PRO14

Goosen on bench for Cheetahs in PE

2018-04-27 13:35
Johan Goosen (Gallo)

Bloemfontein - Johan Goosen will start on the bench for the Cheetahs in Saturday's PRO14 clash against the Kings in Port Elizabeth.

It is the final round of round robin fixtures, and one point will guarantee the Cheetahs third spot in Pool A.

The two sides have met on six previous occasions in all competitions with Cheetahs running out victors on all occasions.

Goosen, who is continuing his comeback to rugby before jetting off to France, makes way for Niel Marais, who returns to take the No 10 jersey. 

There is also a return for Clinton Swart, who takes up his place at inside centre.

"Our focus will be on being better and converting pressure into points. We need to be more clinical," Cheetahs captain Francois Venter said. 

Kick-off on Saturday is at 15:00.

Teams:

Kings

15 Yaw Penxe, 14 Michael Makase, 13 Jacques Nel (captain), 12 Ntabeni Dukisa, 11 Harlon Klaasen, 10 Masixole Banda, 9 Godlen Masimla, 8 Dries van Schalkwyk, 7 Martinus Burger, 6 Khaya Majola, 5 Bobby de Wee, 4 Stephan Greeff, 3 Rossouw de Klerk, 2 Stephan Coetzee, 1 Justin Forwooddlen Masimla

Substitites: 16 Tango Balekile, 17 Dayan van der Westhuizen, 18 Luvuyo Pupuma, 19 Lindokuhle Welemu, 20 Lubabalo Mtyanda, 21 Lusanda Badiyana, 22 JP Smith, 23 JC Roos

Cheetahs

15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 William Small-Smith, 13 Francois Venter (captain), 12 Clinton Swart, 11 Sibahle Maxwane, 10 Niel Marais, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Uzair Cassiem, 7 Oupa Mohoje, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Reniel Hugo, 4 Charl Wegner, 3 Johan Coetzee, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Ox Nche

Substitutes: 16 Jacques du Toit, 17 Chales Marais, 18 Tom Botha, 19 Rynier Bernardo, 20 Henco Venter, 21 Zee Mkhabela, 22 Johan Goosen, 23 Lloyd Greeff

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