Rhule move worked - Hawies

    2013-05-29 09:11
    Cape Town - Cheetahs backline coach Hawies Fourie says the decision to drop wing Raymond Rhule to the bench had the desired effect on the player.

    Poor defending in recent weeks had cost Rhule his place in the Cheetahs starting line-up before last Saturday's clash against the Kings in Port Elizabeth.

    He was replaced by Rayno Benjamin and looked much sharper when he came on in the 53rd minute, according to 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.

    "It (his defence) was the reason he lost his place and he displayed the right attitude. We were also happy with Benji's (Benjamin) performance. He got few chances, but looked for work and we are happy."

    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.

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