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Cheetahs prepare for Super 14


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Cheetahs, In the news, Super 14 on 29 Oct 2008 at 22:56

The summer holidays have not even started but the Cheetahs squad for next year’s Super 14 rugby competition is already taking shape.

Pieter Jordaan writes in Volksblad that the coaching staff, with Naka Drotské at the helm, have chosen 50 players for a provisional squad to start pre-season training here on Monday night.

Several new acquisitions have been included in the extended squad, which will be drastically trimmed after a fortnight.

Among the new backs are Trompie Nontshinga, Dewald Pretorius, Piet van Zyl, Corné Uys, Hanno Coetzee, Tertius Carse and Gerrie Odendaal.

Coetzee, who captained the Falcons this year, may follow Nontshinga and Pretorius, who will be available for Griquas in 2009.

Centre Van Zyl, who captained Boland this season, will be available for the Cheetahs in the Super 14. Scrumhalves Carse and Odendaal have also signed contracts with the Free State.

Among the forwards, Griquas acquisitions Davon Raubenheimer (loose forward) and Ryna Barnes (hooker) have been included in the squad. Boland lock Piet Myburgh may also turn out for the Cheetahs in the Super 14.

Prop forwards Jean Botha and WP Nel, both from Boland, are other Free State acquisitions. Griffons prop Sarel Louw is also in the squad.

Most of the first-choice Cheetahs players who were involved in the Currie Cup semifinal against the Blue Bulls have been called up. Fullback Hennie Daniller may play for Griquas next season if his negotiations with a French club are unsuccessful.

Among the players who are absent from the provisional squad are centre Hendrik Meyer, whose Free State contract has not been renewed, and scrumhalf Jandré Blom.

Players who have not been included in the squad, will provisionally train with their Vodacom Cup teams during the off-season.

Ashley Johnson has been included as hooker and Springbok loose forward Kabamba Floors is among the wings.

Some players were not considered because of injuries. Others, such as centre Robert Ebersohn, have commitments with the national sevens squad.

The provisional Cheetahs squad for the 2009 Super 14 competition:

Backs (26): Fullbacks: Bevin Fortuin, Riaan Viljoen, Hennie Daniller. Wings: Jongi Nokwe, Fabian Juries, Trompie Nontshinga, Kabamba Floors, Bjorn Basson, Eddie Fredericks, Dewald Pretorius. Centres: Meyer Bosman, Piet van Zyl, Corné Uys, Philip Snyman, JW Jonker, Alwyn Hollenbach, Egon Seconds. Flyhalves: Jacques-Louis Potgieter, Chris Rossouw, Naas Olivier, Hanno Coetzee. Scrumhalves: Sarel Pretorius, Tertius Carse, Tewis de Bruyn and Gerrie Odendaal.

Forwards (24): Loose forwards: Juan Smith, Heinrich Brüssow, Frans Viljoen, Hendro Scholtz, Schalk van der Merwe, Nico Breedt, Francois Uys, Devon Raubenheimer. Locks: David de Villiers, Wayne van Heerden, Flip van der Merwe, Piet Myburgh. Props: Wian du Preez, Coenie Oosthuizen, Albertus Buckle, Ruaan du Preez, Kobus Calldo, Jean Botha, Sarel Louw, WP Nel. Hookers: Adriaan Strauss, Richardt Strauss, Ryno Barnes and Ashley Johnson.

Injured: Wilton Pietersen and Gavin Passens.

Sevens commitments: Robert Ebersohn, Lionel Mapoe and Howard Noble.



16 Comments

  • Floors in the backs?

    They are serious about converting him to wing, it seems.

  • Comment 1, posted at 29.10.08 22:59:10 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Egon seconds as a center. :?:

    Albertus Buckle. :lol: :lol: Not the best name for a prop is it? :lol:

  • Comment 2, posted at 29.10.08 23:02:48 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 2) : i read in the Rapport that the sharks was close to signing that bjorn Basson dude… seems like we failed??

    i just thought the other day, there was alot of rumours last year that Andries Bekker signed for us, and on 99 he stayed at the stormers… would have been a GREAT signing…

  • Comment 3, posted at 30.10.08 09:51:20 by VanWilder Reply
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  • @VanWilder (Comment 3) : Basson – that would have been an interesting signing.

  • Comment 4, posted at 30.10.08 10:14:44 by robdylan (CC Champ '08) Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 2) : :!: :?: :!:

  • Comment 5, posted at 30.10.08 12:23:45 by PJLD Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 5) : hoesit masekjend!

  • Comment 6, posted at 30.10.08 13:19:50 by robdylan (CC Champ '08) Reply
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  • Basson apparently very keen to join his younger brother (Logan Basson u/19) at the Sharks but is in contract with Griguas who dont want to let him go.

  • Comment 7, posted at 30.10.08 13:49:30 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Daar is `n paar manne wat in 2008 vir die Bulle gespeel het wat nie weer aanstaande jaar by ons is nie:
    Wikus van Heerden, Juandré Kruger, Richard Bands, Rassie van Vuuren, James vd Walt, Hendrik Roodt, Emile Verster, Hilton Lobberts, Dewald Pretorius, Danwel Demas, Trompie Nontshinga.

    JP Nel kom weer vir die Super14 by die Bulls speel.

    Uit die perd se bek…Oom Boet Fick…

  • Comment 8, posted at 30.10.08 13:59:04 by Ice Sharkadelic Babe Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 7) : one day, I’ll find out how you know the things you know! :)

  • Comment 9, posted at 30.10.08 14:15:57 by robdylan (CC Champ '08) Reply
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  • @Ice Sharkadelic Babe (Comment 8) : ok – so to give some more info there:

    Wikus – Sarries
    Juandre – somewhere in France
    Bands – who knows? Retired?
    van Vuuren – again, no idea
    vd Walt – ??
    Roodt – retired (that’s right… at 21!)
    Verster – Valke?
    Lobberts – WP
    Pretorius – Griquas
    Demas – Griquas
    Nontshinga- Grquas

  • Comment 10, posted at 30.10.08 14:17:53 by robdylan (CC Champ '08) Reply
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  • @Ice Sharkadelic Babe (Comment 8) : I dont get much code on the best of days but did you say Nel is back for the Bulls next year?
    Thats the best news ever! We never lose when “Geel kaart” plays. Smashing! Hope its true!

  • Comment 11, posted at 30.10.08 14:22:07 by billy Reply

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  • @billy (Comment 11) : I’ll translate

    There is a pair mens what in 2008 for the Bulls did played what not again onstanding year with us are not:

    Wikus van Heerden, Juandré Kruger, Richard Bands, Rassie van Vuuren, James vd Walt, Hendrik Roodt, Emile Verster, Hilton Lobberts, Dewald Pretorius, Danwel Demas, Trompie Nontshinga.

    JP Nel comes again for the Super14 by the Bulls play.

    Out the horse his mouth…Uncle Boet Fick…

  • Comment 12, posted at 30.10.08 14:31:44 by robdylan (CC Champ '08) Reply
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  • I hear Ou Pienaar posted a question for Boet… not sure if it will be answered…

  • Comment 13, posted at 30.10.08 14:43:04 by robdylan (CC Champ '08) Reply
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  • @robdylan (CC Champ ‘08) (Comment 12) : classic!

  • Comment 14, posted at 30.10.08 14:43:51 by billy Reply

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  • How come did Demas play 4 boland and Trompi 4 lions this CC? Were they on loan?

  • Comment 15, posted at 30.10.08 18:26:30 by JustPlainSHARK Reply

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  • @JustPlainSHARK (Comment 15) : Correct

  • Comment 16, posted at 30.10.08 21:43:06 by robdylan (CC Champ '08) Reply
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