Super Rugby

Marais starts for Cheetahs against Chiefs




Chiefs Super Rugby head coach Franco Marais has named Niel Marais at flyhalf in his team to play the Chiefs in Bloemfontein.

With Marais starting at flyhalf Fred Zeilinga moves to the replacements bench.

Props Ox Nche and Johan Coetzee moves from the bench to the starting line-up and Charles Marais and Tom Botha moves to the bench. 

Carl Wegner and Francois Uys swops places with Wegner starting on lock and Uys on the bench. 

Nico Lee moves from wing to centre and Sergeal Petersen will be starting on wing.

unior Pokomela or Luther Obi will be replacing Clinton Swart on the bench.

Our aim as a team is to be better than the last game we played.  It is exciting for us to play against a New Zealand team,” said captain Francois Venter


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

Replacements : Elandré Huggett,Charles Marais,Tom Botha,Francois Uys,Niell Jordaan,Junior Pokomela / Luther Obi,Tian Meyer,Fred Zeilinga

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