Richard Ferguson

Cheetahs opt to rest stars against Lions


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Cheetahs, Lions, Original Content, Super Rugby on 23 Jan 2013 at 09:20
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The Cheetahs have named their team to face the Lions in the second match of the Lions Challenge, which doubles as a preseason friendly for the men from Bloemfontein, with Naka Drotske resting, or rather saving, key players.

Cheetahs captain Adriaan Strauss will not take part in the game and neither will Juan Smith, Heinrich Brussow or newly signed Johann Sadie, with Smith and Brussow fit and training, but being saved for Super Rugby, while Sadie has a slight hamstring strain. There is also no sign of the young Johan Goosen.

The biggest problem for Drotske at the moment is his second row, with his first choice pairing of Martin Muller and Andries Ferreira set to miss the opening weeks of Super Rugby. Muller has been ruled out for up to three months, while Ferreira is set to miss the opening match against the Sharks as well as the four week tour thereafter.

Robert Ebersohn will take over the captaincy for this match while we see the Francois Brummer taking the flyhalf berth outside Piet van Zyl. The loose trio of Prinsloo, Daniller and Schoeman is an exciting one, with Daniller making his first appearance in the orange strip.

Cheetahs: 15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Jannie Boshoff, 13 JP Nel, 12 Robert Ebersohn (captain), 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Francois Brummer, 9 Pieter van Zyl, 8 Boom Prinsloo, 7 Tertius Daniller, 6 Marnus Schoeman, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Lodewyk de Jager, 3 Rossouw de Klerk, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Caylib Oosthuizen.

Substitutes: 16 Hercu Liebenberg, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Ligtoring Landman, 19 Waltie Vermeulen, 20 Tewis de Bruyn, 21 Barry Geel, 22 Hansie Graaff.



53 Comments

  • Where is Sarel Pretorius? Is he also being rested?

  • Comment 1, posted at 23.01.13 09:22:00 by ChrisS Reply
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  • as per my understanding Goosen is (still) injured …

  • Comment 2, posted at 23.01.13 09:23:59 by Zibbie Reply
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  • The Cheetahs would well and truly be our worst Super Rugby side without the Griquas men

  • Comment 3, posted at 23.01.13 09:53:26 by Ludz Reply

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  • Its a bit of a slap in the face for the Lions, hey?

    Its very much a second string outfit for the Cheetahs.

    I completely forgot about Pretorius, I remember now that he is not going back to the Waratahs..

  • Comment 4, posted at 23.01.13 09:58:23 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • I wonder if the Lions will rest their stars too? Oh, wait… ;)

  • Comment 5, posted at 23.01.13 10:38:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : Even with stars rested it’s not a bad Cheetahs team at all. I’m keen to see how Prinsloo, Boshoff, Rhule and Schoeman do.

    Van Zyl is also very good!

  • Comment 6, posted at 23.01.13 12:18:58 by ChrisS Reply
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  • Not THAT a bad side. On par with the Kings ;)

  • Comment 7, posted at 23.01.13 15:51:11 by JustPlainSHARK Reply

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  • @Ludz (Comment 3) : You clearly didn’t that comment through much: Griquas players likely to make the final squad: Adriaanse (maybe), Landman, Schoeman (till Brüssow returns), Brummer (back up to Goosen), Jansen and le Roux.

    So hardly any players that would light up the playing field. Jansen and le Roux being the only likely starters, once Brüssow and Goosen are fit.

    As for your assertion that the Cheetahs are weak, well maybe you forget that the Sharks were getting their asses handed to them on a plate, until Brüssow got injured, and that was without Coenie, Goosen, van Zyl and a few others.

    You may end up eating your humble pie sooner than you think. Sharks team sans Bissie isn’t looking to flash either. One injury away from being derailed again. Beast goes down with a heart flutter again, and you are back to Chadwick, who couldn’t scrum against a Varsity Cup side. :razz:

  • Comment 8, posted at 24.01.13 09:30:39 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • Lets see….. Rugby on…. lets watch this as if it is real

  • Comment 9, posted at 26.01.13 16:59:36 by Franshark Reply
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  • First penalty going the way of the Lions, Cheetah going of his feet…

  • Comment 10, posted at 26.01.13 17:04:12 by Franshark Reply
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  • Fb for the lions Boshoff miss from straight infront

  • Comment 11, posted at 26.01.13 17:05:26 by Franshark Reply
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  • Jp Nel over after a nice bid of play by the Cheets….
    Good kick by Bummer
    Cheetahs 7 – 0 Lions
    10 min

  • Comment 12, posted at 26.01.13 17:11:28 by Franshark Reply
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  • Bummer hits the posts with a PK

  • Comment 13, posted at 26.01.13 17:17:50 by Franshark Reply
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  • Rhule gets a yellow for tip-tackle…

  • Comment 14, posted at 26.01.13 17:31:34 by Franshark Reply
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  • Ruan Nell over for the first points for the Lions….
    Boshoff converts…
    Cheetahs 7 – 7 Lions
    30 min

  • Comment 15, posted at 26.01.13 17:36:24 by Franshark Reply
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  • Rule just back on and goes over for a try, TMO asked for the last pass…..
    No problem…..
    Bummer conversion miss from the side line….
    Cheetahs 12 – 7 Lions
    10 min

  • Comment 16, posted at 26.01.13 17:39:10 by Franshark Reply
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  • Cheetahs opt to rest stars against Lions

    They have STARS?!?!?!?!? :shock:

  • Comment 17, posted at 26.01.13 17:53:53 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 17) : Hehe :) Howzit mate?

  • Comment 18, posted at 26.01.13 17:55:27 by Franshark Reply
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  • Same score @ half time

  • Comment 19, posted at 26.01.13 17:58:12 by Franshark Reply
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  • Touch… set…..
    sounds much better

  • Comment 20, posted at 26.01.13 18:01:26 by Franshark Reply
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  • Lions by two on Superbru :mrgreen:

  • Comment 21, posted at 26.01.13 18:03:00 by SteelShark Reply
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  • @SteelShark (Comment 21) : I choose not to play this one….. also cutting Heinekke cup and the s14 out so not to get to tired of rugby this year…

  • Comment 22, posted at 26.01.13 18:07:37 by Franshark Reply
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  • Daniller over in the corner…. good play by Cheets….
    Brummer miss again
    Cheetahs 17 – 7 Lions
    49 min

  • Comment 23, posted at 26.01.13 18:09:17 by Franshark Reply
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  • Lionel miss a dropgoal chance…..

  • Comment 24, posted at 26.01.13 18:10:25 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 22) : :shock: Ek speel net die rugby games. Soccer, cricket en die res skip ek heeltemal

  • Comment 25, posted at 26.01.13 18:10:32 by SteelShark Reply
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  • @SteelShark (Comment 25) : ek skip ook die res die jaar, Gaan hou by S15, 4nations, 6nations en CC…
    En dan virseker FL en LMS…..

  • Comment 26, posted at 26.01.13 18:12:51 by Franshark Reply
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  • Great play by Lions, good individual play by Stokkies, try time…
    Its converted
    Cheetahs 17– 14 Lions
    55 min

  • Comment 27, posted at 26.01.13 18:16:09 by Franshark Reply
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  • Bandiso breaks from a turnover, kick ahead and Volmink goes over for another quick try
    Cheetahs 17 – 21 Lions
    56 min

  • Comment 28, posted at 26.01.13 18:19:21 by Franshark Reply
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  • After about 8 minutes for the Cheets on the Lions line, the lions come away and score again….
    Cronje score
    Cheetahs 17 – 28 Lions
    66 min

  • Comment 29, posted at 26.01.13 18:30:07 by Franshark Reply
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  • One meter from the line and the Cheets loose the ball.

  • Comment 30, posted at 26.01.13 18:31:28 by Franshark Reply
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  • Lionel Cronje having a ball on the field…. intersept and a try scored by Stokkies….
    Cheetahs 17 – 33 Lions
    72 min

  • Comment 31, posted at 26.01.13 18:38:53 by Franshark Reply
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  • Cheetahs again looses the ball close to the line….
    lions back in Cheets 22

  • Comment 32, posted at 26.01.13 18:42:40 by Franshark Reply
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  • Its the Lions’ to lose now :mrgreen:

  • Comment 33, posted at 26.01.13 18:42:51 by SteelShark Reply
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  • I just wanne say, Saturday afternoon, hot, braai, Rugby….. almost back to normal :)

  • Comment 34, posted at 26.01.13 18:44:57 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 34) : Only a few more weeks :twisted:

  • Comment 35, posted at 26.01.13 18:45:42 by SteelShark Reply
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  • Cheetahs moet score, I need a margin point :razz:

  • Comment 36, posted at 26.01.13 18:46:40 by SteelShark Reply
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  • Lions short, hooter goes,
    Cheetahs 17 – 33 Lions
    Full Time

  • Comment 37, posted at 26.01.13 18:49:08 by Franshark Reply
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  • Sounds like it was a great game, I’m disappointed I missed it.

  • Comment 38, posted at 26.01.13 18:58:27 by Mutley Reply
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  • 2 from 2 :razz:

  • Comment 39, posted at 26.01.13 18:58:48 by SteelShark Reply
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  • Pretty lekker game this was, only saw the second half where the Lions started scoring those tries.

    Great running rugby, everything done at pace which was great to watch.

    Seems Lionel Cronje (and MOST SA FH’s) love a more attractive brand of rugby and thrive in those environments.

  • Comment 40, posted at 26.01.13 20:18:37 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 8) : Gawd…you r one to talk about Bissie and injuries…your matchwinning Cheetahs Team consisting of Brussouw and Goose are quite the injury free fairies!

  • Comment 41, posted at 26.01.13 21:49:13 by Ice Reply
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  • Lionel Cronje ,Bondisio ,Derick Mienie ,Anthony Volmick & Andries Coetzee are all superb players.

    I wouldn’t mind seeing Lionel Cronje and Coetzee play 12 and 13 together.

    Cheetahs need to shape up

  • Comment 42, posted at 26.01.13 22:10:41 by Talent Reply
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  • Imagine this backline

    9.Van Zyl
    10.Goosen
    11.Rhule
    12.Cronje
    13.Ebersohn
    14.Le Roux
    15.Coetzee

  • Comment 43, posted at 26.01.13 22:12:26 by Talent Reply
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  • Some of the new younger backline players in the Lions are also promising .That Boshoff is a talented kid

  • Comment 44, posted at 26.01.13 22:13:55 by Talent Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 40) : very happy to see him play so well, oh the great Crunch, that oke is the finest schoolboy flyhalf I ever watched, not even Goosen was that good at school

  • Comment 45, posted at 26.01.13 22:23:16 by Ludz Reply

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  • @Talent (Comment 44) :

    Boshoff plays for Griquas now

  • Comment 46, posted at 27.01.13 14:10:07 by TRF_Ezequiel Reply

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  • @TRF_Ezequiel (Comment 46) : marnitz plays for Griquas. Brother Ruan plays for the Lions.

  • Comment 47, posted at 27.01.13 15:11:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • Actually, marnitz already left Griquas and is with the Pumas now, if memory serves.

  • Comment 48, posted at 27.01.13 15:14:50 by robdylan Reply
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  • Hah, and I was talking about Jannie Boshoff ;)

    Marnitz moved to the Lions, I think

  • Comment 49, posted at 27.01.13 15:26:02 by TRF_Ezequiel Reply

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  • I need some Sharks rugby now!!!

  • Comment 50, posted at 27.01.13 17:27:42 by SteelShark Reply
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  • @TRF_Ezequiel (Comment 49) : oh sorry ja. Marnitz to the Lions from Griquas. Ruan used to be with them but is now somewhere else.

    So hard to keep up.

    I was thinking of Watermeyer who left Kwas to join the Pumas.

  • Comment 51, posted at 27.01.13 17:40:45 by robdylan Reply
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  • Too many sodding players with the same surname. Tell the afrikaners to stop being so in-bred :)

  • Comment 52, posted at 27.01.13 17:41:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • I think we can have a team with just 3 or 4 surnames combined. Imagine that…

    1. BJ Botha
    2. Gary Botha
    3. Heinke van der Merwe
    4. Flip van der Merwe
    5. Franco van der Merwe
    6. Marcell Coetzee
    7. Arno Botha
    8. Ruan Botha
    9. Jacques Coetzee
    10.Andre Pretorius
    11.Senan van der Merwe
    12.Dewald Pretorius
    13.Juan Pretorius
    14.Braam Pretorius
    15.Andries Coetzee

    16.Adriaan Strauss
    17.Marcel van der Merwe
    18.Bakkies Botha
    19.Joshua Strauss
    20.Sarel Pretorius
    21.Andries Strauss
    22.Malan van der Merwe

    And I didn’t even use du Plessis, Potgieter, Kruger, Steenkamp or Steyn as surnames for this

  • Comment 53, posted at 27.01.13 23:42:32 by TRF_Ezequiel Reply

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