Cheetahs pick same starting XV again

18th Feb 2014, 12:39

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On the bench: Hennie Daniller

On the bench: Hennie Daniller

Cheetahs boss Naka Drotské has selected the same starting XV for Friday's clash against the Bulls in Bloemfontein.

Cheetahs boss Naka Drotské has selected the same starting XV for Friday's clash against the Bulls in Bloemfontein.

Despite his side's shock 21-20 defeat to the Lions in their season opener at the the Free State Stadium last weekend, Drotske has given his run-on side a vote of confidence.

He has made only one change to the matchday squad with Hennie Daniller replacing Rayno Benjamin on the replacements bench. There was some doubt about the availabilty of fly-half Johan Goosen, who injured his arm against the Lions, but scan results showed no tear or any further injury.

Cheetahs: 15 Willie le Roux, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Johan Goosen, 9 Shaun Venter 8 Phillip van der Walt, 7 Lappies Labuschagné, 6 Boom Prinsloo, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Lodewyk de Jager, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Caylib Oosthuizen.
Replacements: 16 Ryno Barnes, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Maks van Dyk, 19 Rynard Landman, 20 Jean Cook, 21 Sarel Pretorius, 22 Elgar Watts, 23 Rayno Benjamin.

Date: Friday, February 21
Venue: Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Kick-off: 19.10 (17.10 GMT)
Referee: Stuart Berry (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Lourens van der Merwe (South Africa), Francois de Bruin (South Africa)