The final Currie Cup game of the weekend should be a good one, as arch enemies the Cheetahs and the Blue Bulls face off in a game which could end the Bulls’ season. Both teams are hanging around in mid table, and a win will make all the difference for either side.
The Cheetahs have kept the side together that took apart the Leopards last weekend, continuing with Johan Goosen ahead of Sias Ebersohn at flyhalf. Ashley Johnson returns to the back of the scrum and will inject some speed and ferocity to the loose trio.
The Bulls have made some backline changes with the always impressive off the bench Francois Venter getting a chance to start, with Zane Kirchner shifting to his preferred fullback role. The battle amongst the front rows should make for interesting viewing as the Bulls’ Bok frontrow face up to a very young Cheetahs combination.
This match kicks off at 17h05.
Cheetahs: 15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Riaan Smit, 13 Robert Ebersohn, 12 Philip Snyman, 11 Cameron Jacobs, 10 Johan Goosen, 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Ashley Johnson, 7 Philip van der Walt, 6 Pieter Labuschagne, 5 Izak van der Westhuizen, 4 Francois Uys, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Marcel van der Merwe
Substitutes: 16 Hercu Liebenberg, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 19 Boom Prinsloo, 20 Tewis de Bruyn, 21 Sias Ebersohn, 22 Philip Burger
Blue Bulls: 15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 Wynand Olivier, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Louis Fouche, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 CJ Stander, 7 Dewald Potgieter, 6 Warwick Tecklenburg, 5 Juandre Kruger, 4 Flip van der Merwe, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Gary Botha (captain), 1 Dean Greyling
Substitutes: 16 Willie Wepener, 17 Rossouw de Klerk, 18 Gerrit-Jan van Velze, 19 Arno Botha, 20 Dustin Jinka, 21 Francois Brummer, 22 Jurgen VisserTweet