Rhule back in Cheetahs squad

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:56
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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Free State Cheetahs coach Franco Smith has made few changes to his side for the last the Currie Cup league match.

The table-toping Cheetahs will complete their league fixtures when they host neighbours Griquas in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

The Bloemfontein side's 52-10 victory against a hapless Pumas in Nelspruit ensured they finished the regular season in the No.1 position in the standings - getting home-ground advantage in the semifinal and possible Final.

Cheetahs welcome back Raymond Rhule who missed last week's encounter due to a calf strain. Rhule will start at the left wing with the Sevens Springbok Ryno Benjamin moving to the right wing.

In the pack, Henco Venter will be replacing Paul Schoeman in the back row, while in the front row Retshegofaditswe Nche takes his spot in the starting XV replacing Charles Marais, who takes his seat on the bench.

Joining Marais on the bench are Torsen Van Jaarsveld (hooker), Willem Serfontein (lock) and William Small-Smith (utility back).

Free State Cheetahs: 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Ryno Benjamin, 13 Francios Venter (captain), 12 Nico Lee, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Niel Marais, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Niell Jordaan, 7 Uzair Cassiem, 6 Henco Venter, 5 Reniel Hugo, 4 Justin Basson, 3 Johan Coetzee, 2 Jacques Du Toit, 1 Retshegofaditswe Nche.
Replacements: 16 Torsten Van Jaarsveld, 17 Charles Marais, 18 Willem Serfontein, 19 Tienie Burger, 20 Zee Mkhabela, 21 Fred Zeilinga, 22 William Small-Smith.

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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FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Sat, 29 July 2017
Crusaders v Chiefs 07h35 Christchurch
Golden Lions v Griquas 10h00 Johannesburg
Lions v Hurricanes 12h30 Ellis Park
Sharks v Pumas 15h00 Durban
Sun, 30 July 2017
Free State Cheetahs v Western Province 12h30 Bloemfontein
RESULT SCORE
Sun, 23 July 2017
Pumas v Golden Lions 43 | 36
Sat, 22 July 2017
Griquas v Blue Bulls 45 | 51
Stormers v Chiefs 11 | 17
Lions v Sharks 23 | 21
Crusaders v Highlanders 17 | 0
Fri, 21 July 2017
Free State Cheetahs v Sharks 47 | 12
Brumbies v Hurricanes 16 | 35
Sat, 15 July 2017
Sharks v Lions 10 | 27
Bulls v Stormers 33 | 41
Force v Waratahs 40 | 11
Hurricanes v Crusaders 31 | 22
Chiefs v Brumbies 28 | 10
Sunwolves v Blues 43 | 21
Fri, 14 July 2017
Kings v Cheetahs 20 | 21
Rebels v Jaguares 29 | 32
CURRIE CUP
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Team P W D L Pts
Free State Cheetahs 1 1 0 0 5
Pumas 1 1 0 0 5
Blue Bulls 1 1 0 0 5
Griquas 1 0 0 1 2
Golden Lions 1 0 0 1 2
Sharks 1 0 0 1 0
Western Province 0 0 0 0 0