Richard Ferguson

Currie Cup 2012 – Cheetahs (22) vs Western Province (29) F/T

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Cheetahs, Currie Cup, Original Content, WP on 8 Sep 2012 at 18:00
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The last game of the weekend takes us to Bloemfontein, where the Cheetahs host Western Province in another encounter which should go to the wire.

The Cheetahs threw away a fifteen point lead against the Sharks last weekend, and if the reaction from Naka Drotske after the match is anything to go by, the Cheetahs will be back with a vengeance. Andries Strauss comes back into midfield while Heinrich Brüssow is back on the side of the scrum after a lengthy injury layoff.

Western Province will be on quite a high after their win against the Bulls last weekend, and will look to continue in the same vain against the Cheetahs, working their way back into the top half of the log after their somewhat poor start to the campaign.

Free State Cheetahs: 15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Nico Scheepers, 13 Robert Ebersohn (captain), 12 Andries Strauss, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Sias Ebersohn, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Davon Raubenheimer, 7 Lappies Labuschagne, 6 Heinrich Brüssow, 5 Izak van der Westhuizen, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Marcel van der Merwe, 2 Hercu Liebenberg, 1 Schalk van der Merwe.

Replacements: 16 Elandré Huggett, 17 Ross Geldenhuys, 18 Waltie Vermeulen, 19 Hendro Scholtz, 20 Tewis du Bruyn, 21 Phillip Snyman, 22 Rayno Benjamin.

Western Province: 15 Gio Aplon, 14 Gerhard van den Heever, 13 JP du Plessis, 12 Marcel Brache, 11 Damian de Allende, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Jebb Sinclair, 7 Rynhardt Elstadt, 6 Deon Fourie (captain), 5 De Kock Steenkamp, 4 Don Armand, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Siyabonga Ntubeni, 1 Deon Carstens.

Replacements: 16 Steven Kitshoff, 17 Frans Malherbe, 18 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 19 Helmut Lehmann, 20 Louis Schreuder, 21 Patrick Howard, 22 Kurt Coleman.

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