Richard Ferguson

Cheetahs take it easy against Leopards

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Cheetahs, Currie Cup, Original Content, Other SA Teams on 31 Aug 2011 at 11:21
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Free State Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske has announced his team to face the Leopards this weekend, and has made the call to rest some of his more important players, while other miss out due to injury.

Hennie Daniller is back at fullback after a lengthy spell on the side of the field. Him and Philip Burger, who starts for a change, will add much needed experience to the backline that has seen a fair few changes. Cameron Jacobs starts on the other wing, while Johan Goosen gets a start at flyhalf ahead of Sias Ebersohn.

Ashley Johnson is injured and is replaced by Boom Prinsloo at the back of the scrum, while Coenie Oosthuizen makes the positional swop to tighthead in place of the injured WP Nel. Young Marcel van der Merwe takes Coenie’s place and they flank captain Adriaan Strauss in the front row.

Free State Cheetahs: 15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Philip Burger, 13 Robert Ebersohn, 12 Philip Snyman, 11 Cameron Jacobs, 10 Johan Goosen, 9 Pieter van Zyl, 8 Boom Prinsloo, 7 Philip van der Walt, 6 Pieter Labuschagne, 5 Izak van der Westhuizen, 4 Francois Uys, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Marcel van der Merwe.

Replacements: 16 Hercu Liebenberg, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 19 Johan Wessels, 20 Tewis de Bruyn, 21 Sias Ebersohn, 22 Riaan Smit.


  • oh hell …..

  • Comment 1, posted at 31.08.11 11:50:49 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Still a good team. Leopards are a tough nut to crack this season.

  • Comment 2, posted at 31.08.11 11:51:07 by war1 Reply
  • @Zibbie (Comment 1) : Yep, I agree, gonna make FL a bit tough!

  • Comment 3, posted at 31.08.11 12:04:38 by Greg Reply

  • @Greg (Comment 3) :

    thats an understatement .. lol !!!

    No Uys , No Benjamine …. Sias on the bench …. ai karamba …

  • Comment 4, posted at 31.08.11 12:43:43 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 4) :

    karamba floors hasn’t been there all season 😆

    Still a good Cheetahs team. They’ll win by 20 odd points or more surely?!

  • Comment 5, posted at 31.08.11 12:47:54 by hendrikp Reply

  • @hendrikp (Comment 5) :

    shhh dont tell the guys who have been picking him 😛

  • Comment 6, posted at 31.08.11 12:49:33 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 4) : For me it’s Sias on the bench, and no Johnson, cheetahs still have to win though, I need the points

  • Comment 7, posted at 31.08.11 13:17:34 by Greg Reply

  • Where is Nokwe and Floors?

  • Comment 8, posted at 01.09.11 07:26:32 by Le Punk Reply

  • @Le Punk (Comment 8) : both injured still

  • Comment 9, posted at 01.09.11 07:48:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • and i see Rudi Vogt is in dougth as well … man oh man … i might not have ANY back line players this weekend …

  • Comment 10, posted at 01.09.11 15:33:26 by Zibbie Reply
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