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Rhule recalled by Cheetahs

29th May 2013 12:41


Raymond Rhyle Cheetahs SR 2013

Raymond Rhule: Back on the wing

Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske has made only one change to his starting XV for Saturday's encounter against the Bulls in Bloemfontein.

Drotske has recalled wing Raymond Rhule after the youngster was relegated to the bench for last week's game against the Kings in Port Elizabeth.

"Raymond was dropped because of his inability on defence," Drotske said on Wednesday.

"He has, however, showed that he can defend well after he came on as a replacement.

"He made one or two crucial tackles and did well when he got the ball in hand. He is the type of player you want in your team against a side like the Bulls, so he gets another shot at it."

Rayno Benjamin, who was selected ahead of Rhule for the Kings clash, returns to the replacement bench.

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

Date: Saturday June 1
Venue: Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Kick-off: 19.10 (17.10 GMT)
Referee: Jason Jaftha
Assistant referees: Jaco Peyper, Francois de Bruin
Television match official: Gerrie Coetzee

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