Super Rugby

Torsten leads Cheetahs against Lions




Cheetahs head coach Franco Smith has named his team to play the Lions in Bloemfontein on Saturday with Torsten van Jaarsveld as captain.

“I’m satisfied with were we are after the pre-season. Everyone trained really hard and we are as prepared as possible.

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The majority of the players has played Super Rugby and know what the intensity will be like,” said coach Franco Smith.

Two players in the starting line-up, Justin Basson (lock) and Clinton Swart (centre) will be making their Super Rugby debuts on Saturday.

“The team has more experience than at the start of 2016. We have a lot of strong leaders in the team and I’m looking forward to see how the team has grown.”

The referee for the game is Quinton Immelman.


1.Charles Marais, 2.Torsten van Jaarsveld (c), 3.Johan Coetzee , 4.Justin Basson, 5.Reniel Hugo, 6 .Uzair Cassiem, 7.Oupa Mohoje, 8.Paul Schoeman, 9.Tian Meyer (VC), 10.Fred Zeilinga, 11.Raymond Rhule , 12.Clinton Swart, 13.Nico Lee, 14.Sergeal Petersen , 15.Clayton Blommetjies

Replacements :16.Elandré Huggett,,17.Danie Mienie , 18.Ox Nche ,19.Francois Uys ,20.Niell Jordaan , 21.Zee Mkhabela, 22.Niel Marais , 23.Ryno Benjamin

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