RECAP: Cheetahs v Invitation XV
READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to our live coverage of the pre-season friendly between the Cheetahs and an Invitation XV in Bloemfontein.
The Cheetahs are going to stay true to their DNA and play an expansive game in their encounter with an Invitation XV in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
The game, from a Cheetahs perspective, is preparation for the Currie Cup tournament that is expected to get underway next month.
It will be the Bloemfontein outfit’s first outing in two months – having last played when they beat the Eastern Province Elephants 71-12 in a Preparation Series match on March 28.
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Cheetahs: 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Craig Barry, 13 Dries Swanepoel, 12 Frans Steyn, 11 Rosko Specman, 10 Brandon Thomson, 9 Ruan Pienaar (captain), 8 Jeandré Rudolph, 7 Teboho Mohoje, 6 Andisa Ntsila, 5 Rynier Bernardo, 4 Victor Sekekete, 3 Aranos Coetzee, 2 Wilmar Arnoldi, 1 Cameron Dawson.
Replacements – from: 16 Louis van der Westhuizen, 17 Schalk Ferreira, 18 Coenraad van Vuuren, 19 Jacques Potgieter, 20 Aidon Davis, 21 Tian Meyer, 22 Howard Mnisi, 23 Duncan Saal, 24 Chris Massyn, 25 Alulutho Tsakweni.
Invitation XV: 15 Richard Kriel, 14 Jamba Ulengo, 13 Cornel Smit, 12 Shayne Bolton, 11 Leolin Zas, 10 Inny-Christian Radebe, 9 Dillon Smit, 8 WJ Steenkamp, 7 Johan du Toit (captain), 6 Roelof Smit, 5 Jean Droste, 4 Reinier Viljoen, 3 Michael Kumbirai, 2 Marnus van der Merwe, 1 Khwezi Mona.
Replacements – from: 16 Dan Jooste, 17 Kwenzo Blose, 18 Sazi Sandi, 19 Derick Pretorius, 20 Ruhan Straeuli, 21 Keagan Johannes, 22 JP Duvenhage, 23 Tristin Leyds, 24 Jason Alexander, 25 Mihlali Mosi, 26 Cohen Jasper.
Referee: Jaco Peyper
Assistant referees: Paul Mente and Mpho Matsaung
TMO: Ben Crause.