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    Cheetahs change 2 for Force visit

    2016-06-30 13:01

    Cape Town - Franco Smith has made a few changes to his team to play the Force in Bloemfontein this Saturday since their last match before the international window. 

    Loosehead prop Ox Nche will take Charles Marais's place in the starting line-up and will link up with Maks van Dyk and Torsten van Jaarsveld.

    With Lood de Jager out injured Carl Wegner will fill the Springboks giant's shoes. 

    The rest of the changes are all on the bench with Joseph Dweba donning the No 16 jersey. The former SA Under-20 player could get his first cap in Super Rugby for the Cheetahs if called upon to replace van Jaarsveld.

    Reniel Hugo, Henco Venter, George Whitehead and William Small-Smith all return from injury.

    The only players to retain their positions on the bench are Luan de Bruin and Shaun Venter.

    Teams:

    Cheetahs

    15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Francois Venter (captain), 12 Michael van der Spuy, 11 Raymond
    Rhule, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Uzair Cassiem, 7 Oupa Mohoje, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Maks van Dyk, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Ox Nche

    Substitutes:16 Joseph Dweba, 17 Luan de Bruin, 18 Johan Coetzee, 19 Reniel Hugo, 20 Henco Venter, 21 Shaun Venter, 22 George Whitehead, 23 William Small-Smith

    Force

    15 Dane Haylett-Petty, 14 Luke Morahan, 13 Junior Rasolea, 12 Kyle Godwin, 11 Marcel Brache, 10 Jono Lance, 9 Ian Prior, 8 Angus Cottrell, 7 Chris Alcock, 6 Brynard Stander, 5 Adam Coleman, 4 Ross Haylett-Petty, 3 Tetera Faulkner, 2 Harry Scoble, 1 Pek Cowan (captain)

    Substitutes: 16 Anaru Rangi, 17 Francois van Wyk, 18 Guy Millar, 19 Rory Walton, 20 Richard Hardwick, 21 Ryan Louwrens, 22 Peter Grant, 23 Semisi Masirewa

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