Cheetahs shuffle pack for Sharks

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Cheetahs, Currie Cup, Original Content on 20 Aug 2013 at 15:13
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The Cheetahs have lost lock Walti Vermeulen to a dental injury ahead of friday’s Currie Cup clash with the Sharks; further, coach Naka Drotske has reacted to an inconsistent scrum showing at Newlands on Saturday by dropping two of the three props that took part from his match 22.

Jon-Roy Jenkinson, who started at tighthead against Western Province, has faced the music, with discarded Bok Trevor Nyakane coming into the number 3 jersey. Caylib Oosthuizen stays in the side at loosehead, but reserve prop Wian du Preez has also been dumped, in favour of former Bulls youngster Rossouw de Klerk. Lood de Jager moves from 4 to 5 this week, with Teboho Mahoje earning a first start alongside him. 21-year old Freddie Ngoza steps up from the Shimlas ranks to cover the second row from the bench.

The backs are unchanged this week, apart from the inclusion of Junior Springbok Kevin Luiters on the bench, at the expense of Argentina-bound Piet van Zyl.

Free State 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 Pieter Labuschagne, 6 Johannes Prinsloo (captain), 5 Lodewyk de Jager, 4 Teboho Mohoje, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Hercu Liebenberg, 1 Caylib Oosthuizen.
Replacements: 16 Ethienne Reynecke, 17 Rossouw de Klerk, 18 Freddie Ngoza, 19 Davon Raubenheimer, 20 Kevin Luiters, 21 Willie du Plessis, 22 Piet Lindeque/Joubert Engelbrecht.


  • We need to step up our defense this week. The Cheetahs will make us pay for any lapses.

  • Comment 1, posted at 20.08.13 15:43:27 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Cheetahs with 25+ point here going to rape the sharks

  • Comment 2, posted at 20.08.13 16:53:54 by Flippie Reply

  • @Flippie (Comment 2) : use that word again and you WILL be banned, because my patience is running thin.

  • Comment 3, posted at 20.08.13 17:00:10 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : What word musnt I use again is it the R one just asking

  • Comment 4, posted at 20.08.13 17:02:47 by Flippie Reply

  • @Flippie (Comment 4) : you know what, my life is actually way too busy to have to worry about trolls.


  • Comment 5, posted at 20.08.13 17:07:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : Rob, relax! Flippie’s scores will keep coming down towards the end of the CC campaign.

  • Comment 6, posted at 20.08.13 17:15:35 by R Hayward Reply

  • Great backline being spoiled by the rather pedestrian Watts at 10. They may be better off playing Smit there.

  • Comment 7, posted at 20.08.13 21:49:33 by MysticShark Reply
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  • Man the Cheetahs are clutching at straws when it comes to locks…..Mohoje is all of 1.92m and 103kg

  • Comment 8, posted at 20.08.13 23:42:37 by Saffex Reply

  • Ngoza, the bench lock is all of 1.9m and 105kg…….has Drotske lost the plot, especially considering he has two Cheetahs U21 locks standing at 1.98m and over 115kg

  • Comment 9, posted at 20.08.13 23:56:29 by Saffex Reply

  • @MysticShark (Comment 7) :
    Jeez I don’t know about pedestrian.
    He scored a cracker against Province in the wet on Saturday hey.

  • Comment 10, posted at 21.08.13 08:49:57 by John Galt Reply

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  • @Saffex (Comment 9) : I also looked at those heights…. do you think they’re accurate, though?

  • Comment 11, posted at 21.08.13 09:11:45 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) : yeah, they seem accurate

  • Comment 12, posted at 21.08.13 09:27:43 by Ludz Reply

  • @John Galt (Comment 10) : Yeah, I kinda rate Watts really high on my list of fly halves. He seems to fit the cheetah style.

  • Comment 13, posted at 21.08.13 09:40:11 by R Hayward Reply

  • @John Galt (Comment 10) : Agreed, it was a great try but there was not much else.

  • Comment 14, posted at 21.08.13 12:34:49 by MysticShark Reply
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  • sharks by 6 🙄

  • Comment 15, posted at 21.08.13 14:41:16 by pete69 Reply


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