Currie Cup

Rhule back at wing for Cheetahs

2016-09-29 14:04
Raymond Rhule (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Free State Cheetahs coach Franco Smith has named his team for Saturday’s Currie Cup clash against Griquas in Bloemfontein (14:00 kick-off).

Smith has made a few changes to the team that thumped the Pumas 52-10 in Nelspruit last weekend.

Raymond Rhule is back at left wing, with Rayno Benjamin moving to right wing in place of Sergeal Petersen.

Henco Venter replaces Paul Schoeman at flank, while Ox Nche comes in for Charles Marais at loosehead prop.

New players on the bench are Torsten Van Jaarsveld (hooker), Marais (prop), Willem Serfontein (lock) and William Small-Smith (utility back).

The unbeaten Cheetahs are currently top of the standings and already assured of top spot ahead of the playoffs.

Teams:

Free State Cheetahs

15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Rayno Benjamin, 13 Francois Venter (captain), 12 Nico Lee, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Niel Marais, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Niell Jordaan, 7 Uzair Cassiem, 6 Henco Venter, 5 Reniel Hugo, 4 Justin Basson, 3 Johan Coetzee, 2 Jacques du Toit, 1 Ox Nche

Substitutes: 16 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 17 Charles Marais, 18 Willem Serfontein, 19 Tienie Burger, 20 Zee Mkhabela, 21 Fred Zeilinga, 22 William Small-Smith

Griquas

15 AJ Coertzen (captain), 14 Ederies Arendse, 13 Johnathan Francke, 12 Andre Swarts, 11 Alshaun Bock, 10 Elgar Watts, 9 Renier Botha, 8 Jason Fraser, 7 Jonathan Janse van Rensburg, 6 Wendal Wehr, 5 Mzwanele Zito, 4 Jonathan Adendorf, 3 Liam Hendricks, 2 Marius Fourie, 1 Steph Roberts

Substitutes: 16 Sidney Tobias, 17 Devon Martinus, 18 Steven Meiring, 19 Thabo Mabuza, 20 Eric Zana, 21 Ntabeni Dukisa, 22 Steven Moir

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