Cat fight in Jo’burg
The Cheetahs travel to Johannesburg today to face the Lions.
Position 5 playing position 6 on the log would usually be a recipe for disaster, but this may actually be a more than half decent match. A few weeks ago I would have gone with a comfortable win for the Cheetahs. With the sudden improvement in form from the Lions and the loss of Juan Smith for the Cheetahs, we may actually see a hard fought result with some entertaining rugby on display.
I have my concerns about the ability of this referee to handle what is going to be a hard fought match.
Ref: Sindile Mayende
ARs: Archie Sehlako, Madel de Villiers
TMO: Johann Meuwesen
Venue: Coca-Cola Park, Johannesburg
Lions: 15 Jaco Taute, 14 Deon van Rensburg, 13 Waylon Murray, 12 Doppies la Grange, 11 Michael Killian, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Derek Minnie, 6 Renaldo Bothma, 5 Franco van der Merwe (captain), 4 George Earle, 3 Ross Geldenhuys, 2 Edgar Marutlulle, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg.
Replacements: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 Wayne Swart, 18 Johan Snyman, 19 Joshua Strauss, 20 JP Joubert, 21 Burton Francis, 22 Jannie Boshoff.
Free State Cheetahs: 15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Philip Snyman, 13 Robert Ebersohn, 12 Meyer Bosman, 11 Jongi Nokwe, 10 Louis Strydom, 9 Tewis de Bruyn, 8 Ashley Johnson, 7 Francois Uys, 6 Hendro Scholtz, 5 Waltie Vermeulen, 4 Izak van der Westhuizen, 3 WP Nel, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Coenie Oosthuizen.
Replacements: 16 Skipper Badenhorst, 17 Kobus Calldo, 18 Philip van der Walt, 19 Kabamba Floors, 20 Tertius Carse, 21 Sias Ebersohn, 22 JW Jonker.