Cape Town - Former Springbok hooker Tiaan Liebenberg will
make his return to rugby this weekend when the Free State XV tackle the Blue
Bulls in Provincial Cup match Pretoria on Saturday.
Liebenberg, 34, retired from rugby after injuring his back
in a Currie Cup game for Western Province in 2014.
But he decided to make a return to the game and has been training
with Free State these last few months.
Hewas on Wednesday included on the Free State XV’s bench for this
Liebenberg, who played five Tests for the Springboks in
2012, joined WP from Griquas in 2006, playing for the Cape franchise for eight
Free State XV team:
15 Reinardt Erwee, 14 Lorenzo Gordon, 13 Carl-Jan Coetzee,
12 Tertius Kruger, 11 Maphuta Dolo, 10 Pieter-Steyn de Wet, 9 JP Smith, 8
Jasper Wiese, 7 Tienie Burger, 6 Ntokozo Vidima, 5 Reniel Hugo (captain), 4
Armandt Koster, 3 Yosuke Takahasi, 2 Joseph Dweba, 1 Ox Nche
Substitutes: 16 Tiaan Liebenberg, 17 BG Uys, 18 Gunther
Janse van Vuuren, 19 Justin Basson, 20 Refuoe Rampeta, 21 Renier Botha, 22