Caylib preferred to Springbok

    2014-01-30 09:26
    Cape Town - Cheetahs coach Naka Drotské has selected prop Caylib Oosthuizen ahead of Springbok Trevor Nyakane for their warm-up match against the Pumas in Parys on Saturday.

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    Drtoské told the Volksbald website that Oosthuizen's form is currently better than Nyakane's.

    Former Kings scrumhalf Shaun Venter will start for the Cheetahs, with Sarel Pretorius - who had a shoulder injury - to make his return off the bench.

    Venter - who himself returned from a shoulder injury against the Kings last weekend - will play 50-60 minutes against the Pumas, with Pretorius getting between 20 and 30 minutes.

    Both the Cheetahs and the Pumas will field 24-man squads.



    15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Johan Goosen, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Lappies Labuschagne, 6 Jean Cook, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Lood de Jager, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Caylib Oosthuizen.

    Substitutes: 16 Ryno Barnes, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Ligtoring Landman, 19 Boom Prinsloo, 20 Sarel Pretorius, 21 Elgar Watts, 22 Rayno Benjamin, 23 Riaan Smit, 24 Maks van Dyk



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