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Cheetahs turn the tables

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Cheetahs, Original Content, Super Rugby on 10 Mar 2015 at 11:28
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There’s an old joke doing the rounds that when the Sharks play in Bloemfontein, many of the players stay at their parents’ houses rather than checking into a hotel. This weekend, they may just find that those old rooms have been sub-let to their own former team mates. Times are tough in Bloem, after all.

The Sharks will most likely boast a few “Old Greys” in their side this weekend, with the du Plessis brothers and Frans Steyn expected to line up as usual; in a rather ironic twist, though the Cheetahs have included no fewer than five former Sharks players in their own match 23 this week. Danie Mienie, who earned a cap or two at Super Rugby level for the Sharks before moving to Griquas this year, starts at loosehead prop, while Steven Sykes (included on the Cheetahs bench) is a Sharks veteran of 50+ Super Rugby games. Willie du Plessis, Tian Meyer and Maks van Dyk all earned their spurs playing age-group rugby for the Sharks and will sit alongside Sykes on the bench. Meyer came the closest to a Sharks Super Rugby cap of those three, benching on four separate occasions without making it onto the park.

Oupa Mohoje moves out of the team this week (he’s being rested), opening the door for Tienie Burger to start for the first time. Boom Prinsloo shifts from 6 to 8, with Jean Cook moving to blindside. Among the backs, Sarel Pretorius is fit again and takes over from Meyer at scrumhalf, while Frans Venter moves to 12 in place of Mike van der Spuy, allowing Johann Sadie to start at 13. Heinrich Brussow has been selected no the bench this week, along with Clayton Blommetjies.

Cheetahs: 15 Willie le Roux, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Joe Pietersen, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Boom Prinsloo, 7 Jean Cook, 6 Tienie burger, 5 Francois Uys (capt), 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Danie Mienie
Subs: 16 BG Uys, 17 Stephan Coetzee, 18 Maks van Dyk, 19 Heinrich Brussow, 20 Steven Sykes, 21 Tian Meyer, 22 Willie du Plessis, 23 Clayton Blommetjies


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