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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