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Brüssow starts for Cheetahs


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Posted in :2009 Lions Tour, Cheetahs, In the news on 2 Jun 2009 at 14:20
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Springbok flank Heinrich Brüssow will get a chance to play against the British & Irish Lions after he was named in the Cheetahs squad to face the tourists in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

Rugby 365 reports that Brüssow was one of a few surprise omissions from the Springboks squad announced on Monday. The squad only includes one specialist fetcher in Schalk Burger and Brussöw’s stellar performances in this year’s Super 14 warranted his inclusion. However, Bok coach Peter de Villiers decided not to included the one-Test flank.

Other Cheetahs players who featured against a Namibian XV last weekend were: Meyer Bosman, Wian du Preez and Adriaan Strauss but they have all been omitted from the final Springbok squad.

“It’s unfortunate that they didn’t make it, especially for Heinrich – as he is having a great season,” Cheetahs coach Naka Drotské told Volksblad.

But it is good for us that they are now in our team.

“It is in honour for all the players chosen to play against the Lions.”

The Cheetahs side features the bulk of the squad that did duty in the Super 14 but they will be without talismanic skipper, Juan Smith, who’s been included in the Bok squad.

Hendro Scholtz, who stood in during Smith’s absence earlier this year, will again lead the side.

Cheetahs: 15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Danwel Demas, 13 Corne Uys, 12 Meyer Bosman, 11 JW Jonker, 10 Jaques- Louis Potgieter, 9 Tewis De Bruyn, 8 Hendro Scholtz  (captain), 7 Francois Uys, 6 Heinrich Brüssow, 5 David De Villiers, 4 Nico Breedt, 3 Kobus Calldo, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Wian Du Preez
Replacements: 16 Richardt Strauss, 17 WP Nel, 18 Frans Viljoen, 19 Kabamba Floors, 20 Gerrie Odendaal, 21 Louis Strydom, 22 Fabian Juries.

Date: Saturday, June 6
Venue: Vodacom Park, Bloemfontein
Kick off: 15.00 (13.00 GMT)
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
Assistant referees: Mark Lawrence, Craig Joubert
TMO: Johann Meuwesen



16 Comments

  • This could actually end up being a close game.

  • Comment 1, posted at 02.06.09 15:59:44 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) :
    Is that because the Cheetahs are useless unlike the MIGHTY Stormers?? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 2, posted at 02.06.09 16:18:45 by wpw Reply
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  • awesome Currie Cup side. They will do well – untli the Boks return.

  • Comment 3, posted at 02.06.09 16:18:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 2) : clever Wes

  • Comment 4, posted at 02.06.09 16:19:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • Flipping heck…Richardt Strauss sits on the Cheetahs bench and who do we have? Skipper….. eish!! :roll:

  • Comment 5, posted at 02.06.09 16:58:37 by Villie Reply
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  • @Villie (Comment 5) :
    So you aren’t happy with only having 2 hookers in the Bok squad then? :wink:

  • Comment 6, posted at 02.06.09 17:17:35 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Villie (Comment 5) : and Craig Burden :)

  • Comment 7, posted at 02.06.09 17:20:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Villie (Comment 5) : Villie – sorry to do this to you, but I’ve edited your comment (as well as the rules)… Check out the new section of point 2 on this page and send me an email if you want to discuss it further.

  • Comment 8, posted at 02.06.09 17:27:57 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 8) : Not even sure what you’ve edited….so no problem.

  • Comment 9, posted at 02.06.09 18:49:50 by Villie Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 7) : Yeah I haven’t forgotten about him but Skipper seems to crack the nod ahead of Burden currently. Anyway…maybe one of our young guns can make a name at the trials and come through!

  • Comment 10, posted at 02.06.09 18:53:43 by Villie Reply
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  • @Villie (Comment 10) : i hear Dylan Rutherford had a good game today :-)

  • Comment 11, posted at 02.06.09 19:32:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) : :mrgreen: :lol: Yup..me too!

  • Comment 12, posted at 02.06.09 19:53:16 by Villie Reply
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  • @Villie (Comment 12) : ha ha! BTW, I believe there’s a big loose forward on the shopping list too. He’s also on my friends list if you wanna go have a snoop :)

  • Comment 13, posted at 02.06.09 20:54:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • Rob, please send me a text message. I seem to have lost your number… :oops:

  • Comment 14, posted at 02.06.09 21:01:28 by wpw Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) : rob, are you saying on the sharks shopping list?

  • Comment 15, posted at 02.06.09 21:47:11 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 15) : yes

  • Comment 16, posted at 02.06.09 22:42:26 by robdylan Reply
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