Cheetahs rest Le Roux for Reds

Date published: April 14 2015

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South Africa full-back Willie le Roux will be rested by the Cheetahs for this weekend's Super Rugby clash against the Reds in Bloemfontein.

Coenie van Wyk comes in for the Springbok at 15 as Le Roux misses out in accordance with the agreement between the Super Rugby sides and SARU.

Otherwise the Cheetahs will field the same side which defeated the Western Force in Perth last weekend, as they look for continuity.

Francois Uys leads the team once more, with Sarel Pretorius again partnering Joe Pietersen at half-back.

Cheetahs: 15 Coenie van Wyk, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Joe Pietersen, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Willie Britz, 7 Boom Prinsloo, 6 Heinrich Brussow, 5 Francois Uys (c), 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 BG Uys.
Replacements: 16 Stephan Coetzee, 17 Danie Mienie, 18 Maks van Dyk, 19 Steven Sykes, 20 Tienie Burger, 21 Tian Meyer, 22 Willie du Plessis, 23 Ryno Benjamin.

Date: Saturday, April 18
Venue: Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Kick-off: 19:10 local (03:10 AEST, 05:10 NZST, 17:10 GMT)
Referee: Jaco van Heerden
Assistant Referees: Quinton Immelman, Lourens van der Merwe
TMO: Shaun Veldsman

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