New centre pair for Griquas

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, In the news, Other SA Teams on 8 Jul 2009 at 12:54
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Griquas will field a novice midfield combination when they open their Currie Cup campaign against their neighbours, the Free State Cheetahs, in Bloemfontein on Friday.

Griquas coach Dawie Theron, who set his Vodacom Cup-winning team the goal of a top-five finish in South Africa’s premier domestic competition, named Wilmaure Louw and Barry Geel as the centre combination to face the season Cheetahs duo of Meyer Bosman and CornĂ© Uys.

Geel has Currie Cup experience, but Louw will be making his Currie Cup debut.

They come in for the injured Hanno Coetzee and Richard Lawson, who were the Kimberley-based team’s regular centre pairing in the latter stages of their successful Vodacom Cup campaign.

Theron also named Heinrich Stride at No.8 in a loose forward combination that features Devon Raubenheimer and Jonathan Mokuena, normally a No.8, on the flanks.

Mokuena is the Griquas captain.

Griquas: 15 Riaan Viljoen, 14 Egon Seconds, 13 Wilmaure Louw, 12 Barry Geel, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Naas Olivier, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Heinrich Stride, 7 Devon Raubenheimer, 6 Jonathan Mokuena (captain), 5 Jacques Lombaard, 4 Brendon Snyman, 3 Ruaan du Preez, 2 Ryno Barnes, 1 Steph Roberts.
Replacements: 16 Andries Kruger, 17 Albertus Buckle, 18 Sean Plaatjies, 19 Rohan Kitshoff, 20 Dougie Helmuth, 21 Jaco Bekker, 22 Gavin Passens.

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