Mapimpi, Jaer to make Cheetahs debuts

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:23
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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Former Southern Kings stars Makazole Mapimpi and Malcolm Jaer have been included in the Free State Cheetahs matchday 23 for their Currie Cup clash against Western Province in Bloemfontein on Sunday.

Mapimpi comes into the starting XV on the left wing to replace Raymond Rhule. Benjamin will be replacing JW Jonker on the bench.

Jaer will be replacing Cecil Africa on the bench and will make his Free State Cheetahs Currie Cup debut when he sets foot on the field.

Other changes to the Cheetahs team that beat the Sharks last week sees Tom Botha replacing Aranos Coetzee in the front row. Retshegofaditswe Nche will be providing cover on the bench. 

Teboho Mohoje is back in the starting line-up on the right flank with Henco Venter will be providing cover on the bench. The other change in the pack sees Justin Basson coming in for Carl Wegner in the second row.

Free State Cheetahs: 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Rosco Specman, 13 Francois Venter, 12 William Small-Smith, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Niel Marais, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Uzair Cassiem, 7 Teboho Mohoje, 6 Neill Jordaan, 5 Daniel Hugo, 4 Justin Basson, 3 Tom Botha, 2 Joseph Dweba, 1 Charles Marais.
Replacements: 16 Retshegofaditswe Nche, 17 Reinach Venter, 18 Rynier Bernardo, 19 Henco Venter, 20 Mthokozisi Mkhabela, 21 Ryno Benjamin, 22 Malcolm Jaer.

Date: Sunday, July 30
Venue: Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Kick-off: 14.30 (12.30 GMT)
Referee: AJ Jacobs 
Assistant referees: Jaco Kotze, Griffin Colby
TMO: JJ Wagner with Lourens van der Merwe Lourens

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