Currie Cup

Ebersohn at pivot for Cheetahs

2015-09-23 12:47
Sias Ebersohn (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Free State Cheetahs coach Franco Smith has named his team for their Currie Cup clash against the Golden Lions in Bloemfontein on Saturday (13:15 kick-off).

Smith has made several changes to the team that beat Griquas 44-24 at Free State Stadium last weekend.

Among the backs, Tertius Kruger replaces Rayno Benjamin at inside centre, with the latter dropping down to the bench.

Smith has also opted for a new halfback combination, with Sias Ebersohn and Zee Mkhabela coming in for Fred Zeilinga and Shaun Venter respectively.

Up front, Gerhard Olivier starts at No 8, with Niell Jordaan moving to No 7 alongside Vincent Jobo, who also gets a starting role.

Freddy Ngoza replaces Armandt Koster at lock, with the latter sidelined with a knee injury.

Willem Serfontein and De Wet Kruger are new additions on the bench.

Teams:

Free State Cheetahs:

15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Francois Venter, 12 Tertius Kruger, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Sias Ebersohn, 9 Zee Mkhabela, 8 Gerhard Olivier, 7 Niell Jordaan, 6 Vincent Jobo, 5 Reniel Hugo, 4 Freddy Ngoza, 3 Luan de Bruin, 2 Jacques du Toit, 1 Teunis Nieuwoudt

Substitutes: 16 Neil Rautenbach, 17 BG Uys, 18 Willem Serfontein, 19 De Wet Kruger, 20 Rayno Benjamin, 21 Shaun Venter, 22 Fred Zeilinga

Golden Lions:

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