LIVE

    Rhule back in starting team

    2013-05-29 13:21
    Cape Town - Wing Raymond Rhule is back in the Cheetahs starting team for their Super Rugby clash against the Bulls in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

    It is the only change made by coach Naka Drotské to the team that beat the Kings in Port Elizabeth last week.

    Rhule replaces Rayno Benjamin, who moves down to the bench.

    Poor defending in recent weeks had cost Rhule his place in the Cheetahs starting line-up before last Saturday's clash. He was replaced by Benjamin and looked much sharper when he came on in the 53rd minute, according to backline coach Hawies Fourie.

    "Raymond looked sharp when he came on - and that's exactly what you want. He was especially sharp on defence and showed he can do it," Fourie told the Volksblad website.

    The Cheetahs beat the Kings 34-22 to move into fourth spot on the overall Super Rugby log.

    They host the high-riding Bulls in Bloemfontein on Saturday in what will be a top-of-the-table clash in the South African conference.

    Kick-off at the Free State Stadium is at 19:10.

    Teams:

    Cheetahs:


    15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Raymond Rhule, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Robert Ebersohn, 11 Willie le Roux, 10 Elgar Watts, 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Lappies Labuschagne, 6 Heinrich Brüssow, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Lodewyk de Jager, 3 Lourens Adriaanse, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Coenie Oosthuizen.

    Substitutes: 16 Ryno Barnes, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Ligtoring Landman, 19 Boom Prinsloo, 20 Sarel Pretorius, 21 Riaan Smit, 22 Rayno Benjamin

    Bulls:

    15. Jürgen Visser, 14. Lionel Mapoe, 13. JJ Engelbrecht, 12. Jan Serfontein, 11. Bjorn Basson, 10. Morné Steyn, 9. Francois Hougaard, 8. Pierre Spies (captain), 7. Arno Botha, 6. Deon Stegmann, 5. Juandré Kruger, 4. Flip van der Merwe, 3. Werner Kruger, 2. Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1. Dean Greyling

    Substitutes: 16. Callie Visagie, 17. Frik Kirsten, 18. Grant Hattingh, 19. Dewald Potgieter, 20. Jano Vermaak, 21. Louis Fouché, 22. Zane Kirchner


    What To Read Next

    Read News24’s Comments Policy

    24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

    Comment on this story
    15 comments
    Comments have been closed for this article.
    Live Video Streaming
    Video Highlights
    Sport Talk
    Most Read

    Results

    No results are available

    Logs

    Rank Team P W Pts

    Opinion Poll

    Which South African franchise stands the best chance of winning this year's Super Rugby title?

    The ultimate Super Rugby quiz!

    TAKE THE QUIZ
    There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.