Cheetahs Name Squad For Sharks Clash

The Cheetahs will be taking on the Sharks in Saturday’s Vodacom Super Rugby action at 15:00 on their home ground, the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein.  Gates open at 15:00.  Everyone is welcome at the Sparta Braai Area, where fans are invited to come and buy a steak and braai it.  Dewald Wasserfal will provide entertainment on the Castle Deck after the match.

Ticket prices are as follows:  R80 – Main Stand, R60 – Open Stand (adults) and R20 for students and kids.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.fscheetahs.co.za or at the Ticket office at Gate 8 (Att Horak Avenue) at the Free State Stadium.  The match day squad is as follows:

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

Jean Cook

 8

NUMBER EIGHT

Boom Prinsloo

 9

SCRUMHALF

Sarel Pretorius (VC)

 10

FLYHALF

Joe Pietersen

 11

LEFT WING

Raymond Rhule

 12

INSIDE CENTRE

Francois Venter

 13

OUTSIDE CENTRE

Johann Sadie

 14

RIGHT WING

Cornal Hendricks

 15

FULLBACK

Willie Le Roux

Replacements:

 

 16

RESERVE

BG Uys

 17

RESERVE

Stephan Coetzee

 18

RESERVE

Maks Van Dyk

 19

RESERVE

Heinrich Brussow

 20

RESERVE

Steven Sykes

 21

RESERVE

Tian Meyer

 22

RESERVE

Willie Du Plessis

 23

RESERVE

Clayton Blommetjies

 This will be the 15th Super Rugby encouter between the two teams since 2006.  The Sharks are leading with eight wins to the six of the Toyota Cheetahs.  It will also be the seventh time the teams meet at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein since the first Bloem battle in 2007.

Out of the six previous matches, the Cheetahs won two and the Cell C Sharks four.  In 2014 the two teams took turns to win their home games:  the Sharks in Durban with 19-8 and the Cheetahs with 27-20 in Bloemfontein, however the Cheetahs turned the tables in 2015 winning their away match on 14 February 35-29.

Photo credit: Johan Pretorius/Gallo Images