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Cheetahs go for Pace on the wings

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Cheetahs, Currie Cup, Original Content on 17 Sep 2008 at 10:05

Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske has opted for his third wing pairing in as many weeks.

JW Jonker and Jongi Nokwe are the new pair who will have to try and stop the Bulls’ wings who seem to have scored quite a few tries more than usual this season.

Kabamba Floors who was the surprise selection at wing last week has had to make way for the Springbok wing Nokwe. Floors is still on the bench though and is named at # 22 traditionally a number used by back, so we could yet see him return to the wing later in the match. JW Jonker replaces Eddie Fredericks.

Hendrik Meyer disappears out of the squad completely.

Heinrich Brüssow switches positions with Hendro Scholtz who will now be on the bench.

Chris Rossouw takes over at flyhalf from Tewis De Bruyn who moves to scrumhalf in place of the injured Neil Powell. Jandré Blom is the scrumhalf on bench duty.

Starting XV: 15. Bevin Fortuin; 14. JW Jonker; 13. Robert Ebersohn; 12. Meyer Bosman; 11. Jongi Nokwe; 10. Chris Rossouw; 9. Tewis de Bruyn: 8. Duane Vermeulen; 7. Juan Smith (Capt); 6. Heinrich Brussöw; 5. Barend Pieterse; 4. David de Villiers; 3. Kobus Calldo; 2. Adriaan Strauss; 1. Wian du Preez.
Substitutes: 16. Richardt Strauss; 17. Coenie Oosthuizen; 18. Nico Breedt; 19. Hendro Scholtz; 20. Jandré Blom; 21. Jacques-Louis Potgieter; 22. Kabamba Floors.


  • Not going to be enough pace if you ask me.

    They’ll need to stop Mametsa, Mangweni and Habana if you ask me.

    UNLESS of course they are adopting the we don’t care HOW many you score as long as we can score 4 attitude. :wink:

  • Comment 1, posted at 17.09.08 10:09:23 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • I wonder how big this working relationship between the griffons and the Cheetahs is. They seem to be running it as a S14 squad.

    A player gets dropped from the Cheetahs and suddenly he pops up in the Griffons side, and players get promotoed to the Cheetahs. :???:

    Griffons make one change

    Welkom – The Griffons will be minus Jandre Blom in Saturday’s Absa First Division rugby match in Welkom against hoodoo opponents, the Elephants, after the Cheetahs recalled the scrumhalf for their match against the Blue Bulls. The match starts at 16:00.

    Former Shimla, Danny Theron, will start in Blom’s place in one of the two changes to the team that beat the Leopards comprehensively last weekend. The second change is a merit selection where former Griquas winger Darryl Coeries, replaces Shane Hancke.

    Good news for the Griffons is that star lock Ockie van Zyl has recovered from injury and has been included on the bench.

    The Griffons haven’t beaten the Elephants in years, but they have to break this hoodoo if they are to finish second on the log. They have a real change to host a semi-final in Welkom, but can’t afford to lose to the Elephants again.

    Should they surprise the Elephants on Saturday, the final fixture against the Eagles could be the deciding fixture.

    Coach Harry Pienaar is very optimistic. With Ockie van Zyl returning and Isak van der Westhuizen recovering from injury, he should have his top locks available next week.

    Griffons: Cecil Afrika; Darryl Coeries, Jacko Jackson, Hennie Daniller, Howard Noble; Kennedy Tsimba, Danny Theron; Ashley Johnson, Shaun Botha, Albert Parsons, Windpomp van Rooyen, Francois Uys, Ronnie Uys, Andries Kruger, Sarel Louw.

    Replacements – KleinJan Ferreira, Gert Greyling/Jaco Louw, Ockie van Zyl, Jonothan Mokuena, Hugo Kleynhans, Werner Griesel, Shane Hancke.

  • Comment 2, posted at 17.09.08 10:28:24 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • I missed all the rugby last weekend, how did Kabamba do on the wing?

  • Comment 3, posted at 17.09.08 10:50:27 by molly Reply
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  • The Cheetahs are getting a lot of attention around here these days… I wonder why… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 4, posted at 17.09.08 10:55:38 by just blackshark Reply

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  • @just blackshark (Comment 4) :

    Hopefully this will be the last week they get mentioned on here as they’ll be out the running!!

  • Comment 5, posted at 17.09.08 11:11:46 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 5) : hey pal… you rolling with the punches ok?

  • Comment 6, posted at 17.09.08 11:33:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • Just imagine a Lions BP win and a Cheetahs BP win this weekend. :shock:

    That’ll put the Lions in 2nd with the Bulls in 3rd and WP OUT.

  • Comment 7, posted at 17.09.08 12:03:04 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @molly (Comment 3) :

    nothing spectacular. rather uninspiring actually.

  • Comment 8, posted at 17.09.08 12:05:42 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 7) : That would be niiiiice… :twisted:

  • Comment 9, posted at 17.09.08 12:07:35 by just blackshark Reply

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  • @just blackshark (Comment 9) : oh hell yes… that would be super.

    Lions and Bulls to bliksem each other stukkend in the one semi (wherever it ends up being) and us to have another crack at scoring four against the Cheetahs

  • Comment 10, posted at 17.09.08 12:33:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • Every Sharks fan in the whole world needs to be supporting the Cheetahs with all their might this weekend

  • Comment 11, posted at 17.09.08 12:38:00 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 7) : Lions should get a BP win this weekend. That ‘only’ puts them on 41 points. It’s not over yet… :twisted: I hope. :oops:

  • Comment 12, posted at 17.09.08 12:40:59 by McLovin Reply

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  • WP really only have the cold leftovers of the CC to look forward to….its good, their Boks need the break while others contest the semis and finals

  • Comment 13, posted at 17.09.08 12:49:19 by spykerbaard Reply

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