Currie Cup

Paige, Schoeman start for Cheetahs against Bulls

2018-08-15 13:37
Rudy Paige (Gallo Images)

Bloemfontein - The Free State Cheetahs have named their team for Friday’s Currie Cup opener against the Blue Bulls at the Free State Stadium.

READ: Cheetahs name large squad for Currie Cup, PRO14

Former Bulls halfbacks - scrumhalf Rudy Paige and Tian Schoeman - will line-up in the starting team against their former team-mates.

Oupa Mohoje will captain the side which will feature a number of players making their Currie Cup debuts for Free State.

Substitute hooker Jacques du Toit will be playing in his 50th match for the Free State Cheetahs if he makes an appearance.

Daan Human will coach Free State's Currie Cup side, while director of rugby Franco Smith will be in charge of the Cheetahs' PRO14 team.

Kick-off is scheduled for 19:00.

Teams:

Free State Cheetahs

15 Malcom Jaer, 14 Rabz Maxwane, 13 Benhard Janse van Rensburg, 12 Nico Lee, 11 William Small-Smith, 10 Tian Schoeman, 9 Rudy Paige, 8 Niell Jordaan, 7 Oupa Mohoje (captain), 6 Junior Pokomela, 5 JP du Preez, 4 Justin Basson, 3 Luan de Bruin, 2 Joseph Dweba, 1 Ox Nche
 
Substitutes: 16 Jacques du Toit, 17 Erich de Jager, 18 Gunther Janse van Vuuren, 19 Dennis Visser, 20 Gerhard Olivier, 21 Shaun Venter, 22 Louis Fouche

Blue Bulls

15 Divan Rossouw, 14 Jade Stighling, 13 Johnny Kotze, 12 JT Jackson, 11 Jamba Ulengo, 10 Manie Libbok, 9 Andre Warner, 8 Hanro Liebenberg (captain), 7 Thembelani Bholi, 6 Ruan Steenkamp, 5 Ruan Nortje, 4 Ruben van Heerden, 3 Conrad van Vuuren, 2 Edgar Marutlulle, 1 Matthys Basson
 
Substitutes: 16 Jan-Henning Campher, 17 Dayan van der Westhuizen, 18 Hendre Stassen, 19 Jano Venter, 20 Theo Maree, 21 Tony Jantjies, 22 Earll Douwrie

 

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