Just One Change For Cheetahs

The Toyota Cheetahs will be taking on the Reds on Saturday, 18 April on their home ground, the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein.  Springbok fullback, Willie Le Roux will be sitting out this game due to an agreement with SA Rugby.  He will be replaced by Coenie Van Wyk in the starting line-up.

That’s the only change to the team who beat the Western Force last Saturday in Perth.  In a Vodacom Cup curtain raiser starting at 16:30, the Free State XV will be taking on the EP Kings.  Gates open at 15:30.

Everyone is welcome at the Sparta Braai Area where you can come and buy a steak and braai it yourself.  Peter Mitchell 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.

This will mark the ninth SupeRugby encounter between the Cheetahs and the Reds from Brisbane since 24 March 2006.  The Reds are leading by five wins to three.  It will also be the fifth time the teams meet at the Free State Stadium since the first Bloemfontein encounter on 24 March 2006.  The Cheetahs have won three previous matches in Bloemfontein and the Reds one.

The last time the Cheetahs hosted the Reds was on 18 May 2013.  The Bloemfontein boys won 27-13.  The Reds, however, won the last match on 7 March 2014 at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, 43-33. 

No.

Position

name

1

LOOSEHEAD PROP

BG Uys

2

HOOKER

Torsten Van Jaarsveld

3

TIGHTHEAD PROP

Coenie Oosthuizen

4

LEFT LOCK

Carl Wegner

5

RIGHT LOCK

Francois Uys (C )

6

LEFT FLANKER

Heinrich Brussow

7

RIGHT FLANKER

Boom Prinsloo

8

NUMBER EIGHT

Willie Britz

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

Coenie Van Wyk

Replacements:

 

16.

RESERVE

Stephan Coetzee

17.

RESERVE

Danie Mienie

18.

RESERVE

Maks Van Dyk

19.

RESERVE

Steven Sykes

20.

RESERVE

Tienie Burger

21.

RESERVE

Tian Meyer

22.

RESERVE

Willie Du Plessis

23.

RESERVE

Ryno Benjamin