Richard Ferguson

Cheetahs team for Sharks announced

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Cheetahs, Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 31 May 2011 at 18:15
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The Cheetahs have announced their team to face the Sharks this weekend in Bloemfontein with two changes to the starting line up that lost to the Bulls last weekend. Kabamba Floors has been ruled out through injury and is replaced by Johan Wessels while Hennie Daniller comes into fullback with Riaan Viljoen shifting to the wing to replace Riaan Smit.

The front row has been in great form lately, specifically captain Adriaan Strauss leading his team with admiration, while their loose forward have been on a mental high of note, especially Ashley Johnson.

In the backline, the addition of Daniller and having two fullbacks in the back three will make kicking a last choice as they will punish the Sharks at high altitude. Sias Ebersohn will enjoy facing Pat Lambie in a battle of the young flyhalf heats up.

Cheetahs: 1. Coenie Oosthuizen, 2. Adriaan Straus (Capt), 3. W.P. Nel, 4. Francois Uys, 5. Martin Muller, 6. Johan Wessels, 7. Ashley Johnson, 8. Davon Raubenheimer, 9. Sarel Pretorius, 10. Sias Ebersohn, 11. Philip Snyman, 12. Corne Uys, 13. Robert Ebersohn, 14. Riaan Viljoen, 15. Hennie Daniller

Substitutes: 16. Ryno Barnes, 17. Lourens Adriaanse, 18. Izak van der Westhuizen, 19. Pieter Myburgh, 20. Tewis de Bruyn, 21. Naas Olivier, 22. Riaan Smit


  • Strong team! But the Sharks can topple them if they keep their wits about and work on those basic errors that have been creeping in over the past few weeks. Alberts to be on Johnson radar the whole game!

  • Comment 1, posted at 31.05.11 18:20:02 by G West Reply
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  • cheetahs have a weak lineout….sharks can hone in here, must compete. A dilemma as Sharks need a strong scrum to lay a platform, but also need bissy to play as I assume the sharks loose trio will be Daniels, Alberts and Kanko….if so Bissys skills at the breakdown will be needed to combat Wessels, an out and out fetcher in the Brussow mould….Sharks will be more desperate and take this by 6 to 12 imo

  • Comment 2, posted at 31.05.11 19:30:40 by grant10 Reply

  • play smit off bench…not at prop…

  • Comment 3, posted at 31.05.11 19:31:32 by grant10 Reply

  • I’m keen to see Johan Wessels starting. He was a bright prospect a couple of years back and then disappeared in 2010. Was he injured?

  • Comment 4, posted at 31.05.11 19:38:44 by beet Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 4) : I agree….a really good prospect…..I think with Brussow there he basically played 2 nd team, but an out and out fetcher and sharks will need to fight fire with fire at the breakdowns…..thats why if Botes does not start Bissy a must….imo.

  • Comment 5, posted at 31.05.11 19:44:18 by grant10 Reply

  • I’ve got an idea that the sharks not gonna fiddel with their team. Alberts coming in for deysel and kanko on bench, someone replacing charl on bench.

  • Comment 6, posted at 31.05.11 20:41:49 by franshark Reply
  • @franshark (Comment 6) : gee… Who could they put on the bench to cover scrummie? 🙂

  • Comment 7, posted at 31.05.11 22:39:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 7) : 😛 :mrgreen: FREDDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 8, posted at 01.06.11 05:04:43 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Did anyone notice the #19 on the bench? I would have thought he would have gone back to the Stormers when back in SA.

  • Comment 9, posted at 01.06.11 06:53:02 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 8) : he can cover scrummie with a 12 on his back, that’l please me more…

  • Comment 10, posted at 01.06.11 07:15:56 by franshark Reply

  • Comment 11, posted at 01.06.11 07:18:06 by Loosehead Reply

  • @Loosehead (Comment 11) : don’t loose your head there dude 🙂

  • Comment 12, posted at 01.06.11 07:25:20 by franshark Reply
  • @Loosehead (Comment 11) : Ah crap. You again.

  • Comment 13, posted at 01.06.11 07:35:34 by SharksRTB Reply

  • @Loosehead (Comment 11) : Hello Coenie!! :mrgreen:

    Anyone know who`s gonna ref this one for us? < holds thumbs for Mark Lawrence > 😈

  • Comment 14, posted at 01.06.11 09:27:37 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • We will have to play really well and finish our opportunities if we want to win this one. The Cheetahs has really been on form the last couple of weeks. Going to be a great spectacle.

  • Comment 15, posted at 01.06.11 09:45:06 by Viking Reply
  • Is there any substance to the rumour that Ruan Pienaar is available to the Sharks until the European starts again ❓

  • Comment 16, posted at 01.06.11 10:55:04 by Ragged Reply

  • @Original Pierre (Comment 14) : Mark Lawrence it is.

  • Comment 17, posted at 01.06.11 16:45:06 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Ragged (Comment 16) : No there isn’t.

  • Comment 18, posted at 01.06.11 16:45:36 by KSA Shark © Reply

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