Strydom on debut against Cheetahs

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 10:44
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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Griquas have been revamped, with 12 changes, for their Currie Cup Round 12 encounter with the Free State Cheetahs on Saturday.

Front row forward Louwrens Strydom will make his debut for Griquas if he comes off the bench.

Fullback Adriaan Coertzen returns to lead the team.

Flyhalf George Whitehead and left wing Enver Brandt are the only backline players to retain their places from the 27-55 loss to Western Province last week.

Kyle Steyn moves from outside centre to right wing in place of Ederies Arendse. Tertius Kruger moves from inside centre to outside centre, with Johnathan Francke at No.12.

Christiaan Meyer replaces Renier Botha at scrumhalf.

Conway Pretorius starts at No.8 in place of Kevin Kaba, Wendal Wehr is at No.6, with De Wet Kruger dropping down to the replacement bench.

Floris Pelser and Sintu Manjezi are the new locks, with Stephan Kotze at tighthead prop, Abraham Le Roux at hooker and Liam Hendricks the loosehead prop.

Griquas: 15 Adriaan Coertzen (captain), 14 Kyle Steyn, 13 Tertius Kruger, 12 Johnathan Francke, 11 Enver Brandt, 10 George Whitehead, 9 Christiaan Meyer, 8 Conway Pretorius, 7 Sias Koen, 6 Wendal Wehr, 5 Floris Pelser, 4 Sintu Manjezi, 3 Stephan Kotze, 2 Abraham Le Roux, 1 Liam Hendricks.
Replacements: 16 Marius Fourie, 17 Louwrens Strydom, 18 Wandile Putuma, 19 Shaun McDonald, 20 DeWet Kruger, 21 Renier Botha, 22 Andre Swarts.

Date: Saturday, September 30
Venue: Tafel Lager Stadium, Kimberley
Kick-off: 14.00 (12.00 GMT)
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge
Assistant referees: Mpho Matsaung and Griffin Colby
TMO: JJ Wagner


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