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Toyota Cheetahs take on Edinburgh in Round 9

Posted on Thursday, 23 Nov 2017

Toyota Cheetahs take on Edinburgh in Round 9


The Toyota Cheetahs will be facing Edinburgh from Scotland on Friday evening at 19:30 (SA Time) at Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein.  The match will be broadcasted live on SuperSport 1.

The two sides have never met before, whilst this is Edinburgh’s first fixture against a South African side in the Guinness PRO14. 

The Toyota Cheetahs defeat to Warriors in round 6 of the Championship spoiled their 100% maximum point winning record in Bloemfontein this season.  Edinburgh Rugby have won their last five matches in all competitions since tripping up at Leinster in round 5 of the Guinness PRO14.

“We’ll be facing a strong team with great defence and we are looking forward to the challenge.  We’ve been working hard last week and this week preparing for the match and we are really excited to run onto the field on Friday evening.”  Torsten van Jaarsveld, captain of the Toyota Cheetahs.

“We can anticipate good competition from Edinburgh this weekend,” said Coach Rory Duncan.

Duncan announced his team for the encounter.

• Clayton Blommetjies will be making his return on full-back.
• Daniel Maartens and Craig Barry will be making their Guinness PRO14 debuts when they set foot to field.  Maartens is a youngster who came through the ranks, while Barry played for the Western Province.

The following players are not eligible for team selection due to injury:

Elandre Huggett (knee), Neil Jordaan (ankle and knee), Gerhard Olivier (ankle), Ruan van Rensburg (knee), Niel Marais (shoulder), Justin Basson (hand),Ernst Stapelberg (arm),Ryno Eksteen (neck),
Dennis Visser (knee).

Summer’s heating up with sizzling Guinness Pro14 rugby action in Bloemfontein! Support the Toyota Cheetahs against Edinburgh, this Friday, 24 November at Toyota Stadium. Kick-off is at 19:30 the evening. Enjoy touchies, played by a Cheetah legends team and a youngster team on field with loads of fun and prizes up for grabs, take along your swim wear for the Twizza dunk tanks, and sing along to karaoke favourites like ‘Sweet Caroline’ and ‘Shosoloza’. Gates open at 17:00.

Toyota Cheetahs vs Edinburgh
24 November 2017.  Kick-off:  19:30 (SA Time),  Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein

15 Clayton Blommetjies
14 Luther Obi
13 William Small-Smith
12 Nico Lee
11 Makazola Mapimpi
10 Fred Zeilinga
9 Shaun Venter

1 Charles Marais
2 Torsten  Van Jaarsveld ©
3 Johan Coetzee
4 Carl Wegner
5 Hugo, Reniel
6 Paul Schoeman
7 Rynier Bernardo
8 Junior Pokomela
16 Jacques du Toit
17 Ox Nche
18 Tom Botha
19 Jasper Wiese
20 Daniel Maartens
21 Tian Meyer
22 Tertius Kruger
23 Craig Barry

The referee for the match is Quinton Immelman.  He will be assisted by Archie Sehlako and Jaco Kotze.  The TMO is Johan Greeff.  

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