Richard Ferguson

Cheetahs name strongest fifteen

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Cheetahs, Currie Cup, Original Content on 7 Aug 2013 at 14:27
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The Cheetahs have named a team mixed with youth and experience for their clash with the Lions this weekend.

Boom Prinsloo has been named captain of the team, leading from within a loose trio that has plenty of experience, maybe even the best loose trio in the competition, with Lappies Labuschagne and Philip van der Walt also starting. The second row is also an experienced combination of Lood de Jager and Waltie Vermeulen, while the front row has the least experience, with Durban boy John-Roy Jenkinson making his Currie Cup debut alongside Hercu Liebenberg and Caylib Oosthuizen.

The backline sees an impressive resemblance to what we saw from the Cheetahs Super Rugby side, with only Willie le Roux missing from the backline. Sarel Pretorius and Elgar Watts make up the halfbacks while the centre combination of Ebersohn and Sadie are due to run amok. Rhule, Smit and Daniller make an experienced back three, completing a team that is very close to the strongest of the Currie Cup teams in this competition.

The bench boasts some experience in prop Wian du Preez and flank Davon Raubenheimer, while Piet van Zyl is likely to make an impact off the bench. Piet Lindeque, who made his Super Rugby debut for the Sharks this season, is set to be involved in midfield or on the wing in the latter part of the match.

Cheetahs 15. Hennie Daniller, 14. Riaan Smit, 13. Johann Sadie, 12. Robert Ebersohn, 11. Raymond Rhule, 10. Elgar Watts, 9. Sarel Pretorius, 8. Philip van der Walt, 7. Lappies Labuschagne, 6. Boom Prinsloo (Capt), 5. Waltie Vermeulen, 4. Lodewyk de Jager, 3. John-Roy Jenkinson, 2. Hercu Liebenberg, 1. Caylib Oosthuizen.

Substitutes: 16. Ethienne Reynecke, 17. Wian du Preez, 18. Teboho Mohoje, 19. Davon Raubenheimer, 20. Piet van Zyl, 21. Joubert Engelbrecht, 22. Piet Lindeque


  • So what you are saying is if the Lions beat the Cheetahs this weekend we have a great chance of taking the Cup…… :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 1, posted at 07.08.13 14:32:24 by Lassy_lion Reply
  • They’ve got a potent looking side and if they play the way they did in Super Rugby this year then they’re in with a very good chance!

  • Comment 2, posted at 07.08.13 14:37:34 by ChrisS Reply
  • @ChrisS (Comment 2) : Cheetahs were my early pick for the title – then they got thrashed by Griquas in a warm-up and I started to doubt that call.

  • Comment 3, posted at 07.08.13 14:49:20 by robdylan Reply
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  • Alternate Bok XV to take on the Boks:

    1. Cilliers
    2. Cooper
    3. Herbst
    4. Mostert/Bakkies
    5. Elstadt
    6. Brussouw
    7. Labuschagne
    8. Engelbrecht
    9. Reinach
    10. Catrakillis
    11. Mvovo
    12. Ebersohn
    13. Sadie
    14. Aplon
    15. Ludik

    16. Schalk Brits
    17. Heinke van der Merwe
    18. BJ Botha
    19. Deysel
    20. Deon Fourie
    21. Piet van Zyl
    22. de Allende
    23. SP Marais

  • Comment 4, posted at 07.08.13 14:52:20 by ChrisS Reply
  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : Wow! Didn’t hear about that.

  • Comment 5, posted at 07.08.13 14:52:56 by ChrisS Reply
  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : I wouldn’t read too much into a warm up game – they lost quite badly to the Lions in a Super rugby warm up match in January and then produced a great Super15 campaign.

    IMO they are the team to beat in the CC. That’s a hell of a backline – just not too sure about Elgar Watts consistency or composure under pressure. The only uncertainty is in their front row – can young JR Jenkinson make the step up? and is Caylib Oosthuizen over his litany of injury setbacks?

  • Comment 6, posted at 07.08.13 15:09:54 by steve Reply

  • @Chris… They wuould get moer’d…

  • Comment 7, posted at 07.08.13 16:56:56 by blesbeer Reply

  • Hmmm Well if the lions couldn`t get a result against the Kings at home in front of a sold out crowd ( even if the tickets were only 20 bucks ) they`ve got no hope against the mighty Cheetah Play off contenders.

    If the Cheetahs lose here I’ll suspect match fixing! 😈

  • Comment 8, posted at 07.08.13 16:57:47 by Original Pierre Reply
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