Cheetahs_lock_Lood_de_JagerSpringbok lock Lood de Jager has been left out of the Cheetahs squad for Saturday’s Super Rugby clash with the Sunwolves in Singapore.

Cheetahs head coach Franco Smith has named a 25-man squad but De Jager was not included as part of SA Rugby’s plan to rest top Springboks during the tournament.

With De Jager not in the touring squad, Reniel Hugo, Carl Wegner and Hilton Lobberts are the second row options for the Bloemfontein-based outfit.

After Saturday’s clash at the Singapore National Stadium the Cheetahs return to South Africa to take on the Lions in Johannesburg on Saturday, March 19.