Thu 12 Apr 2018 | 11:09

CONFIRMED: Goosen is back

CONFIRMED: Goosen is back
Thu 12 Apr 2018 | 11:09

CONFIRMED: Goosen is back


Goosen will wear the No.10 jersey with Niel Marais shifting to inside centre for the match.

Clinton Swart will provide flyhalf cover on the bench.

The 25-year-old Goosen will be with the Cheetahs until the end of June before heading to Montpellier in France.


The Cheetahs have won their last three matches, against Connacht, Dragons and Cardiff Blues. 

"We've now got three winnings on a trot and would like to keep the momentum and focus completely on Munster," said coach Rory Duncan. 

The two teams have met once before with Munster winning 51-18 in Limerick in Round Two. 

"We've grown tremendously as a team since the last time we played against Munster and we prepared for what lies ahead," said captain Francois Venter. 

Meanwhile, There are nine changes to the Munster side that defeated the Southern Kings 39-22 in George last Saturday.

Simon Zebo, Andrew Conway, Sammy Arnold, Darren Sweetnam, Brian Scott, Billy Holland, Peter O’Mahony, Jack O’Donoghue and Robin Copeland all come into the starting XV.


Cheetahs: 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 William Small-Smith, 13 Francois Venter (captain), 12 Niel Marais, 11 Sibahle Maxwane, 10 Johan Goosen, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Uzair Cassiem, 7 Teboho Mohoje, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Reniel Hugo, 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Johan Coetzee, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Retshegofaditswe Nche.
Replacements: 16 Jacques du Toit, 17 Charles Marais, 18 Tom Botha, 19 Rynier Bernardo, 20 Henco Venter, 21 Mthokozisi Mkhabela, 22 Clinton Swart, 23 Adriaan Coertzen. 

Munster: 15 Simon Zebo, 14 Andrew Conway, 13 Sammy Arnold, 12 Dan Goggin, 11 Darren Sweetnam, 10 JJ Hanrahan, 9 James Hart, 8 Robin Copeland, 7 Jack O'Donoghue, 6 Peter O'Mahony (captain), 5 Billy Holland, 4 Gerbrandt Grobler, 3 John Ryan, 2 Niall Scannell, 1 Brian Scott.
Replacements: 16 Rhys Marshall, 17 Dave Kilcoyne, 18 Stephen Archer, 19 Dave O'Callaghan, 20 Conor Oliver, 21 Conor Murray, 22 Ian Keatley, 23 Rory Scannell.

Date: Friday, April 13
Venue: Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Kick-off: 19.35 (18.35 UK & Ireland time; 17.35 GMT)
Referee: Mike Adamson (Scotland)
Assistant referees: Lloyd Linton (Scotland), Ben Crouse (South Africa)
TMO: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

PV: 2
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