Oosthuizen out of Lions clash

Date published: April 22 2015

Cheetahs prop Coenie Oosthuizen has been forced to withdraw from his side's starting XV for Saturday's clash with the Lions in Johannesburg.

Oosthuizen is battling a back injury and will be replaced in the Bloemfontein-based outfit's run-on side by Maks van Dyk with Ewald van der Westhuizen coming in on the replacements bench.

Oosthuizen is expected to be sidelined for one week.

Cheetahs (Revised): 15 Joe Pietersen, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Rayno Benjamin, 10 Willie du Plessis, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Willie Britz, 7 Boom Prinsloo, 6 Tienie Burger, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Maks van Dyk, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveldt, 1 Danie Minnie.
Replacements: 16 Stephan Coetzee, 17 Caylib Oosthuizen, 18 Ewald van der Westhuizen, 19 Steven Sykes, 20 Carel Greeff, 21 Tian Meyer, 22 Michael van der Spuy, 23 Clayton Blommetjies.

Date: Saturday, April 25
Venue: Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Kick-off: 17:05 (15:05 GMT, 01:05 AEST, 03:05 NZST)
Referee: Jaco van Heerden
Assistant referees: Marius van der Westhuizen, Ben Crouse
TMO: Johan Greeff