it’s business end.
Kick-off is at 7.10pm.