Super Rugby

Cheetahs name team to play Crusaders




Cheetahs Super Rugby head coach Franco Smith has named his team to play the Crusaders in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

Amongst the changes for this week Smith has moved Ox Nche and Uzair Cassiem from the bench to the starting line-up.

Charles Marais moves to the replacements bench whils Paul Schoeman moves from number 6 flank to number eight, sending Henco Venter to the bench.

Sergeal Petersen will be starting on right wing, sending William Small-Smith to the bench (William Small-Smith’s inclusion on the bench to be confirmed)

·Clinton Swart comes on to the replacements bench.

We’ve had a good week on the training field and we are positive about Saturday.  We’ll focusing on what we’ve learned in previous games to keep improving and do what we do best”, said captain Francois Venter.


Ox Nche ,Torsten van Jaarsveld ,Johan Coetzee ,Armandt Koster ,Carl Wegner ,Uzair Cassiem ,Oupa Mohoje ,Paul Schoeman ,Shaun Venter ,Niel Marais ,Raymond Rhule ,Nico Lee ,Francois Venter (c ) ,Sergeal Petersen ,Clayton Blommetjies

Replacements : Elandré Huggett ,Charles Marais ,Tom Botha ,Francois Uys ,Henco Venter ,Niell Jordaan / William Small-Smith ,Tian Meyer ,Clinton Swart

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