Super Rugby

Lood returns for Cheetahs against Kings




Cheetahs head coach Franco Smith has included Lood de Jager in his Super Rugby team to play the Southern Kings in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

Smith has made a couple of changes to the team that lost to the Waratahs in Sydney last week.

In the forwards De Jager,Charles Marais, Torsten van Jaarsveld, Maks van Dyk, Paul Schoeman and Uzair Cassiem are all back in the starting line-up.

Jacques du Toit, Ox Nche, Luan de Bruin, Henco Venter and Carl Wegner are on the bench.

Shaun Venter and Tian Meyer will be switching places at scrumhalf with Meyer on the bench.

Captain Francois Venter will be playing at outside centre with Michael van der Spuy at 12 while Nico Lee is named on the replacements bench.


1. Charles Marais , 2. Torsten van Jaarsveld , 3. Maks van Dyk , 4. Lodewyk de Jager (vc) , 5. Francois Uys , 6. Paul Schoeman , 7. Oupa Mohoje , 8. Uzair Cassiem , 9. Shaun Venter , 10. Fred Zeilinga , 11. Raymond Rhule , 12. Michael van der Spuy , 13. Francois Venter (C) , 14. Sergeal Petersen , 15. Clayton Blommetjies

Replacements: 16. Jacques du Toit , 17. Ox Nche , 18. Luan de Bruin , 19. Henco Venter , 20. Carl Wegner , 21. Tian Meyer , 22. Niel Marais , 23. Nico Lee

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