Boks bolt back for Cheetahs

Wed, 26 Jun 2013 08:23
Large willie le roux cheetahs pas Large adriaanstrausscheetahstraining Large coenie630

The Cheetahs have thrown their Springboks straight back into the mix for their must-win clash with the Stormers at Newlands on Saturday.

The Cheetahs have thrown their Springboks straight back into the mix for their must-win clash with the Stormers at Newlands on Saturday.

This approach is understandable considering the importance of the game. Within the Cheetahs starting XV there are four players that got game-time for the Springboks during the victorious four-nations tournament campaign. Trevor Nyakane was the other player to get match experience for South Africa - but he starts from the bench.

This is in contrast to what the Stormers have done heading into the match. Springbok captain Jean de Villiers will not be involved in the match this weekend and a number of the other Stormers national players sat out of training for a few days this week.

An advantage for the Cheetahs is that the likes of Pieter 'Lappies' Labuschagne, Robert Ebersohn and Lourens Adriaanse will all be well rested and more confident after spending valuable time in the national set-up.

Wille le Roux has been the catalyst to the Cheetahs on numerous ocassions this season and he grew into his role at fullback for the Springboks. Being able to hold his own at Test level can only give him more assurance going into this weekends fixture.

With the injury to Pierre Spies, Philip van der Walt will feel that he has a shot at the Bok No.8 jersey - or at least a place in the squad for the Rugby Championship - if he can string together a few more commanding performances.

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

Date: Saturday, 29 June
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
Kick-off: 19.15 (17.15 GMT)
Referee: Stuart Berry (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Quinton Immelman (South Africa), Marc van Zyl (South Africa)
TMO: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Fri, 29 April 2016
Chiefs v Sharks 07h35 Hamilton
Force v Bulls 11h05 Perth
Boland v Griquas 12h30 Wellington
Sale Sharks v Gloucester 18h45 AJ Bell Stadium
Treviso v Connacht 19h30 Stadio Monigo
Glasgow Warriors v Zebre 19h35 Scotstoun
Munster v Edinburgh 19h35 Irish Independent Park
Sat, 30 April 2016
Blues v Rebels 05h15 Auckland
Highlanders v Brumbies 07h35 Dunedin
Reds v Cheetahs 09h40 Brisbane
Border v Pumas 12h30 East London
Namibia v EP Kings 13h00 Windhoek
Leicester Tigers v Worcester Warriors 14h00 Welford Road
Western Province v Golden Lions 14h15 Newlands
Northampton Saints v Bath 14h15 Franklin's Gardens
Cardiff Blues v Ospreys 14h30 Millennium Stadium
Ulster v Leinster 15h00 Kingspan Stadium
Lions v Hurricanes 15h05 Johannesburg
Dragons v Scarlets 17h00 Millennium Stadium
Stormers v Waratahs 17h10 Cape Town
Jaguares v Kings 21h40 Buenos Aires
Sun, 01 May 2016
Exeter Chiefs v Wasps 12h00 Sandy Park
London Irish v Harlequins 14h00 Madejski Stadium
Saracens v Newcastle Falcons 14h15 Allianz Park
SUPER RUGBY
MORE LOGS
Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Rebels 8 5 0 3 22
Brumbies 8 5 0 3 21
Waratahs 7 3 0 4 17
Reds 8 1 1 6 8
Force 8 1 0 7 6
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Chiefs 8 7 0 1 33
Crusaders 8 7 0 1 32
Hurricanes 8 5 0 3 26
Highlanders 8 5 0 3 24
Blues 7 3 1 3 16
Pool SA1
Team P W D L Pts
Stormers 8 6 0 2 28
Bulls 7 5 1 1 23
Cheetahs 8 2 0 6 12
Sunwolves 8 1 0 7 7
Pool SA2
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 8 6 0 2 27
Sharks 8 4 1 3 22
Jaguares 8 1 0 7 7
Kings 7 1 0 6 4