RugbyGriquas change four for Cheetahs derby
─── MORGAN PIEK 09:58 Fri, 08 Jan 2021
The Tafel Lager Griquas made four changes to their team for Saturday’s Currie Cup derby against the Toyota Cheetahs in Kimberley.
The match will be the final game for both teams in the competition after neither team was able to secure their qualification to the semi-finals.
Scott Mathie has made two changes in his backline, as well as two upfront.
Daniel Kasende starts on the right wing, with Harlon Klaasen slotting in at inside centre. Enver Brandt and Berton Klaassen are the men that will be making way.
In the pack Adre Smith runs out at lock with Ewan Coetzee rotating to the bench. Mox Mxoli returns to the front row while Andrew Beerwinkel moves to the bench.
The extended bench features George Whitehead and Ederies Arendse. The versatile and fleet-footed Masixole Banda could also get a run if he features in the matchday squad.
Kick-off at Tafel Lager Park in Kimberley is at 16:30 on Saturday afternoon.
Tafel Lager Griquas - 15 James Verity-Amm, 14 Daniel Kasende, 13 Harlon Klaasen, 12 André Swarts, 11 Eduan Keyter, 10 Tinus de Beer, 9 Zak Burger (Captain), 8 Johan Momsen, 7 Stefan Willemse, 6 Gideon van der Merwe, 5 Cameron Lindsay, 4 Adre Smith, 3 John-Roy Jenkinson, 2 Alandre van Rooyen, 1 Mox Mxoli.
Replacements - 16 CJ Conradie, 17 Bandisa Ndlovu, 18 Tijde Visser, 19 Ewan Coetzee, 20 Siba Qoma, 21 Ashlon Davids, 22 George Whitehead, 23 Ederies Arendse, 24 Andrew Beerwinkel, 25 Raegan Oranje, 26 Masixole Banda.
Toyota Cheetahs – 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Duncan Saal, 13 Dries Swanepoel, 12 Frans Steyn, 11 Rosko Specman, 10 Reinhardt Fortuin, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Jeandré Rudolph, 7 George Cronjé, 6 Andisa Ntsila, 5 Reniel Hugo, 4 Carl Wegner (Captain), 3 Beertjie van Vuuren, 2 Marnus van der Merwe, 1 Boan Venter.
Replacements – 16 Chucky van der Westhuizen, 17 Cameron Dawson, 18 Khutha Mchunu, 19 Victor Sekekete, 20 Chris Massyn, 21 Ruben de Haas, 22 Howard Mnisi, 23 Rhyno Smith.
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