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Cheetahs make five changes for Stormers

Ashley Johnson drops to the bench and will come on as an impact player

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Article Published: Wednesday 4 July 2012|

The Cheetahs have made five changes to the team that lost to the Bulls last weekend for this weekend's clash against the Stormers in Bloemfontein.

Two of the changes are in the forwards with Ashley Johnson dropping to the bench to be used an impact player and Justin Downey is promoted into the starting line up.

Cameron Jacobs will start the match on the left wing ahead of Rocco Jansen who drops down to the bench and Nico Scheepers will make his Super Rugby debut on the right wing.

At centre Barry Geel starts in place of Andries Strauss who misses the match.


15. Willie le Roux, 14. Nico Scheepers, 13.Robert Ebersohn, 12.Barry Geel, 11.Cameron Jacobs, 10.Riaan Smit, 9.Pieter van Zyl, 8.Justin Downey, 7.Lappies Labuschagne, 6.Heinrich Brüssow, 5.Izak van der Westhuizen, 4.Andries Ferreira/George Earle, 3.WP Nel, 2.Adriaan Strauss (c), 1.Trevor Nyakane.

Replacements: 16.Hercu Liebenberg, 17.Marcel van der Merwe, 18.George Earle/Waltie Vermeulen, 19.Ashley Johnson, 20.Tewis de Bruyn, 21.Sias Ebersohn, 22.Philip Snyman.

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