Toyota Cheetahs News Toyota Cheetahs News Toyota Free State XV vs Hino Falcons <br><br> Toyota Free State XV vs Hino Falcons <br><br> Saturday, 2 July, 12:15 <br><br> Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein <br><br> <br><br> Johannes Kotze Jacques du Toit Gunther Janse van Vuuren Justin Bason Johann Grundlingh Ntokozo Vadima Tienie Burger Jasper Wiese Jean-Phillip Smith Sias Ebersohn (c) Maphuta Dolo Ali Mgijima Tertius Kruger Lorenzo Gordon JP Coetzee Replacements:<br><br> Elandre Huggett Erich de Jager Gopolang Molefe Victor Maruping Ruan van Rensburg Darron Baron Reinardt Erwee <br><br> Head Coach: MJ Smith. Assistant coaches: Sinovuyo Ganto, Izak van der Westhuizen<br><br> Team Manager: KK Hlongwane <br><br> 2016-06-30 Toyota Cheetahs vs Western Force Raymond Rhuleandrsquo;s 50th Super Rugby match for the Toyota Cheetahs<br><br> The Toyota Cheetahs will be taking on the Western Force in a Vodacom Super Rugby match on Saturday, 2 July in Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein. The game kicks off at 15:00. Coach Franco Smith has announced his team for the encounter. <br><br> A couple of changes to the team for the last match: <br><br> Ox Nche will be starting as loosehead prop, replacing Charles Marais. Carl Wegner will be replacing the injured Lood de Jager as lock. <br><br> Changes to the bench: <br><br> New players on the bench are Joseph Dweba (Super Rugby debut), Johan Coetzee, Reniel Hugo, Henco Venter, George Whitehead and William Small-Smith (returning to play after a injury) . Luan de Bruin and Shaun Venter are the only players who remain on the bench from the previous match. Saturdayandrsquo;s match will be as special occasion for Raymond Rhule when he runs on to the field in his 50th Vodacom Super Rugby match for the Toyota Cheetahs.<br><br> <br><br> Curtain Raiser<br><br> In a curtain raiser that kicks off at 12:15 Toyota Free State XV will be facing the Hino Falcons in a Currie Cup Qualifying match. <br><br> <br><br> Entertainment<br><br> After the match, Jacobus Silwer will be providing entertainment on the Castle Deck and Twizza will again be handing out giveaways on the field. Supporters are encouraged to come and meet the players on field after the match.<br><br> Ticket prices: Main Stand andndash; R80, Open Stand andndash; R60 for adults and R20 for kids. <br><br> Tickets can be purchased online at or at the Ticket office at Gate 8 (Att Horak Avenue) at Toyota Stadium. <br><br> <br><br> Gates open at 11:30. <br><br> <br><br> <br><br> <br><br> Toyota Cheetahs vs Western Force <br><br> Saturday, 2 July, 15:00 <br><br> Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein <br><br> <br><br> Ox Nche Torsten van Jaarsveld Maks van Dyk Carl Wegner Francois Uys (vc) 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> Joseph Dweba Luan de Bruin Johan Coetzee Reniel Hugo Henco Venter Shaun Venter George Whitehead William Small-Smith <br><br> Head Coach: Franco Smith. Assistant coaches: Corniel van Zyl, Daan Human, Charl Strydom. <br><br> Team Manager: Ashwell Rafferty<br><br> 2016-06-30 SWD, Border, WP secure back-to-back wins in U16 Girls Week,-Border,-WP-secure-back-to-back-wins-in-U16-Girls-Week SWD, Border and Western Province on Wednesday continued their fine form in the National Girls Under-16 Week at the HT Pelatona Projects Stadium in Welkom as they registered their second round of victories to secure back-to-back wins in the tournament.<br><br> SWD registered the biggest victory of the day with a morale-boosting 61-0 win against the Leopards, while Border defeated the Limpopo Blue Bulls 32-0 and Western Province beat Border CD 24-10.<br><br> Eastern Province and Boland also retained their unbeaten status as they played to a 17-17 draw in a nail-biting encounter.<br><br> Boland opened up the competition with a 44-0 victory against the Golden Lions, but they faced a tough challenge from Eastern Province, who registered their second draw in the tournament after they finished level on 22-22 with Border CD on Monday.<br><br> Western Province, who edged Border in the final match of the competition last season to emerge as the top team, will again meet their East London counterparts in the final match of the tournament on Friday.<br><br> Western Province held their nerve to defeat Border 12-10 in a nail-biting final match last season, and with both sides having set high standards in the two opening rounds, with Border scoring over 30 points in both their matches and Western Province over 24 points, the clash should be entertaining.<br><br> The National Girls Under-18 Week will be hosted in Kimberley next week, and will follow a similar format with matches on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.<br><br> National Girls U16 Week day two results (Wednesday, 29 June):<br><br> Free State 30 andndash; 0 Valke<br><br> Griquas 22 andndash; 0 Griffons<br><br> SWD 61 andndash; 0 Leopards<br><br> Border 32 andndash; 0 Limpopo Blue Bulls<br><br> Western Province 24 andndash; 10 Border CD<br><br> Golden 20 andndash; 17 Pumas<br><br> KZN 10 andndash; 19 Blue Bulls<br><br> Eastern Province 17 andndash; 17 Boland<br><br> National Girls U16 day three fixtures (Friday, 1 July):<br><br> A Field:<br><br> 09h00 andndash; Leopards vs Griffons<br><br> 10h10 andndash; Blue Bulls vs Griquas<br><br> 11h20 andndash; Boland vs Border CD<br><br> 13h30 andndash; Eastern Province vs SWD<br><br> 14h40 andndash; Western Province vs Border<br><br> B Field:<br><br> 09h00 andndash; Valke vs Pumas<br><br> 10h10 andndash; Free State vs KZN<br><br> 11h20 andndash; Golden Lions vs Limpopo Blue Bulls<br><br> 2016-06-30 Boland, Valke, Free State continue winning ways at LSEN Week,-Valke,-Free-State-continue-winning-ways-at-LSEN-Week Boland, Free State and the Valke on Tuesday continued their winning ways at the Learners with Special Education Needs (LSEN) Week at the Afrikaanse Hoandeuml;r Seunskool (Affies) in Pretoria to remain the only unbeaten teams in the tournament.<br><br> Boland, who took top honours at the 2015 edition of the tournament, registered a morale-boosting 20-11 victory against Western Province in the final match of the day on Tuesday.<br><br> Boland trailed 8-7 at the break, but they produced a fine second half performance to defeat their Western Cape neighbours in what proved to be a rematch of last yearandrsquo;s final match.<br><br> The Valke, meanwhile, defeated the Golden Lions Extraordinary Education team 41-12, while the Free State scored seven tries to two by the Leopards for their 41-17 win.<br><br> The second dayandrsquo;s action proved to be good for hosts, the Blue Bulls, who bounced back from their 43-8 round-one defeat against Boland to beat Gauteng neighbours, the Golden Lions, 34-17.<br><br> The Eastern Cape, Pumas and Griffons also bounced back strongly on Tuesday after a disappointing opening day, with the Eastern Cape defeating SWD 32-25, while the Pumas registered a convincing 31-10 victory against KwaZulu-Natal and the Griffons beat the Blue Bulls Extraordinary Education team 22-14.<br><br> The teams will have Wednesday off to rest and recover, with the final round of matches being played on Thursday.<br><br> LSEN Week day two results (Tuesday, 28 June):<br><br> SWD 25 andndash; 32 Eastern Cape (17-7)<br><br> Blue Bulls 34 andndash; 17 Golden Lions (17-5)<br><br> Pumas 31 andndash; 10 KZN (31-5)<br><br> Griffons 22 andndash; 14 Blue Bulls EE (5-5)<br><br> Free State 41 andndash; 17 Leopards (5-17)<br><br> Golden Lions EE 12 andndash; 41 Valke (29-0)<br><br> Boland 20 andndash; 11 Western Province (7-8)<br><br> 2016-06-29 Bholi signed with Toyota Free State Cheetahs Date of Birth: 18.01.1991<br><br> Weight: 92 kg<br><br> Height: 1.95 m<br><br> Position: Flanker<br><br> <br><br> The big ball carrier, Thembelani Bholi will be running onto the field for the Toyota Free State Cheetahs in both the 2016 and 2017 Currie Cup seasons. <br><br> Bholi signed with the Toyota Free State Cheetahs for the 2016 and 2017 Currie Cup seasons and will return to the Kings, where he is currently contracted for the 2016 and 2017 Super Rugby seasons.<br><br> He sustained a knee injury during the Kingandrsquo;s Super Rugby match against the Crusaders and underwent an operation. He will be out for 10 to 12 weeks and will be back on the field for the first match in September. <br><br> Bholi represented the Border Country Districts at the Underandndash;18 Craven Week tournaments in both 2007 and 2008. He joined the Eastern Province Kings Academy in 2010 and appeared as a substitute in all eight of the Eastern Province U21sand#39; matches during the 2010 Under-21 Provincial Championship. He was an ever-present for the side during the 2011 Under-21 Provincial Championship, starting all eight of their matches.<br><br> Bholi signed a contract with the Eastern Province team for the 2012 season and was named in their 2012 Vodacom Cup and 2012 Currie Cup First Division squads, but suffered a shoulder injury that prevented him from playing in any matches.<br><br> He was then included in the squad for the 2013 Currie Cup First Division and eventually returned to action when he was named in the starting line-up for their match against the Leopards in Port Elizabeth. He made his first class debut on 12 July 2013. After two appearances off the bench he started their match against the Border Bulldogs before losing his place to players returning from the 2013 Super Rugby season with the Kings.<br><br> He started all seven of their matches in the 2014 Vodacom Cup competition and made enough of an impression that he was selected in the starting line-up for the Eastern Province Kings side that faced Wales during a tour match during a 2014 incoming tour. <br><br> Bholi made his first Currie Cup Premier Division start in the opening match of the season. He made a total of seven appearances during the competition. He scored his first try for the EP Kings in first match of the 2015 Vodacom Cup season, a 19andndash;27 defeat to defending champions Griquas. <br><br> 2016-06-28 Oldest living Free State player passes away at age of 90 <br><br> (THABAZIMBI, South Africa) 28 June 2016 - The oldest living Free State rugby player, former flank, Sarel Bekker Pelser, has died at the age of 90.<br><br> Pelser started his rugby career by playing for Welkom Rugby Club, after which he played ten games for the Free State Rugby Union between 1952 and 1954. He caused great excitement along with his brother, Junior Springbok and Transvaal captain Pa Pelser, when the two brothers (each measuring at 1.9 meters) faced each other in two epic rugby matches between Free State and Transvaal in 1952 and again in 1954.<br><br> Born on 14 November 1925, his overwhelmed father forgot to register the chosen full name of Sarel Christoffel Bekker Pelser, and mistakenly left out "Bekker". Pelser was therefore known amongst his teammates as Sarel, while his family in fact called him Bekker.<br><br> Sarel Bekker Pelser will be remembered as a dedicated father and hard-working farmer. He established his farm Nooitverwacht in the Waterberg-region, where his family laid every brick themselves and transformed it into a successful cattle farm and, later on, thriving game farm.<br><br> On 28 June 2016, Pelser was 90 years and 217 days old. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family. He is survived by three sons, two daughters, nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The funeral will take place on Saturday, 2 July 2016, 11:00 at the Gereformeerde Kerk Mogol. <br><br> 2016-06-28 Sunflower Projek DIE VROUE AGTER DIE MANSandhellip;..<br><br> Sunflower House het andlsquo;n nuwe baadjie aan nadat die Cheetahvroue en andndash;meisies, in samewerking met besonderse openhartige borge, hard gewerk het om van hierdie huis andlsquo;n hartlike tuiste te maak. Die inwoners van die huis is vir ongeveer 3 weke in die Nasionale hospitaal gehuisves, terwyl die woonplek opgeknap is. Werksaamhede aan die huis het ingesluit: die speelterrein wat geplavei is, die opknap en verf van die hele huis se plafonne, diefwering en mure, byna al die vloere is opgegradeer of het nuwe matte gekry, nuwe beddegoed en gordyne is aangeskaf en die kombuis is van hoek tot kant oorgedoen. Verder is baie kaste en boekrakke vervang en herstel, lugversorgers is geandiuml;nstalleer, loodgieterswerk en elektriese werke is gedoen. andlsquo;n "Mej. Aarde 2016" semi-finalis, Dehlia Petzer, het ook 10 bome kom aanplant. Soos verlede jaar is die ywer en entoesiasme waarmee die vroue en meisies hierdie geleentheid aangegryp het, oorweldigend en is die hulp van die gemeenskap (borge) hartroerend. Daar word nog baie afrondingswerk en opknappingswerk beplan en sal die vrouens en meisies deurlopend betrokke bly. Byvoorbaat andlsquo;n reuse woord van dank aan die borge wat tot op hede hierdie projek ondersteun. Sonder hul onbaatsugtige hulp, hetsy finansieel of deur arbeid en tyd, sou ons definitief nie hierdie projek kon aanpak nie!<br><br> BORGE:<br><br> DIY Superstore (mnr. Cobus Louw), Quick Custom Cupboards (mnre. Leon Oosthuizen and Jonker Greyling), Omgee-mense van Bloemfontein (mnr. Johan Horak), Superior Pave (mnre. Hardus and Pieter Erasmus), Raadzaal Matte (mnr. Dodds Pringle), Shadeport Africa (mnr. Banie Mostert), ESL-Plumbing (Henk Kearney), Blinds 4 U (mnr. Gerhard Linde), Shani Electrical (mnr. Evert Venter), Tsogo Sun Bloemfontein (mnr. Mark Ross), Vertical Signs (Jako Pienaar), Retha van Zyl Eiendomme (mev. Retha van Zyl), Old Mutual (mev. Elna Reid), al die goedhartige donateurs van die publiek en elke speler en meisie wat finansiandeuml;le bydrae gemaak het.<br><br> <br><br> Van die meisies aan die werk by Sunlower House.<br><br> 2016-06-28 Exciting start to SA Rugby Youth Weeks The SA Rugby Youth Weeks kicked off on an exciting note on Monday with the Learners with Special Education Needs (LSEN) Week at Afrikaanse Hoandeuml;r Seunskool (Affies) in Pretoria and the National Girls Under-16 Week at the HT Pelatona Projects Stadium in Welkom respectively.<br><br> The opening day at the LSEN Week featured a few close encounters, with Western Province defeating SWD 25-20, while KwaZulu-Natal pipped the Blue Bulls Extraordinary Education (EE) team 37-36 and the Golden Lions EE side edged the Eastern Cape 19-17.<br><br> The Valke, meanwhile, registered the biggest win of the day as they out-scored the Golden Lions 10 tries to two for an emphatic 64-13 victory, while Free State and the Leopards also registered strong starts to the competition.<br><br> The Free State beat the Pumas 22-10, while the Leopards defeated the Griffons 32-17.<br><br> In the final match of the day, Boland, who took the honours as the top team last season, cruised to a 26-0 halftime lead against hosts, the Blue Bulls, and maintained this fine form in the second half to score seven tries to only one by the Bulls for their 43-8 victory.<br><br> The National Girls Under-16 Week, meanwhile, also featured a mixed bag of results with a handful of big wins, while other matches proved to be nail-biting.<br><br> Boland, the Griffons, Border, Western Province and the Limpopo Blue Bulls all registered convincing victories to begin their campaigns on an encouraging note.<br><br> Boland defeated the Golden Lions 44-0, with the Griffons registering a 39-0 victory against the Pumas, while Border outplayed the Blue Bulls 39-7 and Western Province beat KwaZulu-Natal 42-10.<br><br> The Limpopo Blue Bulls also showed that they could be a force to be reckoned with as they worked their way to a 27-5 victory against the Free State.<br><br> In the other matches, the Leopards secured a 15-10 victory against the Valke, while Border Country Districts and Eastern Province played to a 22-22 draw.<br><br> The Under-16 Girls will have Tuesday off, and will return to the field on Wednesday, with Free State taking on the Valke, and the Lions meeting the Pumas in the opening matches at 10h00.<br><br> Hosts, the Griffons, will meet Griquas in their round two clash at 11h10, while Western Province, who dominated the 2015 edition of the tournament, will take on Border Country Districts in the final match of the day at 14h40.<br><br> LSEN Week , day one results (Monday, 27 June):<br><br> SWD 20 andndash; 25 Western Province<br><br> Valke 64 andndash; 13 Golden Lions<br><br> KZN 37 andndash; 36 Blue Bulls EE<br><br> Pumas 10 andndash; 22 Free State<br><br> Leopards 32 andndash; 17 Griffons<br><br> Eastern Cape 17 andndash; 19 Golden Lions EE<br><br> Boland 43 andndash; 8 Blue Bulls<br><br> LSEN Week day two fixtures (Tuesday, 28 June):<br><br> 09h00 andndash; SWD vs Eastern Cape (A Field)<br><br> 09h00 andndash; Golden Lions vs Blue Bulls (B Field)<br><br> 10h30 andndash; KZN vs Pumas (A Field)<br><br> 10h30 andndash; Blue Bulls EE vs Griffons (B Field)<br><br> 12h00 - Leopards vs Free State (A Field)<br><br> 13h30 - Valke vs Golden Lions EE (A Field)<br><br> 15h00 - Boland vs Western Province (A Field)<br><br> National Girls Under-16 Week day one results (Monday, 27 June):<br><br> Border CD 22- 22 Eastern Province<br><br> Griquas 5 andndash; 12 SWD<br><br> Limpopo Blue Bulls 27 andndash; 5 Free State<br><br> Leopards 15 - 10 Valke<br><br> Boland 44 - 0 Golden Lions<br><br> Border 39 andndash; 7 Blue Bulls<br><br> Western Province 42 andndash; 10 KZN<br><br> Griffons 39 andndash; 0 Pumas<br><br> National Girls Under-16 Week day two fixtures (Wednesday, 29 June):<br><br> 10h00 andndash; Free State vs Valke (A Field)<br><br> 10h00 andndash; Lions vs Pumas (B Field)<br><br> 11h10 andndash; Griquas vs Griffons (A Field)<br><br> 11h10 andndash; KZN vs Blue Bulls Tshwane<br><br> 12h20 andndash; SWD vs Leopards (A Field)<br><br> 12h20 andndash; Eastern Province vs Boland<br><br> 13h30 andndash; Border vs Limpopo Blue Bulls (A Field)<br><br> 14h40 andndash; Western Province vs Border CD (A Field)<br><br> 2016-06-28 Ebersohn to captain Toyota Free State XV Toyota Free State XV vs Griffons<br><br> <br><br> The Toyota Free State XV will be taking on the Down Touch Griffons in Welkom on Saturday, 25 June at 14:10. The match will be broadcasted live on SuperSport 1.<br><br> <br><br> <br><br> Toyota Free State XV vs Griffons <br><br> 25 July 2016, 14:10 <br><br> <br><br> 15<br><br> Full back<br><br> Erwee<br><br> Reinardt<br><br> 14<br><br> Right wing<br><br> Coetzee<br><br> JP<br><br> 13<br><br> Right centre<br><br> Kruger<br><br> Tertius<br><br> 12<br><br> Left centre<br><br> Mgijima<br><br> Ali<br><br> 11<br><br> Left wing<br><br> Dolo<br><br> Maphuta<br><br> 10<br><br> Fly half<br><br> Ebersohn<br><br> Sias andcopy;<br><br> 9<br><br> Scrum half<br><br> Smith<br><br> Jean-Phillip<br><br> 8<br><br> Number eight<br><br> Venter<br><br> Henco<br><br> 7<br><br> Right flanker<br><br> Vidima<br><br> Ntokozo<br><br> 6<br><br> Left flanker<br><br> Rampeta<br><br> Refuoe<br><br> 5<br><br> Right lock<br><br> Claassen<br><br> Neil<br><br> 4<br><br> Left lock<br><br> Grundlingh<br><br> Johann<br><br> 3<br><br> Tight head prop<br><br> Coetzee<br><br> Johannes<br><br> 2<br><br> Hooker<br><br> Du Toit<br><br> Jacques<br><br> 1<br><br> Loose head prop<br><br> Kotzandeacute;<br><br> Johannes<br><br> Replacements 16<br><br> Hooker<br><br> Huggett<br><br> Elandre<br><br> 17<br><br> Prop<br><br> Morison<br><br> Chase<br><br> 18<br><br> Utility Forward<br><br> Molefe<br><br> Gopolang<br><br> 19<br><br> Utility Forward<br><br> Wiese<br><br> Jasper<br><br> 20<br><br> Scrum half<br><br> Botha<br><br> Renier<br><br> 21<br><br> Utility back<br><br> Baron<br><br> Darron<br><br> 22<br><br> Utility back<br><br> Gordon<br><br> Lorenzo<br><br> <br><br> <br><br> Head Coach: MJ Smith. Assistant coaches: Sinovuyo Ganto, Izak van der Westhuizen<br><br> Team Manager: KK Hlongwane <br><br> 2016-06-23 Toyota Free State Cheetahs u.19 vs Western Provnice u.19 The Toyota Free State Cheetahs u.19 team will be facing the Western Province u.19 side on Saturday, 25 June at 13:00 at Old Greyandrsquo;s. <br><br> <br><br> <br><br> <br><br> <br><br> Toyota Free State Cheetahs u.19 vs Western Province u.19<br><br> 25 July 2016, 13:00<br><br> Old Greyandrsquo;s, Bloemfontein<br><br> <br><br> 15<br><br> Full back<br><br> Henning<br><br> Ruan<br><br> 14<br><br> Right wing<br><br> Van der Walt<br><br> Jarik<br><br> 13<br><br> Right centre<br><br> Eybers<br><br> William<br><br> 12<br><br> Left centre<br><br> Snyman<br><br> Dawid<br><br> 11<br><br> Left wing<br><br> Maqondwana<br><br> Phumzile<br><br> 10<br><br> Fly half<br><br> Schutte<br><br> Christiaan (vc)<br><br> 9<br><br> Scrum half<br><br> Cederas<br><br> Damian<br><br> 8<br><br> Number eight<br><br> De Bod<br><br> Albertus<br><br> 7<br><br> Right flanker<br><br> Burger<br><br> Jurie<br><br> 6<br><br> Left flanker<br><br> Rossouw<br><br> George<br><br> 5<br><br> Right lock<br><br> Coetzee<br><br> Ewan<br><br> 4<br><br> Left lock<br><br> Qoma<br><br> Sibabalo<br><br> 3<br><br> Tight head prop<br><br> Kuhn<br><br> Andrew<br><br> 2<br><br> Hooker<br><br> Van Der Merwe<br><br> Marnus<br><br> 1<br><br> Loose head prop<br><br> Venter<br><br> Boan (capt)<br><br> Replacements 16<br><br> Hooker<br><br> Coetzee<br><br> Abri<br><br> 17<br><br> Prop<br><br> Du Toit<br><br> Chrisjan<br><br> 18<br><br> Utility Forward<br><br> Bosman<br><br> Michiel<br><br> 19<br><br> Utility Forward<br><br> Lombard<br><br> Kobus<br><br> 20<br><br> Scrum half<br><br> V/D Westhuizen<br><br> Ryan<br><br> 21<br><br> Utility back<br><br> Taylor<br><br> Justin<br><br> 22<br><br> Utility back<br><br> Khuse<br><br> Luyolo<br><br> 23<br><br> Utility back<br><br> Gela<br><br> Kanya<br><br> <br><br> Head Coach: Melusi Mthethwa Assistant coaches: Skillie Bester, Jannie Geldenhuys<br><br> Team Manager: Renaldo Meyer<br><br> 2016-06-23