Currie Cup

FS change three for Sharks

2012-08-30 16:10
Sias Ebersohn (File)
Cape Town - Free State Cheetahs coach Naka Drotské has made three changes to his starting line-up ahead of their Currie Cup clash against the Sharks in Durban on Saturday.

Sias Ebersohn is back at flyhalf in place of Johan Goosen, who was called up to the Springbok squad on Wednesday, while Nico Scheepers comes in at right wing with Rayno Benjamin shifting down to the bench.

Up front the only change sees loosehead prop Schalk van der Merwe elevated to the starting XV in place of Trevor Nyakane, who broke his thumb in last week's 29-16 win over Griquas in Kimberley. The promising Nyakane is likely to be out of action for between six and eight weeks.

Ross Geldenhuys comes onto the bench to cover at prop, while utility forward Waltie Vermeulen replaces Francois Uys on the bench after Uys was suspended for two weeks for striking an opponent with the head. He will miss the Sharks clash as well as their home game against Western Province the following week.

Philip Snyman also comes in on the bench as a utility back.

The Free Staters are currently in third spot on the overall log, only trailing the second placed Sharks on points difference.

The clash at Kings Park kicks off at 17:05 on Saturday.

Teams:

Sharks:

15 Louis Ludik, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Paul Jordaan, 12 Meyer Bosman, 11 S'bura Sithole, 10 Riaan Viljoen, 9 Charl McLeod, 8 Keegan Daniel, 7 Jean Deysel (captain), 6 Jacques Botes, 5 Anton Bresler, 4 Steven Sykes, 3 Wiehahn Herbst, 2 Monde Hadebe, 1 Dale Chadwick.

Substitutes: 16 Pieter Dixon, 17 Julian Redelinghuys, 18 Jandre Marais, 19 Francois Kleinhans, 20 Cobus Reinach, 21 Marius Joubert, 22 Rosko Specman.

Free State Cheetahs:


15 Hennie Daniller 14 Nico Scheepers 13 Robert Ebersohn (Captain) 12 Barry Geel  11 Raymond Rhule 10 Sias Ebersohn 9 Sarel Pretorius 8 Kabamba Floors 7 Pieter "Lappies" Labuschagne 6 Frans Viljoen 5 Izak van der Westhuizen 4 Andries Ferreira 3 Marcel Van Der Merwe 2 Hercu Liebenberg 1 Schalk van der Merwe

Substitutes: 16  Elandre Huggett 17 Ross Geldenhuys 18 Waltie Vermeulen 19 Davon Raubenheimer 20 Tewis de Bruyn 21 Philip Snyman 22 Rayno Benjamin

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