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    Benjamin starts for Cheetahs

    2013-05-22 21:55

    Bloemfontein - Cheetahs coach Naka Drotské has made only one change to his side for their Super Rugby encounter against the Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

    Drotské has opted to relegate winger Raymond Rhule to the replacement bench, promoting Rayno Benjamin to the starting line-up.

    Benjamin will switch places with Willie le Roux, who was included in the Springbok training squad earlier on Wednesday.

    Drotské has left his tight five as is after they dominated the Reds last weekend in set-pieces.

    "I think we have done really well the last couple of weeks in the scrums and lineouts," said Cheetahs captain Adriaan Strauss.

    "The guys have worked really hard and much of the credit must go to Os du Randt for his efforts with the forwards.

    "We will have to take the Kings on up front and are looking forward to the challenge."




    15. SP Marais, 14. Siyanda Grey, 13. Ronnie Cooke, 12. Andries Strauss, 11. Marcello Sampson, 10. Demetri Catrakilis, 9. Shaun Venter, 8. Cornell du Preez, 7. Luke Watson (captain), 6. Wimpie van der Walt, 5. David Bulbring, 4. Steven Sykes, 3. Kevin Buys, 2. Bandise Maku, 1. Schalk Ferreira

    Substitutes: 16 Virgile Lacombe, 17 Grant Kemp, 18 Rynier Bernardo,  19 Jacques Engelbrecht, 20 Nicolas Vergallo, 21 Shane Gates, 22 George Whitehead.


    15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Rayno Benjamin, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Robert Ebersohn, 11 Willie le Roux, 10 Elgar Watts, 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Lappies Labuschagne, 6 Heinrich Brüssow, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Lood de Jager, 3 Lourens Adriaanse, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Coenie Oosthuizen

    Substitutes: 16 Ryno Barnes, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Ligtoring Landman, 19 Boom Prinsloo, 20 Sarel Pretorius, 21 Riaan Smit, 22 Raymond Rhule.

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