Cheetahs name team

Written by Warren Smith (war1)

Posted in :Cheetahs, Original Content, Super 14 on 16 Feb 2010 at 14:43
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The Cheetahs have named their team to take on the Sharks at the ABSA Stadium this Friday from 18:00. As expected, Lionel Mapoe is brought into the 13 jersey after Corne Uys was injured with Danwel Demas brought into the 14 jersey. The unexpected changes comes with Ashley Johnson being dropped to the bench in place of Frans Viljoen.

15.  Riaan Viljoen
14.  Danwel Demas
13.  Lionel Mapoe
12.  Meyer Bosman (vice-captain)
11.  Jongi Nokwe
10.  Naas Olivier
9.  Tewis de Bruyn
8.  Frans Viljoen
7.  Juan Smith (captain)
6.  Heinrich Brussow
5.  David de Villiers
4.  Nico Breedt
3.  WP Nel
2.  Adriaan Strauss
1. Wian du Preez


16.  Ryno Barnes
17.  Coenie Oosthuizen
18.  Waltie Vermeulen
19.  Ashley Johnson
20.  Sarel Pretorius
21.  Sias Ebersohn
22.  Hennie Daniller


  • We can take these guys, on paper the Sharks should win.

  • Comment 1, posted at 16.02.10 14:44:52 by war1 Reply
  • Easily.

    Bloody fast wings and outside centre though. Can’t give them a gap, we’ll never catch them!

    At least Demas can’t tackle, and Nokwe isn’t known for his defence. Some gaps there I think.

  • Comment 2, posted at 16.02.10 14:48:11 by PTAShark Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 1) : So lets rip the tank’s grass out and replace it with paper…LOL

    Seriously though, I expect a MUCH better performance from the Sharks, it’s a settled side with a lot to prove and the players to prove it with…

    No one can tell me a backline with Kockot, Pienaar, Swannie, Murray and Pieterson is weak or lacks creativity….we gonna see a fdifferent Sharks team theis weekend…I actualy believe myself…starting to get excited.

  • Comment 3, posted at 16.02.10 14:52:02 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @PTAShark (Comment 2) : Oi, I use to be one of those, a ‘pta shark’…I’ve been redeemed though, moved to the Kzn south coast…

  • Comment 4, posted at 16.02.10 14:54:44 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 3) : if the pitch at the tank was made out of paper, the sharks would be defending champions this year 😡

  • Comment 5, posted at 16.02.10 14:56:10 by war1 Reply
  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 4) : hey im a jozi/sort of rustenburg shark, war1 is just easier

  • Comment 6, posted at 16.02.10 14:56:53 by war1 Reply
  • @war1 (Comment 6) : Lots of Gauteng Sharks it seems….war1 is more appropriate for anyone living in Jo’burg… 😆

  • Comment 7, posted at 16.02.10 14:58:47 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 7) : im only here for university, but my username has little to do with war

  • Comment 8, posted at 16.02.10 15:00:32 by war1 Reply
  • if the sharks keep it tight & play multiple phase rugby then they’ll wear down the cheetahs. Hopefully the Sharks backline will have practised a few backline moves by friday, cos between andries strauss & murray it looked like they were playing for the barbarians & had no synergy at all. The cheetahs defensively are weak, deysel, alberts & kanko should look to carry the ball hard & learn to link & pop pass as the likes of brussow are mostly waiting to pounce @ the breakdown, so continuitiy is paramount.

    The back three should stop kicking away possession cheaply and foolishly (read stefan) those [email protected] chips without a chaser are costly plus the cheetahs hve quick backs, they will pounce on any counter-attack opportunity…

    So much to do for the Sharks, good luck to them.

  • Comment 9, posted at 16.02.10 15:00:50 by Megatron Reply

  • I cant see our gates at centre allowing Mapoe to get through…those two will man handle him….and don’t under estimate Murray’s speed, that boy can also motor.

    If the speedsters at the Cheetahs are proving to be a handfull just get Vulindlu or Mvovo onto the park, those guys can motor.

  • Comment 10, posted at 16.02.10 15:01:51 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • i would start mvovo ahead of odwa

  • Comment 11, posted at 16.02.10 15:03:49 by war1 Reply
  • @war1 (Comment 11) : Deffinitely, Od-one has been rather average now for quite some time, not sure what’s wrong there…he’s not too young either anymore.

  • Comment 12, posted at 16.02.10 15:05:22 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • Sharks to take this one imo, but make sure to post gaurds at the light switches, just in case 😉

  • Comment 13, posted at 16.02.10 15:14:07 by diablo Reply

  • @diablo (Comment 13) : I’m also leaning towards the Sharks taking this, mostly over the shock of last week…it deffinitely had an impact on the team…I realy think we’re gonna see a good display this Friday from our Sharks.

  • Comment 14, posted at 16.02.10 15:18:24 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 14) : Certainly hope so. The more SA teams at the top the better! 😀

  • Comment 15, posted at 16.02.10 15:21:26 by diablo Reply

  • They do have some really blitz players there in Demas, Nokwe and Mapoe. Only that Demas can mess it up at times. Nokwe maybe not very good on defence but he is blitz for sure. Their front row and also their loose trio are very good.

    If we play with discipline we should win this one. Also we must not kick it back to them all the time. They will punish us.

  • Comment 16, posted at 16.02.10 15:25:32 by Puma Reply

  • @diablo (Comment 15) : Very true, would love the SA teams to shut the kiwi teams up…would be great for SA rugby.

  • Comment 17, posted at 16.02.10 15:26:02 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @Puma (Comment 16) : I think with Ruan at fh we’ll see the kicking being more tactical and I bet we’ll see the odd foot pass also…that boy Pienaar will make a HUGE difference this weekend, he has rugby in his genes.

  • Comment 18, posted at 16.02.10 15:28:18 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @Puma (Comment 16) : the only way our kicking game will be bad is when it is done by the Duppies, and they’ll get red carded for theirs… 😆

  • Comment 19, posted at 16.02.10 15:31:19 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 18) : For sure, I rate Pienaar a lot. Pleased he will start. Made a difference when he came on to play Saturday. With Rory taking the goal kicks
    Ruan will be fine there.

  • Comment 20, posted at 16.02.10 15:32:26 by Puma Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 19) : Just hope they don’t let us done this week. We lost that game last week not just cause of the ref but also Bismarck’s brainless shoulder charge that sent him to the sin bin. At such a late stage of the game when we really could not afford at that time to be playing with 14 men.

    Think the discipline will be better this week. Plum will have sorted that out. Well hoping.

  • Comment 21, posted at 16.02.10 15:36:28 by Puma Reply

  • @Puma (Comment 20) : I’m telling you Puma, Ruan will soon become the best FH we’ve seen in SA….that guy has an imediate impact playing a position he doesnt even enjoy playing…just think how good he will be once he realises that FH is the best position for him…exciting prospect

  • Comment 22, posted at 16.02.10 15:36:33 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • Okay out of here. Cheers Fires and all, catch up later.

  • Comment 23, posted at 16.02.10 15:37:19 by Puma Reply

  • @Puma (Comment 23) : Cheers Pums….see you 2morrow, go well go Sharksss

  • Comment 24, posted at 16.02.10 15:41:37 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 3) : Swannie and Waylon might be good defensively, but Swannie is slow and you cannot possibly call either of them creative 🙄

  • Comment 25, posted at 16.02.10 15:51:18 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 25) : Kom nou Pokkel….’give him anada chance’ 😆

  • Comment 26, posted at 16.02.10 15:53:27 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @Pokkel (Comment 25) : I do however think with Ruan at FH they’ll be forced to play with a bit more creativity….anycase, how creative should you be when you can run over the opposition… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 27, posted at 16.02.10 15:55:47 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 26) : You’re saying it like they have been creative in the past….I’ll give them another chance, but to call those two creative on past performances is pushing it. 😆

  • Comment 28, posted at 16.02.10 15:56:31 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 27) : as long as Waylon’crabman’ Murray tries to run over the guy in front of him and not the guy next to him :mrgreen:

  • Comment 29, posted at 16.02.10 15:57:48 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 28) : The power of positive thinking….ja I know I might have pushed it a bit far….lets then hope they can conjure up some creativity with Ruan at FH

  • Comment 30, posted at 16.02.10 15:58:17 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 30) : Word jy actually betaal om heeldag te blog?? :mrgreen: 😉

  • Comment 31, posted at 16.02.10 16:03:27 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 31) : wouldn’t that be luverly 🙂

  • Comment 32, posted at 16.02.10 16:05:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 31) : Nee nog nie, bly jy noem dit nou dat Rob hier is…hahahahah, miskien kan ek my sterre inruil vir geld… 😆

  • Comment 33, posted at 16.02.10 16:06:52 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 33) : These stars are worth about as much as Voldy money 🙄 😉

  • Comment 34, posted at 16.02.10 16:09:26 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 29) : Waylon seemed to be running in straight line on Saturday, I almost fainted in delight/surprise. 😆

  • Comment 35, posted at 16.02.10 16:14:58 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @CapeShark (Comment 35) : I told him to do so 😈

  • Comment 36, posted at 16.02.10 16:17:45 by Charlie Reply

  • @CapeShark (Comment 35) : I hope is stays like that 😎 …the backline didn’t see much of the ball.

  • Comment 37, posted at 16.02.10 16:18:40 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Charlie (Comment 36) : good stuff!

  • Comment 38, posted at 16.02.10 16:20:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Charlie (Comment 36) : Now if u can get thru to Bismark…

  • Comment 39, posted at 16.02.10 16:21:52 by CapeShark Reply
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  • Wow Rob, 166 comments on your Jean De Villiers story and not an ounce of proof, good going!

  • Comment 40, posted at 16.02.10 16:25:48 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @CapeShark (Comment 40) : thanks. Checking my mail now for the Keo job offer 🙂

  • Comment 41, posted at 16.02.10 16:37:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 41) : 😀

  • Comment 42, posted at 16.02.10 16:40:10 by CapeShark Reply
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  • they could swop viljoen with daniller. viljoen looked a bit suspect under high ball.

  • Comment 43, posted at 16.02.10 18:02:24 by rekinek Reply
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  • If these plaas Jappies spread it wide we will have to be flippen WIDE awake.

  • Comment 44, posted at 16.02.10 19:38:59 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 41) : I bet if you look hard enough one of their copy + paste journos probably has it up their already…

  • Comment 45, posted at 16.02.10 20:26:33 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • Now why are the Chiefs still in Durban…do they not know that you’d want to get your lungs use to the ‘vrot Gaupong’ lack of oxygen, that’s why most teams struggle up there, take it from me, the trip up to Gaupong is a dreaded one….lack of oxygen (that why the Nulle are blue)

  • Comment 46, posted at 16.02.10 20:32:40 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 46) : as KSA explained to me once there are 2 thoughts:
    one you get to altitute early enough to get used to it;
    other: you come up in the last minute in hope that you will finish the game before the tiredness sets in

  • Comment 47, posted at 16.02.10 22:33:22 by rekinek Reply
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  • Cb10om 😛

  • Comment 48, posted at 17.02.10 08:58:21 by Jarson's (X + V) Reply
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  • @CapeShark (Comment 39) : Dunno, lights are on, but nobody’s at home 🙄

  • Comment 49, posted at 17.02.10 09:01:32 by Charlie Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 41) : :mrgreen: 😈 :mrgreen:

  • Comment 50, posted at 17.02.10 09:02:03 by Charlie Reply


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