Cheetahs unleash Benjamin on Bulls

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 12:06
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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Free State Cheetahs head coach Franco Smith has made three changes to the starting XV that beat Boland for their clash against the Blue Bulls in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

Ryno Benjamin replaces Sergeal Petersen on the wing with Maphutha Dolo taking Benjamin's place on the bench.

In the other change in the backline, Tian Meyer comes in for Shaun Venter at scrumhalf.

In the pack, Torsten van Jaarsveld takes over the No.2 jersey from Joseph Dweba.

Neil Marais replaces Sias Ebersohn on the bench.

Free State Cheetahs: 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Ryno Benjamin, 13 Francois Venter, 12 William Small-Smith, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Niell Jordaan, 7 Uzair Cassiem, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Reniel Hugo, 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Tom Botha, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Retshegofaditswe Nche.
Replacements: 16 Jacques Du Toit, 17 Charles Marais, 18 Justin Basson, 19 Henco Venter, 20 Shaun Venter, 21 Niel Marais, 22 Maphutha Dolo.

Date: Saturday, August 13
Venue: Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Kick-off: 17.10 (15.10 GMT)
Referee: Lesego Legoete
Assistant referees: Archie Sehlako, Jaco Kotze
TMO: JJ Wagner

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