Super Rugby

Rhule to win 50th Super Rugby cap for Cheetahs




Cheetahs head coach Franco Smith has named Raymond Rhule to win his 50th Super Rugby cap for the Cheetahs this weekend when they play the Force in Bloemfontein.

Smith has made a couple of changes to his forward pack for this week and Ox Nche will be starting as loosehead prop, replacing Charles Marais.

Carl Wegner will be replacing the injured Lood de Jager at lock.

On the replacements bench there are some new faces Joseph Dweba (Super Rugby debut), Johan Coetzee, Reniel Hugo, Henco Venter, George Whitehead and William Small-Smith (returning to play after a injury) .

Luan de Bruin and Shaun Venter are the only players who remain on the bench from the previous match.


1. Ox Nche , 2. Torsten van Jaarsveld , 3. Maks van Dyk , 4. Carl Wegner , 5. Francois Uys (vc) , 6. Paul Schoeman , 7. Oupa Mohoje , 8. Uzair Cassiem , 9. Tian Meyer , 10. Fred Zeilinga , 11. Raymond Rhule , 12. Michael van der Spuy , 13. Francois Venter (C) , 14. Sergeal Petersen , 15. Clayton Blommetjies

Replacements: 16. Joseph Dweba , 17. Luan de Bruin , 18. Johan Coetzee , 19. Reniel Hugo , 20. Henco Venter , 21. Shaun Venter , 22. George Whitehead , 23. William Small-Smith

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