7 debutants for Mohoje-led Cheetahs

2018-08-31 14:36
Oupa Mohoje (Gallo)

Bloemfontein - The Cheetahs will be taking on Munster in the opening weekend of PRO14 in Limerick on Saturday, and coach Franco Smith has named his side for the clash. 

Kick-off is at 18:15 (SA time).

Oupa Mohoje, as expected, will captain the side while Benhard Janse van Rensburg, Tian Schoeman, Luan de Bruin, JP du Preez, Walt Steenkamp, Aidon Davis and Ryno Eksteen will all be making their PRO14 debuts. 

"We are excited to start with PRO14 again," Smith said.

"We have a huge task ahead of us with new players who joined the squad and we want to make South Africa and PRO14 proud. 

"Tomorrow is the beginning of a new season. We are realistic. We and have to stick to the process and try to adapt as quick as possible to the required tempo and intensity." 

The two sides have met twice before with Munster winning both encounters. 



15 Mike Haley, 14 Darren Sweetnam, 13 Dan Goggin, 12 Rory Scannell, 11 Shane Daly, 10 JJ Hanrahan, 9 Neil Cronin, 8 Arno Botha, 7 Tommy O’Donnell, 6 Dave O’Callaghan, 5 Billy Holland (captain), 4 Jean Kleyn, 3 John Ryan, 2 Mike Sherry, 1 Dave Kilcoyne

Substitutes: 16 Rhys Marshall, 17 Brian Scott, 18 Stephen Archer, 19 Darren O’Shea, 20 Gavin Coombes, 21 James Hart, 22 Joey Carbery, 23 Sammy Arnold


15 Malcolm Jaer, 14 Rabz Maxwane, 13 Benhard Janse van Rensburg, 12 Nico Lee, 11 William Small-Smith, 10 Tian Schoeman, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Jasper Wiese, 7 Oupa Mohoje (captain), 6 Junior Pokomela, 5 JP du Preez 4 Justin Basson, 3 Luan de Bruin, 2 Jacques du Toit, 1 Ox Nche

Substitutes: 16 Joseph Dweba, 17 Charles Marais, 18 Aranos Coetzee, 19 Walt Steenkamp, 20 Aidon Davis, 21 Tian Meyer, 22 Ernst Stapelberg, 23 Ryno Eksteen 

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