Johnson starts for Cheetahs

2012-04-04 14:39

Bloemfontein - Cheetahs coach Naka Drotské has made one change to the starting line-up for their clash against the Lions here on Saturday.

Springbok loose forward Ashley Johnson replaces Justin Downey, who shifts down to the bench.

Johnson was impressive when he came on against the Hurricanes last week, when the Cheetahs overturned a 32-11 deficit to eventually win 47-38.

The clash at the Free State Stadium kicks off at 15:00 on Saturday.



15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Ryno Benjamin, 13 Robert Ebersohn, 12 Andries Strauss, 11 Willie le Roux, 10 Johan Goosen, 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Ashley Johnson, 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 Justin Downey, 20 Tewis de Bruyn, 21 Sias Ebersohn, 22 Philip Snyman


15 Jaco Taute, 14 Deon van Rensburg, 13 Alwyn Hollenbach, 12 Butch James, 11 Andries Coetzee, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Joshua Strauss (captain), 7 Derick Minnie, 6 Cobus Grobbelaar, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Paul Willemse, 3 Patric Cilliers, 2 Martin Bezuidenhout, 1 Caylib Oosthuizen

Substitutes: 16 Callie Visagie, 17 Ruan Dreyer, 18 Marius Coetzer, 19 Etienne Oosthuizen, 20 Michael Bondesio, 21 Lionel Mapoe, 22 James Kamana


  • Nico - 2012-04-04 15:01

    GO LIONS!! Gonna be tough, but get back to your CC form and you will win :)

      Walter - 2012-04-05 08:56

      This is where the Cheetahs are making a huge mistake! Johnson should rather then come from the bench after 25 minutes where he will make his biggest impact. Starting puts him in a concervative mode due to the nature of the first 20 minutes. Watch the game - you will see him being less of an impact.

  • Blou-Daan - 2012-04-04 15:14

    Dit gaan weer n lekker game wees om te kyk. My hart se Lions maar my kop se Cheetahs. Sal maar sien wat gaan gebeur.

      Stormkaap - 2012-04-04 15:46

      Is hart dan nie by die bulle nie..of is jy 'n cheater

      Blou-Daan - 2012-04-04 15:49

      @Stormkaap Nee my maat, ek is n Bulls ondersteuner in murg & been maar ek hou mos maar al die SA spanne dop. Dis wat die Super 15 so lekker maak. Maar onthou, die Bulle is my span :-)

      Willie - 2012-04-05 11:18

      Luister na jou kop!

  • Lionel - 2012-04-04 15:23

    Gonna be a cracker,Cheetahs had a great tour but I think Lions by 6 points!!!!!

  • Warren - 2012-04-04 15:30

    Why doesn't Isaak make one of his legendary dumb-ass predictions? Coz which ever team he says is going to win usually looses.

      Lionel - 2012-04-04 15:40

      Raven,who you backing???

      Ren%c3%a9 - 2012-04-04 15:52

      @Warren, he was so happy when he heard of Thelo Wakefields appointment. I won't be surprised if he took his car driving like a man possessed from the NCape, route N1 S all the way to W Cape, looking for a job at WPRU as we speak!!!!

  • Willie - 2012-04-05 02:58

    Go Cheetahs go, you can do it!

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