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Cheetahs name 5th Captain

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Cheetahs, In the news, Super Rugby on 22 Mar 2011 at 18:46
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The Cheetahs have named Wilhelm Steenkamp as their fifth captain this season after an incredibly unlucky string of injuries to their skippers.

RUGBY365 reports that Steenkamp steps in for the injured captain number four, Andries Strauss (groin), who is on his way back to Bloemfonein along with Frans Viljoen (hamstring) after the two were injured during the historic 23-3 victory over the Waratahs.

The Cheetahs have already lost first choice captains Juan Smith and Adriaan Strauss through injury, while the third skipper of the season ,Naas Olivier, was axed and two weeks ago and finds himself on the bench.

Former Stormers centre Corne Uys takes over from Strauss at inside centre, while the only change to the team is also on the backline, where Wilmaure Louw starts on the left wing in place of Fabian Juries.

Surprisingly there is no place in the side for star scrumhalf Sarel Pretorius, who must make do with a role off the bench for the second week in a row.

However, Heinrich Brüssow came through last week’s match unscathed and is in the line-up once again together with Ashley Johnson and Phillip van der Walt in an exciting young loose trio.

Cheetahs: 15 Riaan Viljoen, 14, Phillip Snyman, 13 Robert Ebersohn, 12 Corne Uys, 11 Wilmaure Louw, 10 Sias Ebersohn, 9 Tewis de Bruyn, 8 Ashley Johnson, 7 Phillip van der Walt, 6 Heinrich Brüssow, 5 Wilhelm Steenkamp (captain), 4 Martin Muller, 3 WP Nel, 2 Ryno Barnes, 1 Coenie Oosthuizen.
Replacements: 16 Skipper Badenhorst, 17 Lourens Adriaanse, 18 Francois Uys, 19 Kabamba Floors, 20 Sarel Pretorius, 21 Naas Olivier, Fabian Juries.

Date: Saturday, March 26
Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Kick-off: 14.30 (04.30 GMT)
Referee: Keith Brown (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Glen Jackson (New Zealand), Simon Moore (Australia)
TMO: Steve Lesczcynski (Australia)


  • Will they do it again?

  • Comment 1, posted at 22.03.11 18:50:34 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : No. 😈

  • Comment 2, posted at 22.03.11 18:52:37 by McLovin Reply
  • @McLovin (Comment 2) : I doubt it as well.

    Lightning NEVER strikes twice. 🙂

  • Comment 3, posted at 22.03.11 19:06:15 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©
  • ksa tell that to the bulls

  • Comment 4, posted at 22.03.11 19:10:50 by juba_fan Reply
  • @juba_fan (Comment 4) : That wasn’t lightning.

    The tripped and fell in a hole. Only a Bull falls in the SAME hole twice. 😉

  • Comment 5, posted at 22.03.11 19:19:35 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 5) : Hehehehe

  • Comment 6, posted at 23.03.11 09:14:31 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 5) : Usually after saying something like ” Here hold my beer, let me show you how to do it! “

  • Comment 7, posted at 23.03.11 09:37:08 by Original Champion Reply
    Original Pierre
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : @McLovin (Comment 2) :

    Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while!! :mrgreen: 😈

  • Comment 8, posted at 23.03.11 09:46:41 by wpw Reply

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