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Cheetah cubs head to the Lions’ den


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Cheetahs, Currie Cup, In the news on 20 Aug 2008 at 12:15
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Free State Cheetahs coach Naka Drotské has continued with his ‘youth policy’ when he named a second South African Under-20 and national Sevens star, Wilton Pietersen, in the team for their Currie Cup crunch match against the Lions in Johannesburg on Friday.

He joins fellow SA junior star Robert Ebersohn as the only change to the starting XV. Pietersen takes over in the No.14 jersey from veteran Eddie Fredericks – who is stuck on 96 games for the Cheetahs and may have a battle on his hands to reach his century.

Rugby 365 reports that in the only other change to the matchday 22 Jacques-Louis Potgieter comes onto the bench as utility player in the spot vacated by Pietersen’s promotion.

Nico Breedt, who rejoined the Cheetahs recently after stints with the Sharks and in France, has been placed on standby to come onto the bench if lock Flip van der Merwe does not recover in time from his leg muscle injury.

Free State Cheetahs: 15 Bevin Fortuin, 14 Wilton Pietersen, 13 Robert Ebersohn, 12 Meyer Bosman, 11 Fabian Juries, 10 Chris Rossouw, 9 Tewis de Bruyn, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Kabamba Floors, 6 Hendro Scholtz (captain), 5 Barend Pieterse, 4 David de Villiers, 3 Kobus Calldo, 2 Richard Strauss, 1 Wian du Preez.
Replacements: 16 Riaan Kruger, 17 Phillip Lemmer, 18 Flip van der Merwe/Nico Breedt, 19 Schalk van der Merwe, 20 Neil Powell, 21 JW Jonker, 22 Jacques-Louis Potgieter.

Date: Friday, August 22
Venue: Coca-Cola Park, Johannesburg
Kick-off: 19.10 (17.10 GMT)
Referee: Marius Jonker
Touch judges: Francois Veldsman, Peet Badenhorst
TMO: Michael Cupido



28 Comments

  • Lions by 11!

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  • Comment 1, posted at 20.08.08 12:24:04 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Cheetahs gonna whip them.

  • Comment 2, posted at 20.08.08 12:39:58 by MorneN Reply
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  • typical. Eddie is in my FL team. On the up side, so is JLP :)

  • Comment 3, posted at 20.08.08 13:31:21 by robdylan Reply
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  • I’ve just sold JLP :lol: :cool:

    How many points do you get for playing in a losing team? :wink:

  • Comment 4, posted at 20.08.08 15:42:24 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 4) : 1 :-)

  • Comment 5, posted at 20.08.08 15:48:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • Lions unchanged, just one change on the bench

    Lions: 15 Louis Ludik, 14 Michael Killian, 13 Jaco Pretorius, 12 Doppies la Grange, 11 Rayno Benjamin, 10 Earl Rose, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Willem Alberts, 7 Franco van der Merwe, 6 Cobus Grobbelaar(c), 5 Gerhard Mostert, 4 Anton van Zyl, 3 Lawrence Sephaka, 2 Willie Wepener, 1 Heinke van der Merwe.
    Replacements: 16 Ethienne Reynecke, 17 Ross Geldenhuys, 18 Ernst Joubert, 19 Justin Wheeler, 20 Chris Jonck, 21 Louis Strydom, 22 Jaco van Schalkwyk.

  • Comment 6, posted at 20.08.08 16:04:20 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 6) : You will have plenty for the next one though….

  • Comment 7, posted at 20.08.08 16:10:07 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 7) :

    We’ve got a weekend off and then we play the Valke…they beat WP so we can’t take them too lightly you know…

  • Comment 8, posted at 20.08.08 16:13:36 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 8) : :neutral:

  • Comment 9, posted at 20.08.08 16:14:54 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • @PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) (Comment 9) :

    Couldn’t resist!

  • Comment 10, posted at 20.08.08 16:17:32 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 10) : :lol: I can imagine.Not a damned thing i could say either.

  • Comment 11, posted at 20.08.08 16:23:54 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 10) : Walter – how well do you know Andre Bester of SupaRugby fame?

  • Comment 12, posted at 20.08.08 16:25:57 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 12) :

    I run into him now and again….why? And his wife used to be the media manager at EPS before Krystle (who you know)

  • Comment 13, posted at 20.08.08 16:31:13 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • you can send me a mail or chat on facebook?

  • Comment 14, posted at 20.08.08 16:35:00 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 13) : he mentioned something about Naas Olivier talking to the Sharks. Very keen to get more info.

  • Comment 15, posted at 20.08.08 16:37:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 13) : ive heard Krystles quite a looker?!

  • Comment 16, posted at 20.08.08 16:37:37 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • @PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) (Comment 16) : oh, she ain’t bad. If only I had a willing Lions fan to go and spend every weekend with her ;)

  • Comment 17, posted at 20.08.08 16:40:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • Whatever happend to Grrr, oh wait he lives in CT.

  • Comment 18, posted at 20.08.08 16:41:17 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 15) :

    I can try and get more info for you. Andre is based in Potch these days, also works as a player agent, and Naas used to be a Leopards player, perhaps Andre is involved somehow?

  • Comment 19, posted at 20.08.08 16:45:23 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • Ok i know Naas was a Leopard, but are you sure you arent referring to Len Olivier?

    If Naas i would just like to take the chance to return Big Fishes HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAH
    HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • Comment 20, posted at 20.08.08 16:47:45 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • @PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) (Comment 20) : sorry – you are 100% right. I am confusing all my Oliviers. I mean, of course, LEN Olivier… the oke from the Valke who’s actually useful.

  • Comment 21, posted at 20.08.08 16:50:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 19) : ok – so anything you could dig up would be most useful. And as above, I mean LEN, not NAAS ;)

  • Comment 22, posted at 20.08.08 16:50:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 21) : Was Len not also reported to be going overseas?

  • Comment 23, posted at 20.08.08 16:52:14 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • I’m going to look stoopid now, already sent the Besters a message asking about Naas instead of Len…but lets see their answer.

  • Comment 24, posted at 20.08.08 16:53:50 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • @PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) (Comment 23) : yeah… it seems that he’s trying to decide between Aurilliac and les Requins…

  • Comment 25, posted at 20.08.08 16:54:26 by robdylan Reply
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  • Cheers folks

    Have a good evening

  • Comment 26, posted at 20.08.08 17:08:01 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 24) : jammer oom… I also sent Andre a message, but he ignored me.

  • Comment 27, posted at 20.08.08 17:12:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • I also haven’t had anything back from them yet..

  • Comment 28, posted at 20.08.08 20:45:18 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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