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Nokwe dropped

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Cheetahs, In the news, Super 14 on 18 Mar 2009 at 00:27

Springbok wing Jongi Nokwe has been axed from the Cheetahs’ starting line-up for Saturday’s Super14 match against the Highlanders in Dunedin.

Pieter Jordaan writes for Volksblad that South African sevens star Fabian Juries has been picked in Nokwe’s place on the left wing. It is hoped that Juries’s unpredictability will give the Cheetahs backline an attacking edge.

Juries replaced Nokwe shortly after half-time in last Friday’s defeat to the Blues. Juries may have overdid the tactic of chip kicks but he constantly looked for work which doesn’t appear to be one of Nokwe’s strengths.

Another interesting move by the Cheetahs coaching staff was the inclusion of 23-year-old Francois Uys on the flank. Uys moved from the Lions to the Cheetahs last year.

Wayne van Heerden, who has performed well since taking over the No 7 jersey from the injured Juan Smith, moves to lock.

Uys is 194cm tall and weighs 109kg. It is safe to say that the Cheetahs are not losing anything in terms of size or in the lineouts.

Van Heerden will partner David de Villiers in the second row, with Nico Breedt dropping out of the starting line-up.

Bees Roux has recovered sufficiently from an ankle injury to be picked at tighthead prop. Kobus Calldo has also been declared fit and is among the substitutes.

The Vodacom Cheetahs:
15. Hennie Daniller
14. Danwel Demas
13. Corne Uys
12. Meyer Bosman (vc)
11. Fabian Juries
10. Jacques-Louis Potgieter
9. Tewis de Bruyn
8. Hendro Scholtz (c)
7. Francois Uys
6. Heinrich Brussow
5. David de Villiers
4. Wayne van Heerden
3. Bees Roux
2. Adriaan Strauss
1. Wian du Preez

16. Richardt Strauss
17. Kobus Calldo
18. Nico Breedt
19. Kabamba Floors
20. Sarel Pretorius
21. Piet van Zyl
22. Hanno Coetzee


  • And yet Demas still makes the run on side.

    What the hell??? 😯

  • Comment 1, posted at 18.03.09 07:42:58 by wpw Reply
  • I coulda sworn I read somewhere that he was injured.

  • Comment 2, posted at 18.03.09 08:34:17 by molly Reply
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  • Happy Birthday Klempie 😎

  • Comment 3, posted at 18.03.09 08:41:01 by Pokkel Reply
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  • According to sarugby.com Nokwe is out because of injury.

  • Comment 4, posted at 18.03.09 08:41:46 by molly Reply
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  • I think Ollie must have hit Naka a lot harder than we thought….he’s definately lost his marbles 😯

  • Comment 5, posted at 18.03.09 08:42:06 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 3) : Thanks boet. 😎

    It’s not got off to a good start either… I’ve been out of the office for the last week and I just spent 200 bucks on sausage rolls and cakes and just found practically the whole development team won’t be in. 👿 So people I know only by face will be singing Happy Birthday. 🙁

  • Comment 6, posted at 18.03.09 09:32:02 by klempie Reply


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