Currie Cup

Namibian hooker on Cheetahs bench

2015-10-15 12:02
Torsten van Jaarsveld (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Free State Cheetahs coach Franco Smith has named his team for their Currie Cup semi-final clash against the Golden Lions at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on Saturday (13:45 kick-off).

Smith has made one change to his starting team from last weekend’s 34-34 home draw to the Sharks.

Niel Marais will start at flyhalf, with Sias Ebersohn dropping down to the bench.

On  the bench, hooker Torsten van Jaarsveld is back after doing duty for Namibia in the Rugby World Cup and replaces Neil Rautenbach in the No 16 jersey.

Prop Maks van Dyk has also been declared fit and replaces Teunis Nieuwoudt as a reserve, while Freddy Ngoza makes space for AJ Coertzen on the bench.

Teams:

Golden Lions:

15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Courtnall Skosan, 13 Stokkies Hanekom, 12 Howard Mnisi, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Marnitz Boshoff, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Steph de Witt, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Lourens Erasmus, 3 Julian Redelinghuys, 2 Malcom Marx, 1 Jacques van Rooyen

Substitutes: 16 Robbie Coetzee, 17 Ruan Dreyer, 18 Fabian Booysen,19 Kwagga Smith, 20 Jaco van der Walt, 21 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 22 Sampie Mastriet

Free State Cheetahs:

15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Francois Venter, 12 Rayno Benjamin, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Niel Marais, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Niell Jordaan, 7 Oupa Mohoje, 6 Boom Prinsloo, 5 Francois Uys (captain), 4 Armandt Koster, 3 Luan de Bruin, 2 Jacques du Toit,1 BG Uys

Substitutes: 16 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 17 Maks van Dyk, 18 Reniel Hugo, 19 Gerhard Olivier, 20 Ruan van Rensburg, 21 Sias Ebersohn, 22 AJ Coertzen

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