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13th March 2013 08:59


Sarel Pretorius v Highlanders

Pretorius: Lines up against former Waratahs team-mates in Sydney

Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske has kept faith with the same starting XV that beat the Highlanders for this week's Super Rugby match against the Waratahs.

The clash in Sydney will be the third one on tour for the South African franchise and will have special significance for scrum-half Sarel Pretorius, who played with the Australian team last year.

Pretorius was a standout for the Cheetahs in last weekend's 36-19 win over the Highlanders. He became the South African franchise's highest try-scorer following his two touchdowns in Dunedin, that took his tally to 17.

And there's no doubt the former Waratah would like to add to that list by scoring a few more against his old team-mates in Sydney.

Cheetahs: 15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Willie le Roux, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Robert Ebersohn, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Johan Goosen, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Pieter Labuschagne, 6 Frans Viljoen, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Lodewyk de Jager, 3 Lourens Adriaanse, 2 Adriaan Strauss (c), 1 Trevor Nyakane.
Replacements: 16 Ryno Barnes, 17 Coenie Oosthuizen, 18 Landman Ligtoring, 19 Heinrich Brussow, 20 Piet van Zyl, 21 Riaan Smith, 22 Ryno Benjamin.

Date: Friday, 15 March
Venue: Allianz Stadium, Sydney
Kick-off: 19:40 (08:40 GMT)
Referee: Garratt Williamson
Assistant referees: Andrew Lees (Australia), James Leckie (Australia)
Television match official: Matt Goddard (Australia)

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