Cheetahs not underestimating Sunwolves
Cape Town - Cheetahs coach Franco Smith says they will by no
means be underestimating the Sunwolves in their Super Rugby clash
The Cheetahs and Sunwolves will make history on Saturday as the first
teams to play a Super Rugby match in Singapore.
This will mark the first match between the Cheetahs and
Sunwolves in the competition, and the Sunwolves’ second outing in their debut season.
They lost their first match 26-13 to the Lions in Tokyo, but
the Cheetahs also started the season on a negative note, going down at home to
the Jaguares (34-33) and Stormers (20-10).
The Cheetahs have won only one of their last eight matches
against teams from outside of South Africa and Smith is taking nothing for
granted ahead of Saturday’s clash.
“We surely won’t underestimate the Sunwolves. In fact, we
are expecting another big challenge. The focus is on what we can do better as a
team, and we will measure ourselves against that,” said Smith.
Saturday’s clash at Singapore National Stadium is scheduled for
12:55 (SA time).
15 Riaan Viljoen, 14 Akihito Yamada, 13 Harumichi Tatekawa,
12 Yu Tamura, 11 Yasutaka Sasakura, 10 Tusi Pisi, 9 Atsushi Hiwasa, 8 Edward
Quirk, 7 Andrew Durutalo, 6 Liaki Moli, 5 Hitoshi Ono, 4 Timothy Vond, 3
Shinnosuke Kakinaga, 2 Shota Horie (captain), 1 Keith Inagaki.
Substitutes: 16 Takeshi Kizu, 17 Masataka Mikami, 18 Takuma
Asahara, 19 Shinya Makabe, 20 Yoshiya Hosoda, 21 Kaito Shigeno, 22 Derek
Carpenter, 23 Mifiposeti Paea
15 Sias Ebersohn, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Francois Venter,
12 William Small-Smith, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Niel Marais, 9 Shaun Venter, 8
Henco Venter, 7 Uzair Cassiem, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Carl Wegner,
3 Johan Coetzee, 2 Jacques du Toit, 1 Ox Nche
Substitutes: 16 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 17 Charles Marais, 18
Maks van Dyk, 19 Reniel Hugo, 20 Hilton
Lobberts, 21 Boom Prinsloo, 22 Tian Meyer, 23 Fred Zeilinga