Currie Cup

Griquas unchanged for Cheetahs clash

2015-08-20 11:33
Hawies Fourie (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Griquas coach Hawies Fourie kept his team unchanged for their Currie Cup date with central-region neighbours the Free State Cheetahs in Kimberley on Friday.

Although the men from the Northern Cape shave suffered two consecutive defeats they have shown an upwards curve with a promising performance against the Blue Bulls.

Griquas held a 12-6 lead over the Bulls going into the half-time break in Pretoria before the hosts launched a comeback at the hour mark to run away with the game.

Griquas’ performance in the first hour swayed Fourie not to tinker with the team as they go in search of their first win of the season.

The Cheetahs take the short trip to Kimberley also looking to break their two-match losing streak.

In the corresponding fixture in 2014 the Cheetahs went away as 36-25 winners with the home side scoring at the death to give the score some respectability.

Teams:

Griquas

15 Gouws Prinsloo, 14 Ruhan Nel, 13 Jonathan Francke, 12 Michael Van Der Spuy, 11 Ntabeni Dukisa, 10 Riaan Viljoen, 9 Tian Meyer (captain), 8 Carel Greeff, 7 Hilton Lobberts, 6 RJ Liebenberg, 5 Hugo Kloppers, 4 Jonathan Adendorf, 3 Stephan Kotze, 2 AJ Le Roux, 1 Danie Minnie

Substitutes: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 Ewald Van Der Westhuizen, 18 Jaco Nepgen, 19 Leon Karemaker, 20 Rudi van Rooyen, 21 Clinton Swart, 22 Jacquin Jansen

Free State Cheetahs

15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Francois Venter, 12 Rayno Benjamin, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Niell Jordaan, 7 Henco Venter, 6 Gerhard Olivier, 5 Francois Uys (captain), 4 Armandt Koster, 3  Luan de Bruin, 2 Jacques du Toit, 1 Caylib Oosthuizen

Substitutes: 16 Elandre Huggett, 17 Maks van Dyk, 18 Reniel Hugo, 19 Tienie Burger, 20 Freddy Ngoza, 21 Ruan van Rensburg, 22 Sias Ebersohn

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