Same again for Cheetahs

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Cheetahs, Original Content, Super Rugby on 25 Feb 2014 at 11:19
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Toyota Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske has named an unchanged match 23 for Friday’s Vodacom Super Rugby clash against the Rebels in Melbourne.

The Cheetahs have never lost to the Rebels in Super Rugby and will be looking to extend that record, while getting their tour off to a good start.

kick-off is at 10h40 SA time.

Toyota Cheetahs:

15 Willie le Roux, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Johan Goosen, 9 Shaun Venter 8 Phillip van der Walt, 7 Lappies Labuschagné, 6 Boom Prinsloo, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Lodewyk de Jager, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Caylib Oosthuizen

Substitutes:16 Ryno Barnes, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Maks van Dyk, 19 Rynard Landman, 20 Jean Cook, 21 Sarel Pretorius, 22 Elgar Watts, 23 Hennie Daniller


  • for my last man standings sake hopefully they dont lose here.

  • Comment 1, posted at 25.02.14 12:12:18 by Dunx Reply
  • Hope the Rebels get klapped!

  • Comment 2, posted at 25.02.14 12:12:28 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Go Cheetahs!!!!!!!

  • Comment 3, posted at 25.02.14 12:27:17 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • Good chance for them to redeem themselves. Always good to have a win on the first match away.

  • Comment 4, posted at 25.02.14 13:31:25 by Caratacus Reply

  • I dont think Naka has that many options to change to be honest. Mayb Mnisi onto the bench for some impact but other than that its hard to see anything significant. Daniller offers nothing as a reserve- he is a safe option nothing more

  • Comment 5, posted at 25.02.14 14:10:46 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 5) : Why should Naka change is rather the question.

  • Comment 6, posted at 25.02.14 14:50:49 by KingCheetah Reply

  • @KingCheetah (Comment 6) : Well they havnt exactly been outstanding in their 2 games but he does probably has his best lineup there. So only possible changes wud be the bench. My point was that he doesnt have massive squad depth just to make changes for the sake of it so this lineup will play more than likely when they fit.

  • Comment 7, posted at 25.02.14 14:58:33 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 7) : Agreed, but then bar the Sharks, no other SA franchise has depth in reserve. The Cheetahs being second only to that of the Sharks.

    Front row we have Rossouw de Klerk,Hercu Liebenberg, and Martin Bezuidenhout, all with Super rugby experience. The rest of the pack we can add Andries Ferreira and Heinrich Brüssow that have S15 experience. Amongst the backs we have Tiaan Meyer, Riaan Smit, Benjamin, Lindeque and Howard Minis. So we are better off than most other SA franchises.

  • Comment 8, posted at 25.02.14 16:43:17 by KingCheetah Reply

  • @KingCheetah (Comment 8) : that Tian Meyer boy gets around a bit…. reckon he must be ready for a new passport

  • Comment 9, posted at 25.02.14 16:57:45 by robdylan Reply
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  • Lol, quite a few players have been doing the run around, in no small measure due to SARU’s bungling.

  • Comment 10, posted at 25.02.14 17:57:55 by KingCheetah Reply

  • @KingCheetah (Comment 10) : that’s true

  • Comment 11, posted at 25.02.14 17:58:46 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 8) : There is depth as in pure playing numbers and then there is quality depth that can actually add value. Of those players you mentioned probably only Andires Ferreira, Brussow (if ever not injured), Riaan Smit and Mnisi would add anything to the 23 man team you have for the weekend. But yes you right in that the Cheetahs are probably better off than the Lions. Bulls and Stormers do have quality depth but i have a feeling they more pretty boys than anything and will shy away when the going gets tough.

  • Comment 12, posted at 26.02.14 07:58:31 by SheldonK Reply


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