Cheetahs Change Four For Lions

Naka Drotske has named four changes to his Toyota Cheetahs line up to take on the Lions on Saturday, 25 April at 17:05 in Johannesburg.  BG Uys is suffering from a back injury and will be on the side line for about three weeks.  He will be replaced by Danie Mienie with Caylib Oosthuizen on the bench.  Tienie Burger will be replacing Heinrich Brussow who broke his arm during the game against the Reds.  Carel Greeff is the replacement.

 Joe Pietersen will start at fullback.  Coenie Van Wyk was injured in the game against the Reds (ligament – out for approximately four weeks).  Willie Du Plessis will take up the duty as fly half with Clayton Blommetjies on the bench.  The referee for the match is Jaco Van Heerden.  He will be assisted by Marius Van Der Westhuizen and Ben Crouse with Johan Greeff as TMO.

This game will mark the 12th Super Rugby encounter between the two teams since the first on 13 May 2006 in Kimberley.  The Lions are leading with six wins to the five victories of the Cheetahs.  It will also be the sixth time the teams meet at Ellis Park – since the first Johannesburg encounter on 5 May 2007.  Out of the five previous matches in Joburg, the Lions won three and the Bloemfontein boys two games.

The last game between these two teams was on the 5th of April 2014 at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein and ended in a draw of 43-43.

No.

Position

name

1

LOOSEHEAD PROP

Danie Mienie

2

HOOKER

Torsten Van Jaarsveld

3

TIGHTHEAD PROP

Coenie Oosthuizen

4

LEFT LOCK

Carl Wegner

5

RIGHT LOCK

Francois Uys ( c )

6

LEFT FLANKER

Tienie Burger

7

RIGHT FLANKER

Boom Prinsloo

8

NUMBER EIGHT

Willie Britz

9

SCRUMHALF

Sarel Pretorius ( vc )

10

FLYHALF

Willie Du Plessis

11

LEFT WING

Ryno Benjamin

12

INSIDE CENTRE

Francois Venter

13

OUTSIDE CENTRE

Johann Sadie

14

RIGHT WING

Cornal Hendricks

15

FULLBACK

Joe Pietersen

Replacements:

 

16.

RESERVE

Stephan Coetzee

17.

RESERVE

Caylib Oosthuizen

18.

RESERVE

Maks Van Dyk

19.

RESERVE

Steven Sykes

20.

RESERVE

Carel Greeff

21.

RESERVE

Tian Meyer

22.

RESERVE

Michael Van Der Spuy

23.

RESERVE

Clayton Blommetjies