Le Roux starts Cheetahs farewell

Date published: June 10 2015

The Cheetahs have named full-back Willie le Roux in their line-up that will face the Bulls in their final Super Rugby game of the season on Saturday.

Le Roux is promoted to the XV in Pretoria as Clayton Blommetjies moves to the right wing in place of Cornal Hendricks, who drops out of the matchday 23.

Up front, Henco Venter moves up from the bench to replace Tienie Burger on the flank while Springbok back-row Oupa Mohoje is included on the bench.

The Cheetahs are currently rooted to the bottom of the South African conference but could move above the Reds into twelfth position in the overall standings should the franchise from Brisbane fall to the Waratahs earlier in the day.

Cheetahs: 15 Willie le Roux, 14 Clayton Blommetjies, 13 Francois Venter, 12 Ryno Benjamin, 11 Sergeal Petersen, 10 Niel Marais, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Niell Jordaan, 7 Henco Venter, 6 Boom Prinsloo, 5 Francois Uys (c), 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Maks van Dyk, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 BG Uys.
Replacements: 16 Elandré Huggett, 17 Danie Mienie, 18 Ewald vd Westhuizen, 19 Steven Sykes, 20 Gerhard Olivier, 21 Oupa Mohoje, 22 Renier Botha, 23 Coenie van Wyk.

Date: Saturday, June 13
Venue: Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Kick-off: 17:05 local (15:05 GMT, 01:05 AEST, 03:05 NZST)
Referee: Craig Joubert
Assistant referees: Jason Jaftha, Ben Crouse
TMO: Willie Vos