Raymond ready to Rhule again

Wed, 29 May 2013 11:19
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Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske has brought back star flyer Raymond Rhule for his team's Super Rugby crunch encounter with the Bulls on Saturday.

Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske has brought back star flyer Raymond Rhule for his team's Super Rugby crunch encounter with the Bulls on Saturday.

The inclusion of Raymond Rhule, who was axed after a slump in form, is the only change to the team that will host the Bulls in a South African Conference decider in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

Rhule, a Springbok tourist on the year-end trip to the United Kingdom and Ireland, replaces Sevens Bok Rayno Benjamin on the right wing.

"Raymond was dropped because of his inability on defence," Drotske told a media briefing on Wednesday.

"He has, however, showed that he can defend well after he came on as a replacement [against the Kings last week].

"He made one or two crucial tackles and did well when he got the ball in hand.

"He is the type of player you want in your team against a side like the Bulls, so he gets another shot at it."

Left wing and Bok training squad member Willie le Roux has been named in the starting XV, despite concerns over a hamstring injury that has troubled him in the last few weeks.

Cheetahs: 15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Raymond Rhule, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Robert Ebersohn, 11 Willie le Roux, 10 Elgar Watts, 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Pieter Labuschagne, 6 Heinrich Brüssow, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Lodewyk de Jager, 3 Lourens Adriaanse, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Coenie Oosthuizen.
Replacements: 16 Ryno Barnes, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Rynhardt Landman, 19 Johannes Prinsloo, 20 Sarel Pretorius, 21 Riaan Smit, 22 Rayno Benjamin.

Date: Saturday, June 1
Venue: Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Kick-off: 19.10 (17.10 GMT)
Referee: Jason Jaftha (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Jaco Peyper (South Africa), Francois de Bruin (South Africa)
TMO: Gerrie Coetzee (South Africa)

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