Oupa leads Cheetahs in battle

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 12:51

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Springbok loose forward Teboho Mohojé will lead the Cheetahs into battle when they host the Bulls in Bloemfontein on  Saturday.

Mohojé will be taking over the captaincy from Francois Venter, who sustained concussion during the loss to the Sharks last weekend in Durban.   

Cheetahs coach Franco Smith made a number of changes to the team for the last match of the season.

Charles Marais will be starting as loosehead prop, replacing Retshegofaditswe Nché.

Armandt Koster will be replacing Carl Wegner on lock.

William Small-Smith will be running onto the field in the No.13 jersey. He is also the vice-captain.    

Ryno Benjamin is chosen on the bench, making his return to Super Rugby after being sidelined due to an injury.   

Cheetahs: 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 William Small-Smith, 12 Michael van der Spuy, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Paul Schoeman, 7 Teboho Mohojé (captain), 6 Uzair Cassiem, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Armandt Koster, 3 Nicolaas van Dyk, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Charles Marais.
Replacements: 16 Joseph Dweba, 17 Retshegofaditswe Nché, 18 Johan Coetzee, 19 Reniel Hugo, 20 Henco Venter, 21 Tian Meyer, 22 George Whitehead, 23 Ryno Benjamin.

Date: Saturday, July 16
Venue: Loftus Versfeld
Kick-off: 19.15 (17.15 GMT)
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Assistant referees: AJ Jacobs (South Africa), Lourens van der Merwe (South Africa)
TMO: Johan Greeff (South Africa)Date: Saturday, July 16

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