Marching orders for Rhule as Naka reads riot act

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Cheetahs, Currie Cup, Original Content on 25 Sep 2013 at 09:27
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It’s not often that scoring a try gets you a week’s rest, but that’s exactly what’s happened to Cheetahs left wing Raymond Rhule, who’s one of a quartet of players dropped by Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske for this weekend’s match against Western Province.

The other side of the coin is that when a team does concede 50 points (and seven tries) it’s inevitable that the blame must fall somewhere; Rhule and Waltie Vermeleun are the two men who’ve been removed entirely from the 22 this week, while Davon Raubenheimer and Rossouw de Klerk have lost their places in the starting line-up.

Former Sharks youngster Piet Lindeque comes in at left wing for his first start for the Cheetahs in an otherwise unchanged backline, but the forward deck has been properly reshuffled for Friday’s clash. Trevor Nyakane moves to tighthead to replace de Klerk (who was killed by Dale Chadwick for the umpteenth time in his career) with Hond van der Merwe starting at loosehead. Lood de Jager moves from 4 to 5, with Freddie Ngoza moving in to start at lock. Loose trio changes see Oupa Mohoje start at blindside flank, with Lappies Labuschagne moving to openside and captain Boom Prinsloo shifting to number 8.

Cheetahs: 15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Riaan Smit, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Robert Ebersohn, 11 Piet Lindeque, 10 Elgar Watts, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Boom Prinsloo, 7 Oupa Mohoje, 6 Lappies Labuschagné, 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Freddie Ngoza, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Hercu Liebenberg, 1 Schalk van der Merwe.
Substitutes: 16 AJ le Roux, 17 Rossouw de Klerk, 18 Francois Uys, 19 Davon Raubenheimer, 20 Piet van Zyl, 21 Rayno Benjamin, 22 Willie du Plessis


  • I’d be very surprised if Naka’s reaction to the loss has any positive effect on their next game.

    Some of the changes he’s making looks pretty mad.

  • Comment 1, posted at 25.09.13 09:47:41 by Letgo Reply
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  • And him keeping the team on the field during half time in the freezing cold and wind on Saturday wasn’t the most intelligent thing to do either, IMO

  • Comment 2, posted at 25.09.13 09:58:36 by Bayshark Reply

  • There’s not much a wing can do if he does,nt get the ball. If the scrum is going backwards its pretty damn lonely out there.

  • Comment 3, posted at 25.09.13 10:19:07 by Caratacus Reply

  • I think Naka’s just miffed coz he knows he’s not on the shortlist for September “Coach of the Month” award.

  • Comment 4, posted at 25.09.13 10:49:48 by jonnow Reply

  • Hond vd Merge and Oupa Mohoje Boom Prinsloo Lood de Jager , you simply have to love SA sports, the crickets need to catch up though , their names are lame. Bouchie , Hershie etc

  • Comment 5, posted at 26.09.13 09:50:48 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 5) : Chokie…

  • Comment 6, posted at 26.09.13 09:57:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 6) : lol 🙂

  • Comment 7, posted at 26.09.13 09:59:52 by R Hayward Reply

  • so much amazing

  • Comment 8, posted at 26.09.13 10:29:53 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply

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