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Downey rewarded with first Super Rugby start


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Cheetahs, Original Content, Super Rugby on 20 Mar 2012 at 12:49
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Former Sharks flank Justin Downey will start in the number 7 jersey for the Cheetahs as they face the Crusaders in Christchurch this weekend.

The former Northwood pupil comes in to replace Davon Raubenheimer, in one of three changes to the pack that played (and won) against the Rebels on Sunday. Lourens Adriaanse and Trevor Nyakane also come into the starting lineup, relegating last week’s props Coenie Oosthuizen and WP Nel to the bench and the hotel respectively.

Andries Ferreira comes onto the bench for Downey, with Raubenheimer also left out of the 22 altogether. The back line remains unchanged.

Cheetahs: 15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Cameron Jacobs, 13 Robert Ebersohn, 12 Andries Strauss (vc), 11 Willie le Roux, 10 Johan Goosen, 9 Tewis de Bruyn, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Justin Downey, 6 Heinrich Brussow, 5 Izak van der Westhuizen, 4 George Earl, 3 Lourens Adriaanse, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Trevor Nyakane.
Replacements: 16 Hercu Liebenberg, 17 Coenie Oosthuizen, 18 Andries Ferreira, 19 Ashley Johnson, 20 Piet van Zyl, 21 Sias Ebersohn, 22 Rayno Benjamin.



16 Comments

  • Really can’t see why they are starting Tewis ahead of Piet van Zyl.

  • Comment 1, posted at 20.03.12 13:01:20 by Ben Reply
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  • Is this a case of we know we’re going to lose so let’s field a B team attitude from the Cheetahs? Wasn’t it them who did it previously as well?

  • Comment 2, posted at 20.03.12 13:11:49 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • George earl and Downey both durban boys?

    AJ on the bench?

  • Comment 3, posted at 20.03.12 15:27:21 by Talent Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 3) : cheetahs getting their own back, eh? :)

  • Comment 4, posted at 20.03.12 15:33:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 5, posted at 20.03.12 15:52:38 by Talent Reply
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  • :twisted: Gees!I will never get used to seeing a Sharks player in another jumper!! I need to deal with this somehow! :twisted:

  • Comment 6, posted at 20.03.12 22:09:56 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • FFS! I had just used up a trade to get WP into my fl team!

  • Comment 7, posted at 20.03.12 22:47:58 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • @Die Kriek (Comment 7) : why on earth would you trade in a player, especially a prop, props don’t score to many points, who is not going to make it into the play-offs anyway? :) So you have to trade him OUT again later.

  • Comment 8, posted at 21.03.12 07:19:27 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 8) : good morning old friend

  • Comment 9, posted at 21.03.12 07:37:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : You calling me old? :)

  • Comment 10, posted at 21.03.12 07:47:40 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 10) : sounds like you’re on the hunt for comfortable footwear…

  • Comment 11, posted at 21.03.12 07:53:21 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) : :)

  • Comment 12, posted at 21.03.12 08:01:03 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 12) : I was quite pleased with that one :)

    Ok, time to take teh rubbish out then go for a run… later

  • Comment 13, posted at 21.03.12 08:03:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) : Is it a Public Holiday in the UK as well as in RSA?

    No such luck in KSA. :(

  • Comment 14, posted at 21.03.12 08:12:58 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 14) : no ways dude… work day here. Went for a run at 06h25 local time. Got to be on a train at 07h40

  • Comment 15, posted at 21.03.12 09:07:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 15) : Don’t feel so bad. We don’t have a holiday here either.

  • Comment 16, posted at 21.03.12 09:55:37 by lostfish Reply
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