Schoeman out of Blues clash

Wed, 10 May 2017 10:36
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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Cheetahs flank Paul Schoeman will miss their first Super Rugby match of the tour against the Blues at Eden Park on Friday.

Schoeman who has been side-lined due to an injury will be replaced by Niell Jordaan who will don the number six jersey.

Another change up front sees, head coach Franco Smith opting with Charles Marais instead of Retshegofaditswe Nche. 

The straight swap means Marais will be starting as loosehead prop and Nche will provide cover on the bench.

Meanwhile, Clinton Swart has been named on the bench and could get his first Super Rugby cap if he takes the field.

Cheetahs: 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Francois Venter (captain), 12 William Small-Smith, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Henco Venter, 7 Teboho Mohoje, 6 Niell Jordaan, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Tom Botha, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Charles Marias.
Replacements: 16 Elandré Huggett, 17 Retshegofaditswe Nche, 18 Johan Coetzee, 19 Armandt Koster, 20 Uzair Cassiem, 21 Shaun Venter, 22 Niel Marais, 23 Clinton Swart

Date: Friday, May 13
Venue: Eden Park, Auckland
Kick-off: 19.35 (09.35 SA Time; 07.35 GMT)
Referee: Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Glen Jackson (New Zealand), Angus Mabey (New Zealand)
TMO: Aaron Paterson (New Zealand)

 

 

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