Cheetahs go with experience?

2010-01-14 22:26
Corné Uys (Gallo Images)
Gerdie Karstens

Kimberley – The Bulls can expect to come up against the same centre pairing as in last year’s Currie Cup final when they take on the Cheetahs in their opening Super14 clash.

All indications are that Meyer Bosman and Corné Uys will start for the Cheetahs against the Bulls on February 12.

The centre pairing’s experience will weigh heavily in their favour when the Cheetahs’ coaching staff of Naka Drotské and Hawies Fourie pick their team.

“We know that Meyer and Corné are a good combination. They proved that in the Currie Cup. We will consider them as first-choice centre pairing,” said Fourie.

This does not mean that the door has been closed on the other contenders.

Robert Ebersohn, Barry Geel, Wilmaure Louw and Philip Snyman will offer good depth.

Geel and Louw performed well for the Griquas in the Currie Cup. Geel, in particular, is likely to be a substitute in the Cheetahs team.

The other centres are working very hard in training and Fourie is happy with their progress.

“We’re very excited about the depth at centre. Barry, in particular, is making an impression. He played very well for the Griquas in the Currie Cup and is settling in well. The same applies to Wilmaure,” said Fourie.

Louw will have to come up with something special to get his first taste of Super14 rugby.

He impressed for the Griquas in the Currie Cup, but will have to oust Uys and Ebersohn from the side.

“He’s a really talented centre. I predict that he will make his mark at Super14 level in the next two years,” said Fourie.


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