Rhule back in starting team
Cape Town - Wing Raymond Rhule is back in the Cheetahs starting team for their Super Rugby clash against the Bulls in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
It is the only change made by coach Naka Drotské to the team that beat the Kings in Port Elizabeth last week.
Rhule replaces Rayno Benjamin, who moves down to the bench.
Poor defending in recent weeks had cost Rhule his place in the Cheetahs starting line-up before last Saturday's clash. He was replaced by Benjamin and looked much sharper when he came on in the 53rd minute, according to backline coach Hawies Fourie.
"Raymond looked sharp when he came on - and that's exactly what you want. He was especially sharp on defence and showed he can do it," Fourie told the Volksblad website
The Cheetahs beat the Kings 34-22 to move into fourth spot on the overall Super Rugby log
They host the high-riding Bulls in Bloemfontein on Saturday in what will be a top-of-the-table clash in the South African conference.
Kick-off at the Free State Stadium is at 19:10.Teams:
15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Raymond Rhule, 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 Lodewyk 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 Rayno BenjaminBulls:
15. Jürgen Visser, 14. Lionel Mapoe, 13. JJ Engelbrecht
, 12. Jan Serfontein
, 11. Bjorn Basson
, 10. Morné Steyn, 9. Francois Hougaard
, 8. Pierre Spies
(captain), 7. Arno Botha, 6. Deon Stegmann, 5. Juandré Kruger, 4. Flip van der Merwe, 3. Werner Kruger
, 2. Chiliboy Ralepelle
, 1. Dean Greyling
Substitutes: 16. Callie Visagie, 17. Frik Kirsten, 18. Grant Hattingh, 19. Dewald Potgieter
, 20. Jano Vermaak
, 21. Louis Fouché, 22. Zane Kirchner