Injuries force Griquas changes
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Griquas coach Brent Janse van Rensburg has been forced to make a number of changes ahead of his team’s crucial Currie Cup Round Three encounter.
The table-topping Griquas team travel to Bloemfontein on Saturday, to face the Free State Cheetahs in a central-unions derby.
Michal Haznar has been ruled out with a knee injury suffered in last week’s 37-29 win over the Pumas.
Eduan Keyter moves from the left wing to centre, with Springbok Bjorn Basson coming in on the left wing.
Another enforced change sees captain George Whitehead moving from flyhalf to fullback in the place of Anthony Volmink.
Tinus de Beer starts in the No.10 jersey.
The final change is tactical – Johan Momsen replacement Victor Sekekete at lock, the latter dropping down to the bench.
Griquas: 15 George Whitehead (captain), 14 Ederies Arendse, 13 Eduan Keyter, 12 Andre Swarts, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Tinus de Beer, 9 Zak Burger, 8 Neill Jordaan, 7 Sias Koen, 6 Gideon van der Merwe, 5 Johan Momsen, 4 Ian Groenewald, 3 Ewald van der Westhuizen, 2 AJ Le Roux, 1 Khwezi Mona.
Replacements: 16 Wilmar Arnoldi, 17 Mox Moxili, 18 Victor Sekekete, 19 Zandre Jordaan, 20 Chriswill September, 21 Michal Haznar, 22 Grant Hermanus, 23 Ruan Kramer.
Date: Saturday, July 27
Venue: Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Kick-off: 15.00 (13.00 GMT)
Referee: Jaco Peyper
Assistant referees: Stephan Geldenhuys, Eon van Zyl
TMO: JJ Wagner