Cheetahs back Rhule for opener

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Cheetahs, Currie Cup, Original Content on 8 Aug 2012 at 10:00
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Baby Bok winger Raymond Rhule has been handed a surprising Currie Cup start for the Cheetahs this weekend, with the 19-year-old named in the number 11 jersey. Naka Drotske’s team get their campaign under way when they face the Lions in Johannesburg on Saturday.

Rob Ebersohn will captain the side for the first time, from the outside centre position, despite the presence of Andries Strauss (who has far more captaincy experience) on his inside. Riaan Smit carries on where he left off at the end of the Super Rugby campaign, named at flyhalf, while Marcel van der Merwe has come in at tight head for the Edinburgh-bound WP Nel.

The Cheetahs team is as follows:

15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Nico Scheepers, 13 Rob Ebersohn (capt), 12 Andries Strauss, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Riaan Smit, 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Davon Raubenheimer, 7 Pieter Labuschagne, 6 Boom Prinsloo, 5 Izak van der Westhuizen, 4 Waltie Vermeulen, 3 Marcel van der Merwe, 2 Hercu Liebenberg, 1 Trevor Nyakane
16 Elandre Huggett, 17 Schalk van der Merwe, 18 Francois Uys, 19 Kabamba Floors, 20 Sarel Pretorius, 21 Sias Ebersohn, 22 Philip Snyman


  • No reserves?

  • Comment 1, posted at 08.08.12 10:14:58 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 1) : do you read the articles? Ever? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 2, posted at 08.08.12 10:16:20 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : Sometimes not 😳 But in this instance I was questioning the fact that why name a team without reserves, why not wait and name the whole 22 at once.

  • Comment 3, posted at 08.08.12 10:19:57 by JarsonX Reply
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  • will little pretorius make it to the bench?

  • Comment 4, posted at 08.08.12 10:28:56 by Dunx Reply

  • Will Pretorius make it to Durban?

  • Comment 5, posted at 08.08.12 10:35:28 by Bite me Reply

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  • @Bite me (Comment 5) : why would we want a player who can neither tackle, nor pass?

  • Comment 6, posted at 08.08.12 11:02:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • with eberson as stand in captain, it is possibly quite safe to assume that sadie is going to waste his time at the cheetahs as well.

  • Comment 7, posted at 08.08.12 12:41:05 by MJ Reply

  • can someone please update my avatar

  • Comment 8, posted at 08.08.12 12:42:17 by MJ Reply


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