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Toyota Challenge –Toyota Cheetahs vs Cell C Sharks

Posted on Friday, 19 Nov 2021

Toyota Challenge –Toyota Cheetahs vs Cell C Sharks

Team Announcements and Match Info

The third Toyota Challenge match takes place on Saturday, 20 November in Toyota Stadium.  The gates open at 09:30 for a action-packed day where a Free State XV team will be facing Baia Mare from Romenia at 10:00 and the Toyota Cheetahs face the Cell C Sharks at 14:00  (live broadcast on SuperSport 211).

“We expect the Sharks to be at full force on Saturday.  They will be preparing for their next URC match next weekend.”  Said, coach Hawies Fourie. 

From our side, we have planned on how we want to play against the Sharks.  We want to improve on our performance against Western Province and for us, it is just a big challenge to show that we are still up there with the four URC teams and that we can be competitive. That’s important to us. On the other hand, the match serves as preparation for the Currie Cup.  Working on the things that didn’t go well in the previous two games trying to improve with every game so we can hit the ground running when the Currie Cup kicks off in the middle of January. 

Coach Hawies Fourie announced his team for the encounter.   


1.Cameron Dawson

2.Marnus van der Merwe

3.Beertjie van Vuuren

4.Rynier Bernardo

5.Victor Sekekete

6.Gideon van der Merwe

7.Jeandre Labuschagne

8.Aidon Davis

9.Tian Meyer

10.Siya Masuku

11.Enver Brandt

12.Robert Ebersohn

13.David Brits

14.Daniel Kasende

15.Cohen Jasper

16.Wilmar Arnoldi

17.Schalk Ferreira

18.Hanro Jacobs

19.Thembelani Bholi

20.Lohan Potgieter

21.Rewan Kruger

22.Brandon Thomson

23.Evardi Boshoff

The referee for the match is Rasta Rasevengi.  He will be assisted by Jaco Kotze and Daren Colby.     The TMO is Ben Crouse

Players not eligible for selection:  Due to injury - Mox Moxoli (wrist), Andisa Ntsila (neck), Jeandre Rudolph (knee), George Cronje (knee), Duncan Saal (bicep), Malcolm Jaer (ankle), Branden de Kock (knee), Craig Barry (hamstring), Marnè Coetzee (calf), Clayton Blommetjies (ankle), Chris Smit (quad), Rosko Specman (knee) Aranos Coetzee (bicep).

Other rugby obligations – Louis van der Westhuizen (playing for Namibia), Frans Steyn (Springboks), Ruan Pienaar (on loan to Sharks), Junior Pokomela (on loan to Stormers).


The Toyota Challenge is a new kind of rugby tournament: one where every victory earns a prize of R250 000 and where players will do everything in their power to win cash bonuses for explosive play.

Players making the most tackles, line breaks and turnovers on the ground win cash prizes.   

“The Player of the match” will win R10 000 for every match while the supporter who posts the most social media posts during the match with hashtag #ToyotaLegendSupport will win R10 000 and be crowned “Supporter of the match”!

Regulations, as prescribed by the Department of Cooperative Governance and SA Rugby’s “Guidelines for the return of spectators to sport events”, limit spectator numbers in the stadium to 2 000. 

Gates open 1 hour before kick-off and spectators are urged to come early and to note that the following has to be presented to gain entrance to the Toyota Stadium on a matchday:

  • A valid rugby ticket - Tickets are on sale at R100 each at the ticket office in the Toyota Stadium. Please remember to purchase your ticket before match day.
  • A vaccination certificate (the one with the QR code) - All spectators must be fully vaccinated. 
  • ID document or driver’s licence
  • Wear a mask at all times


  • Spectators are requested to arrive early.  Gates open one hour before kick-off and will close one hour after the final whistle.
  • Spectators can gain entrance to the Toyota Stadium from Kingsway or Att Horak Avenue to stadium perimeter parking. (“First come, first served”)
  • There will be one access point with four points of control.  Spectators have to show a valid vaccination certificate, ID, match ticket and have to wear a mask. Spectators without the required documents or without a mask will not be allowed in.
  • Officials will accompany spectators to their reserved seats on the grandstand to maintain social distance.  Suite holders may only use 50% of the venue’s capacity.
  • If a spectator feels ill or shows any of the Covid-19 symptoms, he/she is advised not to come to the stadium.
  • Individuals that are considered high risk or are in close contact with others who are considered high risk should not attend games.
  • Spectators are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizers. 
  • Spectators should be aware that all the risks posed by Covid-19 cannot be eliminated, including attending games as spectators but that essential control measures have been put in place to reduce risks for them. 
  • Spectators should be advised to keep their own record of contacts at a match for potential tracing purposes.  Where practical, all spectators and attendees must download the COVID Alert SA app, for contact tracing in the event of post-event infection.
  • The consumption of alcohol is not allowed.

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