The Cheetahs have named their squad to tackle the Crusaders after last week's pulsating draw with the Chiefs in Bloemfontein.

Head coach Naka Drotské has retained the same match-day 23 and hopes for a better result than letting a 24-point lead slip against the defending champions last week.

The teams have met on seven previous occasions with the Cheetahs winning their last two at home:

24/3/2012 Crusaders 28 Cheetahs 21
14/5/2011 Cheetahs 33 Crusaders 20
17/4/2010 Crusaders 45 Cheetahs 6
25/4/2009 Cheetahs 20 Crusaders 13
15/3/2008 Crusaders 55 Cheetahs 7

24/2/2007 Cheetahs 28 Crusaders 49
15/4/2006 Crusaders 53 Cheetahs 17

Cheetahs XV:

1. Trevor Nyakane
2. Adriaan Strauss (C)
3. Maks van Dyk
4. Lodewyk de Jager
5. Francois Uys
6. Boom Prinsloo
7. Lappies Labuschagne
8. Jean Cook
9. Sarel Pretorius
10. Johan Goosen
11. Hennie Daniller
12. Ryno Benjamin
13. Johann Sadie
14. Cornal Hendricks
15. Willie le Roux (VC)

Replacements:

16. Ryno Barnes
17. 
Caylib Oosthuizen
18. 
Rossouw de Klerk
19. 
Andries Ferreira
20. 
Teboho Mohoje
21. 
Shaun Venter
22. 
Elgar Watts
23. 
Howard Mnisi