The Springbok trio of lock Lood de Jager, flanker Teboho Mohoje and prop Trevor Nyakane have been included in the Cheetahs’ team for their Currie Cup encounter against the Golden Lions in Johannesburg on Saturday.

ABSA Currie Cup
ABSA Currie Cup

All three players featured for the Springboks in the recent Rugby Championship which included the national side’s 27-25 victory over the All Blacks at Ellis Park Stadium over the weekend.

Mohoje’s inclusion means Lappies Labuschagne shifts from blindside flank to eighthman, with Neil Claassen taking up a spot on the bench.

Nyakane will earn a starting berth at the expense of George Marich, while lock Henco Venter makes way for De Jager in the run-on side.

Caylib Oosthuizen also comes off the bench to replace Coenie Oosthuizen at loosehead prop.

In the backline, injuries to two key players have forced a reshuffle, with JP du Plessis slotting in at centre in the place of injured vice-captain Francois Venter, with AJ Coertzen playing on the wing.

Cheetahs team: Clayton Blommetjies, AJ Coertzen, JP du Plessis, Joubert Engelbrecht, Raymond Rhule, Willie du Plessis, Sarel Pretorius, Lappies Labuschagne, Teboho Mohoje, Tienie Burger, Francois Uys, Lood de Jager, Trevor Nyakane, Torsten van Jaarsveld (captain), Caylib Oosthuizen. Replacements: Hercu Liebenberg, George Marich, Henco Venter, Neil Claassen, Shaun Venter, Pieter-Steyn de Wet, Maputha Dolo


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  1. @DavidS:

    I disagree. I expected nothing of the Cheetahs this season as they are truly trying to change things around a bit; bring in loads of new players and experimenting a bit.

    Saying that – if the Cheetahs EVER play like they did against the Bulls 2 weeks ago I will puke in my shirt. That was the lowest my beloved union has sunk in 20 odd years. We mauled and kicked and used pods and did all of that with no pace or urgency.

    But I give them a while to implement their new ideas…

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