Milestone match for Brüssow

2012-05-09 10:45

Bloemfontein - Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske has brought back scrumhalf Piet van Zyl for the Bloemfontein side's Super Rugby clash against the Stormers in Cape Town on Saturday.

GALLERY: Cheetahs in training

Veteran Tewis de Bruyn was the coach's choice for the Cheetahs' last couple of games against the Highlanders and Force, but De Bruyn struggled to provide any magic on attack.

Drotske will be hoping Van Zyl's return will spark something special against a Stormers side that are the clear favourites for the game at Newlands.

"Piet is a very good attacking player," Drotske said.

"He made a big impact from the bench against the Highlanders and Force and hopefully he can do the same starting against the Stormers."

Van Zyl's inclusion is the only change to the Cheetahs side that struggled to a 17-13 victory at home last week against the Western Force.

Drotske has again backed flyhalf Sias Ebersohn, even though he missed four kicks at goal against the Perth-based side.

"Sias did well, especially with all the pressure on him after missing that vital kick against the Highlanders (the week before).

"He will be back and we are confident he will have a good game against the Stormers."

Springbok centre Andries Strauss was cleared to play early on Wednesday after picking up a rib injury against the Force.

Lock Andries Ferreira is also available after he was cleared on Tuesday of foul play. Ferreira was cited for a dangerous tackle on Force eighthman Matt Hodgson, but was later cleared of all charges.

Heinrich Brüssow will be playing in his 50th Super Rugby match for the Cheetahs.





15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Cameron Jacobs, 13 Robert Ebersohn, 12 Andries Strauss, 11 Willie le Roux, 10 Sias Ebersohn, 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Justin Downey, 6 Heinrich Brüssow, 5 Izak van der Westhuizen, 4 George Earle, 3 WP Nel, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Coenie Oosthuizen

Substitutes: 16 Hercu Liebenberg, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Andries Ferreira, 19 Ashley Johnson, 20 Tewis de Bruyn, 21 Riaan Smit, 22 Philip Snyman


  • Lionel - 2012-05-09 10:47

    Go Stormers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Lionel - 2012-05-09 10:54

      Was actually waiting for your reply:):)

      Dirk - 2012-05-09 10:56

      Geez you guys sound like long lost lovers :)

      Dirk - 2012-05-09 10:59


      Lionel - 2012-05-09 11:03

      Morning Raven:):) Dirk,what can I say hehehe

      Saffa - 2012-05-09 11:10

      Usually I don't mind losing to the Cheetahs - as apart from the Stormers and Blues they really are the only team I actually 'care' about, but due to the fact that the Slitherin affiliated warlocks from the northern wastelands are above us on the log(and should beat the Wobblytahs) we really NEED this win. So.....sentiment aside, Stormers must roll the Cheetahs (with the Cheetahs putting up a brilliant fight) WIN WIN.

      Saffa - 2012-05-09 11:30

      On a serious note: Jaco (Dozey) and Alwyn really do add an energy to these forums.

      Lionel - 2012-05-09 11:40

      @Raven Alwyn is the mayor of Warmbaths,post office manager as well:):)

      Lionel - 2012-05-09 11:52

      Actually I think he does,he still licks the stamps and plaks them on the letters:):)

      Dirk - 2012-05-09 11:56

      @ Lionel ''licks the stamps'' A potato cut in half works better. Potato farmer as well?

      Lionel - 2012-05-09 12:00

      Thanks Dirk,will gladly pass that onto Alwyn:):) No No Raven,it really happens in Warmbad,that place is so small and nog agter die klip.Even the prostitutes are still virgins:):):)

      Jason - 2012-05-09 12:26

      FYI...............Canadian & London Irish no 8/flanker, Jebb Sinclair, joins DHL Stormers Canadian loose forward, Jebb Sinclair has been loaned by his Aviva Premiership side London Irish to the DHL Stormers as loose forward cover. With Burger, Vermeulen and Koster only due back after the June break, the Canadian International and London Irish player will bring experience and physical presence to the young DHL Stormers loose forward contingent. Sinclair will be available for the next 4 games for the DHL Stormers, will then play for Canada in the June international window, returning to Cape Town for the Stormers remaining 3 league fixtures. In terms of the Sanzar regulations he will not be eligible to play any knock-out games should the DHL Stormers qualify. Sinclair has 25 Canadian international caps (2008-2011), the last being the Rugby World Cup game against New Zealand in Wellington, on Oct 2, 2011. Sinclair took up a contract with London Irish after the World Cup.

      Lionel - 2012-05-09 12:28

      Thanks Jason

      Jason - 2012-05-09 12:31

      welcome dude!

      RealTokolos - 2012-05-09 12:36

      JAAAAAAAAAAA.... Nou die CHEETAH!!!!

  • Dirk - 2012-05-09 10:54

    Ai dit gaan darem suck om op jou 50ste game te verloor.

      Eduard - 2012-05-09 11:03

      Cheethas se game plan is los voorspelers op die regtekant te los en Connie en Strauss haker op linker vleul te los, vinnig te recycle en weer wyd te gaan, hou dit dop, probleem is draai jy die bal om is die gatte so groot soos waenhuis deure. Driee teen hulle kom deur die middeveld.

      Johan - 2012-05-09 14:02

      Daai man het meer respek as enige polsmoor smurf, self domkrag Burger

  • stefan.vanderspuy - 2012-05-09 11:19

    The Stormers have me very nervous at the moment. Apart from a superb defence, their game seems predictable and actually boring. They need some bonus points! And the Cheetas play a very similar game to the Sharks, i.e. their game is quite attacking. So this ain't gonna be one-way traffic. I predict a hard-fought and close game.

      Jed - 2012-05-09 11:44

      BlueRaven, its payback for the boring Rugby the Bulls played between 1930 and 2004. Thanks for finally becoming attacking.

      Dirk - 2012-05-09 11:51

      There is no such thing as boring rugby... even if the final score is 0-0 Now soccer...

      Jed - 2012-05-09 12:00

      LOL, in your dreams sweet heart.

      RealTokolos - 2012-05-09 12:45

      Stefan.... This weekend you will see that your defense become boring as well just like their general play. The Cheetahs WILL score 4+ tries. You rightly have reason to worry. Game Over!!!

      stefan.vanderspuy - 2012-05-09 13:03

      @RealTokolos: Well it's not MY defence, as I don't actually back the Stormers only. At the beginning of the S15 season, I hope for all SA sides to do well, and as the competition progresses, I just naturally keep backing the SA sides who do well and stand a chance of bringing the cup back to SA. At this points only the Stormers and Bulls stand a chance. But I read what you say, and I am very worried. Especially with the Stormers looking for a flank and allowing great talent to move abroad!

  • steyts - 2012-05-09 11:37

    Juan de Jongh gaan vir Robert 'n paar rugby lesse leer Saterdag terwyl Appels die groot gate in cheetahs se "defense" hardloop!! Stormers met 15+!!

      Stirrer - 2012-05-09 12:03

      Raven, stick around, you will see it.

      Dirk - 2012-05-09 12:11

      @ steyts. As die Stormers nie hier wen met 4 driee nie, sal dit nooit gebeur nie. Eskuus, dit sal eers gebeur wanneer hulle die Bulle wen die 2de Junie.

      Saffa - 2012-05-09 12:13

      The game is at 19:10 @Stirrer.....(which means the folk up north would have officially been hammered for +- 7 hours before the 1st ball was kicked in anger.......) so unless Raven PVR's the might be tuff for him to see anything.....I swear PVR's were designed with the average Bulls fan in mind.....

      Saffa - 2012-05-09 12:24

      Apologies @Raven - lol. But you get what I am saying of terms of the 'average' Bulls fan :)

      Stirrer - 2012-05-09 12:25

      @Raven, if I had to support the Boys in Pink it would drive ME to drink. You are a better man than I am :D

      Saffa - 2012-05-09 12:53

      @Raven - you mean 'sparkling wine' of course.

      Dirk - 2012-05-09 13:15

      @ Blue, daai bottel gaan nog lank toe bly. Julle gaan die plek uit besigheid sit.

      Stirrer - 2012-05-09 13:24

      @Raven - jazzing up your Oom Tas with a SodaStream doesn't count :D

      Lionel - 2012-05-09 13:30


      steyts - 2012-05-09 13:40

      @stirrer - HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

      Stirrer - 2012-05-09 14:04

      @Raven - you would be surprised to know that an extremely well known and popular brand of bubbly is exactly that - but they use a slightly better quality wine than Oom Tas ;-)

      Saffa - 2012-05-09 14:37

      @Stirrer - ok, that my friend, was a CLASSIC...even the orcs have to find that funny.

      Saffa - 2012-05-09 14:39

      @Johan - WOW: you are indeed a stand up citizen. Lemme guess - Fan of apartheid? What a bleeding, pus infected tonsil you are...

      Johan - 2012-05-09 17:49

      Apologies saffa, please forgive me. Its lekka here in the cape

  • Melt - 2012-05-09 13:49

    Dit is n jammer dat manne praat van spelers wat mekaar gaan pak gee......ek is seker dit is net n draadstekery met mekaar. Wat my egter laat wonder in sekere Bulls ondersteuners is dat hulle skielik stil is oor die yster HB. Na daai man hom n klap gegee het by die wereldbeker sien en hoor n mens maar min van die yster. Selfs die Stormers se haker TL het meer omkeer besit as hy wat flank speel behaal. Ek gaan nie betrokke raak oor die Etsebeths nie, ons weet dat van hulle gesiene mense is (oa prokureurs) en natuurlik uitstaande sportmanne. Daar is by die Bulle n hele paar manne wat die afgelope jaar of twee die Bulls se naam oneer aangedoen het manne wat vir moord aangekla was, opkikkers gebruik het skeidsregters met die kop gestamp het ens ens, so kom ons los die modder en konsentreer op die goeie dinge wat gebeur. (Steyn wat weer besig is om form te herwin ens)

      Jco - 2012-05-10 11:18

      Melt, wat van Andries Bekker wat met die jong girl in die park gaan vry het! Jy is reg, kom los die dinge wat sommige Stormers en Bulle aanvang! Kom praat oor die regte dinge!

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