Botha gets Cheetahs start

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 11:33
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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Former Kings prop Tom Botha has been included in the Cheetahs starting line-up to face Boland in their opening Currie Cup Premier Division clash at Boland Stadium on Saturday.

Botha joined Port Elizabeth-based side Kings in 2014 on a short-term contract prior to their return to the Currie Cup.
 
In May 2016, the Cheetahs announced that Botha signed a two-year deal with the Bloemfontein-based side, joining them on August 1, 2016.
 
Centre Francois Venter will captain the men from Bloem, with lock Reniel Hugo the vice-captain.
 
Cheetahs: 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Francois Venter (captain), 12 William Small-Smith, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Neill Jordaan, 7 Uzair Cassiem, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Reniel Hugo, 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Tom Botha, 2 Joseph Dweba, 1 Retshegofaditswe Nché.
Replacements: 16 Jacques du Toit, 17 Charles Marais, 18 Justin Basson, 19 Henco Venter, 20 Tian Meyer, 21 Sias Ebersohn, 22 Ryno Benjamin.

Date: Saturday, August 6
Venue: Boland Stadium, Wellington
Kick-off: 15.00 (13.00 GMT)
Referee: Rodney Boneparte 
Assistant referees: Francois Pretorius, Sinethemba Mrulwa
TMO: Shaun Veldsman

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