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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Toyota Free State Cheetahs vs Cell C Sharks

Posted on Thursday, 08 Aug 2019

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT:  Toyota Free State Cheetahs vs Cell C Sharks

The Toyota Free State Cheetahs will be facing the Cell C Sharks on Saturday at 15:00 in Durban. 

Coach Franco Smith announced his team with changes.  

Clayton Blommetjies will be making his return to Currie Cup, replacing the injured Darren Adonis. Carel-Jan Coetzee will be starting on wing and Louis Fouche will be replacing the injured Tian Schoeman.  Dian Badenhorst /Tapiwa Mafura will be providing cover on the bench.  Junior Pokomela is the number six flank with Abongile Nonkontwana on number seven, replacing the injured Marnus van der Merwe.  JP du Preez and Charles Marais will be in the starting line-up with Walt Steenkamp and Ox Nche on reserve. 

The following players are not eligible for team selection due to injury:  Oupa Mohoje (knee), Aidon Davis (broken leg), Justin Basson (knee), Ali Mgijima (Achilles), Luan de Bruin (neck), Malcolm Jaer (groin) and Daniel Maartens (ankle), William Small-Smith, Darron Adonis (hamstring),Tian Schoeman (calve), Marnus van der Merwe (foot) and Adriaan Carelse (hand).

Ruben de Haas – Rugby World Cup – USA. 


Toyota Free State Cheetahs


15.          Clayton Blommetjies

14.          Carel-Jan Coetzee

13.          Benhard Janse van Rensburg

12.          Dries Swanepoel

11.          Rabz Maxwane

10.          Louis Fouche

9.            Tian Meyer (C)

8.            Henco Venter

7.            Abongile Nonkontwana

6.            Junior Pokomela

5.            JP du Preez

4.            Sitno Manjesi

3.            Aranos Coetzee

2.            Joseph Dweba

1.            Charles Marais


16.          Jacques du Toit

17.          Ox Nche

18.          Reinach Venter

19.          Walt Steenkamp

20.          Gerhard Olivier

21.          Jasper Wiese

22.          Dian Badenhorst / Tapiwa Mafura

22.          Ruan Pienaar

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