No change for winning Cheetahs

Date published: July 8 2014

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Cheetahs head coach Naka Drotske has gone with the same 23 that defeated the Sharks to face the Lions this weekend.

Cheetahs head coach Naka Drotske has gone with the same 23 that defeated the Sharks to face the Lions this weekend.

Johann Sadie will make his 50th Super Rugby appearance, starting at outside centre in Johannesburg in a backline that features Willie le Roux, Cornal Hendricks and Johan Goosen.

Heinrich Brüssow is not available after undergoing groin surgery this week.

Last week's 27-20 win over the Sharks moved the Cheetahs off the bottom of the table, three points clear of the Melbourne Rebels.

Despite that success they have only won four matches in 2014, a far cry from last season when they made the playoffs.

Cheetahs: 15 Willie le Roux, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Ryno Benjamin, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Johan Goosen, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Teboho Mohoje, 6 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Lood de Jager, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Adriaan Strauss (c), 1 Trevor Nyakane
Replacements: 16 Caylib Oosthuizen, 17 Luan de Bruin, 18 Carl Wegner, 19 Jean Cook, 20 Henco Venter, 21 Shaun Venter, 22 Elgar Watts, 23 Hennie Daniller.

Date: Saturday, July 12
Venue: Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Kickoff: 17:05 (local, 15:05 GMT)
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
Assistant Referees: Stuart Berry, Jaco van Heerden
TMO: Shaun Veldsman

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