Cheetahs banking on Coenie

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Cheetahs, Currie Cup, Original Content on 19 Sep 2012 at 06:41
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The Cheetahs, facing a must-win game at Loftus in the Currie Cup this weekend, are hoping that their Bok trump-card, prop Coenie Oosthuizen, will be passed fit to play some role against the Blue Bulls.

Having already lost loose-head Trevor Nyakane for the rest of the competition (broken thumb), there was more bad news for coach Naka Drostske as the former’s understudy, Schalk van der Merwe, is now also out of contention due to the recurrence of a chronic neck complaint. Former Lions and Boland man Ross Geldenhuys is thus in line for a first start for his new team, but I’m sure Drotske would love to be able to call on Oosthuizen as his bench prop.

The alternative is to hand a Currie Cup debut to Western Province age group prop, Brummer Badenhorst, who’s been pulled into the Cheetahs squad to provide cover. Badenhorst played for the Baby Boks a few years back and is seen as a good prospect.

In addition to Oosthuizen, the Cheetahs are also hoping to have Kabamba Floors back this week and if he should indeed be passed fit to play, he may replace Davon Raubenheimer, who is apparently carrying a knee injury of sorts.


  • Bring back Oosthuizen the boks need him instead of greyling

  • Comment 1, posted at 19.09.12 07:58:26 by Dunx Reply
  • Has there ever been a season with this many injuries. Surely the administrators has to realise that all the rugby is detrimental to the players?

    I guess greed will triumph over the well being of the players and their earning ability over an extended period.

    Somebody at some stage will have to start taking a stand against the sheer number of games these players are expected to play each year.

  • Comment 2, posted at 19.09.12 08:08:08 by Pokkel Reply
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