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Injuries force Cheetahs into changes


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Injuries have forced the Cheetahs into making four changes to their side to play the Sunwolves from Japan.

Charles Marais will start as prop, replacing Ox Nche who sustained a knee injury during the match against the Bulls last weekend.

Francois Uys will be replacing Reniel Hugo, who is sidelined due to a long term knee injury.

The injured Uzair Cassiem (knee) will be replaced by Paul Schoeman who will be starting as no. 6 flank.  Neill Jordaan will start on no.8.

Ryno Benjamin moves to outside centre, replacing the injured Nico Lee (shoulder).

Zee Mkhabela will be starting on right wing in Ryno Benjamin’s place.

Tom Botha, Armandt Koster and Henco Venter, Ali Mgijima and Ruan van Rensburg are new on the bench.

Ali Mgijima will be making his Super Rugby debut when he runs onto the field.


15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Zee Mkhabela, 13 Ryno Benjamin, 12 Clinton Swart, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Niell Jordaan, 7 Oupa Mohoje, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Justin Basson, 3 Johan Coetzee, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld (c), 1 Charles Marais

Replacements: 16 Danie Mienie, 17 Elandre Huggett, 18 Tom Botha, 19 Armandt Koster, 20 Henco Venter 21 Niel Marais, 22 Ali Mgijima, 23 Ruan van Rensburg

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