Cheetahs loosie goes under the knife
Cape Town - Cheetahs loose forward Willie Britz on Wednesday underwent knee surgery and will be sidelined for at least six weeks.
He took a hard knock against the knee in the Cheetahs’ Super
Rugby match against the Waratahs in Sydney last week.
According to Netwerk24, Britz could be available for the
tail-end of the Super Rugby competition.
He has only played 136 minutes of rugby since making his
comeback from another injury sustained while playing for his Japanese team, the
He injured ligaments in his thumb during their last league
Meanwhile, Cheetahs coach Franco Smith on Wednesday made
several changes for this weekend’s match against the Southern Kings in
Bloemfontein (17:05 kick-off).
Up front, Charles Marais, Torsten van Jaarsveld, Maks van
Dyk, Lood de Jager, Paul Schoeman and Uzair Cassiem are all back in the
As such, Jacques du Toit, Ox Nche, Luan de Bruin, Henco
Venter and Carl Wegner feature on the bench.
Among the backs, Shaun Venter and Tian Meyer switch places
scrumhalf, with Meyer moving to the bench.
Captain Francois Venter will be playing at outside centre
with Michael van der Spuy at No 12, while Nico Lee provides cover on the bench.
15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Francois
Venter, 12 Michael van der Spuy, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Shaun
Venter, 8 Uzair Cassiem, 7 Oupa Mohoje, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Lood
de Jager, 3 Maks van Dyk, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Charles Marais
Substitutes: 16 Jacques du Toit, 17 Ox Nche, 18 Luan de
Bruin, 19 Henco Venter, 20 Carl Wegner, 21 Tian Meyer, 22 Niel Marais, 23 Nico