Cheetahs head coach Naka Drotské has named his side that will face the Force in Perth on Saturday, with two changes made to his starting XV.

BG Uys starts at loosehead prop as Danie Mienie moves to the bench and at scrum-half Sarel Pretorius is back in the line-up for the benched Tian Meyer.

Since winning their first two games of the Super Rugby season, the Cheetahs have struggled with their form, losing their last five fixtures in the competition.

Cheetahs: 15 Willie le Roux, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Joe Pietersen, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Willie Britz, 7 Boom Prinsloo, 6 Heinrich Brussow, 5 Francois Uys (c), 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 BG Uys.
Replacements: 16 Stephan Coetzee, 17 Danie Mienie, 18 Maks van Dyk, 19 Steven Sykes, 20 Tienie Burger, 21 Tian Meyer, 22 Willie du Plessis, 23 Ryno Benjamin.

Date: Saturday, April 11
Kick-off: 19:45 local (11:45 GMT, 21:45 AEST, 23:45 NZST, 13:45 SAST)
Venue: nib Stadium, Perth
Referee: Rohan Hoffmann
Assistant referees: Will Houston, Graham Cooper
TMO: Ian Smith