Vodacom Cup

Brüssow at No 8 for Free State

2014-04-10 09:39
Heinrich Brüssow (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Heinrich Brüssow will make his return to the playing field at No 8 when Free State's Vodacom Cup side tackle Western Province at City Park (16:00 kick-off) on Saturday.

Brüssow, 27, last week joined up with his team-mates in Bloemfontein after returning from his duties in Japan.

He has not played for the the last three months though after injuring his toe playing for his club, the Docomo Red Hurricanes.

Cheetahs coach Naka Drotské was reluctant rush Brüssow straight back into the Super Rugby team and therefore asked Vodacom Cup coach Rory Duncan to pick him.

Drotské said Brüssow - who is more accustomed to playing flank - would get 40-50 minutes against WP.

Teams:

Western Province:

15. Tiger Bax, 14. JP Lewis, 13. Huw Jones, 12. Robert du Preez, 11. Devon Williams, 10. Kurt Coleman, 9. Jean Nel, 8. Carel du Preez, 7. Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 6. Rohan Kitshoff (captain), 5. Jan de Klerk, 4. Tazz Fuzani, 3. Entienne Swanepoel, 2. Stephan Coetzee, 1. Alistair Vermaak

Substitutes: 16. Michael Willemse, 17. Deacon Chowles, 18. Jan Uys, 19. Eital Bredenkamp, 20. Freddie Muller, 21. Janco Gunter, 22. Chevandre van Schoor

Free State:

15 Luke Cyster, 14 Alvin Brandt, 13 Nico Lee, 12 Niel Marais (captain), 11 Sino Ganto, 10 Riaan Smit, 9 Renier Botha, 8 Heinrich Brüssow, 7 Wayven Smith, 6 Zingisa April, 5 Waltie Vermeulen, 4 Neil Claassen, 3 Luan de Bruin, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Kevin Stevens.

Substitutes: 16 Hercu Liebenberg, 17 Nick Schonert, 18 Philip du Preez, 19 Peet Coetzee, 20 KK Hlongwane, 21 Joubert Engelbrecht, 22 Don Mlondobozi


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