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Toyota Cheetahs vs Sunwolves - Team Announcement
Toyota Cheetahs vs Sunwolves - Team Announcement
Posted on Thursday, March 09, 2017

The Toyota Cheetahs will be taking on the Sunwolves from Japan in another Vodacom Super Rugby home game on Saturday, 11 March 2017. Despite a couple of injuries Coach Franco Smith has named his strong team for the match that kicks off at 17:15. 

Changes to the team from last week:

  • Charles Marais will start as prop, replacing Ox Nche who sustained a knee injury during the match against the Vodacom Bulls last weekend. 
  • Francois Uys will be replacing Reniel Hugo, who is sidelined due to a long-term knee injury.
  • The injured Uzair Cassiem (knee) will be replaced by Paul Schoeman who will be starting as no. 6 flank. Neill Jordaan will start on no.8.
  • Ryno Benjamin moves to outside centre, replacing the injured Nico Lee (shoulder).
  • Zee Mkhabela will be starting on right wing in Ryno Benjamin’s place.
  • Tom Botha, Armandt Koster and Henco Venter, Ali Mgijima and Ruan van Rensburg are new on the bench.
  • Ali Mgijima will be making his Vodacom Super Rugby debut when he runs onto the field.

The referee for the game is Rasta Rasivhenge. He will be assisted by Jaco Peyper and Quintin Immelman. The TMO is Johan Greeff.

Gates open at 12:00. The Toyota Free State XV and Griquas will be facing each other in a pre-season warm-up game at 14:30 and two rugby clubs, Collegians and Crusaders will be facing each other at 12:30.


The Toyota Cheetahs invites supporters to enjoy a fun-filled day at Toyota Stadium with a new braai facility with Sparta at the Castle Deck area and the enlarged family friendly alcohol-free area. Pieter Smith will be providing entertainment on the Castle Deck after the match.  

Ticket prices: Main Stand – R80. Open Stand – R60 for adults and R20 for kids. 

Tickets can be purchased online at www.fscheetahs.co.za or at the Ticket office at Gate 8 (Att Horak Avenue) at Toyota Stadium.   

Toyota Cheetahs vs Sunwolves  

11 March 2017, 17:15

Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein

  1. Charles Marais
  2. Torsten van Jaarsveld (C)
  3. Johan Coetzee
  4. Justin Basson
  5. Francois Uys
  6. Paul Schoeman
  7. Oupa Mohoje
  8. Neill Jordaan
  9. Tian Meyer (VC)
  10. Fred Zeilinga
  11. Raymond Rhule
  12. Clinton Swart
  13. Ryno Benjamin
  14. Zee Mkhabela
  15. Clayton Blommetjies


  1. Danie Mienie
  2. Elandre Huggett
  3. Tom Botha
  4. Armandt Koster
  5. Henco Venter
  6. Niel Marais
  7. Ali Mgijima
  8. Ruan van Rensburg
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