Springbok and Cheetahs wing, Jongi Nokwe, is out of Friday’s Super 14 game against the Lions in Johannesburg but will be available to tour overseas with the side of the central region.
Rugby 365 reports that Bjorn Basson will replace Nokwe in Friday’s game. Cheetahs manager Eugene van Wyk, Tuesday said an almost unchanged team from the one that beat the Bulls in a friendly in Polokwane, will play against the Lions.
Nokwe injured his wrist in the warm-up against the Bulls and was ‘touch and go’ for the Lions clash.But the Cheetahs management decided to rest the Springbok flyer this weekend.
Apart from Nokwe, cooach Naka Drotske has selected his strongest team for the Lions.
Cheetahs: 15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Danwel Demas, 13 Corne Uys, 12 Jacques-Louis Potgieter, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Meyer Bosman, 9 Tewis de Bruyn, 8 Frans Viljoen, 7 Juan Smith (c), 6 Heinrich Brussow, 5 David de Villiers, 4 Nico Breedt, 3 Bees Roux, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Wian du Preez
Replacements: 16 Richardt Strauss, 17 Kobus Calldo, 18 Wayne van Heerden, 19 Hendro Scholtz, 20 Sarel Pretorius, 21 Fabian Juries, 22 Piet van Zyl.
Date: Friday, February 13
Venue: Coca Cola Park, Johannesburg
Kick off: 19:10 (21:10 GMT)
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Touch judges: Phillip Bosch (South Africa), Joey Salmans (South Africa)
Television match official: Johann Meuwesen (South Africa)