Brüssow to return for Cheetahs

    2014-04-15 11:13
    Cape Town - Heinrich Brüssow will be back in the Cheetahs starting team for their Super Rugby clash against the Sharks in Durban on Saturday.

    According to the Volksblad website, Lappies Labuschagné has groin injury which paves the way for Brüssow's return.

    The Springbok played for Free State against Western Province in the Vodacom Cup last weekend.

    He joined up with his team-mates in Bloemfontein a few weeks ago after returning from his duties in Japan.

    He was sidelined for the last three months though after injuring his toe playing for his club, the Docomo Red Hurricanes.

    The Cheetahs would welcome the return of Brüssow, as a lack of a proper fetcher cost them in their 52-31 loss to the Crusaders last week. The Crusaders scored most of their tries from turnovers and won that stat 10-2 on the day.

    Meanwhile, the Cheetahs would also be without the services of flyhalf Johan Goosen, who suffered concussion against the Crusaders. His replacement, Elgar Watts, is expected to start against the Sharks, with Riaan Smit on the bench.

    Prop Coenie Oosthuizen, who is struggling with a neck injury, will remain sidelined.

    Kick-off for Saturday's clash at Kings Park is scheduled for 15:00.

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