Cheetahs sweating over Bok prop

Mon, 01 Jul 2013 20:48
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The Cheetahs will be sweating over the fitness of Springbok prop Coenie Oosthuizen in the build-up to their decisive Super Rugby encounter with the Blues on Saturday.

The Cheetahs will be sweating over the fitness of Springbok prop Coenie Oosthuizen in the build-up to their decisive Super Rugby encounter with the Blues on Saturday.

Oosthuizen is one of two casualties from the Cheetahs disastrous 3-28 loss to the Stormers at the weekend, with flyhalf Elgar Watts also unable to train on Monday.

Oosthuizen, who took a heavy blow to his leg just above the knee, will be given till Friday's captain's run to recover ahead of their must-win encounter with the Blues.

The loss to the Stormers mean the Cheetahs must beat the Blues to book their place in the play-offs later this month.

Watts, who felt discomfort during the build-up to last week's encounter with the Stormers, was again having trouble with a stiff hamstring muscle on Monday.

He played only 14 minutes at the end of the Newlands loss and the Cheetahs coaching staff are confident he will also be cleared to play.

Oosthuizen will undergo plenty of physiotherapy thus week, but the Cheetahs are in the fortunate position that they have in new Bok Trevor Nyakane a readymade replacement at loosehead prop.

Nyakane, who scored a try on his Test debut for South Africa, will start if Oosthuizen fails a fitness test and then Caylib Oosthuizen will come on to the bench.

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FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Wed, 31 May 2017
New Zealand U20 v Scotland U20 07h00 AIA Arena
England U20 v Samoa U20 07h00 Tbilisi
South Africa U20 v France U20 09h30 Tbilisi
Ireland U20 v Italy U20 09h30 AIA Arena
Argentina U20 v Georgia U20 12h00 Tbilisi
Australia U20 v Wales U20 14h30 Tbilisi
Fri, 02 June 2017
Blues v Reds 07h35 Auckland
Sat, 03 June 2017
Crusaders v Highlanders 02h35 Christchurch
Chiefs v Waratahs 05h05 Hamilton
NZ Barbarians v B&I Lions 07h35 Toll Stadium
Brumbies v Rebels 09h45 Canberra
Force v Hurricanes 11h35 Perth
Sun, 04 June 2017
Ireland U20 v Scotland U20 07h00 AIA Arena
Argentina U20 v France U20 07h00 Tbilisi
New Zealand U20 v Italy U20 09h30 AIA Arena
Australia U20 v Samoa U20 09h30 Tbilisi
South Africa U20 v Georgia U20 12h00 Tbilisi
England U20 v Wales U20 14h30 Tbilisi
RESULT SCORE
Sun, 28 May 2017
Lions v Kings 54 | 10
Sat, 27 May 2017
Jaguares v Brumbies 15 | 39
Munster v Scarlets 22 | 46
Sharks v Stormers 22 | 10
Wasps v Exeter Chiefs 20 | 23
Bulls v Hurricanes 20 | 34
Rebels v Crusaders 19 | 41
Highlanders v Waratahs 44 | 28
Sunwolves v Cheetahs 7 | 47
Fri, 26 May 2017
Reds v Force 26 | 40
Blues v Chiefs 16 | 16
Sun, 21 May 2017
Waratahs v Rebels 50 | 23
Sat, 20 May 2017
Kings v Brumbies 10 | 19
Munster v Ospreys 23 | 3
Wasps v Leicester Tigers 21 | 20
SUPER RUGBY
MORE LOGS
Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Brumbies 12 5 0 7 28
Waratahs 12 4 0 8 19
Force 12 4 0 8 17
Reds 12 3 0 9 16
Rebels 12 1 1 10 8
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Crusaders 13 13 0 0 59
Hurricanes 12 10 0 2 48
Highlanders 13 10 0 3 45
Chiefs 12 9 1 2 45
Blues 13 6 1 6 33
Pool SA1
Team P W D L Pts
Stormers 12 7 0 5 34
Cheetahs 13 3 0 10 16
Bulls 12 3 0 9 15
Sunwolves 12 1 0 11 7
Pool SA2
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 13 12 0 1 56
Sharks 13 9 1 3 42
Jaguares 12 5 0 7 24
Kings 12 4 0 8 19