Rhule in as Cheetahs change two

Date published: September 17 2014

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Raymond Rhule returns for the Free State Cheetahs in one of two changes to their team for this weekend's clash with the EP Kings.

Raymond Rhule returns for the Free State Cheetahs in one of two changes to their team for this weekend's clash with the EP Kings.

Rhule comes in for the injured Maphutha Dolo, while Clayton Blommetjies gets the start at full-back in place of the injured Rayno Benjamin.

Other than those changes in the back three, it's an unchanged starting line-up from the team that drew against the Sharks in the last round of the Currie Cup.

That draw was enough to keep the Cheetahs in fifth overall, two points off the Sharks in the final play-off spot.

They take on a Kings side which has lost all six of their games so far, conceding an average of more than 40 points a game.

Free State Cheetahs: 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Phillipus du Plessis, 13 Francois Venter, 12 Joubert Engelbrecht, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Willie du Plessis, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Pieter Labuschagne, 7 Neil Claassen, 6 Tienie Burger, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Henco Venter, 3 George Marich, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld (c), 1 Caylib Oosthuizen.
Replacements: 16 Abraham le Roux, 17 Dolph Botha, 18 Brendon Groenewald, 19 Vincent Jobo, 20 Shaun Venter, 21 Pieter-Steyn de Wet, 22 Adriaan Coertzen.

Date: Saturday, September 20
Venue: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Kick-off: 15.00 (13.00 GMT)
Referee: Marius Jonker
Assistant referees: Jaco Pretorius, Fernando Uithaler

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