Petersen in Cheetahs swan song

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 12:46
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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Cheetahs fans are set to say goodbye to two of the team's flyers when they face Pro14 log leaders, Glasgow Warriors, in Bloemfontein on Friday.

Fullback Sergeal Petersen will play in his last game for the Cheetahs, before moving to Western Province in November.

Springbok Raymond Rhule has most likely already played his last match for the Cheetahs, having been ruled out of this Friday's encounter with an ankle injury. He will also head to Cape Town in November.

The Free State Cheetahs will be facing the Blue Bulls in a Currie Cup match - which will serve as a curtain raiser to the Pro14 encounter.

"Sergeal has been a great servant of Free State Rugby and added a lot of value to team,"Cheetahs coach Rory Duncan said.

"Playing in his last game for the Cheetahs will be a bit of motivation for the rest of the team," Duncan added.  

Duncan made only one change to the team.

Sevens speedster Rosco Specman will be starting on the right wing, replacing the injured Rhule.

Luther Obi will be providing cover on the bench.  

Other players not eligible for team selection due to injury include Elandre Huggett (knee), Neil Jordaan (ankle and knee), Steven Meiring (appendix), Gerhard Olivier (ankle), Ruan van Rensburg (knee), Fred Zeilinga (hip), Niel Marais (shoulder) and Uzair Cassiem (rib).

Cheetahs: 15 Sergeal Petersen, 14 Rosco Specman, 13 Francois Venter (captain), 12 William Small-Smith, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Ernst Stapelberg, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Teboho Mohoje, 7 Henco Venter, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Reniel Hugo, 4 Justin Basson, 3 Tom Botha, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Charles Marais.
Replacements: 16 Jacques du Toit, 17 Retshegofaditswe Nche, 18 Johan Coetzee, 19 Rynier Bernardo, 20 Junior Pokomela, 21 Shaun Venter, 22 Nico Lee, 23 Luther Obi.

Date: Friday, October 6
Venue: Free State Stadium Bloemfontein'
Kick-off: 20.30 )19.30 UK time; 18.30 GMT)
Referee: George Clancy
Assistant referees: Cwengile Jadezweni and Ben Crouse
TMO: Shawn Veldsman

There are currently no matches being played
Sat, 21 October 2017
Australia v New Zealand 09h00 Brisbane
Glasgow Warriors v Leinster 12h00 Scotstoun
Sharks v Blue Bulls 12h30 Durban
Treviso v Toulon 14h15 Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Western Province v Golden Lions 15h00 Cape Town
Clermont Auvergne v Northampton Saints 15h15 Stade Marcel-Michelin
Munster v Racing Metro 16h30 Thomond Park
Leicester Tigers v Castres 16h30 Welford Road
Saracens v Ospreys 18h45 Allianz Park
Sun, 22 October 2017
Montpellier v Exeter Chiefs 12h00 Altrad Stadium
La Rochelle v Ulster 14h15 Paris
Wasps v Harlequins 16h30 Ricoh Arena
Fri, 27 October 2017
Glasgow Warriors v Kings 18h35 Scotstoun Stadium
Sale Sharks v Exeter Chiefs 18h45 AJ Bell Stadium
Cardiff Blues v Munster 19h35 Sportsground
Ospreys v Dragons 19h35 Liberty Stadium
Pool A
Team P W D L Pts
Glasgow Warriors 6 6 0 0 28
Munster 6 4 0 2 20
Cheetahs 6 3 0 3 16
Zebre 6 2 0 4 11
Cardiff Blues 6 2 0 4 10
Connacht 6 1 0 5 8
Ospreys 6 1 0 5 6
Pool B
Team P W D L Pts
Scarlets 6 5 0 1 25
Ulster 6 5 0 1 23
Leinster 6 5 0 1 23
Edinburgh 6 3 0 3 14
Treviso 6 3 0 3 14
Dragons 6 2 0 4 10
Kings 6 0 0 6 0