Cheetahs stock up on Springboks

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 08:07
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SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: The Cheetahs bolstered their team with the inclusion of three Springboks, ahead of their trip to Italy.

The Cheetahs take on Italian franchise Benetton Treviso at Stadio Monigo in a Pro14 Round 13 match on Saturday.
Boks Uzair Cassiem, Teboho Mohoje and Francois Venter - who missed the 28-21 win over Scarlets in their last outing back in December - will make the trip to Europe.

Scrumhalf Tiaan looks set to be sidelined for six weeks with groin injury, while fullback Clayton Blommetjies is staying at home with flu.

There remains some uncertainty over the future of star wing Makazole Mapimpi - who has been linked to a move to the Sharks.

In November the Sharks announced that they had secured the player's services for the 2018 Super Rugby season, but he is named in the Cheetahs' tour group.

Reports in the Bloemfontein media also suggested he will remain with the Cheetahs.

At the time of publishing Cheetahs coach Rory Duncan had not responded to queries about Mapimpi's position.

Cheetahs squad: Craig Barry, Rynier Bernardo, Tom Botha, Uzair Cassiem, Adriaan Coertzen, Johan Coetzee, Luan de Bruin, Jacques du Toit, Joseph Dweba, Reniel Hugo, Nico Lee, Makazola Mapimpi, Charles Marais, Niel Marais, Mthokozisi Mkhabela, Teboho Mohoje, Retshegofaditswe Nche, Junior Pokomela, Paul Schoeman, William Small-Smith, Torsten van Jaarsveld, Francois Venter, Shaun Venter, Carl Wegner, Fred Zeilinga.


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Fri, 23 March 2018
Crusaders v Bulls 06h35 Christchurch
Rebels v Sharks 08h45 Melbourne
Connacht v Edinburgh 19h35 Sportsground
Dragons v Cheetahs 19h35 Rodney Parade
Glasgow Warriors v Zebre 19h35 Scotstoun
Bath v Exeter Chiefs 19h45 Recreation Ground
Sat, 24 March 2018
Sunwolves v Chiefs 04h15 Tokyo
Hurricanes v Highlanders 06h35 Wellington
Kings v Treviso 13h00 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
London Irish v Gloucester 15h00 Madejski Stadium
Saracens v Harlequins 15h00 London
Sale Sharks v Worcester Warriors 15h00 AJ Bell Stadium
Stormers v Reds 15h15 Newlands
Cardiff Blues v Ulster 15h15 Cardiff Arms Park
Munster v Scarlets 17h30 Thomond Park
Newcastle Falcons v Northampton Saints 17h30 Kingston Park
Ospreys v Leinster 19h35 Liberty Stadium
Jaguares v Lions 19h40 Estadio Jose Amalfitani
Sun, 25 March 2018
Leicester Tigers v Wasps 15h00 Welford Road
Pool A
Team P W D L Pts
Glasgow Warriors 16 13 1 2 65
Munster 17 10 0 7 54
Cheetahs 17 9 0 8 47
Cardiff Blues 17 9 0 8 42
Connacht 17 6 0 11 33
Ospreys 16 6 0 10 30
Zebre 16 4 0 12 22
Pool B
Team P W D L Pts
Leinster 17 13 1 3 64
Scarlets 17 12 1 4 61
Edinburgh 17 12 0 5 55
Ulster 16 9 1 6 46
Treviso 17 8 0 9 40
Dragons 17 2 2 13 17
Kings 17 1 0 16 9