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Cheetahs rest Le Roux for Reds game


South Africa full-back Willie le Roux will be rested by the Cheetahs for this weekend’s Super Rugby clash against the Reds in Bloemfontein.


Coenie van Wyk comes in for the Springbok at 15 as Le Roux misses out in accordance with the agreement between the Super Rugby sides and SARU.

Otherwise the Cheetahs will field the same side which defeated the Western Force in Perth last weekend, as they look for continuity.

Francois Uys leads the team once more, with Sarel Pretorius again partnering Joe Pietersen at half-back.

Cheetahs: 15 Coenie van Wyk, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Joe Pietersen, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Willie Britz, 7 Boom Prinsloo, 6 Heinrich Brussow, 5 Francois Uys (c), 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 BG Uys.
Replacements: 16 Stephan Coetzee, 17 Danie Mienie, 18 Maks van Dyk, 19 Steven Sykes, 20 Tienie Burger, 21 Tian Meyer, 22 Willie du Plessis, 23 Ryno Benjamin.


  1. When I heard reports of the SunKing hobbling around on the playing surface this weekend ( I missed the game) I could not help but to link it to this recent tragedy :


    Could SARU sit by idlely while this was happening to their own world treasure that they have charge over?

    I think with this respite vs the Reds…..We have our answer.

    By the way this also insures I don’t take in the Cheetahs v Reds encounter.
    1) No SunKing
    2) Cheetahs playing Australian team……zzzzzz. ( though I do like the Quade Cooper of old – its not enough).

    Cheetahs by 15.

  2. BC –

    Thanks for letting me know about Willie’s wounds going back 4 weeks ago.
    Without your vigilance- he might have wound up just like that ancient Assyrian city – due in no small part by the mishandling by NakaDrotske.

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