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Torsten leads new-look Cheetahs


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Cheetahs, Currie Cup, Original Content on 6 Aug 2014 at 12:59
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The extent to which the Toyota Cheetahs Super Rugby side has been ravaged by Bok call-ups and player movements has been revealed, with coach Rory Duncan naming a virtually unrecognisable line-up for Saturday’s Currie Cup game against the Steval Pumas. Hooker Torsten van Jaarsveld, himself somewhat of a newcomer, leads a team boasting few familiar faces indeed.

Props Kevin Stevens and Luan de Bruin featured towards the end of Super Rugby and will start this week in the absence of the injured Coenie and Caylib Oosthuizen (no relation). Carl Wegner is, like de Bruin, a former Junior Psringboks and he joins Francois Uys in the second row. Flankers Tienie Burger and Neil Claasen are also newcomers, with Boom Prinsloo the most experienced man in the pack.

Sarel Pretorius, Raymond Rhule, Rayno Benjamin and Frans Venter are the Super Rugby players returning amongst the backs, with Benjamin moving from the centre berth he occupied earlier in the year to operate at wing. Venter missed the bulk of the season due to injury, but returns in the 13 shirt as the side’s vice captain. Former Leopard Joubert Engelbrecht is at 12, with Willie du Plessis at flyhalf and the unknown AJ Coertzen in the last line of defence.

Toyota Free State Cheetahs: 15 AJ Coertzen, 14 Rayno Benjamin, 13 Francois Venter (v/capt), 12 Joubert Engelbrecht, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Willie du Plessis, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Boom Prinsloo, 7 Neill Claasen, 6 Tienie Burger, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Luan de Bruin, 2 Torsten van Jaarzveld (capt), 1 Kevin Stevens
Replacements: 16 Hercu Liebenberg, 17 Bees Roux, 18 Waltie Vermeulen, 19 Henco Venter, 20 Renier Botha, 21 Elgar Watts, 22 JP du Plessis



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