Super Rugby

Cheetahs start Zeilinga at 10 against Reds




Cheetahs head coach Franco Smith has named his Super Rugby team to play the Reds in Brisbane with Fred Zeilinga at flyhalf.

The Cheetahs lost their opening tour match against the Rebels last week and Smith has tweaked the team for the Reds.

In the forwards Carl Wegner starts the match in the second with at No.4 which pushes Francois Uys to the replacements.

Lood de Jager moves across and into the No 5 jersey for this week and Paul Schoeman moves from No 8 to flank with Henco Venter at eighthman.

Schoeman has replaced Hilton Lobberts who returned to South Africa due to a shoulder injury he sustained in last week’s Rebels loss. Danie Mienie also returned to SA with a shoulder injury.

In the backline Fred Zeilinga change places with Marais dropping to the replacements and Zeilinga starting.

Johan Coetzee and Michael van der Spuy are the new names in the replacements.


15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Nico Lee, 12 Francois Venter (captain), 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Henco Venter, 7 Uzair Cassiem, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Maks van Dyk, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Charles Marais

Replacements: 16 Jacques du Toit, 17 Luan de Bruin, 18 Johan Coetzee, 19 Francois Uys, 20 Oupa Mohoje, 21 Tian Meyer, 22 Niel Marais, 23 Michael van der Spuy

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