New-look Griquas to tackle Cheetahs

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:22
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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Griquas head coach Peter Engledow has made a number of changes to his starting XV for the Currie Cup Premier Division clash against the Free State Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

The backline, Ederies Arendse replaces Jacobus Jonker at right wing, while Alshaun Bock comes in on the left wing. In the midfield, Andre Swarts takes over the No.12 jersey from Clinton Swart.

There is also a change at scrumhalf with Renier Botha replacing Rudi van Rooyen.

In the pack, Jason Fraser is the new face in the back row, while Mzwanele Zito and Jonathan Adendorf form a new second-row combination. 

In the front row, Liam Hendricks and Marius Fourie comes in for Stephan Kotze and Abraham le Roux. 

Griquas: 15 AJ Coertzen (captain), 14 Ederies Arendse, 13 Jonathan Francke, 12 Andre Swarts, 11 Alshaun Bock, 10 Elgar Watts, 9 Renier Botha, 8 Jason Fraser, 7 Jonathan Janse van Rensburg, 6 Wendal Wehr, 5 Mzwanele Zito, 4 Jonathan Adendorf, 3 Liam Hendricks, 2 Marius Fourie, 1 Steph Roberts. 
Replacements: 16 Sidney Tobias, 17 Devon Martinus, 18 Steven Meiring, 19 Thabo Mabuza, 20 Eric Zana, 21 Ntabeni Dukisa, 22 Steven Moir. 

Date: Saturday, October 1
Venue: Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Kick-off: 14.00 (12.00 GMT)
Referee: Cwengile Jadezweni
Assistant referees: Lourens van der Merwe, Jaco Kotze
TMO: JJ Wagner

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