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Smit starts for Cheetahs

16th October 2013 12:28

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Riaan Smit at Cheetahs training

Right wing: Riaan Smit

The Cheetahs have made one change to their starting line-up for the Currie Cup semi-final match with the Sharks at Kings Park in Durban on Saturday.

The alteration to the team that overcame the Bulls 22-7 comes on the right wing, with Riaan Smit wearing number 14 ahead of Rayno Benjamin.

Winning in Durban will be a tough ask for the Cheetahs, with the Sharks having made the final in the 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Currie Cups.

Free State Cheetahs: 15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Riaan Smit, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Robert Ebersohn, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Elgar Watts, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Lappies Labuschagne, 6 Boom Prinsloo, 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Francois Uys, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Coenie Oosthuizen.
Replacements: 16 Hercu Liebenberg, 17 Rossouw De Klerk, 18 Teboho Mohoje, 19 Freddie Ngoza, 20 Piet van Zyl, 21 Johan Goosen, 22 Rayno Benjamin.

Date: Saturday, October 19
Kick-off: 17:00 local (16:00 BST, 15:00 GMT)
Venue: Kings Park, Durban
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
Assistant referees: Rasta Rasivhenge, Cobus Wessels
Television match official: Deon van Blommestein
Assessor: Alan O'Connell

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Currie Cup 2013
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PosTeamPPts
1Western Province1037
2Sharks1033
3Cheetahs1026
4Golden Lions1026
5Blue Bulls1017