Toyota Cheetahs News http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Toyota Cheetahs News OVK Sponsorship http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/3134/OVK-Sponsorship http://www.fscheetahs.co.za OVK het as deel van hul borgskap van die Vrystaat Cheetahs (Edms.) Bpk. voertuie aan Tian Meyer en Sergeal Petersen oorhandig. Op die foto verskyn: Harold Verster (Besturende Direkteur Vrystaat Cheetahs (Edms) Bpk, Tian Meyer, Gilly Scheepers (Voorsitter van die Direksie van OVK), Standeacute;fan Oberholzer (Besturende Direkteur van OVK) en Sergeal Petersen.<br><br> <br><br> As part of their sponsorship of the Free State Cheetahs (Pty) Ltd, OVK handed over vehicles to Tian Meyer and Sergeal Petersen last week. On the photo: Harold Verster (Managing Director Free State Cheetahs (Pty) Ltd, Tian Meyer, Gilly Scheepers (Chairman of the OVK Board of Directors), Standeacute;fan Oberholzer (Managing Director OVK) and Sergeal Petersen.<br><br> <br><br> <br><br> 2016-05-31 Adriaan Strauss named Springbok captain http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/3133/Adriaan-Strauss-named-Springbok-captain http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Adriaan Strauss will become the 57th Springbok captain after the Vodacom Bulls hooker was named to lead South Africa in the Castle Lager Incoming Series against Ireland, which starts on 11 June in Cape Town.<br><br> Springbok coach, Allister Coetzee, made the announcement on Monday afternoon in Stellenbosch, where the Boks are preparing for the first Test.<br><br> The popular Strauss hooker follows in the footsteps of long-serving Springbok captain, Jean de Villiers as well as Victor Matfield, Schalk Burger and Fourie du Preez.<br><br> Coetzee said he decided to appoint the captain before the first training session.<br><br> "Adriaanandrsquo;s leadership qualities are impressive and well-established and he has the respect of his team mates on and off the field," said Springbok coach Allister Coetzee.<br><br> "He enjoys the respect of all the players and he has always fulfilled a leadership role wherever he played, since coming through the junior national structures.<br><br> "Adriaan has shared the vice-captaincy role with Bismarck du Plessis for the Springboks and is also a former Toyota Cheetahs skipper and current Vodacom Bulls captain.<br><br> "I have no doubt he will be successful in his role as Springbok captain, which is a huge responsibility," added Coetzee.<br><br> Coetzee further explained that Strauss will have a strong leadership group around him to support him in his role to lead the Springboks in the coming Castle Lager Incoming Series against Ireland.<br><br> "Adriaan is blessed with a strong leadership core around him consisting of Patrick Lambie, Warren Whiteley, Frans Malherbe, Beast Mtawarira, Duane Vermeulen and Francois Louw," said Coetzee.<br><br> "I have been impressed with him in my interactions with him and I have the utmost faith in him."<br><br> Strauss said he was humbled by the trust and confidence shown in him by Coetzee.<br><br> "I am very grateful to the coach for entrusting me with this enormous responsibility," said Strauss.<br><br> "I am incredibly humbled by this huge honour and also excited about the role. It is not everyone that get the opportunity to lead the Springboks, so I consider myself very blessed indeed. I shall do my very best to justify the trust shown in me.<br><br> "I am also very fortunate that I will be able to lean on the assistance of a great leadership group within the squad. Thereandrsquo;s a fantastic energy in the squad, but the hard work starts now."<br><br> The 30-year old hooker, who was born in Bloemfontein, has played 54 Tests matches for South Africa since making his debut in 2008, scoring six tries to date. He also presented the Springboks at the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England, where he earned his 50th Test cap against Samoa.<br><br> He became the 800th Springbok when he was called up to do duty in the 2008 Castle Lager Rugby Championship, making his debut on 19 July 2008 against Australia in Perth aged just 22-years old. He has played in a total of 57 Springbok matches, including three non-Tests.<br><br> In 2012 and 2013, Strauss shared the vice-captaincy with Du Plessis. He is a very strong and experienced hooker and respected leader in the South Africa game.<br><br> Strauss has amassed 130 Vodacom Super Rugby caps for the Toyota Cheetahs and the Vodacom Bulls. The former Grey College hooker represented the SA Schools in 2003, SA Under-19 (2004) and SA U21 (in 2005, when they won the IRB U21 competition in Argentina, as well as 2006). He made his senior debut for the Vodacom Bulls in 2006, before joining the Toyota Cheetahs the following year. He re-joined the ranks of the Pretoria side in 2015.<br><br> <br><br> Adriaan Strauss andndash; Brief biography:<br><br> Height: 1.84m<br><br> Weight: 114kg<br><br> Date of birth: 18 November 1985 in Bloemfontein<br><br> Provincial Union: Vodacom Blue Bulls (previously the Toyota Free State Cheetahs)<br><br> Test debut: 19 July 2008 vs Australia in Perth aged 22<br><br> Test caps: 54<br><br> Tour matches: 3<br><br> Test points: 30 (6 tries)<br><br> 2016-05-31 Adriaan Strauss named Springbok captain http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/3132/Adriaan-Strauss-named-Springbok-captain http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Adriaan Strauss will become the 57th Springbok captain after the Vodacom Bulls hooker was named to lead South Africa in the Castle Lager Incoming Series against Ireland, which starts on 11 June in Cape Town.<br><br> Springbok coach, Allister Coetzee, made the announcement on Monday afternoon in Stellenbosch, where the Boks are preparing for the first Test.<br><br> The popular Strauss hooker follows in the footsteps of long-serving Springbok captain, Jean de Villiers as well as Victor Matfield, Schalk Burger and Fourie du Preez.<br><br> Coetzee said he decided to appoint the captain before the first training session.<br><br> "Adriaanandrsquo;s leadership qualities are impressive and well-established and he has the respect of his team mates on and off the field," said Springbok coach Allister Coetzee.<br><br> "He enjoys the respect of all the players and he has always fulfilled a leadership role wherever he played, since coming through the junior national structures.<br><br> "Adriaan has shared the vice-captaincy role with Bismarck du Plessis for the Springboks and is also a former Toyota Cheetahs skipper and current Vodacom Bulls captain.<br><br> "I have no doubt he will be successful in his role as Springbok captain, which is a huge responsibility," added Coetzee.<br><br> Coetzee further explained that Strauss will have a strong leadership group around him to support him in his role to lead the Springboks in the coming Castle Lager Incoming Series against Ireland.<br><br> "Adriaan is blessed with a strong leadership core around him consisting of Patrick Lambie, Warren Whiteley, Frans Malherbe, Beast Mtawarira, Duane Vermeulen and Francois Louw," said Coetzee.<br><br> "I have been impressed with him in my interactions with him and I have the utmost faith in him."<br><br> Strauss said he was humbled by the trust and confidence shown in him by Coetzee.<br><br> "I am very grateful to the coach for entrusting me with this enormous responsibility," said Strauss.<br><br> "I am incredibly humbled by this huge honour and also excited about the role. It is not everyone that get the opportunity to lead the Springboks, so I consider myself very blessed indeed. I shall do my very best to justify the trust shown in me.<br><br> "I am also very fortunate that I will be able to lean on the assistance of a great leadership group within the squad. Thereandrsquo;s a fantastic energy in the squad, but the hard work starts now."<br><br> The 30-year old hooker, who was born in Bloemfontein, has played 54 Tests matches for South Africa since making his debut in 2008, scoring six tries to date. He also presented the Springboks at the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England, where he earned his 50th Test cap against Samoa.<br><br> He became the 800th Springbok when he was called up to do duty in the 2008 Castle Lager Rugby Championship, making his debut on 19 July 2008 against Australia in Perth aged just 22-years old. He has played in a total of 57 Springbok matches, including three non-Tests.<br><br> In 2012 and 2013, Strauss shared the vice-captaincy with Du Plessis. He is a very strong and experienced hooker and respected leader in the South Africa game.<br><br> Strauss has amassed 130 Vodacom Super Rugby caps for the Toyota Cheetahs and the Vodacom Bulls. The former Grey College hooker represented the SA Schools in 2003, SA Under-19 (2004) and SA U21 (in 2005, when they won the IRB U21 competition in Argentina, as well as 2006). He made his senior debut for the Vodacom Bulls in 2006, before joining the Toyota Cheetahs the following year. He re-joined the ranks of the Pretoria side in 2015.<br><br> <br><br> Adriaan Strauss andndash; Brief biography:<br><br> Height: 1.84m<br><br> Weight: 114kg<br><br> Date of birth: 18 November 1985 in Bloemfontein<br><br> Provincial Union: Vodacom Blue Bulls (previously the Toyota Free State Cheetahs)<br><br> Test debut: 19 July 2008 vs Australia in Perth aged 22<br><br> Test caps: 54<br><br> Tour matches: 3<br><br> Test points: 30 (6 tries)<br><br> 2016-05-31 Johan Ackermann to coach SA ‘A’ team against England Saxons http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/3131/Johan-Ackermann-to-coach-SA-A-team-against-England-Saxons http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Johan Ackermann has been appointed as head coach of a strong SA andlsquo;Aandrsquo; team, featuring six players with Springbok Test experience, for their two-match series against the England Saxons next month. He will be assisted by Chumani Booi and Abe Davids.<br><br> Five of the six players with Test experience are in the pack. They are Oupa Mohoje, Nizaam Carr, Coenie Oosthuizen, Vincent Koch and Marcel van der Merwe. At the back, Piet van Zyl will provide knowledge of international rugby.<br><br> The national selectors also picked seven players who had their first taste of Vodacom Super Rugby this year. They are Lukhanyo Am, Jean-Luc du Preez, Lizo Gqoboka, Ntando Kebe, JD Schickerling, RG Snyman and Leolin Zas.<br><br> "Many of the players in the SA andlsquo;Aandrsquo; squad were considered for the Springboks and will obviously come into consideration in the event of injuries, but we could only select a certain number of players and it will be good to see them get international exposure against a strong England Saxons team," said Springbok coach Allister Coetzee.<br><br> "For the first two weeks of our series against Ireland, we will release four players not included in the Springboksandrsquo; match-23 to the SA andlsquo;Aandrsquo; squad and we will work closely with Johan and his coaching team to get the best out of our players.<br><br> "Only players based in South Africa were considered for the SA andlsquo;Aandrsquo; squad and it was good to balance the squad with some experienced Test players. However, weandrsquo;ve also seen an exciting generation of new players emerge in Vodacom Super Rugby this year andndash; some of them coming through after injuries to other players andndash; and Iandrsquo;d like to see them grab their opportunities against the Saxons."<br><br> Ackermann, a former Springbok lock, is currently the most-experienced South African coach in Vodacom Super Rugby with the Emirates Lions. Under his coaching, the Xerox Golden Lions went unbeaten through the Currie Cup season in 2015.<br><br> Booi, the current Border Bulldogs assistant coach, is a former provincial star with 20 Vodacom Super Rugby and 147 provincial matches to his name, while Davids is the head coach of the SWD Eagles and previously coached the Boland Cavaliers.<br><br> Completing the management team are Rob Collins (team doctor), Karabo Morokane (physiotherapist), Thulani Nteta (strength and conditioning coach), and Willem Oliphant (team manager). SA Rugby will second a technical analyst from its Rugby Department to assist the team.<br><br> "Weandrsquo;re very excited to see what Johan and his team can do against what will be a very strong England Saxons team," said SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux.<br><br> "Johan has done very well with the Lions recently and theyandrsquo;ve played an exciting brand of rugby. Iandrsquo;m sure the SA andlsquo;Aandrsquo; team will be just as formidable under his coaching.<br><br> "This will also be a good opportunity for Abe and Chumani to coach against international opposition Both SWD and Border have played some enterprising rugby this year and have claimed some big scalps along the way. They will add a good dynamic to the SA andlsquo;Aandrsquo; team."<br><br> The SA andlsquo;Aandrsquo; team and the England Saxonsandrsquo; matches are scheduled for Friday, 10 June at Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein, and a week later, on Friday 17 June, at Outeniqua Park in George. Both encounters will kick off at 19h10 and be broadcast on SuperSport.<br><br> <br><br> The SA andlsquo;Aandrsquo; squad for the England Saxons tour is:<br><br> <br><br> <br><br> Name <br><br> Position<br><br> Province / Franchise<br><br> Test Caps<br><br> 1<br><br> Lukhanyo Am<br><br> Centre / Wing<br><br> Cell C Sharks / Southern Kings<br><br> <br><br> 2<br><br> Francois Brummer<br><br> Flyhalf / Fullback<br><br> Steval Pumas / Vodacom Bulls<br><br> <br><br> 3<br><br> Nizaam Carr<br><br> Flank<br><br> DHL Stormers<br><br> 2<br><br> 4<br><br> Jean-Luc du Preez<br><br> Flank<br><br> Cell C Sharks<br><br> 5<br><br> Thomas du Toit<br><br> Prop<br><br> Cell C Sharks<br><br> <br><br> 6<br><br> Lizo Gqoboka<br><br> Prop<br><br> Vodacom Bulls<br><br> 7<br><br> Travis Ismaiel<br><br> Wing<br><br> Vodacom Bulls<br><br> 8<br><br> Ntando Kebe<br><br> Scrumhalf<br><br> Border Bulldogs / Southern Kings<br><br> 9<br><br> Vincent Koch<br><br> Prop<br><br> Steval Pumas / DHL Stormers<br><br> 2<br><br> 10<br><br> Edgar Marutlulle<br><br> Hooker<br><br> Southern Kings<br><br> 11<br><br> Malcolm Marx<br><br> Hooker<br><br> Emirates Lions<br><br> 12<br><br> Howard Mnisi<br><br> Centre<br><br> Emirates Lions<br><br> 13<br><br> Oupa Mohoje<br><br> Flank<br><br> Toyota Cheetahs<br><br> 8<br><br> 14<br><br> Franco Mostert<br><br> Lock<br><br> Emirates Lions<br><br> 15<br><br> Coenie Oosthuizen<br><br> Prop<br><br> Cell C Sharks<br><br> 23<br><br> 16<br><br> Sergeal Petersen<br><br> Wing<br><br> Toyota Cheetahs<br><br> 17<br><br> JD Schickerling<br><br> Lock<br><br> DHL Stormers<br><br> 18<br><br> Courtnall Skosan<br><br> Wing<br><br> Emirates Lions<br><br> 19<br><br> RG Snyman<br><br> Lock<br><br> Vodacom Bulls<br><br> 20<br><br> Marcel van der Merwe<br><br> Prop<br><br> Vodacom Bulls<br><br> 7<br><br> 21<br><br> Piet van Zyl<br><br> Scrumhalf<br><br> Vodacom Bulls<br><br> 2<br><br> 22<br><br> Francois Venter<br><br> Centre<br><br> Toyota Cheetahs<br><br> 23<br><br> Leolin Zas<br><br> Wing<br><br> DHL Stormers<br><br> <br><br> SA andlsquo;Aandrsquo; Team Management:<br><br> Johan Ackermann andndash; Head Coach<br><br> Chumani Booi andndash; Assistant Coach<br><br> Abe Davids andndash; Assistant Coach<br><br> Thulani Nteta andndash; Conditioning Coach<br><br> Dr Rob Collins andndash; Team Doctor<br><br> Karabo Morokane andndash; Physiotherapist<br><br> Willem Oliphant andndash; Team Manager<br><br> 2016-05-30 Vodacom Super Rugby Round 14 Wrap http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/3130/Vodacom-Super-Rugby-Round-14-Wrap http://www.fscheetahs.co.za andbull; Southern Kings defeat Jaguares in PE andbull; DHL Stormers edge Toyota Cheetahs The Emirates Lions consolidated their position at the top of the South African Vodacom Super Rugby group with a thrilling 56-20 victory over their neighbours, the Vodacom Bulls, in Pretoria on Saturday evening.<br><br> In doing so, the Johannesburg side went seven points clear of the Cell C Sharks in their Africa 2 conference and six points clear of the DHL Stormers in the collated South African group. It was also the first home loss for the Pretoria side this year.<br><br> And in Cape Town, the DHL Stormers edged the Toyota Cheetahs 31-24 in a close-fought encounter to register their first win in four matches, following two losses and a draw. The home side led the visitors 14-9 and scored three tries to two in the early Saturday fixture at DHL Newlands.<br><br> The Southern Kings beat a 13-man Jaguares side 29-22 in their clash in Port Elizabeth on Friday night at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.<br><br> In Fridayandrsquo;s other matches, the Hurricanes won 27-20 over the Highlanders in Wellington and the Waratahs outscored the Chiefs 45-25 in Sydney. On Saturday, the Blues lost 21-26 to the Crusaders in Wellington while the Brumbies overpowered the Sunwolves 66-5 in Canberra. In the final Round 15 fixture played on Sunday morning in Melbourne, the Rebels edged the Force 27-22.<br><br> The competition will resume after the June internationals.<br><br> <br><br> Vodacom Super Rugby information:<br><br> LATEST NEWS | RESULTS | FIXTURES | LOGS | TOP POINTS SCORERS | TOP TRY SCORERS | MATCH CENTRE | MEDIA GUIDE<br><br> Vodacom Bulls 20, Emirates Lions 56<br><br> <br><br> The Johannesburg team have been the form South African side up to now and they lived up to their reputation by taking a 25-8 halftime lead. They eventually outscored the Vodacom Bulls by seven tries to three, with flyhalf Marnitz Boshoff contributing 21 points with the boot in his first start of the campaign. He replaced the injured Elton Jantjies, who has a hand injury.<br><br> For the winning side, burly centre Rohan Janse van Rensburg was outstanding, scoring two tries, and he was followed over the whitewash by the equally impressive Lionel Mapoe, Julian Redelinghuys, Jaco Kriel, Warren Whiteley and Faf de Klerk.<br><br> The Vodacom Bulls struggled with the fast-paced onslaught, but they did manage to score three tries, one each by Jesse Kriel, Adriaan Strauss and Deon Stegmann.<br><br> <br><br> Scorers:<br><br> Vodacom Bulls: Tries: Jesse Kriel, Adriaan Strauss, Deon Stegmann. Conversion: Tian Schoeman. Penalty - Francois Brummer<br><br> Emirates Lions: Tries: Rohan Janse van Rensburg (2), Lionel Mapoe, Julian Redelinghuys, Jaco Kriel, Warren Whiteley, Faf de Klerk. Conversions: Marnitz Boshoff (6). Penalties: Boshoff (3)<br><br> <br><br> DHL Stormers (14) 31 Toyota Cheetahs (9) 24<br><br> <br><br> Flyhalves Fred Zeilinga and Jean-Luc du Plessis exchanged three penalties each before home debutant, centre Daniel du Plessis, scored the only try of the first half.<br><br> After the restart, Junior Springbok win Leolin Zas intercepted Michael van der Spuyand#39;s pass and with Jean-Luc du Plessis adding conversion, the Cape side were comfortably 21-9 in front. The visitors hit back five minutes later through Paul Schoeman after Clayton Blommetjies had initiated the attack. Another Jean-Luc du Plessis penalty stretched the home lead to 21-14.<br><br> The Cheetahs scored their second try of the game when winger Sergeal Petersen scooped a loose ball from a ruck following a kick ahead from Raymond Rhule. With Zelinga slotting the conversion, the difference was just three points, 24-21, with 20 minutes to go.<br><br> Wing Kobus van Wyk then won a foot-race between him, Petersen and Blommetjies to score under the poles, to clinch a much-needed win for the DHL Stormers. <br><br> <br><br> Scorers:<br><br> DHL Stormers: Tries: Daniel du Plessis, Leolin Zas, Kobus van Wyk. Conversions: Jean-Luc du Plessis (2). Penalties: Du Plessis (4).<br><br> Toyota Cheetahs: Tries: Paul Schoeman, Sergeal Petersen. Conversions: Fred Zelinga<br><br> Penalties: Zeilinga (3), Niel Marais.<br><br> <br><br> Southern Kings (3) 29, Jaguares (6) 22<br><br> The Kings outscored the visiting Jaguares by four tries to one, handing them a try-scoring bonus point and only their second win of the season. Their tries came through prop Schalk Ferreira, a penalty try, Dewald Human and Wandile Mjekevu. No 8 Facundo Isa scored the Jaguaresandrsquo; only try.<br><br> The visitors were reduced to 13 men before halftime after lock Tomandaacute;s Lavanini and prop Ramiro Herrera both were red carded in the 25th and 37th minute, respectively. However, despite the numerical advantage, the Kings struggled to break the Jaguaresandrsquo; defence. They only managed to pull away in the last 10 minutes, when the Jaguares went down to 12 players due to the yellow card of Tomas Lezana.<br><br> At that point the Kings were trailing 22-10, but they managed to score three tries in the final minutes. A Louis Fouche penalty early in the first half and two goal kicks by Argentina flyhalf Nicolas Sandaacute;nchez brought the halftime score to 6-3. Sandaacute;nchez added three more penalties in the second half.<br><br> Debutant Dewald Human, who replaced Janduuml;rgen Visser early in the first half, ran in the home sideand#39;s third try while speedster Wandile Mjekevu, on loan from the Sharks, added the fourth and bonus-point try for the Kings.<br><br> <br><br> Scorers:<br><br> Southern Kings: Tries: Schalk Ferreira, Penalty try, Dewald Human, Wandile Mjekevu. Conversions: Louis Fouche (3). Penalties: Fouche.<br><br> Jaguares: Try: Facundo Isa. Conversion: Nicolas Sanchez. Penalties: Sanchez (5)<br><br> <br><br> Other Round 14 results:<br><br> Friday, 27 May<br><br> Hurricanes 27, Highlanders 20<br><br> Waratahs 45, Chiefs 25<br><br> <br><br> Saturday, 28 May<br><br> Blues 21, Crusaders 26<br><br> Brumbies 66, Sunwolves 5<br><br> <br><br> Sunday, 29 May<br><br> Rebels 27, Force 22<br><br> <br><br> The full Vodacom Super Rugby log after the weekendandrsquo;s Round 14 action:<br><br> <br><br> TEAM<br><br> PLAYED<br><br> WON<br><br> LOST<br><br> DREW<br><br> POINTS FOR<br><br> POINTS AGAINST<br><br> POINTS DIFFERENCE<br><br> TRIES FOR<br><br> TRIES AGAINST<br><br> LOSS BONUS<br><br> TRIES BONUS<br><br> POINTS<br><br> South African Group<br><br> Emirates Lions (Q)<br><br> 12<br><br> 9<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 419<br><br> 284<br><br> 135<br><br> 55<br><br> 34<br><br> 1<br><br> 5<br><br> 42<br><br> DHL Stormers (Q)<br><br> 12<br><br> 7<br><br> 4<br><br> 1<br><br> 309<br><br> 216<br><br> 93<br><br> 31<br><br> 21<br><br> 4<br><br> 2<br><br> 36<br><br> Cell C Sharks (Q)<br><br> 12<br><br> 7<br><br> 4<br><br> 1<br><br> 284<br><br> 193<br><br> 91<br><br> 30<br><br> 20<br><br> 3<br><br> 2<br><br> 35<br><br> Vodacom Bulls<br><br> 12<br><br> 7<br><br> 4<br><br> 1<br><br> 295<br><br> 290<br><br> 5<br><br> 34<br><br> 32<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 32<br><br> Toyota Cheetahs<br><br> 12<br><br> 3<br><br> 9<br><br> 0<br><br> 320<br><br> 327<br><br> -7<br><br> 40<br><br> 38<br><br> 4<br><br> 1<br><br> 17<br><br> Jaguares<br><br> 12<br><br> 2<br><br> 10<br><br> 0<br><br> 305<br><br> 360<br><br> -55<br><br> 37<br><br> 43<br><br> 5<br><br> 1<br><br> 14<br><br> Southern Kings<br><br> 12<br><br> 2<br><br> 10<br><br> 0<br><br> 219<br><br> 527<br><br> -308<br><br> 26<br><br> 72<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> 9<br><br> Sunwolves<br><br> 12<br><br> 1<br><br> 10<br><br> 1<br><br> 249<br><br> 480<br><br> -231<br><br> 29<br><br> 66<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 9<br><br> Africa Conference 1<br><br> DHL Stormers<br><br> 12<br><br> 7<br><br> 4<br><br> 1<br><br> 309<br><br> 216<br><br> 93<br><br> 31<br><br> 21<br><br> 4<br><br> 2<br><br> 36<br><br> Vodacom Bulls<br><br> 12<br><br> 7<br><br> 4<br><br> 1<br><br> 295<br><br> 290<br><br> 5<br><br> 34<br><br> 32<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 32<br><br> Toyota Cheetahs<br><br> 12<br><br> 3<br><br> 9<br><br> 0<br><br> 320<br><br> 327<br><br> -7<br><br> 40<br><br> 38<br><br> 4<br><br> 1<br><br> 17<br><br> Sunwolves<br><br> 12<br><br> 1<br><br> 10<br><br> 1<br><br> 249<br><br> 480<br><br> -231<br><br> 29<br><br> 66<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 9<br><br> Africa Conference 2<br><br> Emirates Lions<br><br> 12<br><br> 9<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 419<br><br> 284<br><br> 135<br><br> 55<br><br> 34<br><br> 1<br><br> 5<br><br> 42<br><br> Cell C Sharks<br><br> 12<br><br> 7<br><br> 4<br><br> 1<br><br> 284<br><br> 193<br><br> 91<br><br> 30<br><br> 20<br><br> 3<br><br> 2<br><br> 35<br><br> Jaguares<br><br> 12<br><br> 2<br><br> 10<br><br> 0<br><br> 305<br><br> 360<br><br> -55<br><br> 37<br><br> 43<br><br> 5<br><br> 1<br><br> 14<br><br> Southern Kings<br><br> 12<br><br> 2<br><br> 10<br><br> 0<br><br> 219<br><br> 527<br><br> -308<br><br> 26<br><br> 72<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> 9<br><br> Australasian Group<br><br> Crusaders (Q)<br><br> 12<br><br> 10<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 379<br><br> 233<br><br> 146<br><br> 50<br><br> 29<br><br> 1<br><br> 4<br><br> 45<br><br> Brumbies (Q)<br><br> 12<br><br> 8<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 343<br><br> 252<br><br> 91<br><br> 45<br><br> 30<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 34<br><br> Chiefs (Q)<br><br> 12<br><br> 9<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 403<br><br> 298<br><br> 105<br><br> 56<br><br> 34<br><br> 1<br><br> 5<br><br> 42<br><br> Hurricanes (Q)<br><br> 12<br><br> 8<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 358<br><br> 260<br><br> 98<br><br> 49<br><br> 31<br><br> 2<br><br> 6<br><br> 40<br><br> Highlanders (Q)<br><br> 12<br><br> 8<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 315<br><br> 232<br><br> 83<br><br> 36<br><br> 23<br><br> 4<br><br> 2<br><br> 38<br><br> Waratahs<br><br> 12<br><br> 7<br><br> 5<br><br> 0<br><br> 311<br><br> 243<br><br> 68<br><br> 40<br><br> 29<br><br> 3<br><br> 3<br><br> 34<br><br> Blues<br><br> 12<br><br> 6<br><br> 5<br><br> 1<br><br> 273<br><br> 300<br><br> -27<br><br> 31<br><br> 37<br><br> 3<br><br> 1<br><br> 30<br><br> Rebels<br><br> 12<br><br> 6<br><br> 6<br><br> 0<br><br> 277<br><br> 316<br><br> -39<br><br> 34<br><br> 41<br><br> 1<br><br> 2<br><br> 27<br><br> Reds<br><br> 12<br><br> 3<br><br> 8<br><br> 1<br><br> 233<br><br> 334<br><br> -101<br><br> 25<br><br> 39<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 16<br><br> Force<br><br> 12<br><br> 2<br><br> 10<br><br> 0<br><br> 218<br><br> 365<br><br> -147<br><br> 21<br><br> 50<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 12<br><br> New Zealand Conference<br><br> Crusaders<br><br> 12<br><br> 10<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 379<br><br> 233<br><br> 146<br><br> 50<br><br> 29<br><br> 1<br><br> 4<br><br> 45<br><br> Chiefs<br><br> 12<br><br> 9<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 403<br><br> 298<br><br> 105<br><br> 56<br><br> 34<br><br> 1<br><br> 5<br><br> 42<br><br> Hurricanes<br><br> 12<br><br> 8<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 358<br><br> 260<br><br> 98<br><br> 49<br><br> 31<br><br> 2<br><br> 6<br><br> 40<br><br> Highlanders<br><br> 12<br><br> 8<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 315<br><br> 232<br><br> 83<br><br> 36<br><br> 23<br><br> 4<br><br> 2<br><br> 38<br><br> Blues<br><br> 12<br><br> 6<br><br> 5<br><br> 1<br><br> 273<br><br> 300<br><br> -27<br><br> 31<br><br> 37<br><br> 3<br><br> 1<br><br> 30<br><br> Australian Conference<br><br> Brumbies<br><br> 12<br><br> 8<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 343<br><br> 252<br><br> 91<br><br> 45<br><br> 30<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 34<br><br> Waratahs<br><br> 12<br><br> 7<br><br> 5<br><br> 0<br><br> 311<br><br> 243<br><br> 68<br><br> 40<br><br> 29<br><br> 3<br><br> 3<br><br> 34<br><br> Rebels<br><br> 12<br><br> 6<br><br> 6<br><br> 0<br><br> 277<br><br> 316<br><br> -39<br><br> 34<br><br> 41<br><br> 1<br><br> 2<br><br> 27<br><br> Reds<br><br> 12<br><br> 3<br><br> 8<br><br> 1<br><br> 233<br><br> 334<br><br> -101<br><br> 25<br><br> 39<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 16<br><br> Force<br><br> 12<br><br> 2<br><br> 10<br><br> 0<br><br> 218<br><br> 365<br><br> -147<br><br> 21<br><br> 50<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 12<br><br> 2016-05-30 Vodacom Super Rugby Round 14 Preview http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/3129/Vodacom-Super-Rugby-Round-14-Preview http://www.fscheetahs.co.za andbull; DHL Stormers host Toyota Cheetahs; Southern Kings meet Jaguares in PE andbull; Career milestone for South African referee Craig Joubert Gauteng rivals the Vodacom Bulls and the Emirates Lions go head to head on Saturday afternoon in a mouth-watering Vodacom Super Rugby encounter at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria. This Round 14 fixture will be the last local match before the break for the June internationals.<br><br> In the other fixture featuring local teams on Saturday, the DHL Stormers host the Toyota Cheetahs in the early 15h00 kick-off at DHL Newlands in Cape Town, while the injury-hit Southern Kings entertain the visiting Jaguares on Friday evening at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth.<br><br> Meanwhile, South Africaandrsquo;s Craig Joubert will on Saturday become only the third referee in history to officiate his 100th Vodacom Super Rugby match when he takes charge of the clash in Pretoria.<br><br> The Loftus match will add another highlight to Joubertandrsquo;s illustrious career, which includes officiating the 2011 Rugby World Cup final in New Zealand, as well as three Vodacom Super Rugby finals, in 2010, 2013 and 2014.<br><br> Fans of the Pretoria-side will be hoping their team can maintain their impressive home form so far this season. The Vodacom Bulls are the only side left in the competition that is unbeaten in their home matches this season, a feat they managed to keep intact courtesy of a grinding 17-13 victory over the DHL Stormers last Saturday.<br><br> However, Warren Whiteleyandrsquo;s men have been the form South African side so far this season and they travel to their northern neighbours on the back of an impressive 52-24 win over the Jaguares.<br><br> The DHL Stormers lost their previous home match against the Waratahs and will be looking to return to winning ways in front of their Cape Town supporters. The Toyota Cheetahs, on the other hand, will be aiming for back-to-back wins after beating the Kings in their last match.<br><br> In Port Elizabeth, the Kings will be chasing only their second win of the season following their only win so far over the Sunwolves. However, the Jaguares pushed the DHL Stormers and Cell Sharks all the way recently and they will pose a difficult threat for the PE-based side. The Cell C Sharks have a rest weekend.<br><br> Elsewhere, the Hurricanes and the Highlanders clash in the first Friday morning fixture (SA time) in Wellington and that match is followed by the clash in Sydney between the Waratahs and the Chiefs. On Saturday morning the Blues are at home to the Crusaders in Auckland and the Brumbies welcome the Sunwolves to Canberra.<br><br> The weekendandrsquo;s fixtures are rounded off with the Rebels versus Force meeting in Melbourne on Sunday morning. All the action will be televised live on SuperSport 1.<br><br> Vodacom Super Rugby information:<br><br> LATEST NEWS | RESULTS | FIXTURES | LOGS | TOP POINTS SCORERS | TOP TRY SCORERS | MATCH CENTRE | MEDIA GUIDE<br><br> Southern Kings vs Jaguares <br><br> Date: Friday, 27 May 2016<br><br> SA Time: 19h00<br><br> Venue: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth<br><br> Referee: Nick Briant<br><br> Assistant referees: Quinton Immelman, Ben Crouse<br><br> Television Match Official: Marius Jonker<br><br> <br><br> Team News:<br><br> andmiddot; Southern Kings coach, Deon Davids, made four changes to his side for the Friday evening clash in Port Elizabeth against the Jaguares.<br><br> andmiddot; He slotted Wandile Mjekevu in on right wing after the Cell C Sharks loan player joined them on Wednesday, as replacement for Luzuko Vulindlu who is out with a hamstring tear.<br><br> andmiddot; Two of the changes are rotational, with Stefan Watermeyer returning from injury for JP du Plessis at outside centre and JC Astle coming in for Schalk Oelofse at lock.<br><br> andmiddot; Hooker Edgar Marutlulle is back from illness and replaces the injured Martin Ferreira who has been ruled for the rest of the campaign with a rib injury.<br><br> andmiddot; In one more change to the bench, utility back Dewald Human comes in for the injured flyhalf back-up, Elgar Watts.<br><br> <br><br> Stats:<br><br> The last time these teams met the Jaguares scored 73 points against the South African side, the equal ninth most by a team in Vodacom Super Rugby history. All three of the Kingsandrsquo; home wins in Vodacom Super Rugby have come against teams from outside of South Africa, the last of which came in Round 6 this season against the Sunwolves. The Jaguares have lost their last six away games since an opening round victory away to the Toyota Cheetahs, conceding an average of 34 points per game in those six games. The Jaguares have beaten an average of 25.2 defenders per game so far this season, only the Emirates Lions (27.5) have beaten more. Teams:<br><br> Southern Kings team: 15 Jurgen Visser, 14 Lukhanyo Am, 13 Stefan Watermeyer, 12 Shane Gates, 11 Wandile Mjekevu, 10 Louis Fouche, 9 Ntando Kebe, 8 Aidon Davis, 7 Thembelani Bholi, 6 Stefan Willemse, 5 JC Astle, 4 Steven Sykes (captain), 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Edgar Marutlulle, 1 Schalk Ferreira. Replacements: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 Justin Ackerman, 18 Tom Botha, 19 Schalk Oelofse, 20 Jacques Engelbrecht, 21 Kevin Luiters, 22 Dewald Human, 23 JP du Plessis.<br><br> Jaguares: 15 Joaquandiacute;n Tuculet, 14 Matandiacute;as Orlando, 13 Segundo Tuculet, 12 Juan Martandiacute;n Hernandaacute;ndez, 11 Emiliano Boffelli, 10 Nicolandaacute;s Sandaacute;nchez, 9 Martandiacute;n Landajo (captain), 8 Facundo Isa, 7 Juan Manuel Leguizamandoacute;n, 6 Tomandaacute;s Lezana, 5 Tomandaacute;s Lavanini, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Ramiro Herrera, 2 Agustin Creevy, 1 Santiago Garcandiacute;a Botta. Replacements: 16 Juliandaacute;n Montoya, 17 Facundo Gigena, 18 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 19 Matandiacute;as Alemanno, 20 Javier Ortega Desio, 21 Felipe Ezcurra, 22 Santiago Gonzandaacute;lez Iglesias, 23 Ramiro Moyano.<br><br> DHL Stormers vs Toyota Cheetahs <br><br> Date: Saturday, 28 May 2016<br><br> SA Time: 15h00<br><br> Venue: DHL Newlands, Cape Town<br><br> Referee: Glen Jackson<br><br> Assistant referees: Ben Oandrsquo;Keeffe, Nick Briant<br><br> Television Match Official: Shaun Veldsman<br><br> <br><br> Team News:<br><br> <br><br> andmiddot; Daniel du Plessis will make his DHL Stormers debut against the Toyota Cheetahs at DHL Newlands on Saturday. The talented young midfielder comes into the team at outside centre because Juan de Jongh is still sidelined with a back strain.<br><br> andmiddot; Johnny Kotze moves to the replacements bench in place of the injured Huw Jones.<br><br> andmiddot; Sikhumbuzo Notshe will start at No.8 in place of Schalk Burger who has not recovered from a foot injury, with JD Schickerling providing lock cover from the bench.<br><br> <br><br> Quotes:<br><br> <br><br> DHL Stormers coach Robbie Fleck: "The last few weeks have been quite frustrating for us, so we are focused on delivering a convincing performance for our faithful supporters at DHL Newlands. We have worked very hard this week and the players are determined to show what we are capable of when we get it right."<br><br> <br><br> Stats:<br><br> andmiddot; The DHL Stormers have won 11 of their last 14 games against the Bloemfontein side, including each the last two in a row by a combined 40-point margin.<br><br> andmiddot; After a loss in their last home fixture, the Capetonians will be aiming to avoid back-to-back home losses for the first time since their last two games of the 2011 season.<br><br> andmiddot; The Toyota Cheetahs will be looking for back-to-back wins for the first time since their opening two fixtures of the 2015 season after beating the Kings in their last fixture.<br><br> andmiddot; They have won an average of 14.1 lineouts per game so far this campaign, the most of any team, though they rank 10th for lineout success (87.6%).<br><br> andmiddot; The DHL Stormers are the best team in the competition this season when it comes to winning opposition lineouts, stealing 2.6 per game on average this season;<br><br> andmiddot; Eben Etzebeth (9) and Pieter-Steph du Toit (8) have stolen more than any other individuals this season.<br><br> <br><br> Teams:<br><br> <br><br> DHL Stormers: 15 Cheslin Kolbe, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Daniel du Plessis, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Leolin Zas, 10 Jean-Luc du Plessis, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7 Siya Kolisi, 6 Nizaam Carr, 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe (captain), 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Oli Kebble. Replacements: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 Alistair Vermaak, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 JD Schickerling, 20 Rynhardt Elstadt, 21 Louis Schreuder, 22 Brandon Thomson, 23 Johnny Kotze.<br><br> <br><br> Toyota Cheetahs: 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Francois Venter (captain), 12 Michael van der Spuy, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Uzair Cassiem, 7 Oupa Mohoje, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Lood de Jager, 3 Maks van Dyk, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Charles Marais. Substitutes:16 Jacques du Toit, 17 Ox Nche, 18 Luan de Bruin, 19 Henco Venter, 20 Neill Jordaan, 21 Shaun Venter, 22 Niel Marais, 23 Nico Lee.<br><br> <br><br> Vodacom Bulls vs Emirates Lions<br><br> Date: Saturday, 28 May 2016<br><br> SA Time: 17h00<br><br> Venue: Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria<br><br> Referee: Craig Joubert, Marius van der Westhuizen<br><br> Assistant referees: Cwengile Jadezweni, Marius van der Westhuizen<br><br> Television Match Official: Christie du Preez<br><br> <br><br> Team News:<br><br> andmiddot; Vodacom Bulls head coach, Nollis Marais, made only one change to the starting side that beat the DHL Stormers last Saturday. He has brought in Bjorn Basson on the wing in place of Travis Ismaiel, who withdrew from the side for family reasons.<br><br> andmiddot; Hooker Bandise Maku moves onto the reserves bench in the place of Jaco Visagie.<br><br> andmiddot; Sylvian Mahuza gets his first start in Vodacom Super Rugby for the Emirates Lions against the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday in one of seven changes to the side. Mahuza starts at fullback, replacing Jaco van der Walt who was injured against the Jaguares last weekend.<br><br> andmiddot; Marnitz Boshoff also gets his first run of the campaign because of the injury to Elton Jantjies (hand).<br><br> andmiddot; In other rotational changes Malcolm Marx, Andries Ferreira, Warwick Tecklenburg and Rohan Janse van Rensburg all get a start against the Pretoria side. Ashlon Davis has been included on the bench and if he gets a run will make his debut.<br><br> <br><br> Quotes:<br><br> <br><br> Nollis Marais, Vodacom Bulls head coach: "There were a lot of things we needed to work on with this team. There were certain guys who struggled with aspects of their game, to adapt to the pace and intensity of Vodacom Super Rugby. There is a big step up between Currie Cup and Super Rugby levels and we need to have a look every week where we can improve.<br><br> "At the beginning of the year the scrums were a problem. We were one of the teams that gave away the most scrum penalties. We worked hard on that, Gary (Botha) deserves a lot of credit for that."<br><br> <br><br> Stats:<br><br> The Vodacom Bulls have won 11 and drawn one of their 14 previous encounters with the Emirates Lions, though the Johannesburg team have won two of the last three Jukskei-derbies. The Emirates Lions have won four and drawn one of their last six games away from home and are undefeated in their last three away games in South Africa (W2, D1). The Pretoria outfit snapped a two-game losing streak in Round 13, though they still only scored a combined 31 points in their last three Vodacom Super Rugby games. The Vodacom Bulls have conceded only two tries in the opening quarter of games this season, the joint fewest in Vodacom Super Rugby (level with the DHL Stormers and Chiefs). The team from Johannesburg have scored 64 more points than theyandrsquo;ve conceded in the 20 minutes leading up to half-time, the most of any team in the competition. Teams:<br><br> Vodacom Bulls: 15 SP Marais, 14 Jamba Ulengo, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Francois Brummer, 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Arno Botha, 7 Jannes Kirsten, 6 Lappies Labuschagne, 5 RG Snyman, 4 Jason Jenkins, 3 Marcel van der Merwe, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Lizo Gqoboka. Replacements: 16 Bandise Maku, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Pierre Schoeman, 19 Grant Hattingh, 20 Deon Stegmann, 21 Rudy Paige, 22 Tian Schoeman, 23 Dries Swanepoel.<br><br> <br><br> Emirates Lions: 15 Sylvian Mahuza, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Marnitz Boshoff, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Warren Whiteley (captain), 7 Warwick Tecklenburg, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Julian Redelinghuys, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Dylan Smith. Substitutes: 16 Akker van der Merwe, 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Jacques van Rooyen, 19 Ruan Ackermann, 20 Cyle Brink, 21 Ross Cronjandeacute;, 22 Howard Mnisi, 23 Ashlon Davids.<br><br> <br><br> Other Round 14 fixtures:<br><br> Friday, 27 May<br><br> 09h35 Hurricanes vs Highlanders, Westpac Stadium, Wellington<br><br> 11h45 Waratahs vs Chiefs, Allianz Stadium, Sydney<br><br> <br><br> Saturday, 28 May<br><br> 09h35 Blues vs Crusaders, Eden Park, Auckland<br><br> 11h45 Brumbies vs Sunwolves, GIO Stadium, Canberra<br><br> <br><br> Sunday, 29 May<br><br> 08h05 Rebels vs Force, AAMI Park, Melbourne<br><br> <br><br> Byes: Reds and Cell C Sharks.<br><br> 2016-05-27 TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Toyota Cheetahs vs Stormers http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/3128/TEAM-ANNOUNCEMENT--Toyota-Cheetahs-vs-Stormers http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Stormers vs Toyota Cheetahs <br><br> <br><br> The Toyota Cheetahs will be taking on the DHL Stormers in a Vodacom Super Rugby match on Saturday, 28 May 2016 at Newlands in Cape Town. The game kicks off at 15:00. Coach Franco Smith has announced his team for the encounter. <br><br> <br><br> A couple of changes to the team for the last match: <br><br> Tian Meyer and Shaun Venter will be switching places with Meyer in the starting line-up and Venter on the bench. Shaun Venter will be getting his 50th Super Rugby cap when he runs onto the field. (32nd cap for the Toyota Cheetahs) Neill Jordaan will be replacing Henco Venter on the bench. <br><br> <br><br> Toyota Cheetahs vs Stormers <br><br> Saturday, 28 May, 15:00 <br><br> Newlands, Cape Town <br><br> <br><br> Charles Marais Torsten van Jaarsveld Maks van Dyk Lodewyk de Jager (vc) Francois Uys Paul Schoeman Oupa Mohoje Uzair Cassiem Tian Meyer Fred Zeilinga Raymond Rhule Michael van der Spuy Francois Venter (C) Sergeal Petersen Clayton Blommetjies <br><br> Replacements:<br><br> Jacques du Toit Ox Nche Luan de Bruin Armandt Koster Niell Jordaan Shaun Venter Niel Marais Nico Lee 2016-05-26 TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Toyota Free State XV vs Steval Pumas http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/3127/TEAM-ANNOUNCEMENT--Toyota-Free-State-XV-vs-Steval-Pumas http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Toyota Free State XV vs Steval Pumas<br><br> The Toyota Free State XV will be taking on the Steval Pumas in the Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein on Friday afternoon at 15:00. <br><br> <br><br> <br><br> Toyota Free State XV vs Steval Pumas <br><br> 27 May 2016, 15:00 <br><br> Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein<br><br> <br><br> 15. Reinardt Erwee<br><br> 14. Lorenzo Gordon<br><br> 13. Tertius Kruger<br><br> 12. Ali Mgijima<br><br> 11. Maphuta Dolo<br><br> 10. Sias Ebersohn<br><br> 9. Ruan van Rensburg<br><br> 8. Johann Grundlingh<br><br> 7. Tienie Burger<br><br> 6. Ntokozo Vidima<br><br> 5. Reniel Hugo (C )<br><br> 4. Carl Wegner<br><br> 3. Johannes Coetzee<br><br> 2. Joseph Dweba<br><br> 1. BG Uys<br><br> <br><br> Replacements<br><br> 16. Elandre Huggett<br><br> 17. Chase Morison<br><br> 18. Niel Claassen<br><br> 19. Refuoe Rampeta<br><br> 20. JP Smith<br><br> 21. Darren Baron<br><br> 22. Kholo Ramashala<br><br> <br><br> Head Coach: MJ Smith. Assistant coaches: Sinovuyo Ganto, Izak van der Westhuizen<br><br> Team Manager: KK Hlongwane <br><br> 2016-05-25 Toyota Tailgate 28 May 2016 http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/3126/Toyota-Tailgate-28-May-2016 http://www.fscheetahs.co.za The Toyota Tailgate are open to all Toyota drivers and Toyota Cheetah fans* on Saturday, 28 May 2016!<br><br> Toyota Cheetah fans are getting the opportunity to get together and meet past and present Toyota Cheetah players at the Sans Souci Girls High School, 4 Esme Road, Newlands, Cape Town. Main gate on Main Road opposite Cubana.<br><br> The area will be open two hours before kick-off 13h00 andndash; 15h00 and one hour after the match.<br><br> #ToyotaTailgate @ToyotaSA @CheetahsRugby<br><br> For more information please contact Jenna-Lee Eastham @mscsports on 072 440 2538.<br><br> <br><br> *To qualify as a Cheetah fan you need to have an item of Toyota Cheetah merchandise<br><br> <br><br> <br><br> 2016-05-25 Tight Head Props secured for 2017 season http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/3125/Tight-Head-Props-secured-for-2017-season http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Luan de Bruin, Tom Botha, Gunther Janse van Vuuren and Johan Coetzee are the four tight head props secured for the Toyota Cheetahs and Toyota Free State Cheetahs in 2017. <br><br> <br><br> Luan de Bruin <br><br> Date of Birth: 13.02.1993<br><br> Weight: 120 kg<br><br> Height: 1.83 m<br><br> Luan played for the Free State U19 side (2012), the UFS Shimlas (2013) in the Varsity Cup competition, before he was selected in the SA U20 side that played in the 2013 IRB Junior World Championship in France. In 2013 he played for the Free State U21 side before playing in another Varsity Cup campaign for the UFS Shimlas (2014).<br> De Bruinand#39;s first taste of senior provincial rugby came during the 2014 Vodacom Cup competition when he made his debut against the EP Kings in Cradock. He made his Super Rugby debut as a substitute for Springbok, Coenie Oosthuizen, against the Lions in Johannesburg on 12 July 2014.<br> He is a regular on the field, making his appearance in all 11 of their Currie Cup matches during the 2015 season. He has represented the Toyota Cheetahs in 7 Super Rugby matches to date.<br><br> <br><br> Tom Botha<br><br> Date of Birth: 31.08.1990<br><br> Weight: 110 kg<br><br> Height: 1.79 m<br><br> Tom Botha played an integral rol in the scrum success of the EP Kings this year and the Toyota Cheetahs are delighted to have him on board for the 2017 season. He has signed for two years with the Toyota Cheetahs. <br><br> He represented the Sharks U19 in the 2009 Under-19 Provincial Championship after returning to Cape Town for the 2010 season where he started in four matches for Western Province U21 helping Western Province finish top of the log. He made his debut for Western Province in the 2011 Vodacom Cup and was a key member of the teamandrsquo;s campaign in 2012. <br><br> He played for Montpellierand#39;s Under-23 team during the 2012andndash;13 seasons and helped them to win the competition. He returned to South Africa in June 2014 by joining the EP Kings.<br><br> <br><br> Gunther Janse van Vuuren<br><br> Date of Birth: 24.08.1995<br><br> Weight: 120 kg<br><br> Height: 1.86 m<br><br> The exciting twenty year old prop from Pretoria has been part of the Currie Cup team in 2016 and has signed a two year contract with the Toyota Cheetahs. <br><br> <br><br> Johan Coetzee<br><br> Date of Birth: 14.03.1988<br><br> Weight: 120 kg<br><br> Height: 1.86 m<br><br> Johan (nickname Aranos) Coetzee represented the Leopards U21s and he played Varsity Cup rugby for NWU Pukke in 2010. He made his first class debut for the Leopards 2010. After the 2010 SA season he moved to France where he joined Top 14 side Racing Mandeacute;tro (2010-2012) before moving to Brive (2012-2015).<br> He switched allegiances to his country of birth, Namibia and made his test debut for them on 6 June 2015 in their 2015 Africa Cup match against Tunisia in Nabeul. Coetzee played in four matches for Namibia in the 2015 Rugby World Cup. <br><br> Coetzee has represented the Toyota Cheetahs in 6 Super Rugby matches in 2016. <br><br> 2016-05-24