Eksteen at No.10 for Cheetahs

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 15:28
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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Free State Cheetahs head coach Rory Duncan has made four changes to his starting XV for their clash against Griquas on Saturday.

Charles Marias will be starting in the No.1 jersey, with Retshegofaditswe Nche providing cover on the bench. In the second row, Armandt Koster replaces Justin Basson.

In the backline, Ryno Eksteen starts at flyhalf in place of the injured Niel Marais, 

The other change to the backline sees Jacobus Jonker replace William Small-Smith in the midfield.

On the bench, Chris Dry replaces Junior Pokomela and Sergeal Petersen also comes back into the matchday squad.

Free State Cheetahs: 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Rosco Specman, 13 Jacobus Jonker, 12 Ryno Benjamin, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Ryno Eksteen, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Jasper Wiese, 7 Henco Venter, 6 Niell Jordaan (captain), 5 Daniel Hugo, 4 Armand Koster, 3 Aranos Coetzee, 2 Jacques du Toit, 1 Charles Marais.
Replacements: 16 Retshegofaditswe Nche, 17 Joseph Dweba, 18 Rynier Bernardo, 19 Chris Dry, 20 Zee Mkhabela, 21 Sergeal Petersen, 22 Malcolm Jaer.

Date: Saturday, August 12
Venue: Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Kick-off: 15.00 (13.00 GMT)
Referee: Quinton Immelman.  
Assistant referees: AJ Jacobs, Anevuyo Fakade
TMO: Marius Jonker 

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