Beaming Cheetahs head for Oz

    2016-04-16 15:59

    Bloemfontein - Cheetahs coach coach Franco Smith has named a 27-man squad for their three-game Super Rugby tour to Australia. 

    The Cheetahs bagged their second win of the season when they thumped the Sunwolves 92-17 in Bloemfontein on Friday night.

    Centre Francois Venter will captain the squad, with Springbok lock Lood de Jager the vice-captain.

    The Cheetahs will leave for their tour to Australia on Sunday, arriving in Melbourne on Monday. 

    The team will be playing against the Rebels on April 22 (11:45 SA time), Reds on April 30 (11:45 SA time) and Waratahs on May 7 (11:45 SA time).

    Cheetahs touring squad: 

    Clayton Blommetjies

    Uzair Cassiem

    Johan Coetzee

    Luan de Bruin

    Lood de Jager (vice-captain)

    Jacques du Toit

    Elandre Huggett

    Nico Lee

    Hilton Lobberts

    Charles Marais

    Niel Marais

    Tian Meyer

    Danie Mienie

    Teboho Mohoje

    Sergeal Petersen

    Raymond Rhule

    Paul Schoeman

    Francois Uys

    Michael van der Spuy

    Maks van Dyk

    Torsten van Jaarsveld

    Ruan van Rensburg

    Henco Venter

    Francois Venter (captain)

    Shaun Venter

    Carl Wegner

    Fred Zeilinga

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